Executive Director

Executive Director Terry Stanley Wisconsin Visual Artists (WVA), established in 1900 to promote, develop and encourage the creative visual arts in Wisconsin, has accomplished its goal of establishing the WVA Endowment earmarked for the contracting of an Executive Director. Joining us in that capacity is Terry Stanley of Green Bay, WI. Terry Stanley is a professional fine artist, designer and art instructor and holds an Associate's Degree in Industrial Model Design & Construction from NWTC. Terry has studied with numerous Master Artists throughout the US. She was the founding director of Richeson School of Art & Gallery and the Richeson75 International Art Competitions from 2003 until leaving to paint full time in 2015. Terry has been actively involved in numerous national organizations such as the Susan Kathleen Black Foundation, The Portrait Society of America,The Pastel Society of America and Oil Painters of America. She has curated and juried art exhibits and taught workshops in oils and pastels throughout the country. Visit her websites: fine art: www.terrystanley.com and textile and surface design: www.stanleydesignstudio.net. Terry's enthusiasm and experience will prove to be an asset to WVA as we continue to grow our membership and member benefits for the future. Contact Terry Stanley at director@wisconsinvisualartists.com

Johanna Axelrod
Deb Menz

About WVA Wisconsin Visual Artists (WVA) is a not-for-profit juried membership-based organization made up of visual artists working in a wide variety of media and supporters of Wisconsin art since the year 1900.

The purpose of the WVA is to promote, develop and encourage the creative visual arts in Wisconsin. WVA produces a quarterly magazine that features two Wisconsin artists in each issue. WVA sponsors the Wisconsin Artist Biennial, an exhibit open to all artist over 18 living in Wisconsin. This is a showcase of some of the best contemporary art in Wisconsin. WVA manages this website, where artist members and gallery/museum members may post their exhibits and events. WVA is one of the co-sponsors for the Wisconsin Visual Art Achievement Award. WVA has a growing endowment that will help to preserve our future.

The WVA artist membership is divided into three chapters: Southeast (SE) in the Milwaukee area; South Central (SC) in the Madison area; and Northeast (NE) in the Appleton/Green Bay area More About WVA.

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Dec 26

Winter Break at MOWA

Museum of Wisconsin Art

West Bend

Warm up over a cup of hot chocolate with family and friends. Enjoy a week of art activities, live music, and holiday cheer during Winter Break.

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Carbone Cancer Center Gallery, UW Hospitals and Clinics,


Paintings from the PEOPLE PAINTINGS series