​​MAY 11, 2016 MEETING:

A well attended meeting tonight with enthusiastic questions for our

guest, Jeff Townsend, from Tory Folliard Gallery. Jeff spoke about

Gallery/Artist relationships, the business of gallery representation,

expectations that galleries and artists may have, building

your CV, and many other specific aspects about this part of the

art world. Thank you, Jeff!

Pictured here are Jeff Townsend, and Marcia Gorra-Patek,

Vice President of the WPA.

The WPA had a very interesting, informativeMembers' Meeting on September 13, 2017.  Vice President Marcia Gorra-Patek reviewed the workshop presented by Rita Kirkman that Marcia and a number of other WPA members attended in July.  Some great tips and ideas about different product uses!

Julia shows some experiments using ink and patterning.

Members' Meeting: January 10, 2018:

​This meeting focused on 'New for the New Year' - various members presented their latest ideas, experiments, new techniques, new materials, possibilities tried that didn't work, and just messy creative activity!

Debbie Callahan and Marcia Hero explained their process for protecting pastel paintings without glass.

Next Members' Meeting scheduled for Wednesday,   March 11th, 2020 

at 6:30 pm at West Allis City Hall.

Darron demonstrates values.

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Marcia talks about thumbnail sketches & line.

Members brought their work in for a critique by Alan Thompson-Wallace, artist and owner of a gallery in the Marshall Building in downtown Milwaukee.

Members' Meeting: November 14, 2018:

​As the last meeting of the year, members brought in what they had been working on during the late summer and fall. The examples included work that had been exhibited, plein air paintings, experimental work, and work completed with new materials.

Marcia Gorra-Patek demonstrated some new materials she has been working with.

Member's Meeting: September 12, 2018:​​


Cheryl demonstrates a new drawing app.

Bill Holaday explained his approach to capturing an image and the recent events at which he exhibited.

Members' Meeting, Wednesday, November 9, 2016:

​​​Great meeting last night with Wisconsin Pastel Artists

in West Allis.

Thank you Roberta C. for showing and commenting

on the recent Pastel Society of America's

show in Gramercy Park, NYC.

Carol shows her latest fun tryouts and 'what-ifs'.

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Members' Meeting: November 8, 2017:

A program on framing was presented by Carol, Kathleen, Sheryl and  MarciaThere were a number of hand-outs, which you can access below. Just click on the links!