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Marcia Gorra-Patek, Vice President of the WPA Board, stands in front of her first place painting, "The Dance", with the Exhibit Judge, Jeanne Bjork.  Mrs. Bjork is head of the Pewaukee High School Visual Art Department, as well as WAEA 2015 Art Educator of the Year- Secondary Division. The WPA was delighted to have Mrs. Bjork perform the judging for the exhibit. 

The judge was Jason Van Roo --an artist-educator committed to designing curriculum and new systems to unlock student, teacher, and system level creative potential through talent, skill, and critical thinking development in the visual arts. He sees art as a document of “creative living.” [Taken from www.rawartists.org.] .

​​​Our Fall 2017 exhibit, Until the Equinox, was showing until

September 23rd at the Oconomowoc Arts Center (OAC),    

641 E Forest St, Oconomowoc, WI 53066.

Exhibit awards were made to the following members:

Honorable Mentions:
          Alecia Schmitz “Roman Cafe” - rhythm and sun light
          William Holaday  “Copper Falls” - varied use of

                 the medium
          Marcia Gorra-Patek “Heavy Sky” - cloud-toned pear
Third Place - Julia Pagenkopf - “Birches at Olbrich” -                             shadows, impasto
Second Place - Chris Behrs - “Endless Robs” - impasto,                      specks of light and color
First Place - Carol Chapman “Pouring Light into the Dark                    Side of the Moon” - abstract with powerful light
Best of Show - Roberta Condon “Lonely, Dark and Deep”                  -intriguing, with depth of field
Artists’ Choice - Roberta Condon “Above the Falls” 

Congratulations to these artists!


AyPril!  From Saturday, April 1st through Sunday, April 30th, 2017.

WPA was thrilled to be invited to exhibit at the G'Day Gallery:  "A gallery in the bohemian heart and soul of Bay View featuring urban and local art and artists."


The following WPA members received awards:

Honorable Mentions:
   Suzanne Manthe -  Sunflower Tango
   Mac Schuppert - Whitefish Dunes Path

Third Place:
   Carol Chapman - ​Peony

Second Place:
   Julia Pagenkopf - I See Fire (in the



The Fall 2015 Exhibit - Autumnal Ripening - was held at The Cedarburg Cultural Center in Cedarburg, Wisconsin

from October 16th through November 29th.  The judge for the show was Virgi Driscoll.  

​​​​Wisconsin Pastel Artists 2016 Fall Exhibit

"Once In A Blue Moon" --- ​November 16 - December 15

Roberta A. Fiskum Art Gallery, ​James R. Connor University Center, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater​​

.The following awards were presented to Members:

Honorable Mentions:

  Judy Grochowski (Washed-Out Pier) and

   Suzanne Manthe (Evening at the Marsh)

Third Place:

   Carol Chapman (Entrance to the

                     Glowing Space)

Second Place:

   Chris Behrs  (Lake Superior Surf)

First Place:

   Cherilynn Wood-1st place (Untitled #12)

Best of Show:
   Darron Lillian (South Guthrie Road)
Artists' Choice​:
    Mac Schuppert (Late Afternoon Light)

Opening reception Wed-nesday November 16th - Bill Chandler addresses the audience. Bill is retired  Professor Emeritus of Art Education at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and served as judge for the exhibit.

​WPA returned to the Greenfield Public Library in May for our semi-annual Spring Show -

"Dream On!"

Opening Reception: Friday, May 5, 6:00-7:30 pm​​​​​​

First Place:
   Marcia Gorra-Patek - The Dance

Best of Show:
   Julia Pagenkopf - Rolling In

Artists' Choice Award:
   Susan Klabak - Lake Michigan Sunset​


"The Artistic Side of Life"

The WPA Spring 2016 Exhibit was held at:

The Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts

located at 19805 West Capitol Drive, Brookfield, Wisconsin, 53045

from May 19th through July 17th.

The juror for the show was Deborah Brooks.


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