call for exhibiting artists:

Competitive Exhibit

29th Annual
Midwest Seasons

January 4 - March 9, 2019

The CVA hosts its signature exhibit "Midwest Seasons" for the 29th year!
Artists from around the country submit artwork in all mediums and
style describing the seasons of the Midwest.

The juror this year is Amy Cannestra.
Cannestra has a BFA in Communication Design from
the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in 2006, MFA from
the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2015.

To download a PDF of the prospectus click here.


Current Exhibit

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Gifted by Hand

November 16 - December 29, 2018
*Opening Gallery Gala:
Friday, December 7th from 5-7pm


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~ TRACE ~
Art and Poetry Collaborative

September 21 - November 10, 2018
*Opening Gallery Gala:
Friday, September 28th from 5-7pm

Awards & Readings:
Sunday, September 30th from 2-4pm

Regional poets and artists will exhibit their paired works in
conjunction with the Central Wisconsin Book Festival.

Featured Poets: Karyn Powers, Dawn Anderson, Elmae Passineau, Susan Reetz, Kris Rued- Clark,
Joan M. Giusto, Kathleen Serley, Karen Wollenberg, Parker Sterling, Patricia Williams, Jim Pollock,
Joan Wiese Johannes, Mary “Ray” Goehring, Lois Weirzba, Peggy Trojan, Jan Bosman,Terry Andre Dukerschein,
Lucy Tyrrell, Gary Jones, Margaret King, Linda Aschbrenner, Stephanie Darnell,Victoria Lindsay, Lana Parker,
Jan Chronister, Paula Schulz, Alice Mills, Paul Wiegel, Chris Hornung, Diana Budde, Elizabeth Tornes, James A. Gollata, Mary Ellen Marnholtz, Jeannie E. Roberts, Mavis Flegle, Jeffrey Johannes, Sue Twiggs, Nancy Runner,
Gene James Gilbert, Bobby Walker,Vlasta Karol Blaha, and Nancy Petulla

Featured Artists: Mary Murphy, Danlyssa Urmanski, Marie App, Scott Bargender, Linda Bentz,Ed Osypowski,
Mary O’Flyng, Diane Shabino, Tim Holton, Emily Peterson, Chris Capista, Andrea Salchert, Justin Huebner,
Mary Thao, Jacob Veldhuizen, Steve Jones, Krista Botsford,Angie Hall, Emily Seo, Diane Graveen, Diana Weber Osypowski, Emily Lau, Rita Crooks,Nancy Laliberte, Diana Budde, Jim Beck, Ben Jennings, Keith Kaziak,
Mara Mullen-Reinhardt,Luke Halkoski, Erin Heider, Patricia La Pointe, Sarajane Lieble, Joe Lipscomb, Yi Yan,
Zach Nikolai, Robyn Flynn, Carolyn Rosenberger, Nancy Thorson, Terry Gunderson, Jessica Murray, and
Melissa Obernberger

 

We would like to thank and recognize DigiCOPY for their in-kind printing sponsorship.


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~ ROOTS ~
The Growth from Within

July 20 - September 16, 2018
*Opening Gallery Gala & Awards Reception:
Friday, July 27th from 5-7pm

An artist's artistic, geographic, and cultural roots play significant
roles in their artistic process and statement. The exhibit highlights
original fine art inspired by an artist's perspective
of their "roots" and artistic journey.

Exhibit juror: Lynn Zetzman

Zetzman has spent thirty-three years teaching art K-12, (the past twenty five as
the Fine Arts Chair at Xavier High School in Appleton, WI), she taught Art Methods
for Lawrence University from 2009-2014, and is currently the director of the
Aylward Gallery, UW-Fox Valley. Her own studio practice has remained vital
with representation at the Anne Nathan Gallery in Chicago.

Featured Artists:
Christine Alfery, J.H. Arnold, Jim Beck, Valerie Berkely, Cherie Burbach, Amy Cannestra, Patrick Doughman, Tom Ferguson, Colette Fritz, Gary Gresl, Deanna Grigus, Ben Grzenia, John Hines, Bruce Hustad, David Jones, Carri Kartes, Elizabeth Kelly, Donna Meyer, Christine Miller, Richard Moninski, Janice Morris, Joan North, Julia O'Malley, Rachel Pavlic, Jeanne Houle Peters, Susan Phelps Pearson, Danne Rhaesa, Mary Robinson, Carolyn Rosenberger, Andrea Salchert, Roberta Scherrer, Tonja Sell, Diane Shabino, Anders Shafer, Barbara Shafer, Edward Shmunes, Barbara Smith, and Audrey Wilde

