At the Beloit Fine Arts Incubator, WVA member O.V. “Verne” Shaffer was presented with a certificate of recognition and appreciation from Governor Scott Walker, in commendation of his career contributions to art in Wisconsin. Verne recently donated his personal collection to the Kohler Foundation, who placed it with UW-Oshkosh for public display. Verne’s career has spanned 60 years and roughly 1,200 works of art. In 2015, there are plans for a tour of his works. If you own one, and would like to have it included in this tour, please contact Jerry Sveum at 608-362-5906.