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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.

Screening Dates: September 29 and October 2, 2014
The 2014 Milwaukee Film Festival, presented by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, will screen a total of 275 films – 119 features and 156 shorts – from 63 countries. This year, Milwaukee Film is thrilled to reveal its new film program Art + Artists. Art + Artists features a selection of eight documentary films that explore and celebrate creativity in the performing and visual arts. CoPA is a Community Partner for the film Nan Goldin: I Remember Your Face.

DEADLINE for submission: October 12 (extended), 2014
Submissions to CoPA's 10th Anniversary October Members’ Exhibition, to be held October 17 and 18 during the Historic Third Ward's Gallery Night and Day, are being accepted through October 12 (extended), 2014.
Click HERE to view the prospectus and submit your images.

September 5 - October 4, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, September 5,  5 – 9 pm
This annual non-juried exhibition is dedicated to showcasing the artwork of Walker's Point Center for the Arts (WPCA) members. Over 150 pieces in a wide range of media are presented salon-style throughout their gallery, creating an exuberant display of color, texture, form and flow. The style of the artwork varies as much as the medium. CoPA members Martha Coaty, Paul Matzner, Lynn Roginske and Roy Schmidt have work in this show.

Submissions close August 15th!
Call to CoPA Photographers:
CoPA members are invited to submit two images to CoPA/Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens (FBBG) Colors of the Season. Thirty-five images will be selected for exhibit and sale in the FBBG Gift Shop gallery. 
Click here to view the prospectus.

Friday, July 25, 2014 from 5-8 pm
Along with host Zimmerman Architectural Studios, Menomonee Valley Artist in Residency and CoPA member Eddee Daniel invites you to visit with him on Gallery Night. New work and works in progress will be on display. If you have never been to the historic gas building that Zimmerman remodeled for their offices, it's worth a visit in itself! Click here for more information.

July 25, 2014
CoPA member Kenneth Kornacki will be showing his recent photography from Paris, the American Southwest, and Milwaukee, on Gallery Night - July 25. Please click HERE for further information.

August 1 - September 11, 2014
The Coalition of Photographic Arts and the Art*Bar are pleased to present Beautiful Blur, to be held at the Art*Bar from August 1 though September 11, 2014. The juror is Don Krause, owner of the Art*Bar. The exhibition opens with a reception on August 1, featuring music by Strategic. Click HERE for further information.

June 19 - July 20, 2014
CoPA member Colleen Gunderson's photograph Simply Ruralis included in the Visions XVI juried exhibition at The Riverfront Arts Center in Stevens Point WI, and received an Honorable Mention award.
 
The annual juried show features 85 pieces created by 54 local artists. The theme and mediums are open to the artists’ interpretation or vision on a particular subject or art medium. Susan Morrison, art professor at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, served as juror for the show.

June 7 - July 13, 2014
CoPA member Bruce Ambuel’s photograph Ruth and Butterflyand Martha Coaty’s Industrial Chartreusehave been selected for the 52nd Annual Juried Photography Exhibitionat the Hardy Gallery in Ephraim, Wisconsin. Jurors for this year’s exhibition are Bridget Austin, Karen Cook, Kristy Deetz, Lucas Frykman and Tony Staroska.

July 12, 2014
at The Center for Photography at Madison

 
To gain insight into what street photography entails and improve student's ability to make photographs that capture the essence of people and location.  Locations include the Art Fair On the Square, the Art Fair Off the Square, and the Dane County Farmers' Market  (moved to Wilson St. at MLK, Jr. Blvd. because of the Art Fair On the Square).  All are in close proximity in downtown Madison.

June 4 – 29, 2014

You are invited to view Marc Wollman's  retrospective show 60 Years of Photographing. Wollman has been actively photographing for over 50 years, concentrating on fine art black and white photographs most of that time. He continues to work with film and light-sensitive papers, using large-format cameras and hand-printing the black and white prints in his darkroom.

Michael Havice

 et al.

How To Make A Photography Book And Get It Published
This workflow demonstration will take you through the creation of a long- format body of work to a finished book, while outlining and exploring publishing options as a photo-book author. Corey will particularly emphasize the publishing aspect compared to self-publishing; for example, eBook vs. ink book, working with book agents, book packagers, designers and publicists.  Corey will illustrate what makes a successful book, what publishers are looking for, and how to successfully approach them.

The Coalition of Photographic Arts (CoPA) 9th Annual Members’ Exhibition opens on Gallery Night, April 25 in the Third Ward. The exhibition features the best photographs submitted for acceptance to the CoPA Exhibition Committee. The theme is open, so the viewing audience is in for a visual treat.  Photographs showcase members’ current work in landscape, portraiture, macro, street, abstract, wildlife and everything in-between.

An exhibit showcasing photos by Dale Van Minsel is on display now through June 30 at Lake’s Edge Gallery, located in the Franciscan Center for Music Education and Performance, on campus at Silver Lake College, 2406 S. Alverno Road.
The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, features seven photos shot by Van Minsel, a Howards Grove resident who works as the Digital and Communications Coordinator at Silver Lake College. The Franciscan Music Center is open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

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: http://www.troutmuseum.org/Private-Collections-Exposed.htm.

Meredith W. Watts will show several images of dance and dancers at THE Fine Art Gallery, 2nd floor of the Marshall Building, beginning April 25, 2014, Gallery Night in the Third Ward.  The opening will be 5-9 pm, with dancers around 7 pm to help open the show. There is also an artist talk on Friday May 16 from 6-7 pm in the gallery, titled Dancing Wisdom.

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, paulmatzner.com.

The Coalition of Photographic Arts and The Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens are pleased to present Welcoming Summer. Photographs depicting Welcoming Summer have been selected for exhibit and sale in the Boerner Botanical Gardens Gift Shop. The Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens are dedicated to preserving and promoting Boerner Botanical Gardens and Arboretum as an outstanding regional resource and vital regional asset.

Artists Gallery in Racine, Wisconsin is pleased to present photographer Judith Pannozo as the Featured Artist of the Month. The exhibition will consist of two segments.  The first is a portion of the contemporary series Silent Urban Rhythms, based on people going about their lives, finding the in-between moments in chaos.  The second segment includes scenic images, most of which were taken in Italy.

CoPA member Marc Wollman will be in a two-artist joint exhibition at Anderson Arts Center in Kenosha, Wisconsin. This exhibition pairs Wollman's photographs with sculptures by Deedee Dumont.
If you go:
3-D Gallery:Deedee Dumont and Marc Wollman
Apr. 13 – Jun. 1, 2014
Opening reception: Sunday, April 13 from 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Anderson Arts Center
The Gallery is free and open to the public Tuesday through Sunday from 1:00-4:00 p.m.

You are invited to the solo exhibit,  The New Global Women – Anchored in Tradition, Navigating the Future. This will be a return engagement for Milwaukee photographer Larry D’Attilio, whom you will remember from his last Tamarack exhibit: The Soul of Vietnam, last July of 2012. Larry has returned to Vietnam, continuing his exploration of the complex world of young women emerging from highly evolved yet rigid social/spiritual traditions into modern, sophisticated, cosmopolitan career women. Larry himself has evolved his own media traditions to express this complexity. Through Larry’s new abstractions, the struggles, fears, aspirations, and tensions of these women become palpable to us in ways far beyond what is possible with the simple portrait. These are very large prints, and utterly arresting in their impact.

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".