Awards and actvities from our chapters

WVA Chapter News

South-Central Chapter News
April 21st we had a tour and presentation from member,and fiber artist Deb Menz. It was a delightful evening with wine, cookies, and Deb’s presentation.
In May we had a member exhibition at the Pyle Center on UW-Madison’s campus. Exhibition Chair Carol Pflughoeft did a remarkable job organizing the event, along with leading a walk-through, followed by a gathering at Memorial Union. (This replaced the usual reception, and meant a huge savings on our budget.) The walk-through was spiced up by a scavenger hunt created by member Sarah Brooks. On June 16th we had a lively critique at the Steenbock Gallery. Finally, July for us has traditionally been a “month off,” except for the State picnic. In August we’ll have a members picnic at the home of Barbara Essock. Carol will again be at the helm of our member exhibit that month as well at the University Hospital in Madison.
Members Aaron Wilbers and Sarah Brooks have moved to other states - They will be very much missed. However, Aaron will continue with the WVA Magazine, and Sarah promises to drop in on a meeting from time to time.
We still sorely need a program chair, anyone interested please contact Elizabeth Breed: eabreed@wisc.edu or 608 575-4302.

NORTH-EAST Chapter News:
Fond du Lac, WI – the NE Chapter announces the award of merit prize to Ashley Backes, Ciara Sarauer, and Christine Newman, Marian University in Fond du Lac. Backes is a graduating BFA student with a double major in Psychology and Expressive & Therapeutic Arts, and a minor in Studio Arts. Newman is a 3rd year BFA student majoring in Graphic Arts, and Ciara is a 3rd year BFA student majoring in Expressive & Therapeutic Arts. The prize consists of a gift of $100 and a year’s membership in WVA. Since 2010, the NE Chapter of WVA has awarded a yearly prize for outstanding student artwork on the college level. This is not a scholarship, but a recognition of the caliber of the art itself and a means of encouragement for graduates to continue their work in the visual arts.

SOUTH-EAST Chapter News:
The SE Chapter, in its partnership with area students, has awarded a one-year membership in WVA to Molly Peck and Duyen Nguyen from Mt. Mary University.

SE Chapter Board positions available, call Ron Kosek, SE Chapter Chair, for information: 414-510-3175