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January 11, 2014

WPCA would like to present the photography of Milwaukee-based artist, Paul Matzner. Matzner’s goal is to show people as they are, just being themselves, relating to each other or their environment. As one writer put it, it’s “the poetry of human encounters on the street”.  Matzner's work is the culmination of four trips to New York City from 2008- 2012, which were made in order to capture moments of people in their everyday lives. The exhibition opens with a reception on Winter Gallery Night, Friday, January 17th from 5 – 9pm.

WPCA would like to present the photography of Milwaukee-based artist, Paul Matzner. Matzner’s goal is to show people as they are, just being themselves, relating to each other or their environment. As one writer put it, it’s “the poetry of human encounters on the street”.  Matzner's work is the culmination of four trips to New York City from 2008- 2012, which were made in order to capture moments of people in their everyday lives.

January 10, 2014

Menomonee Valley Partners, Inc. and Zimmerman Architectural Studios announce the launch of a newly created Menomonee Valley Artist in Residency Pilot Program for 2014. The residency will focus attention on interconnections between culture, community and ecology in the Valley. As the inaugural Artist in Residence, photographer Eddee Daniel brings to the role a vision of the Menomonee Valley as a dynamic and vital part of the fabric of Milwaukee, where economic and community development is integrated with parks and natural areas.

Menomonee Valley Partners, Inc. and Zimmerman Architectural Studios announce the launch of a newly created Menomonee Valley Artist in Residency Pilot Program for 2014. The residency will focus attention on interconnections between culture, community and ecology in the Valley. As the inaugural Artist in Residence, photographer Eddee Daniel brings to the role a vision of the Menomonee Valley as a dynamic and vital part of the fabric of Milwaukee, where economic and community development is integrated with parks and natural areas. Daniel will be working out of the offices of Zimmerman Architectural Studios. The residency opens to the public on gallery night, January 17, when a display of Daniel’s work will be exhibited at Zimmerman, 2122 W. Mount Vernon Ave., Milwaukee, WI.

January 10, 2014

Meeting at Kasana, 241 N. Broadway, Milwaukee, WI. Guest Speaker Pat A. Robinson, Street Photographer, Photo Journalist (Milwaukee Journal, USA Today) Doors open at 6:00, program begins aabout 6:45.

Meeting at Kasana, 241 N. Broadway, Milwaukee, WI. Guest Speaker Pat A. Robinson, Street Photographer, Photo Journalist (Milwaukee Journal, USA Today)  Doors open at 6:00, program begins aabout 6:45.

November 9, 2013

The Coalition of Photographic Arts - Milwaukee and Walker’s Point Center for the Arts are pleased to present CoPA’s 7th Annual Midwest Juried Photo Exhibition, an annual opportunity for emerging and established artists from Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan and Minnesota to exhibit their contemporary photography.  This year’s juror is Karen Irvine, Curator and Associate Director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago.

The Coalition of Photographic Arts - Milwaukee and Walker’s Point Center for the Arts are pleased to present CoPA’s 7th Annual Midwest Juried Photo Exhibition, an annual opportunity for emerging and established artists from Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan and Minnesota to exhibit their contemporary photography.  This year’s juror is Karen Irvine, Curator and Associate Director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago.

About the Juror:

Karen Irvine is Curator and Associate Director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP) at Columbia College Chicago.

She has organized over forty exhibitions of contemporary photography at the MoCP and other institutions and written essays for numerous artist monographs and magazines. Irvine is a part-time instructor of photography at Columbia College Chicago. She received an MFA in photography from FAMU, Prague, Czech Republic, and an MA in art history from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

List of Exhibitors:

July 27, 2013

The Milwaukee Art Museum is pleased to announce a partnership with Magnum Photos’ Postcards from America, a photographic commission and collaboration that will take place in Milwaukee August 2013 – April 2014. Beginning in 2011 a loose group of Magnum photographers has periodically gathered in locations across America to experiment with the notion of working collaboratively. To date there have been four trips and they have chosen Milwaukee as their fifth destination. The project will evolve in three stages, each bringing a new group of photographers to town to examine the particular qualities unique to the area in a different season. The Milwaukee Art Museum is kicking off the series with a panel discussion with the first three artists: Bruce Gilden, Susan Meiselas and Martin Parr.