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First Place

"The Belgian"
mixed media
Tonja Sell

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Second Place

"The Past"
mixed media
Anders Shafer

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Third Place

"You cannot spell 'privilege' without 'leg(s)"
multi-media installation
Amy Cannestra

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Honors

"Circumpunct #6"
iron oxide (eco dye) and handmade paper (kozo)

"Circumpunct #8"
iron oxide, sumac, rust, osage orange saw dust and handmade paper (kozo)

"Circumpunct #1"
iron oxide, sumac, golden rod and handmade paper (kozo)
Danne Rhaesa

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Honors

"Document Ephemera - Nymph, Lake Michigan Beach
photography
Gary Gresl

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Honors

"Pamet"
acrylic on camouflage fabric
Richard Moninski

 

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~ Aerosol Art ~
Featuring William Brakke

May 18 - July 14, 2018
*Opening Gallery Gala:
Friday, June 1st from 5-7pm

Join Brakke for an Aerosol Art Demoing Workshop at the CVA on Friday, June 1st from 10-2pm

Brakke uses aerosol paint and a series of intricate and original stencils to create deeply layered images. His fascination with personal human moments is reflected in each small decision in any given painting: from arranging the image, to creating the stencil, to choosing the color composition. At the core of his work is the belief that art is most engaging when it lives in the conflict of opposing ideas and engages the viewer
in an idea that was not previously understood.

Brakke draws inspiration from street artists, traditional artists, and writers. He believes beauty is a human calling; a richer, fuller concept than surface-level glamour or attractive form. Beauty is the
way to engage the drama of life.

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North Central WI
Art Educators

March 16 - May 12, 2018
*Opening Gallery Gala:
Thursday, April 5th from 5-7pm

"The art of teaching is the
art of assisting discovery"

The mission of the Center for the Visual Arts is to engage people in the visual arts and add to the
livability of the Wausau regional community.

The CVA encourages and offers arts education in
many mediums for artists of all ages! Join the CVA in celebrating our art educators from Wausau and surrounding areas. Their instruction inspires the
youth of today and the leaders of tomorrow!

Featured Artists:
Jeanne Archiquette, Melissa Adamski, Kathy Bloomer, Melissa Clay Reissmann, Linda DeBroux, Maria DeBroux, Tim Feathers, Connie Graham, Jackie Imhoff, Ann Jaroski, Nichol Kellenberger, Larry Lecheler, Nicole Lunk, Katie Marotz, Jeana Jaeger McGivern, Dan Merkel, Grace Mikul, Joel Pataconi, Ryan Priebe, Christine Rasmussen, Caitlin Seeley, and Samantha Slowiak


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28th Annual
Midwest Seasons

January 5 - March 10, 2018
*Opening Gallery Gala & Awards Reception:
Friday, January 19th from 5-7pm

The CVA hosts its signature exhibit "Midwest Seasons" for the 28th year! Artists from around the country submit artwork in all mediums and style describing the seasons of the Midwest. The juror this year is Diana Budde, Budde has a BS Degree in Art Education
from Ball State University and MFA from
the University of Cincinnati.

Featured Artists:
Pouneh Asli, Jody Beighley, Amanda Bulger, Rita Crooks, John Davenport, Stephanie De La Rosa, Patrick Doughman, John Emery, Patricia Gaska, Caroline Herfindahl, Mary Hermanson, Sara Hinke, Bruce Hustad, Jill Jensen, Sally Johnson, David Jones, Nancy Laliberte, Vicky Lilla, James McKnight, Christine Miller, Natalie Owen, Margaret Pagoria, Susan Phelps Peason, Elizabeth Popp, Erin Prais-Hintz, Michelle Richeson, Diane Shabino, Anders Shafer, Barbara Shafer, David Sittler, Julie Sittler, Marcia Smith, Brian Taylor, Gwyned Trefethen, Ann Waisbrot, and Stephen Wysocki

BEST OF SHOW

  Anders Shafer  for "Judge Magney State Park"

Anders Shafer for "Judge Magney State Park"

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

 Bruce Hustad for "Garden Peony"

Bruce Hustad for "Garden Peony"

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

 Margaret Pagoria for "Northern Extremes"

Margaret Pagoria for "Northern Extremes"

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

 Jill Jensen for "Indian Summer"

Jill Jensen for "Indian Summer"

HONORS AWARD

 Mary Hermanson for "Winter Details"

Mary Hermanson for "Winter Details"

HONORS AWARD

 Patrick Doughman for "Going Home"

Patrick Doughman for "Going Home"

HONORS AWARD

 Stephanie de la Rosa for "Grand Lake St. Mary's"

Stephanie de la Rosa for "Grand Lake St. Mary's"