Chuck Weber, our judge for the evening, and Debbie Callahan, winner of the Best of Show award.
A Wisconsin native, Chuck studied marketing and art at St. Norbert College, followed by an MBA from UW-Madison and Marquette University. He was Creative Director and Principal of a Milwaukee-based ad agency and design firm. Now in his "encore" career, Chuck chases his one "true" passion, fine art. His preference for oils and an impressionist style translate into high energy works, featuring sun-lit subjects saturated with color. In recent years Chuck has gained a national reputation as a portrait artist.
Chuck is a member of Oil Painters of America, The American Impressionists Society, the Portrait Society of America and the Society of American Portrait Artists. He is also a member of Wisconsin Visual Artists, the League of Milwaukee Artists and Waukesha West End Artists. He also serves on the Board of Directors of ARTS Waukesha and the Waukesha County Art Museum.
BEST OF SHOW
"Child's Dance #22" by Debbie Callahan. Judge's comments: "Wonderfully hypnotic and mixed-media, non-specific portrait. Lots of visual interest with the text appliques, and abstracted color. Dynamic tension create by violating the edges."
OUR FALL, 2018 EXHIBIT
will be at the
Gallery of Wisconsin Art
in West Bend, Wisconsin.
Details will be posted later in the summer. But be PREPARED! This gallery is large and we want to have full participation from all of our Members!
The WPA members wish to extend their heartfelt gratitude to Chuck Weber for the time he took in judging the exhibit and for the wonderful advice he generously gave at the opening reception to the artists.
Here are the artists who received awards:
OUR SPRING, 2018 EXHIBIT : "UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES"
is at the Art Bar:
722 East Burleigh Street
Friday April 20 through Wednesday, May 23, 2018
(Final pick-up of work is May 24-27 after 3:00 pm.)
Members may submit 4 entries per artist.
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FIRST PLACE AWARD: 'Beginnings" by Julia Pagenkopf
SECOND PLACE AWARD: "Greenhouse" by Nancy Armitage
THIRD PLACE AWARD: "Birthday Bash" by Chris Behrs
HONORABLE MENTION: "One Last Look" by Karen Wick
HONORABLE MENTION: "Sunset on the Prairie" by Marcia Hero
HONORABLE MENTION: "Gray Day" by Judy Grochowski
ARTISTS' CHOICE AWARD: "Koi A Plenty" by Jim Edlebeck