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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.

Coalition of Photographic Arts at the Boerner Botanical Gardens
Gift Shop Exhibition:  “OPEN”
Dates: January 20 to April 20, 2015               
Visitors to the Boerner Gift Shop Gallery will see artistic botanical images. Framed and matted photography on exhibit depict plants, flowers, trees, insects, birds, and animals of all types.
Photography is available for immediate purchase!
 Venue: Boerner Botanical Gardens, Gift Shop, 9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners, WI 53130.

Coalition of Photographic Arts (CoPA):  Warm Black & White and  expressive Color photographic art greets visitors as they enter  The Blue lobby, 310 W. Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee Wisconsin.

West Bend CoPA member and artist Susan Steinhafel's photograph of a local, historic home is one of the 4 artworks she is presenting in The Doors of Cedarburg exhibition.

West Bend CoPA member and artist Susan Steinhafel's photograph of a local, historic home is one of the 4 artworks she is presenting in The Doors of Cedarburg exhibition.

Dale Van Minsel is one of 58 artists worldwide that has been accepted to participate in Photophores Mobile Photographic Creation. This curatorship will be presented on December 4th and 5th, 2014, at L’Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art (Paris), during the international symposium Arts and Mobiles of university research group IRCAV-Paris 3 Mobile Phone and Creation.

Submissions close December 7th!
Call to CoPA Photographers
“Open Theme”
Coalition of Photographic Arts at the
Boerner Botanical Gardens Gift Shop
Exhibition Dates: January 20 to April 20, 2015
Click HERE to view the prospectus.

November 4 - December 6, 2014
Dale Van Minsel
's photographs are on view at Glas Coffeehouse in Sheboygan, through December 6. An opening reception will be held on November 6 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm at the coffeehouse.

October 1 - November 4, 2014

Martha Coaty’s photographs are on view at Glas Coffeehouse in Sturgeon Bay, through November 4. The exhibit is a collection of urban prints including pieces from her Industrial Colorseries, and new images of Southeast Wisconsin.

October 17 - 18, 2014
The Coalition of Photographic Arts (CoPA) 10th Anniversary Members’ Exhibition opens on Gallery Night, October 17 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.

September 12 - October 21, 2014
A Brief Moment of Perfection,a solo exhibition of high speed liquid photography by Jack Long, is on view at the Lakefront on Langdon Gallery in Madsion through October 21. The artist states, "My work is primarily high speed fluid photography. The images are created in a single capture, without the aid of digital composition or rendering. The goal is to capture the beautiful and amazing forms in the creation of unique photographic art."

September 27 - October 30, 2014
A new exhibit in the Art Gallery at Unitarian Universalist Church West provides a glimpse into life from Steven Yeo’s naturalistic and humanistic perspective. According to Yeo, “By distorting familiar forms and detail, my intent was to create novel compositions that allowed greater freedom for achieving my artistic vision. By digitally mixing and distorting the elements, I have created visual perception that is deceived by our unconscious expectations."

September 23 - November 8, 2014
Phyllis Bankier is having an art opening on Saturday, October 18 from 12-3 pm at the One Way Café, 1425 Underwood Avenue in downtown Wauwatosa. The exhibit is of food and flower photographs.

November 22-23, 2014
CoPA member David Perry Lawrence is one of 50 artists selected to participate in Milwaukee Public Television's Holiday Art and Gift Fair, to be held November 22-23 in Brookfield, WI.

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 20, 2014
Submissions to CoPA's 8th Annual Juried Exhibition, to be held December 5, 2014 - January 17, 2015 at Walker's Point Center for the Arts, are being accepted through October 20th, 2014. Jurors are Graeme Reid and Gary Tuma.
Click HERE to view the prospectus and submit your images.

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.

August 30 - November 29, 2014
Opening Reception: Sunday, September 7,  2 – 4 pm

RAM's Wustum Museum of Fine Arts continues a museum tradition with the opening of Racine and Vicinity Show: All Media Juried Exhibition. This juried exhibition showcases work from artists residing throughout Racine, Kenosha, and Walworth counties, along with RAM members from outside the area. CoPA members Gail Marquardt and Marc Wollman have work in this exhibition.

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.