RAM's Wustum Museum Hosts Wisconsin Photography 2012
On Sunday, September 9, RAM's Wustum Museum of Fine Arts continued a Racine tradition with the opening of Wisconsin Photography 2012. Featuring 118 pieces by 50 Wisconsin photographers and video artists, this year's show will be on view at RAM's Wustum Museum through November 24, 2012.
Vicki Reed, Cedarburg, Gingko Skirt, 2012
Archival digital pigment print
The museum received online submissions from all over the state. Of 862 pieces submitted by 87 artists, less than a quarter of the pieces were chosen for this year's show. The exhibition's juror Dean Otto selected the 118 images represented in Wisconsin Photography 2012. Otto is Associate Curator, Film/Video at Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
For Wisconsin Photography, the selection process is similar to a portfolio review - the juror chooses the artists as well as representative body of work. Since the first Wisconsin Photography exhibition in 1979, the Racine Art Museum has purchased works for the museum's permanent collection. Through these acquisitions, RAM has assembled a vibrant record of Wisconsin's photographers and their career developments. This year, the museum will add the following seven new works to the collection.
Arthur P. Haas Memorial Photography Purchase Awards
Bruce Ambuel Eye Contact
Robert Baron Jones Island
F. Fischer V & A Courtyard, London
John Lusis Rank and Sons
Jen Moon Jefferson, Iowa
JoAnn O'Hare Untitled 4
Vicki Reed Gingko Skirt
Exhibiting Artists by Wisconsin Community
Allenton: Sadie Derouin; Allouez: Martha Coaty; Brookfield: Bruce Ambuel; Burlington: Valerie Christell, David Jewell; Cascade: Bruce Saille; Cedarburg: Marcia Getto, Vicki Reed; Glendale: F. Fischer; Kenosha: Paul Brnak, Dan Simoneau; Lake Geneva: Caroll Pearson; Mequon: John Illingworth; Milwaukee: Timothy Abler, Christina DeSpears, Andrew Holman, Adam Horwitz, Gary Kampe, John Lusis, Alan Magayne-Roshak, Lisa Moline and Lane Hall (collaboration), Jen Moon, Dean Segal, Mark Winter; Muskego: Jennifer Foster; New Berlin: Robert Baron; Pewaukee: Kenneth Kornacki; Racine: Susan Buhler-Maki, James Charnon, John Koeppen, Anne Lasch, Jason Madson, Katie Markson, Leonard Peterson, Kimberly Smith, Marc Wollman; Sheboygan Falls: Patrick Ryan; Shorewood: Arthur Elkon, Paul Matzner; Waterford: Brian Jacobson, Roy Schmidt; Waukesha: Jon Horvath, William Lemke, JoAnn O'Hare; Wauwatosa: Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman (collaboration), Eddee Daniel, Suzanne Garr, Jerome Styberg; Whitefish Bay: Linda Schwam Merkel; Winnebago: William Aubrey
RAM's Wustum Museum of Fine Arts is located at 2519 Northwestern Avenue, Racine, just a few miles from Racine Art Museum's downtown location at 5th and Main Streets. Wustum Museum also boasts a long history of offering quality art programs to children and adults of all ages. Works from RAM's collection and exhibitions serve as inspiration for Wustum's excellent art programs. Art class listings for adult and children can be found online at www.ramart.org or by contacting RAM's Wustum Museum at 262.636.9177 for more information.
This exhibition is made possible by:Presenting Sponsors - Karen Johnson Boyd and William B. Boyd, RAM Society Members, S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc., and Windgate Charitable Foundation; Gold Sponsors - National Endowment for the Arts and Racine United Arts Fund; Silver Sponsors - Elwood Corporation, Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation, W.T. Walker Group, Inc., and Wisconsin Arts Board; Bronze Sponsors - Arthur P. Haas Memorial Fund, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, CNH America LLC, E.C. Styberg Foundation, Inc., Educators Credit Union, Arthur P. Haas Memorial Fund, In Sink Erator, The Marjorie L. Christiansen Foundation, The Norbell Foundation, Real Racine, Runzheimer Foundation, and Wisconsin Public Radio.