OUR SPRING, 2019 EXHIBIT: "Raw Energy" was held at the
Roberta Avonn Fiskum Art Gallery,
James R. Connor University Center,
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
May 15 - June 14, 2019.
We shared gallery space with Tony Armendariz,
a renowned watercolor artist from Illinois and the juror for
the WPA show. Born in and raised in Chicago to a graphic arts
family, Tony attended the American Academy of Art where he studied under renowned watercolor instructor Irving Shapiro. Prior to graduation from the Academy, Tony began a twenty-two year career in the corporate world in which he worked as an illustrator, graphic artist and web designer. In 2007 Tony left the corporate world to pursue his interests in watercolor painting and teaching.
Tony is a signature member of six national artistic societies and for the last ten years has served as the director of the Illinois Watercolor Society. He has won many awards including an Artistic Project Grant from the Illinois Arts Council in 2014. Tony has also participated in many local and national juried exhibitions and has exhibited his work in many group and solo shows. He currently lives and teaches from his studio in Palatine, Illinois. His work is currently represented by the Hilliard Gallery in Kansas City, Missouri.
We are very appreciative that Mr. Armendariz agreed to be the judge for this show. Please check out his website here.
Here are the Award Winners from the Show!
Drop-off work: May 10th, from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.
Reception: Monday, June 3rd, from 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Pick up work: June 17th, from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.
Forms for the Exhibit:
All forms are posted under the tab: "Exhibit Entry and Prospectus"
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Kathy Kamin won an Honorable Mention for Gourd Play.
Suzanne Manthe's Searching for Blue Bonnets was awarded Best of Show and Artists' Choice awards
Julia P. was given First Place Award for Sands of Time.
Breakwater Sunset by Chris Behrs won Second Place award.
Bobby Brown's Kickapoo Valley Reserve won Third Place award.