The 4th annual Winter event - The WPA Holiday Party - with Shannon Piette from the Richeson School and Art Gallery in Kimberly, Wisconsin was held at:
St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1616 West Mequon Road, Mequon, 53092, from 9:30 am - 2:00 pm.
More great deals on Richeson products,
a Pot-Luck lunch,
and our painting exchange!
And once again,
Shannon worked her magic!
WPA Member Colette Odya Smith attended the current Scholastic Art Awards Exhibit at the Milwaukee Art Museum (February 1–March 15, 2020). She chose Catcher Stodolar's painting, "Big Mouth".
Stodolar will receive a $100 gift certificate from the Wisconsin Pastel Artists.
According to the Milwaukee Art Museum:
"More than three hundred artworks by Wisconsin students in grades 7–12 are featured in this annual exhibition that celebrates young talent in our state. The juried exhibition is drawn from over three thousand submissions in the categories of Architecture & Industrial Design, Ceramics & Glass, Comic Art, Design, Digital Art, Drawing & Illustration, Editorial Cartoon, Fashion, Film & Animation, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Video Games, and Art Portfolios. The Milwaukee Art Museum has hosted the Scholastic Art Awards for the Wisconsin region since 1976.
The Scholastic Art Awards program acknowledges excellence in the visual arts and encourages the artistic endeavors of young people throughout the United States. The Silver Key Award denotes statewide recognition. Artworks with a Gold Key later compete for Silver and Gold Medals at the national level, in New York. Many award winners go on to achieve distinction in the fine arts, applied arts, and design, often crediting their success to the early recognition they received as participants in the Scholastic Art Awards. A number of artists represented in the Museum’s Collection were Scholastic Award recipients, including Nancy Burkert, Robert Indiana, David Lenz, and Andy Warhol."
MEMBERSHIP MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT!
ANNUAL SUMMER PICNIC
was held on SATURDAY, JULY 20TH, from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm at
HORICON MARSH EDUCATION & VISITORS CENTER
N7725 Wisconsin Hwy 28, Horicon, WI 53032
With a Wonderful Potluck Lunch at Noon
Come at any point. Looks like it will be cloudy and a high of 35 - but this can change! Watch your email 24 hours before for an update. Meet at the main Center on County Line Rd. Bill says it's best to paint from the short trails, bridges and observation platform near the parking lot. Also, remember that the building will not be open so there will be no restrooms available.
Email your R.S.V.P. to Judy's gmail.
Next Members Meeting:
on Wednesday, May 13, 2020
6:30 pm at West Allis City Hall
525 W Greenfield Ave, West Allis, WI 53214
Given the current circumstances with COVID-19, the Members' Meeting may be held online via a meeting platform. More information will be posted to this page and sent to you via email.
Invite a friend who may be ready to get into pastels and needs a nudge!
Shannon Molter, Associate Educator of Teen Programs at the Milwaukee Art Museum, acknowledged WPA's gift and said "Thank you so much for your thoughtful decision making. We are so proud of these outstanding young artists and are thrilled to offer them special encouragement through your gift."
Next Members Plein Air Outing:
Saturday, February 15th, 9:00 am to noon, at Mequon Nature Preserve, 8200 W. County Line Rd.
2020 - WPA honors student artist, Catcher Stodolar!
WPA is beginning a new activity for members! It's called "DUST BUDDIES"!
It's a 'play date' with fellow members. The first date is Saturday, February 16th, from 1:00-4:00 pm, at Grafton High School. (Thank you Marcia Gorra-Patek for hosting us again!). The second date is Sunday, April 28th, again from 1:00-4:00 pm, at the high school. Bring all your supplies; work you have started or work that is half-finished; bring all the questions you have always wondered about; and be prepared to:
EXPLORE, CREATE, EXPERIMENT
CURRENT MEMBER EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
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