Share |

Content about Technology

April 2, 2014

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.

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

February 25, 2014

“Welcoming Summer”
Coalition of Photographic Arts at the
Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens Gift Shop Gallery

Exhibition Dates: April 2 to June 20, 2014
Call to CoPA Photographers:
CoPA members are invited to submit two images for display at the Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens (FBBG) Gift Shop Gallery. Thirty-five images will be selected for exhibit and sale in the Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens Gift Shop Gallery.

“Welcoming Summer”
Coalition of Photographic Arts at the
Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens Gift Shop Gallery

Exhibition Dates: April 2 to June 20, 2014
Call to CoPA Photographers:
CoPA members are invited to submit two images for display at the Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens (FBBG) Gift Shop Gallery. Thirty-five images will be selected for exhibit and sale in the Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens Gift Shop Gallery. 
Theme:  “Welcoming Summer”

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.

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

October 29, 2013

Spend two full days with master printer and photographer Carl Corey while he develops a custom workflow from your raw file. This is a one-on-one workshop designed around your working preferences. Using Adobe Lightroom®, Capture One®, Adobe Photoshop® and Canon printers Carl will take you from raw file development through the file tweaking process to finished file and print. You will learn how to have complete control over your camera files, proper archiving and resource management and most importantly the ability to repeatedly create the very best archive files and archival prints in both color and B&W.

Spend two full days with master printer and photographer Carl Corey while he develops a custom workflow from your raw file. This is a one-on-one workshop designed around your working preferences. Using Adobe Lightroom®, Capture One®, Adobe Photoshop® and Canon printers Carl will take you from raw file development through the file tweaking process to finished file and print. You will learn how to have complete control over your camera files, proper archiving and resource management and most importantly the ability to repeatedly create the very best archive files and archival prints in both color and B&W.
Carl has consulted and printed for many public and private archives including:

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 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.

September 1, 2013

Walker's Point Center for the Arts, the gallery that hosts CoPA's Annual Juried Exhibition, is proud to announce their Annual Members Show. The show runs from September 6 to October 5, 2013, with an opening reception on Friday, September 6th from 5 – 9pm. CoPA members in this show include Bruce Ambuel, Byron Becker, Colleen Gunderson, Geri Laehn, Paul Matzner, Bill Mueller, JoAnne O'Hare, Ajit Parekh, Madhavi Parekh, Vicki Reed, Lynn Roginski, Jessica Z. Schafer, Roy Schmidt, Mark Stall, Jerry Styberg, Rikki Thompson, Jean Wolfrum and William Zuback. For further information, visit their website.

Walker's Point Center for the Arts, the gallery that hosts CoPA's Annual Juried Exhibition, is proud to announce their Annual Members Show. The show runs from September 6 to October 5, 2013, with an opening reception on Friday, September 6th from 5 – 9pm. CoPA members in this show include Bruce Ambuel, Byron Becker, Colleen Gunderson, Geri Laehn, Paul Matzner, Bill Mueller, JoAnne O'Hare, Ajit Parekh, Madhavi Parekh, Vicki Reed, Lynn Roginski, Jessica Z. Schafer, Roy Schmidt, Mark Stall, Jerry Styberg, Rikki Thompson, Jean Wolfrum and William Zuback.

July 8, 2013

Gallery 224 is pleased to present their "Photography" exhibition, to be held at the gallery from July 12 though September 1, 2013. Sixteen artists were selected to exhibit a series of their photographs investigating the theme of their choice. The exhibition opens with a reception on Friday July 12, from 5-7 pm. Beginning July 13, gallery hours are Saturdays 9-3 and Sundays 1-3, or by appointment. Docent-led tours are available upon request.

 
Gallery 224 is pleased to present their "Photography" exhibition, to be held at the gallery from July 12 though September 1, 2013. Sixteen artists were selected to exhibit a series of their photographs investigating the theme of their choice. The exhibition opens with a reception on Friday July 12, from 5-7 pm. Beginning July 13, gallery hours are Saturdays 9-3 and Sundays 1-3, or by appointment. Docent-led tours are available upon request.
 
