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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:

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.

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.

March 12, 2014

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.

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.

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

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 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

November 3, 2013

The Milwaukee Street Photography Group is for anyone interested in traditional street photography, historical/social documentary photography, or photojournalism - the art of capturing life as it happens, and telling stories with images.

The group's first meet-up will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday November 9, 2013, beginning at Catalano Square park (at the south end of N. Broadway). This is an older section of Milwaukee near the Milwaukee River and many old factory buildings, that is being revitalized with apartments, and dining and shopping establishments. It should be a great location to see people out and about, even in November.

The Milwaukee Street Photography Group is for anyone interested in traditional street photography, historical/social documentary photography, or photojournalism - the art of capturing life as it happens, and telling stories with images.

The group's first meet-up will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday November 9, 2013, beginning at Catalano Square park (at the south end of N. Broadway). This is an older section of Milwaukee near the Milwaukee River and many old factory buildings, that is being revitalized with apartments, and dining and shopping establishments. It should be a great location to see people out and about, even in November.

October 3, 2013

CoPA members Geri Laehn and Robb Quinn, along with Janet Kay, Tamara Keith and Erin Pfaff will have work on exhibit in the Many Facesinteractive gallery show, to be held in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward.  Many Faces is the beginning of the Finding Personality Project and Workshops, and will also launch the Kickstarter for a fine art photography book on the Historic Third Ward. Come in and have your own gallery-quality portrait taken!

 

 

CoPA members Geri Laehn and Robb Quinn, along with Janet Kay, Tamara Keith and Erin Pfaff will have work on exhibit in the Many Facesinteractive gallery show, to be held in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward.  Many Faces is the beginning of the Finding Personality Project and Workshops, and will also launch the Kickstarter for a fine art photography book on the Historic Third Ward.

Come in and have your own gallery-quality portrait taken!

If you go:

Finding Personality: Many Faces

Opens Friday, October 18 during The Historic Third Ward’s Annual Fall Gallery Night, 5-9 pm
Reopens Saturday, October 19 from 11 am-5 pm

September 24, 2013

Submissions are now open for the 7th Annual Midwest Juried Exhibition, to be held at Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, 839 S. 5th St., Milwaukee WI 53204. This year's esteemed juror is Karen Irvine, curator and associate director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP) at Columbia College Chicago.

Exhibition Dates: December 6, 2013 –January 18, 2014

Submissions are now open for the 7th Annual Midwest Juried Exhibition, to be held at Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, 839 S. 5th St., Milwaukee WI 53204

Exhibition Dates: December 6, 2013 –January 18, 2014

 

KAREN IRVINE, JUROR

Karen Irvine is Curator and Associate Director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography 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.

Eligibility

This juried exhibition is open to all photographic artists who reside in Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan, and Iowa, who may submit up to four entries with a $40, non-refundable entry fee. There is no fee for active/paid CoPA members; this is considered a membership benefit.

September 17, 2013

The 2013 Milwaukee Film Festival, presented by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, will screen a total of 240 films – 103 features and 137 shorts – from 44 different countries. Among the features are 45 documentaries and 57 narratives, including one North American premiere on Opening Night, and one silent classic featuring a brand new live accompaniment from Milwaukee-based band Altos. CoPA is a Community Partner for two of the films: Upstream Color and Which Way Is The Front Line From Here? The Life and Time of Tim Heatherington.

September 16, 2013

The beauty and restorative power of water will fill the Community Room Art Gallery at Unitarian Universalist Church West from August 29 through October 10, 2013. Featuring the work of local artists Ellen Anderson, Cari Bravo, Andrea Guzzetta, Brad Krause, Jim Maki, Sarah Seifert, Jerry Styberg, and Steven Yeo, Water Art benefits the Milwaukee Riverkeeper, whose mission is to protect water quality and wildlife habitat in the Milwaukee, Menomonee, and Kinnickinnic River corridors and to advocate for sound land use in these watersheds.

The beauty and restorative power of water will fill the Community Room Art Gallery at Unitarian Universalist Church West (UUCW) from August 29 through October 10, 2013. 

Featuring the work of local artists Ellen Anderson, Cari Bravo, Andrea Guzzetta, Brad Krause, Jim Maki, Sarah Seifert, Jerry Styberg, and Steven Yeo, Water Art benefits the Milwaukee Riverkeeper, whose mission is to protect water quality and wildlife habitat in the Milwaukee, Menomonee, and Kinnickinnic River corridors and to advocate for sound land use in these watersheds. 

September 8, 2013

KNOCK KNOCK is the theme of Doors Open Milwaukee 2013, because it is doing just that. This year, the event is expanding its scope and knocking on the doors of some new Milwaukee sites, such as the Wisconsin Gas Building, Soldiers Home, Century City Business Park (formerly A.O. Smith/Tower Automotive), The Moderne, Polaris at the Hyatt Regency, Global Water Center and Bryant's Cocktail Lounge. Also new to Doors Open this year are sites from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation's Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative, such as Sherman Park Commons Senior Living Center, Villard Square Branch Library, Shrager AuctionGalleries and much more.

KNOCK KNOCK is the theme of Doors Open Milwaukee 2013, because it is doing just that. This year, the event is expanding its scope and knocking on the doors of some new Milwaukee sites, such as the Wisconsin Gas Building, Soldiers Home, Century City Business Park (formerly A.O. Smith/Tower Automotive), The Moderne, Polaris at the Hyatt Regency, Global Water Center and Bryant's Cocktail Lounge. Also new to Doors Open this year are sites from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation's Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative, such as Sherman Park Commons Senior Living Center, Villard Square Branch Library, Shrager Auction Galleries and much more.

September 7, 2013

Photographer Jessica Z. Schafer’s series “cinephile” will be featured at Showcase Venue Cathedral Square during the international art competition ArtPrize, September 18 through October 6, 2013.  Schafer is one of three Plaid Tuba Productions Affiliate artists to participate in the fifth annual event in Grand Rapids, Michigan. ArtPrize 2013 will host a total of 1,524 entries representing 47 countries and 45 states at 169 venues in every corner of downtown Grand Rapids. More about Jessica Z. Schafer and her work may be found at her website, jessicaz.yolasite.com.

Photographer Jessica Z. Schafer’s series “cinephile” will be featured at Showcase Venue Cathedral Square during the international art competition ArtPrize, September 18 through October 6, 2013.  Schafer is one of three Plaid Tuba Productions Affiliate artists to participate in the fifth annual event in Grand Rapids, Michigan. ArtPrize 2013 will host a total of 1,524 entries representing 47 countries and 45 states at 169 venues in every corner of downtown Grand Rapids.

 Located in the Heartside Neighborhood of Grand Rapids, Cathedral Square, 360 Division South is one of a select number of ArtPrize Showcase Venues and the only in Heartside. Schafer’s photography series will be featured alongside the work of 37 artists from around the country in an exhibition that depicts the significance of community and place, curated by Elizabeth Hertl.