The Milwaukee Art Museum is pleased to announce a partnership with Magnum Photos’ Postcards from America, a photographic commission and collaboration that will take place in Milwaukee August 2013 – April 2014. Beginning in 2011 a loose group of Magnum photographers has periodically gathered in locations across America to experiment with the notion of working collaboratively. To date there have been four trips and they have chosen Milwaukee as their fifth destination. The project will evolve in three stages, each bringing a new group of photographers to town to examine the particular qualities unique to the area in a different season. The Milwaukee Art Museum is kicking off the series with a panel discussion with the first three artists: Bruce Gilden, Susan Meiselas and Martin Parr.

July 2, 2013

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.

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, 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.

May 31, 2013

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.

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. A little teaser from his Artist's Statement:

May 22, 2013

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 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.

Being familiar with many of these photographers' work, I will warn you, we are talking to some heavy-duty talent here. And, bonus: all of this talent comes with well-thought-out stances about why they do what they do.

May 8, 2013

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.

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 art fair features over 100 local visual and performing artists; 50 local vendors ranging from food, crafts, glass blowing, clothing & more; a cash bar; and $5 all-day parking for guests. There will be dance, music, theater and live art all day. The ART Jamboree is put on and produced by the Creatve Arts Council, a collaborative art advocacy group of individual artists and art organizations.

If you go:

ART Milwaukee's "ART Jamboree - ART & Buy Local Fair"

May 18, 2013 - 2:00PM-10:00PM

The Shops of Grand Avenue (Plankinton Building)

April 16, 2013

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

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

If you go:

Sultanahmet: Wonders and Amazement - Istanbul, Turkey

Open now; ends May 31, 2013

Tulip Restaurant

360 E. Erie St., Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202

For further information contact Ellen Reynolds: reynolds.eh@gmail.com

This exhibit is free and open to the public.

March 14, 2013

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.

Date: Thursday, April 4, 7:00 PM

Location: Hanson Dodge Creative, 220 East Buffalo Street, Milwaukee
Admission: Free (Space is Limited)

Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase.

 

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.  

 

March 10, 2013

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!

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

ELIGIBILITY AND RESTRICTIONS

Original photographic (film or digital) works executed 2007 or later by registered members of the Coalition of Photographic Arts. Work cannot have been displayed in any of the previous CoPA Members’ Exhibitions.   Maximum framed size 40”x 40”. 

SUBMISSION INFORMATION

February 13, 2013

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.

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.

December 12, 2012

The Milwaukee Art Museum is pleased to announce the appointment of Lisa J. Sutcliffe as the new Curator of Photography. Sutcliffe will join the Museum in January 2013 from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, where she has served as assistant curator in the Department of Photography since 2007.

Milwaukee, Wis. – December 3, 2012 – The Milwaukee Art Museum is pleased to announce the appointment of Lisa J. Sutcliffe as the new Curator of Photography. Sutcliffe will join the Museum in January 2013 from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, where she has served as assistant curator in the Department of Photography since 2007.

Lisa Sutcliffe has a wide-ranging curatorial record from her time at SFMoMA. Most recently, she organized the SFMOMA presentation of Naoya Hatakeyama: Natural Stories in association with the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography. In 2009, she organized The Provoke Era: Postwar Japanese Photography, the first survey of SFMOMA’s internationally renowned collection of Japanese photography, and Photography Now: China, Japan, Korea. Additionally, she served as assistant curator for Rineke Dijkstra: A Retrospective co-organized with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (2012); and Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera Since 1870, co-organized with Tate Modern (2010).

December 4, 2012

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.

Beginning December 6, 2012, the Community Room Art Gallery at Unitarian Universalist Church West will be hosting 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.

California Zephyr, a painting by League of Milwaukee artist, Ellen FS Gilbert brings to mind the graphic, plane-shifting work of M.C. Escher. Perry Heideman’s series of photographs present a visual treat in images inspired by Lewis Carroll’s, Through the Looking Glass. Heideman is a board member of CoPA, Coalition of Photographic Artists. Steven Yeo and Cardi Toellner, also of CoPA, present striking manipulated photographs. Other art includes a watercolor by Carolyn Simpson of Wauwatosa Artists workshop and dreamlike oil paintings by Tom Neuwirth.

November 19, 2012

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 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).

 

About the Jurors:

Born in England, Annemarie Sawkins graduated from McGill University with a Master’s Degree and Ph.D. After 13 years as a curator at the Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University, she is now an independent curator and art consultant working on a major exhibition for the Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which opens in February of 2013. Annemarie often writes for exhibition catalogues and is a frequent juror, having critiqued everything from artists portfolios to short films.

