WVA State President’s report from Christine Style
The SE Chapter organized an “Abstraction” exhibit in Sheboygan under the keen direction of Tori Tasch — it was a great success. The NE chapter under the direction of Christine Style is organizing a juried exhibit for the Lawton Gallery at UW-Green Bay for October 2015 – “Contemporary Views” will be juried by independent curator, Molly Sampson and is open to all visual artists over 18 who live in Wisconsin. The prospectus will be coming out shortly and the online entry process will go live in mid June.
The “2016 Wisconsin Artists Biennial” general info is in this magazine and the online entry process will go live for the Biennial in mid June. We have been retooling the WVA website (thanks to Doug Haynes) to allow all chapters to use our own WVA online entry system. November 22, 2015 is the entry deadline for the 2016 Biennial and we are actively seeking funds for awards and sponsorships.
The WVA Endowment has grown nicely in the nine years since it was started. We thank all of the individuals and groups who have given to the WVA Endowment. Next year, the 10th year of the Endowment will be a time for celebration and for deciding how to best use it to grow WVA .
The WVA State Board once again supported Arts Days as a sponsor. Thank you Aaron Wilbers for setting up and manning the booth.
Our next WVA State Board meeting will be July 11, 2015 at 11am at Culver’s in Waupun. We will be adding a special TBA program/party component to this summer meeting to add some fun to all our WVA business. All members are welcome. WVA congratulates the new group of WVAAA (Wisconsin Visual Artist Achievement Awards) inductees into the Wisconsin Hall of Fame. See the entire list of twelve and more about the May 24th presentation and talk by Barbara Brown Lee in this magazine or at www.wvaaa.com.