 
 
List of Exhibitors:
Bruce Ambuel
Martha Coaty
John Feeney
Marcia Getto
Julian Kegel
Dan Laurence
Maria Liesegang
Cynthia Lorenz
Dale Van Minsel
Martin Morante
Hal Rammel
Vicki Reed
Sara Risley
Suzanne Rose

June 26, 2013

CoPA member Paul Matzner's photograph “Subway Smile" was chosen for the "City Streets | Country Roads" exhibition at the PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury, VT. Jurors Rebecca Norris Webb and Alex Webb chose forty photographs for the gallery exhibition, from nearly 1500 photographs submitted. An artist reception (timed to coincide with the Town of Middlebury ArtsWalk) will be held on Friday August 9 from 5-7 pm.

CoPA member Paul Matzner's photograph “Subway Smile" was chosen for the "City Streets | Country Roads" exhibition at the PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury, VT. Jurors Rebecca Norris Webb and Alex Webb chose forty photographs for the gallery exhibition, from nearly 1500 photographs submitted. An artist reception (timed to coincide with the Town of Middlebury ArtsWalk) will be held on Friday August 9 from 5-7 pm. 
If you go:
"City Streets | Country Roads"

July 16–August 10, 2013
Gallery Hours: Tues. - Fri. 11-4, Sat. 10-1, or by appointment
PhotoPlace Gallery
3 Park Street
Middlebury, VT 05753
(802) 989- 2359
For further information, email: photos@vtphotoworkplace.com
This exhibit is free and open to the public.

June 21, 2013

CoPA member PJ Boylan's photographs “Immortality” and "Nautilus" were chosen for the Juried Photography Show at the Anderson Arts Center in Kenosha, WI. An opening reception will be held on Sunday June 23 from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m., including presentation of awards at 2:15.

CoPA member PJ Boylan's photographs “Immortality” and "Nautilus" were chosen for the Juried Photography Show at the Anderson Arts Center in Kenosha, WI. An opening reception will be held on Sunday June 23 from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m., including presentation of awards at 2:15. 
If you go:
Juried Photography Show

June 23–August 4, 2013
Gallery Hours: Tuesdays through Sunday: 1-4 p.m. (Closed Mondays)
Anderson Arts Center

121 Sixty-Sixth Street, Kenosha, WI 53143
262.653.0481

For further information, visit the website: http://www.andersonartscenter.com/
This exhibit is free and open to the public.

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.

I asked each of them to describe their goals for their photography and how they choose to show their work. I wanted to get at how they thought about and experienced online exhibition.

March 19, 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
ELIGIBILITY AND RESTRICTIONS
Original photographic (film or digital) works executed  2007 or later by registered members of the Coalition of Photographic Arts. Work can not have been displayed in any of the previous CoPA Members’ Exhibitions.   Maximum framed size 40”x 40”. 
SUBMISSION INFORMATION
All entries are to be submitted to the CoPA website beginning Sunday, March 10,2013. Go to: www.copamilwaukee.com
for details. We will NOT accept any images into the Members Exhibition until we have verification that the artist is an active member of CoPA.

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 can not have been displayed in any of the previous CoPA Members’ Exhibitions.   Maximum framed size 40”x 40”. 

SUBMISSION INFORMATION

March 19, 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
ELIGIBILITY AND RESTRICTIONS
Original photographic (film or digital) works executed  2007 or later by registered members of the Coalition of Photographic Arts. Work can not have been displayed in any of the previous CoPA Members’ Exhibitions.   Maximum framed size 40”x 40”. 
SUBMISSION INFORMATION
All entries are to be submitted to the CoPA website beginning Sunday, March 10,2013. Go to: www.copamilwaukee.com
for details. We will NOT accept any images into the Members Exhibition until we have verification that the artist is an active member of CoPA.

