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Watercolor Wisconsin 2019 Award Winners Announced

Over fifty years of Watercolor Wisconsin exhibitions have established RAM's Wustum Museum as a center for watercolor activity in the Midwest.

By - Dec 9th, 2019 10:00 am

Racine, WI   December 9, 2019

On December 8, 2019, Racine Art Museum’s (RAM’s) Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts continued a longstanding Racine tradition with the opening of Watercolor Wisconsin 2019. As one of the museum’s most popular annual shows, this exhibition brings together the works of artists from throughout the state. Limited only by their materials—aqueous media such as acrylic and watercolor—artists are free to create two-dimensional and three-dimensional works on paper. Featuring 106 pieces by 85 artists from communities in all corners of Wisconsin, this year’s show will be on display until April 18, 2020.

Over fifty years of Watercolor Wisconsin exhibitions have established RAM’s Wustum Museum as a center for watercolor activity in the Midwest. Encouraged to experiment and explore all the possibilities of painting on paper, the artists in the show have created works as diverse as their own imaginations. Online entry has continued to expand the diversity of cities represented.

Four new works from the 2019 competition have been purchased for RAM’s permanent collection, adding to the museum’s holdings of extraordinary Wisconsin artists.

Congratulations to the following award winners:
First Award
Christine B. Miller, Mags Menu Says: Veggie-Burgers…Y, Y-Not, Not?!?

Second Award
Sandra Willard, Professor Protreptic Poison Garden

Third Award
Regina Baker, Summer Hair

For a complete list of winners, please visit ramart.org.

This exhibition is supported in part by William A. Guenther in memory of Richard Harrison Guenther as well as: 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 DelaneyDavid 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 through 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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