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Are you a fan of auto racing?  Learn how to get the shots you see in the magazines. CoPA member Roy Schmidt will be teaching an "Auto Racing Photography" class on Thursday, July 11 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Art's Cameras Plus in Greenfield, WI. Roy has photographed Indy cars, NASCAR and short-tracks around the Midwest. In this two hour class, you’ll learn the best setting to stop action or get the feeling of motion in your picture.  Roy will help you choose the best vantage points, and how to anticipate what’s going to happen before it actually does.  You’ll even be prepared for the all-important post-race events.

The Coalition of Photographic Arts and the Art*Bar are pleased to present the Super-"Calatrava"-Listic Exhibition, to be held at the Art*Bar from July 19 though August 22, 2013. The juror is Don Krause, owner of the Art*Bar.

The Quadracci Pavilion, affectionately called the "Calatrava" after its architect, Santiago Calatrava, is probably the most photographed building in the city. The idea behind this show is to compare how different artists/photographers "see" the building. It is an iconic structure, but every photographer has a unique "eye," and this promises to be a fascinating look into all the different kinds of ways artists are able to portray the same, highly recognizable subject.

The Coalition of Photographic Arts and the Art*Bar are pleased to present the Super-"Calatrava"-Listic Exhibition, to be held at the Art*Bar from July 19 though August 22, 2013. The juror is Don Krause, owner of the Art*Bar.

The Quadracci Pavilion, affectionately called the "Calatrava," is probably the most photographed building in the city, and every photographer likely has at least one image of it in their portfolio. The idea behind this show is to compare how different artists/photographers "see" the building. It is an iconic structure, but every photographer has a unique "eye," and this promises to be a fascinating look into all the different kinds of ways artists are able to portray the same, highly recognizable subject.

CoPA member Paul Matzner's photograph “Subway Smile" was chosen for the "City Streets | Country Roads" exhibition at the PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury, VT. Jurors Rebecca Norris Webb and Alex Webb chose forty photographs for the gallery exhibition, from nearly 1500 photographs submitted. An artist reception (timed to coincide with the Town of Middlebury ArtsWalk) will be held on Friday August 9 from 5-7 pm.

CoPA member PJ Boylan's photographs “Immortality” and "Nautilus" were chosen for the Juried Photography Show at the Anderson Arts Center in Kenosha, WI. An opening reception will be held on Sunday June 23 from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m., including presentation of awards at 2:15.

"Nature Abstracted" offers viewers a unique perspective of the natural world, and features photographs by CoPA members Cindy Lesky and Sara Risley. The exhibition will be held at Emily Oaks Nature Center in the Woodland Wander Inn (Skokie IL). It opens with a reception on June 28 from 7pm - 9 pm, and closes August 30. Gallery hours are: 8 am - 5 pm weekdays, 8 am - 4 pm Saturdays, and 10 am - 4 pm Sundays.

CoPA member Colleen Gunderson's photographs “Fog Fence” and "Windowsill in Winter" were chosen for Visions XV, a juried exhibition featuring art in various media, at the Riverfront Arts Center in Stevens Point, WI. "Fog Fence" received an Honorable Mention. On display through July 21, Visions XV features new works by 70 local and regional artists. This multimedia exhibition represents of a variety of creative expression; including ceramics, mixed media, photography, watercolor, wood sculpture and more.

Images by Wauwatosa photographer Jerry Styberg will be on exhibit at the Riveredge Nature Center in Newburg, WI.  Styberg's work captures visual and often abstract impressions from his experience of the interplay between light, water and subject.   The “Reflections” series is both a literal and interpretive response to natural beauty and form and suggests contemplation of our intimate connection to nature.  The Center is open weekdays 8am-5pm, Saturdays 9am-4pm and Sundays Noon-4pm. For further information visit the website: www.riveredge.us

Save the date Friday evening July 19th for an Opening reception of "Hard Ecology" - photography by Milwaukee photographer Eddee Daniel at the Tamarack Studio & Gallery in Madison. Daniel's work brings the landscaper's eye into what he calls the "Urban Wilderness" and presents through an aesthetically astonishing abstracted formalism his understanding and experience of the relationship between Nature and Man, symbolized in this work by his edifices. Hard Ecology will run from July through mid-September, and Tamarack will be open Thursdays and Fridays from 1:00 to 6:00 for viewing, and of course by appointment.

Filter Photo is pleased to announce its 5th annual Filter Photo Festival, a five day photo extravaganza dedicated to inspiring and educating emerging and professional photographers. The 2013 Filter Photo Festival's diverse programming will include portfolio reviews, lectures, workshops, panel discussions and gallery talks with world-renowned photo professionals; juried exhibitions, and networking events. The majority of the events will take place in Chicago’s downtown Loop, a vital metropolitan area famous for its world-class cultural institutions.

