WVA State President’s Report

by Victoria (Tori) Tasch, WVA President

Thank you to Doug Haynes and the SC Chapter for hosting the State Board meeting. The Korean specialties served during the reception for Doug’s exhibition were very much appreciated.
On January 7 your WVA State Board took a few minutes to update our mission statement:
OLD MISSION STATEMENT: Wisconsin Visual Artists (WVA) is a not-for-profit membership-based organization made up of visual artists working in a wide variety of media and also supporters of Wisconsin Art. WVA is the oldest art organization in Wisconsin.
NEW MISSION STATEMENT: 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 statewide exhibition We Draw and Paint opened Gallery Night at WPCA. It is a beautiful show juried by Tim Cobb and co-curated by Tim and Howard Leu, Marketing and Communications Coordinator at Walkers Point Center for the Art. Tim selected three awards of equal value for Evidence by Dennis Bayuzick, The Long Nowhere by Colette Odya Smith and 1” Brush by Nita Moore.
The 2018 WVA Biennial prospectus will soon be available. There will be a $5000 award for Best in Show.
This year Tori Tasch will represent Wisconsin Visual Artists at Arts Day 2017 on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at the Overture Center for the Arts. Now in its 20th year, Arts Day brings together a diverse group of hundreds of arts, business, education, government, political and civic leaders from across the state to tell decision-makers that the arts and creativity are an important part of the lives of each and every resident of the state and are critical to Wisconsin’s economic, educational and civic competitiveness and success. The resulting impact of our united voices—representing rural and urban, northeastern to southwestern and everywhere in between, for-profit and not-for-profit, musicians, sculptors, tap dancers and creative entrepreneurs of all sorts - on arts support cannot be underestimated. www.artswisconsin.org/ Please stop by to promote our organization.
Our next Board meeting will be hosted by the NE Chapter on April 22 at the Bergstrom Museum. Following the meeting members will explore the installation exhibition called Gravity by Jon Clark and Angus Powers. Jon was a UW River Falls grad who created the glass program at Tyler.
Angus runs the glass program at Alfred University.
The piece is a multi-media installation with 3500 pieces of glass.
All WVA members are welcome to attend State meetings and meet artists from other chapters.


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