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Holiday Ornament Exhibition Features Local Artists

RAM congratulates all the creative ornament designers who entered the competition.

By - Dec 8th, 2017 12:25 pm
Holiday Ornament Exhibition Features Local Artists. Photo courtesy of the Racine Art Museum.

Holiday Ornament Exhibition Features Local Artists. Photo courtesy of the Racine Art Museum.

Racine, WI  December 8, 2017. Racine Art Museum invited artists of all ages to participate in the museum’s handmade holiday ornament competition. Open December 8 through December 30, The Art of AdORNAMENTS features 40 entries created by artists from southeastern Wisconsin, as well northern Illinois. RAM congratulates all the creative ornament designers who entered the competition.

Award Winners
Under 12

First: Tessa Locklair
Second: Lilly Lamberton

Adult
First: Julia Kemerer, Gages Lake, IL
Second: Amanda Van Swol, Racine, WI
Third: Laura Gillespie, Waterford, WI

Honorable Mentions
Jaila Balderas, Racine, WI
Daniel Sviland, Racine, WI

Artists in the Exhibition
Texas: Judith Farrington, Austin; Illinois: Bradley Smith, Chicago; Julia Kemerer, Gages Lake; Wisconsin: Nina (Moyer) Fink, Blanchardville; Karen Borchardt, Caledonia; John Borchardt, Caledonia; Lilly Lamberton, Franksville; Sally Lamberton, Franksville; Cookie Anderson, Milwaukee; Jacob Kittilstad, Milwaukee;  Amanda Cosgrove Paffrath, Racine; Jaila Balderas, Racine; Daniel Sviland, Racine; Brooklin Davis, Racine; Agatha Elmes, Racine; Erin Fischer, Racine; Rozanne Fountain, Racine; Ryan Halverson, Racine; Ann Henkes, Racine; David Jacobs, Racine; Kristine Jacobs, Racine; Ebony Maise, Racine; Penny McGuire, Racine; Sr. Jaye Nelson, Racine; Holly Ottum, Racine; Nora Paffrath, Racine; Bruce W. Pepich, Racine; Emily Peters, Racine; Patty Roberson, Racine; Smith Family, Racine; Amanda Van Swol, Racine; Kelly Witte, Racine; Sam Locklair, Port Washington; Tessa Locklair, Port Washington; Michael Stapleman, Sturtevant; Kara Olson, Union Grove; Laura Gillespie, Waterford.

This exhibition is made possible by: Platinum Sponsor – Windgate Charitable Foundation; Diamond Sponsor: Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation; Gold Sponsors – Herzfeld Foundation, Johnson Bank, National Endowment for the Arts, W. T. Walker Group, Inc.; Silver Sponsors – Andis Foundation, Racine Community Foundation, Runzheimer International Ltd., Wisconsin Arts Board; Bronze Sponsors – Burlington Graphic Systems, Inc., CNH Industrial, EC Styberg Foundation, Educators Credit Union, In Sink Erator, The Norbell Foundation, Orkney Springs Retreat, Real Racine, Ruud Family Foundation, United Way of Racine County; Media Sponsor – 88NINE Radio Milwaukee.

Together, the two campuses of the Racine Art Museum, RAM in downtown Racine at 441 Main Street and the Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts at 2519 Northwestern Avenue, seek to elevate the stature of contemporary crafts to that of fine art by exhibiting significant works in craft media with painting, sculpture, and photography, while providing outstanding educational art programming.

Docent led contemporary craft and architectural tours of the museums are available. Both campuses of the Racine Art Museum, are open Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, and are closed Mondays, Federal holidays and Easter. RAM is open Sunday Noon – 5:00 pm, while Wustum is closed Sundays. An admission fee of $5 for adults, with reduced fees for students and seniors, applies at RAM. Admission to Wustum is free. Members are always admitted without charge to either campus.

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