The impetus for this article was a recent conversation with self-described “Analog Man,” a fine arts photographer who uses only film and has no interest in social media, yet wants to sell his work. I was intrigued by the whys and wherefores of that stance in this digital age. Knowing a couple of other photographer friends who were similarly reluctant -- but many more who do share online -- I set out to discover what photographers think about this issue.

The 10th annual Wisconsin Visual Art Lifetime Achievement Awards (WVALAA) ceremony will be held at the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) at 205 Veterans Avenue in West Bend on Sunday, May 19 at 1:30 pm. Founded in 2004 as a collaboration between MOWA, Wisconsin Painters and Sculptors/Artists in All Media (now Wisconsin Visual Artists) and the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, the WVALAA is essentially the in-state “Hall of Fame” for individuals, groups and organizations who have supported the visual arts with distinction.

CoPA member Michael Nowotny has been accepted to ART Milwaukee's "ART Jamboree - ART & Buy Local Fair", to be held May 18 from 2 to 10 p.m. at the Shops of Grand Avenue in downtown Milwaukee. Nowotny's photograph "Psycho Harley", not previously released, will be on exhibit in addition to several other pieces of his art.

The image "Two Trees in Ice Fog" by CoPA member Bruce Ambuel has been selected by jury for the "Wild" international photography competition and print sale sponsored by the British-based non-profit organization PhotoVoice. Each photograph in the Wild gallery is available to purchase in a limited edition print run for £50.00, with all money raised going to PhotoVoice. 

The Coalition of Photographic Arts (CoPA) is kicking-off its spring member show on Gallery Night, April 19. The exhibition, on the second floor of 600 East Mason Street, features the best photographs submitted for acceptance to the CoPA Exhibition Committee. Over 300 images will be displayed in “gallery style". The theme for exhibition this year is open, so the viewing audience is in for a visual treat.

The work of CoPA member Ellen Reynolds is on exhibit at Tulip Restaurant in Milwaukee's historic Third Ward.

"Synecdoche, a literary device in which the part represents the whole. My images are visual examples of synecdoche. My subject is the complex – often paradoxical – relationships I see between nature and architecture. My approach, using the part to represent the whole, symbolizes the fragmentation we experience in our everyday environment." ~ Eddee Daniel

Milwaukee, TALK welcomes Richard Cahan, co-author of Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows, and art collector Jeffrey Goldstein for the first in a series of visiting artist lectures.  Vivian Maier, known as "the nanny photographer," became a sensation after her work was put online soon after her death in 2009.  Since then, Maier's work has been shown throughout Europe and in major cities across the United States. Her story has been featured in major media outlets including The New York Times Lens Blog.

cinephile: This project for CoPA member Jessica Z. Schafer's Featured Member Exhibition at WPCA began taking shape during an Art Marathon in the Summer of 2012. During the 30 days of art launched by the Cream City Illustrators of Milwaukee, Schafer started to further explore a format of photography diptychs and triptychs.  The resulting series of still images is reminiscent of the frames of a black & white filmstrip.

Now in its third year, get bEHIND the aRTS is a self-guided tour of artists’ studios located throughout Racine and Kenosha. On Saturday, April 6, from 11 am to 5 pm, go behind-the-scenes with visual and performing artists to get a glimpse of their innovative and productive work spaces. CoPA member Jessica Z. Schafer will be one of the guest artists in Maureen Fritchen's Studio in the 16th Street Studios located at 1405 16th Street, Racine.

CoPA’s 8th Annual Members’ Exhibition

April 19 - 20, 2013 Gallery Night

Exhibition Dates: April 25-27, May 2-4

VENUE:

600 East Mason (Mason and Jackson)

Second Floor(Stairs and Elevator access)

Milwaukee, WI

THEME: Open

All entries are to be submitted to the CoPA website beginning Sunday, March 10, 2013. Go to www.copamilwaukee.com for details.  THE MEMBER SUBMISSION LINK IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SUBMISSION INFORMATION FORM!

The new exhibit, The Urban Experience, in the Community Room Art Gallery at Unitarian Universalist Church West is guaranteed to open your eyes to art that exists all around us in the city.

CoPA member Paul Matzner will be teaching a "Street Photography" class on Saturday, June 1 from 9:30 - 4:30 at The Center for Photography at Madison (CPM). Detailed information and official registration will be available at the end of March on CPM's website: http://www.cpmad.org/
Students will gain insight into what street photography entails, and improve their ability to make photographs that capture the essence of people and location.

The work of CoPA member Maria I. Nunez Del Prado will be featured in RAW:Milwaukee's artistic showcase "Discovery", at The Rave Bar in Milwaukee.
RAW:natural born artists is an independent arts organization that hand-selects and spotlights independent creatives in visual art, film, fashion, music, hair & makeup artistry, photography, models and performing art.