“Watercolor Wisconsin” to open at the Wustum Museum |


RACINE – The 55th year of “Watercolor Wisconsin” is on view from December 15 to April 23 at the Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, a campus of the Racine Art Museum at 2519 Northwestern Ave.

“Watercolor Wisconsin” is an annual state-wide competition held by the museum since 1966. Limited only by their materials – aqueous media such as acrylics and watercolors – artists are free to create works in two and three dimensions on paper. Contemporary artists bring both traditional and experimental approaches to established guidelines, resulting in a varied and dynamic exhibition each year.

Jurors Sarah Cox and Carole Hennessy have selected the 110 works by 97 artists presented in this exhibition. Cox is responsible for exhibitions and collections at the Elmhurst Art Museum. Hennessy is President of the Watercolor Honor Society and an internationally renowned watercolorist.

The opening reception and the awards ceremony will be broadcast simultaneously via Zoom and Facebook Live at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, December 14. The opening reception will include a brief presentation by Bruce W. Pepich, RAM Executive Director and Curator of Collections. The awards ceremony will be presented by Lena Vigna, RAM curator. Registration for the Zoom event is available on ramart.org.

The Racine and Kenosha County artists in the exhibit are: Sue Horton, Franksville; Dennis Bayuzick, Dean Habegger, Don Hinrichs, Diane Levesque, Carlotta Miller, Dyan Tishuk and Sheillah Walsh, Kenosha; Robert W. Andersen and Jerrold Belland, Mount Pleasant; Judy Ballard, Pleasant Prairie; Doris Beaudry, Karen B. Broman, Caye Christensen, Deedee Dumont, Mary Dwyer, Lisa Englander, PM Fallon, Pat Gilbert, Ann Henkes, Karen Mathis, Sharon Mellberg, Janet Mrazek, John Nowicki, Thom Petersen, Lance Raichert, Cheryl Sachs, Susan M. Sorenson, Dina Walker and Kelly Witte, Racine; Jenny Pham and Mai Lee Yang, Sturtevant; Bruce Boeck, Peggy Thurston Farrell and Charles Wickler, Waterford; Ann Schubert, Wind Lake; and Catherine Gaspero, Wind Point.

The Wustum Museum is open from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. There is no admission fee.


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