WVA is moving forward

WVA Status Report

WVA is standing strong even as visual art programming in Wisconsin is in jeopardy. The Arts are part of the solution and we must work to show businesses and government officials that we can work with them and together.
The 2011 Wisconsin Artist Biennial opened at the Anderson Art Center in Kenosha June 26 with 93 works by artists throughout the state selected by juror, Ellen Lanyon. If you havenít yet seen this excellent exhibit or the 32 page full-color catalog of the Biennial (that was fully supported through the generous support of Wisconsin advertisers) please contact David Sear to find out how you can get one (searldr@yahoo.com). Congratulations to us all for sponsoring an important juried exhibit for Wisconsin visual artists. Bravo.
I am also happy to report that we are only about $3,000 away from reaching the Robert Rajir matching grant challenge. A heartfelt thank you to Robert Rajir for his matching grant challenge and help in our efforts to grow the WVA endowment. Letís keep it going and please consider a donation to the WVA Endowment Fund. We are forming a member group of those interested in participating in the planning process once we reach our goal which we will! Pease become involved with your chapter and step up to take a leadership role on the State board and let me know if you want to help WVAís future plans and goals.
We are in the discussion stage in planning a 2012 WVA juried membersí exhibit at UW-Parkside to be in their new gallery on campus. Look for more information on this and please contact your chapter chair if you want be involved in the process.
Post your images on the WVA website and encourage other artists to join WVA.