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Press Release                                          FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Racine, WI     May 5, 2011


Racine Art Museum Launches New Artist Fellowship Program  

Wustum Summer

Exhibitions for each recipient's work will be presented August 31 through November 30, 2013 at RAM's Wustum Museum of Fine Arts.

The Racine Art Museum is excited to announce the launch of a new program designed to distinguish this region as a place that values the arts, and enhance the area's desirability as a place for artists to work and live. Sponsored by a grant from the Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation, the RAM Artist Fellowship program aims to showcase the diversity and vitality of the Racine/Kenosha visual arts community by supporting the professional development of its artists.


In 2012, four $2,500 fellowships will be awarded to selected artists. These awards will provide financial support and exhibition opportunities in alternate years for visual artists residing in the Racine/Kenosha urban corridor, east of I-94.


These competitive fellowships will recognize artists, at all stages of their careers, who are creating outstanding work in all media, including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, bookmaking, sculpture, installation, film/video, fibers, glass, metals, wood and ceramics.


Exhibitions for each recipient's work will be presented August 31 through November 30, 2013 at RAM's Wustum Museum of Fine Arts. A color brochure will accompany the fellowship show. By increasing critical attention and exposure for recipients, the program seeks to foster their continued creative and professional development.


Artist prospectus for the RAM Artist Fellowships will be available online in July at www.ramart.org.


The RAM Artist Fellowship Program is generously sponsored by the Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation.


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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