November 17, 2012

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.

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.

 For over fifty years Harry Kemp was the eyes of Milwaukee's African-American community, documenting people, places and events through the medium of photography. ”If it happened and was important, Harry photographed it.”  Kemp, who passed away on September 29, 2011, left a lasting impact as he chronicled Milwaukee history through, according to his sister Yvonne Kemp “easily a million photos.”

Further information about Kemp and his work can be found by viewing the Milwaukee Public Television production “Harry Kemp, The Photography Man: A Black Nouveau Special.”

 

If you go:

1st Annual Harry Kemp Photography Exhibit

March 27, 2014

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.

Postcards From America: Wisconsin Panel Discussion
Sunday, April 6th, 2014

Milwaukee Art Museum, Lubar Auditorium - 3:00 pm
Free with Museum admission

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.

March 16, 2014

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.

 

 

CoPA’s 9th Annual Members’ Exhibition
April 25 – May 17, 2014
Prospectus

VENUE:

600 East Mason (same location as last year's Members' Exhibition)
Second Floor (Stairs and Elevator access)
Milwaukee, WI 

THEME: Open

ELIGIBILITY AND RESTRICTIONS

· Original photographic (film or digital) works executed 2008 or later by registered members of the Coalition of Photographic Arts.

· Work cannot have been displayed in any of the previous CoPA Members’ Exhibitions.

SUBMISSION and REQUIREMENTS:

· All entries are to be submitted through the CoPA website or via email to Colleen Gunderson or Roy Schmidt.

January 11, 2014

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.

Hear about 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.

Postcards from America is generously supported in Milwaukee by the Herzfeld Foundation.

Milwaukee Art Museum, Lubar Auditorium
Thursday, January 23, 2014, 6:15 PM
Free with Museum admission

January 11, 2014

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

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.

December 23, 2013

Call for Photographs:

CoPA members are invited to submit two images for display at the Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens (FBBG) Gift Shop.   Fifteen images will be selected for exhibit and sale in the Boerner Botanical Gardens Gift Shop. 

 

 “Promise of Spring”

Coalition of Photographic Art at the

Boerner Botanical Gardens Gift Shop

 

Exhibition Dates: January 26 – February 20, 2014

 

Call for Photographs:

CoPA members are invited to submit two images for display at the Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens (FBBG) Gift Shop.   Fifteen images will be selected for exhibit and sale in the Boerner Botanical Gardens Gift Shop. 

Theme:  “Promise of Spring” Artistic images depicting the “Promise of Spring.”

Venue:Boerner Botanical Gardens, Gift Shop, 9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners, WI 53130

November 8, 2013

WPCA would like to present the photography of Milwaukee-based artist, William Mueller.  Mueller spent much of his younger years in search of answers. He turned to religion in hopes of finding the whys and wherefores of life and death. He was raised as a Methodist, practiced as a Catholic, and was a Jehovah Witness as well.  Mueller studied eastern religions, including Hinduism and Buddhism, and dabbled in the Black Arts. What he found were holes in all of his religious endeavors.  Mueller feels that there is a misguided veneration to the church, being an institution with pomp and circumstance, and not enough emphasis on enlightenment. Mueller’s goal in this series is to create a personal connection between the viewer and the work, and to leave the viewer questioning or unsettled.  The photography included in this exhibition is from an ongoing series titled, Inside My Room Inside My Head, which includes work that touches on Mueller’s interpretation of current and past religious dogma, and the church’s infamous bad behavior.

WPCA would like to present the photography of Milwaukee-based artist, William Mueller.  Mueller spent much of his younger years in search of answers. He turned to religion in hopes of finding the whys and wherefores of life and death. He was raised as a Methodist, practiced as a Catholic, and was a Jehovah Witness as well.  Mueller studied eastern religions, including Hinduism and Buddhism, and dabbled in the Black Arts. What he found were holes in all of his religious endeavors.  Mueller feels that there is a misguided veneration to the church, being an institution with pomp and circumstance, and not enough emphasis on enlightenment.

In the end, he has come to the conclusion that spiritual thinking, at its core, should not be shackled by rules, regulations, the worship of religious iconography, or the fear that one is going to burn in hell.

November 7, 2013

Doors open at 6:00 pm

Kasana Cafe    

241 N Broadway

Doors open at 6:00 pm

 

Kasana Cafe    

241 N Broadway
Suite LL-2
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Neighborhood: Third Ward