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Racine Art Museum Announces Award Winners for Holiday Ornament Exhibition Featuring Local Artists

RAM congratulates all the creative ornament designers who entered the competition, and especially the following artists who were recognized for their extraordinary efforts with awards presented in a celebration at RAM on Friday evening.

By - Nov 22nd, 2019 05:10 pm
Aiden Dunn, Age 12, Racine, Wisconsin. Photo by Jessica Zalewski.

Aiden Dunn, Age 12, Racine, Wisconsin. Photo by Jessica Zalewski.

Racine, WI  November 22, 2019

Racine Art Museum invited artists of all ages to participate in the museum’s annual handmade holiday ornament, greeting card, and gift wrapping competition. Each artist was allowed to enter in up to two of the aforementioned categories, if they wished. Open November 22 through December 29, The Art of AdORNAMENTS, Wrappins’ and Greetins’ features 81 festive entries created by 67 artists from southeastern Wisconsin, as well as northern Illinois and a few from further afield.

RAM congratulates all the creative ornament designers who entered the competition, and especially the following artists who were recognized for their extraordinary efforts with awards presented in a celebration at RAM on Friday evening.

Award Winners

Youth 
First: Aiden Dunn, Age 12, Racine, WI
Second: Stella Dunn, Age 5, Racine, WI
Third: Tessa Locklair, Age 12, Port Washington, WI

Adult
First: Charlie B. Thorne, Chicago, IL
Second: Rachelle Graham, Kenosha, WI
Third: Daniel Sviland, Waukegan, IL
Honorable Mention:  Saren Thorne-Hauser, Chicago, IL

Artists in the Exhibition
Texas: Judy Farrington, Austin; Illinois: Charlie B. Thorne and Saren Thorne-Hauser, Chicago; Daniel Sviland, Waukegan; Wisconsin, including the following cities––Burlington: Addison Kinsey, Leslie KinseyCaledonia: Karen BorchardtCudahy: Joan HoulehenFranksville: Josiah Lamberton, Lilly Lamberton, Sally Lamberton, Linda Michel; Kenosha: Rachelle Graham, Donna Jaworski, Shelby Nesmith, Andrew Stegman-LavertyMilwaukee: Samuel Braun, Tom Czisny, Joanna Imp, Bridget King, Nick Schroeder, Jessica ZalewskiMount Pleasant: Kristine Jacobs, Vinny Pirozzolo, Amanda Van SwolMuskego: Elaine Soé; Oak Creek: Diane EvansPort Washington: Joya Locklair, Tessa Locklair; South Milwaukee: Irene HasslerRacine: Arian Rana Antczak, Michael D’Alessandro, Lauren Drake, Deedee Dumont, Aiden Dunn, Spencer Dunn, Stella Dunn, Tammy Easton, Jeremy Hansen, Brooklyn House, Elisabeth Janes, Peggy Juras, Julia Marquardt, Sr. Jaye Nelson, Xander Niles, Bob Ottum, Holly Ottum, Amanda Cosgrove Paffrath, Bruce W. Pepich, Peg Petersen, Patricia Prout, Bill Reid, Patty Roberson, Lisa Roeder, Emmett Santalucia, Leo Schmitz, Molly Schmitz, Vicki Schmitz, Isa Spino, Evan Vallejos, Georgina Vallejos, Nathaniel Vallejos, Pam Vallejos, Kelly Witte, Holly Wolf-MattickSturtevant: Eleni SchrikWaukegan: Daniel Sviland; West Allis: Doreen Giesfeldt.

Exhibitions at Racine Art Museum are made possible by: Platinum Sponsors — Anonymous, Windgate Foundation; Diamond Sponsors — David Charak, National Endowment for the Arts, Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation, Ruffo Family Foundation Inc.; Gold Sponsors — Anonymous, Tom and Irene Creecy, David Flegel, Herzfeld Foundation, Racine Community Foundation, Trio Foundation of St. Louis, Twin Disc, W.T. Walker Group, Inc.; Silver Sponsors — A.C. Buhler Family, Andis Foundation, Evinrude Outboard Motors, Lucy G. Feller, Johnson Bank, Dorothy MacVicar, Real Racine, Wisconsin Arts Board; Bronze Sponsors — Andis Company, Barbara Delaney, David and Ellen Easley, Educators Credit Union, Eye Care Center of Waterford, The Furniture Society, Fredrick and Deborah Ganaway, William A. Guenther, Kirsten and Emily Maki Foundation, Knight Barry Title Group, Norbell Foundation, Charles H. Patton and Family in Memory of Joan S. Patton, Janna and Dr. Edward Waldeck, Bill and Mary WalkerMedia Sponsors — 88Nine Radio Milwaukee, Wisconsin Public Radio.

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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