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Press Release                                          FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Racine, WI     November 29, 2010

Racine Art Museum's Wustum Location Hosts 44th Year of Watercolor Wisconsin
Watercolor Wisconsin 2010 Image
Suzanne Haislmaier, Below the Surface #1 (Blue), 2010
Watercolor, Photo: Jon Bolton, Racine

On December 12, 2010, RAM's Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts continues a splendid Racine tradition with the opening of Watercolor Wisconsin 2010. As one of the museum's most popular annual shows, this exhibition brings together the works of artists from throughout the state. Featuring 98 pieces by 81 Wisconsin artists, this year's show will be on view at RAM's Wustum Museum through April 30, 2011.

Exhibiting Artists by Wisconsin Community: Beloit: Helen Byron, Robert Houck; Black Earth: Linda Koenig; Bristol: Bonnielynn Brankey; Brookfield: Janet Lillie, Julia McMurray, Jean Pascek, Janet Roberts; Burlington: Marilyn Ahler; Caledonia: Nancy Neider; Cedarburg: Jean Crane, Patrick Doughman, Bruce Hustad; Dousman: John Wickenberg; Fox Lake: Judith Beyer; Franklin: Jeff Pietrzak; Genoa City: Vicky Lilla; Glendale: Ian Baker Johnson, Francisco Mora, Fred Stein; Greenville: Deborah Vandenbloomer; Hartford: Harold E. Hansen; Kenosha: Carolyn Gagliardi, Diane Levesque, Dan Simoneau, Rebecca Venn; Lac du Flambeau: Christine Alfery; Lake Mills: Amy Arntson; Madison: Kathy Armstrong, Randal Feig, Cary Hunkel, John Jacoby, Madge MacFarlane, Lee Weiss; Marinette: Ernie Pleger; Mequon: Jan Effinger, Alice A. Struck; Milwaukee: Joyce Eesley, Suzanne Haislmaier, Deborah Fiedler, Earl Kittleson, Susan Leopold, Gene Mihleisen, Judith Gahn Murphy, JoAnna Poehlmann, Glenda Puhek, George Ronsholdt, Jan Serr, Anthony Weber; Oak Creek: Alfred Minzlaff; Oconomowoc: Marilu McCartney, Pat Siok; Pewaukee: Sandra Wagner; Racine: Robert Andersen, Doris Beaudry, Jerrold Belland, Richard Berns, Russell Bohn, Mary Burant, Sharon Christensen, Dian Gabriel, Nicole S. Higgs, David V. Holmes, Edwin Kalke, John Krewal, John Nowicki, LeRoy Petersen, Lance Raichert, Alice Rossman, Suzanne Schackelman, Marie Skowronski, Susan M. Sorenson, Jean Thielen, Maria Varga-Hansen, Maggie Venn; South Milwaukee: Diane Richards; Sheboygan: Gayle Meves; Sturtevant: Charles Velzka; Thiensville: Shelby Schait; Waterford: Linda Gerard Dzik, Jeanne Raccoli-Baas; Waukesha: Shirley Kroening, Charles Wickler; Waupaca: Theresa Drinka; Wauwatosa: Carolyn Kenney-Carter, Millie Minessale; Whitefish Bay: Anne Miotke; Whitewater: Linda Tump

The opening reception for Watercolor Wisconsin 2010 will be held at RAM's Wustum Museum of Fine Arts on Sunday, December 12 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. During the reception, Bruce W. Pepich, Executive Director and Curator of Collections will host the awards presentation beginning at 2:30 pm. Refreshments will be served.


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This exhibition is made possible by: Presenting Sponsors - Karen Johnson Boyd and William B. Boyd, RAM Society Members, S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc., The Hearst Foundation, Inc., and Windgate Charitable Foundation; Gold Sponsors - Helen Bader Foundation, Inc., The Richard and Ethel Herzfeld Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Racine United Arts Fund and Wisconsin Arts Board; Silver Sponsors - Cotsen Foundation for Academic Research, Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation and Real Racine; Bronze Sponsors - Clifton Gunderson LLP, E.C. Styberg Foundation, Inc., Friends of Fiber Art International and Knight-Barry Title Inc.


Together, the two campuses of the Racine Art Museum, RAM in downtown Racine at 441 Main Street and the Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts at 2519 Northwestern Avenue, seek to elevate the stature of contemporary crafts to that of fine art by exhibiting significant works in craft media with painting, sculpture and photography, while providing outstanding educational art programming.

Docent led contemporary craft and architectural tours of the museums are available. Both campuses of the Racine Art Museum, are open to the public Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, and are closed Mondays, Federal holidays and Easter. RAM is open Sunday Noon - 5:00 pm, while Wustum is closed Sundays. An admission fee of $5 for adults, with reduced fees for students and seniors, applies at RAM. Admission to Wustum is free. Members are always admitted without charge to either campus.

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