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Racine, WI    September 5, 2014


Racine Art Museum's Wustum Campus Hosts Racine and Vicinity Show: All Media Juried Competition


RAM's Wustum Museum of Fine Arts continues a museum tradition with the opening of Racine and Vicinity Show: All Media Juried Competition. A glimpse into local talent, this juried exhibition showcases work from artists residing throughout Racine, Kenosha, and Walworth counties, along with RAM members from outside the area. Featuring 132 accepted pieces by 99 artists, this year's show will be on view at RAM's Wustum Museum through November 29, 2014.

David V. Holmes

Mystic Wonder for Pubis, 2014

Acrylic, collage, and oil glazing

Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine

Of the 433 pieces submitted by 180 artists, less than one-quarter of the them were chosen for this year's exhibition. Over $1,000 in prizes will be awarded at the opening reception to artists whose pieces are selected as the best in show.


Wally Mason selected the works to be included, as well as the awards for this year's exhibition. Mason has been the Director/Chief Curator of the Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin since 2007. He has curated over 90 exhibitions, including Dark Blue: Water as Protagonist, Whatever is There is a Truth: Robert Rauschenberg's Prints and Witty, Sexy, Gimmicky: British Pop Art


The opening reception for Racine and Vicinity Show will be held at RAM's Wustum Museum of Fine Arts on Sunday, September 7 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. The awards presentation begins at 3:00 pm. 


This exhibition at RAM's Wustum Museum is made possible by: Platinum Sponsors - Karen Johnson Boyd and William B. Boyd, SC Johnson, Windgate Charitable Foundation; Diamond Sponsor - Sam and Gene Johnson Fund; Gold Sponsors - Herzfeld Foundation, Johnson Bank, Racine Community Foundation, Inc., Racine United Arts Fund; Silver Sponsors - Elwood Corporation, Helen Bader Foundation, Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation, W.T. Walker Group, Inc., Wisconsin Arts Board; Bronze Sponsors - 88NINE Radio Milwaukee, CNHIndustrial, Educators Credit Union, EC Styberg Foundation, The Garvey Group, In Sink Erator, Miracle on Canal Street, The Norbell Foundation, Orkney Springs Retreat, Real Racine, Robert W. Baird Foundation, and Ruud 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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Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony
Sunday, September 7
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Award presentation 3:00 pm
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