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 can not have been displayed in any of the previous CoPA Members’ Exhibitions.   Maximum framed size 40”x 40”. 

SUBMISSION INFORMATION

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

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

All entries are to be submitted to the CoPA website beginning Sunday, March 10,2013. Go to  www.copamilwaukee.com  for details. We will NOT accept any images into the Members Exhibition until we have verification that the artist is an active member of CoPA.

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 20, 2013

CoPA member Paul Matzner will be teaching a "Street Photography" class on Saturday, June 1 from 9:30 - 4:30 at The Center for Photography at Madison (CPM). Detailed information and official registration will be available at the end of March on CPM's website: http://www.cpmad.org/
Students will gain insight into what street photography entails, and improve their ability to make photographs that capture the essence of people and location.

CoPA member Paul Matzner will be teaching a "Street Photography" class on Saturday, June 1 from 9:30 - 4:30 at The Center for Photography at Madison (CPM).
Detailed information and official registration will be available at the end of March on CPM's website: http://www.cpmad.org/

Students will gain insight into what street photography entails, and improve their ability to make photographs that capture the essence of people and location.

Students will:
- gain a historical perspective into the genre of street photography,
- learn various techniques for making impactful images as opposed to just taking pictures,
- discuss various “rules” of photography and why and how to break them,
- practice street photography on location in Madison,
- step out of their comfort zone to improve their photos of people in public,

January 18, 2013

'Pancakes and Booze' Underground Art Show.

CoPA member Michael Nowotny presents four images with pancakes.

Date: March 1st, 2013

Time: 8 p.m. - 2 a.m.

Location: Reggies Live 2105 S. State Street, Chicago, IL

 

'Pancakes and Booze' Underground Art Show.

Date: March 1st, 2013 Time: 8 p.m. - 2 a.m. Location: Reggies Live 2105 S. State Street, Chicago, IL

Michael Nowotny presents four images.  The CoPA banner will be prominently displayed in the gallery.   The event features over 75 artists.  You will see live painting, body painting and listen to live music as you are served all the pancakes you can eat for an admission of $5.00.

Pancakes and Booze was founded by Tom Kirlin. The first event was held in Los Angeles, CA. It has since grown to showings in Dallas, TX-Austin, TX-San Francisco, CA-Phoenix, AZ-Minneapolis, MN and now Chicago.

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 7, 2012

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.

Museum of Wisconsin Art Executive Director, Tom Lidtke Announces Retirement
(WEST BEND, WI) Museum of Wisconsin Art (MWA) Executive Director, Tom Lidtke announced that he will be semi-retiring in July 2013.  The announcement comes after his 30 years with the Museum of Wisconsin Art and numerous achievements with the organization, including the $9.9 million capital project that will be opening in early April 2013.

September 17, 2012

This juried exhibition is open to all photography artists who reside in Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota or Michigan, who may submit up to four entries with a $35, non-refundable entry fee. There is no fee for active/paid CoPA members; this is considered a membership benefit. Entrants must be a current paid member as of Oct 15, 2012 in order to qualify for the member submission fee waiver. New memberships after Oct 15, will not qualify for the fee waiver.

Exhibition Jurors: Graeme Reid, Annemarie Sawkins

Graeme Reid - Born in Scotland, Graeme Reid graduated from the University of Glasgow and Indiana State University with Master’s degrees in 1990 and 1993 respectively. With nineteen years experience in arts management/curatorial work he is currently Assistant Director at the Museum of Wisconsin Art having previously worked at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center (Sheboygan, WI), the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette (IN) and the Swope Art Museum (Terre Haute, IN). Over the years he has curated over 120 group and solo exhibitions as well as worked on the development and installation of institutional collections. An experienced judge on a local, regional and national level and award winning writer on the arts, he has taught art history and the humanities at ISU and Purdue University and is a regular guest lecturer at various Wisconsin institutions.