OUR FALL, 2019 EXHIBIT - "Perspectives" - was held at:
Re:Vision Gallery, 4625 Sheridan Road in Kenosha, WI
November 1 - December 22, 2019
The Fall Exhibit at Re:Vision Gallery was a great success and the
opening reception on Dec. 14th very well attended! A big thank-you
to Marjorie Meyer, gallery owner, for hosting us before the holidays.
Jeanne Panka won First Place Award for:
“Cornfield, Lone Rock”
Congratulations to the following Members who won awards at the reception:
There were two Honorable Mentions:
Judy Grochowskii for “Foreboding Skies - Plein Aire - Horicon, WI” and William Church for “High Country Trail”
Patti Belbin, for "Woosh"
For the first time, the WPA was able to give out Merchandise Awards in addition to our regular place awards. We are very grateful to the Merchandise Award Donors: Blick Art Materials, Richeson School of Art and Gallery, and South Shore Gallery and Framing.
Marcia Gorra-Patek, for“3 Tiny Views”
Karen Brittain's “Silence” won Second Place Award.
Chris Behrs won Best of Show for: "
Green Beans, Yellow Beans West Bend Farmers Market."
Third Place Award went to Julia Pagenkopf for “Waters Edge.”
Our judge for the evening was Jerrold Belland who has won over 100 awards in various art exhibitions. His work hangs in hundreds of private and public collections. In 2012, he won a Racine Art Museum fellowship. At that time he decided to return to cartooning. He returned with a vengeance. In quick succession, he has published four books of cartoons.
In his Artist Statement, Belland says: "Each day, driving to my studio down Memorial Drive, a story unfolds before my eyes like a movie being played out on a screen. I am drawn to stories and I make art that tells stories. It’s a long tradition, this business of narrative art, and I’m proud to be part of it.
I am told that there is a genuine comic element in my work. I am happy about that. I am happy that I can translate my dark view of the world into something that will make people smile."
To see Belland's remarkable work, click here!
Suzanne Manthe for “Sensory Overload.”
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And the Three Merchandise Awards: