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The artist statement has a very important role to play in the presentation of art — be it an exhibition, a book, a digital publication, a magazine publication, or a portfolio. As you can imagine, we’ve reviewed thousands of artist statements over the years. With that in mind, let me share a few ideas that might help. – Brooks Jensen

William Zuback is now represented by Frank Juarez Gallery in Sheboygan WI. Zuback’s work can be found in private collections through out the country. He has participated in many Juried group exhibitions and solo shows in Southeastern Wisconsin. In October 2013 William Zuback will present a solo exhibition at Frank Juarez Gallery.

The work of CoPA members Byron Becker, Carlyle Chan, Geri Laehn and George Sanquist is on exhibit in The Underwood Society Fine Art Photographers 6th Annual Holiday Show at One Way Café & Gallery in the Village of Wauwatosa.

CoPA members Perry Heideman, Steven Yeo and Cardi Toellner participating in a mind-bending art exhibit from six local artists and photographers entitled Surrealism and Beyond. The exhibit incorporates surreal, illusory and flow of consciousness imagery that will delight, amuse and engross audiences of all ages.  At Unitarian Universalist Church West, artists' reception Thursday, December 13th, 7:00 – 8:30 pm.

The Coalition of Photographic Arts and the Walker’s Point Center for the Arts are pleased to present CoPA’s 6th Annual Midwest Juried Photo Exhibition, an annual opportunity for emerging and established artists from Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan and Minnesota to exhibit their contemporary photography.  This Year’s jurors are Annemarie Sawkins (former Associate Curator, Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University) and Graeme Reid (Assistant Director, Museum of Wisconsin Art).

photo: "Peony 2" by Vicki Reed

The 1st Annual Harry Kemp Photography Exhibit will be held at the Wisconsin Black Historical Society/Museum, opening on November 30th, 2012 from 5-8 p.m. The Museum is looking for local photographers to exhibit their work, and enjoy an evening of fellowship and networking with other photographers. Harry Kemp’s work will also be on display.

North Shore Bank - Grafton Branch Featured“ARTIST OF THE MONTH” Paul Matzner. Paul’s work is on display until November 30.
2301 Wisconsin Avenue Grafton, Wisconsin (5 minutes from downtown Cedarburg).

PJ Boylan’s photo “Cool Running” has been accepted into the Anderson Arts Center’s Winter Juried Exhibition  November 11, 2012 until January 6, 2013 121 Sixty-sixth Street, Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Date: Tue, Nov 6, 2012 at 10:23 AM
Museum of Wisconsin Art Executive Director Announces Retirement.
Tom Lidtke , Museum of Wisconsin Art (MWA) Executive Director, has announced his semi-retirement.  Tom has been with the Museum of Wisconsin Art for 30 years and has been instrumental in the formation of the MWA and what it is today.


Letting Go -  A Meditation on the Tamarack Tree, its Environment, and the Meaning of Loss.

Opening Reception, Friday, November 9th 5:50p.m. to 8:30 pm,

TAMARAC Studio and Gallery 849 E. Washington Ave. Suite 102 Madison, WI 53703.  Studio Phone #608-294-9499

Photographer John Riggs shares the results of four year of photographing Wisconsin’s numerous Tamarack Bogs. 









Gallery Night October 19, 2012 5-9pm: A world of contrasting Fine Art Photography of Marcia Getto and Michael A. Nowotny.
Gallery Night Opening Reception October 19, 2012 - 5 to 9pm

Center for Photography's Steenbock Gallery Wisconsin based photographer, Vicki Reed captures her photographs with vintage, pinhole and toy cameras.

CoPA is in need of some willing volunteers interested in donating a few hours of their time in return for the satisfaction of knowing their efforts are helping their organization grow stronger and more valuable in the community. Opportunities available in Programming, Communications, Events, Website, and Venue Evaluation, as well as on the Board of Directors.

We are proud to announce that the recipient for the 2012 Coalition of Photographic Arts Artist Incentive Award is CoPA member William Zuback. He will receive a $500 cash award to use to help fund one of his upcoming photography projects.

photo: "Suspicious Behavior" by William Zuback

The Coalition of Photographic Arts presents its 2011-12 Annual Report. It has been one extrodinary year and we are looking forward to the next.

Do you love CoPA? Do you have creative energy? Do you want to see CoPA grow? Do you want to grow as a photographer?

If you answered yes to some of these questions, it's obvious that you care enough about CoPA to become involved and here is your chance.

Dale Van Minsel has been invited to be the first exhibiting artist at the new Regional Artist Gallery at The Trout Museum of Art, in The Fox Cities Building for the Arts in Appleton WI. The exhibit, iPhoneography: A New Look at Familiar Things, will be open from March 21 - June 8. An artist reception is planned for Saturday April 19 from 4:30 - 6:30 pm. An iPhoneography workshop will also be offered on April 19. More information can be found on The Trout Museum of Art website:

An interview with CoPA member Paul Matzner is featured in the Photography Spotlight News section of a recent World Photography Network weekly newsletter. Topics covered include current series work including Matzner's recent Faces project. The full text of the interview is available on Matzner's photography website,

The Milwaukee Art Museum presents the final panel discussion on Postcards From America: Wisconsin. This event will include Magnum photographers Jim Goldberg, Susan Meiselas, Paolo Pellegrin, Mark Power, Alec Soth, Zoe Strauss and Curator of Photography Lisa Sutcliffe and will offer an opportunity to learn more about each artist, the future of documentary-style practice and Milwaukee’s place in this series.

Submissions are now open for CoPA's 9th Annual Members' Exhibition, to be held at 600 East Mason (same location as last year's Members' Exhibition), Milwaukee WI. Click here for the prospectus, and to sign up to volunteer.

Exhibition Dates: April 25, 2014 - May 17, 2014

The deadline for submissions is April 14th.



Wehr Nature Center Camera Club presents Nature's Elusive Beauty by Canon Explorer of Light Jennifer Wu, on June 14, 2014. Wu is a professional landscape and nature photographer, including photographing the night sky and stars. Canon’s Explorers of Light program is "a group of 42 of the world's best photographers, united in their love and passion for photographic excellence. They also share a common desire to contribute back to the industry with a willingness to share their vision and passion with others".

The Milwaukee Art Museum hosts the second Milwaukee installment of Postcards from America, with Magnum photographers Alessandra Sanguinetti, Jacob Aue Sobol, and Donovan Wylie. Magnum was founded as a photographic cooperative in 1947; the Postcards project invites a group of these photographers to our city to capture the particular qualities unique to the area, during different seasons.

Vicki Reed, Photographer will share her journey from rural Maine to the Midwest and how it has affected her photography. Adventures along the way include the Masai Mara of Africa and a skydiving clown. The space at the Cedarburg Art Museum is charming and intimate making for the ideal spot for artists and non-artists alike to gather over a cup of home made soup and a beverage. Space is limited so register early.

Presented by the Historic Third Ward Association, the 26-year-old Gallery Night and Day is the premier art event in Milwaukee for both the experienced art connoisseur and the beginning admirer. An evening of gallery hopping and art viewing begins Friday, January 17 and continues during the day on Saturday, January 18. This winter, the quarterly event showcases 40 venues throughout the downtown Milwaukee area. Walker's Point Center for the Arts (WPCA) is proud to host the Coalition of Photographic Arts’ (CoPA) Annual Juried Photo Exhibition and also the WPCA Featured Member Exhibition: Paul Matzner

Filter Photo is pleased to announce an open call for photographic work for a juried exhibition, The Enigmatic Object. This will be Filter’s 7th juried exhibition, and it will be held at Johalla Projects, a gallery located in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood. The exhibition will run from March 7th – March 28th, with an opening reception on March 7th.

The Enigmatic Object will be co-juried by artist, curator, and director of the Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography Kyohei Abe, and artist, writer, and curator Caroline Picard.