Wisconsin Visual Artists Juried Exhibition
Artists' reception: Sunday, February 5, 2012, 3-5 pm
The Lynden Sculpture Garden hosts the Wisconsin Visual Artists juried exhibition featuring the works of WVA Southeast Chapter members. The exhibition is juried by Fo Wilson, Assistant Professor at Columbia College in Chicago.
Wilson chose 32 works by 26 artists. Taking the location of the exhibition at Lynden as her starting point, Wilson focused on sculptural form. The sculptures chosen range from intimate tabletop pieces to large outdoor works. When selecting two-dimensional work, Wilson identified “paintings, prints and drawings that had a winter theme or responded well to the beautiful grounds of the site.”
Participating artists incude Rïse Andersen, Diane Anderson, Allen Caucutt, Dara Chappie, Valerie J. Christell (with a solo work and a collaborative installation with Gary John Gresl), Dagmara Costello, Sally Duback, Audrey Dulmes, Tom Eddington, Pat Hidson, Angela Laughingheart, Darron Lillian, Jim Maki, Gene Mihleisen, Gary Niebuhr, Sandra Nowicki, Mark Overs, Kris Reicher, David Sear, Colette Odya Smith, Jean D. Sobon, Jane Boller Stoebel, Tori Tasch, Bilhenry Walker and Rochelle Whiteman.
Four prizes were awarded: Rïse Andersen, “Roundabout” (First Prize), Diane Anderson, “Death of the Garter” (Second Prize), Valerie J. Christell & Gary John Gresl, “Mound of Being – Disintegration” (Third Prize), and Gary Niebuhr, “Horse Flies” (Merchandise Award).
The work hangs throughout the first floor of the house and includes two works on the patio.
About Fo Wilson
Fo Wilson graduated with an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design’s Furniture Design program in 2005 with a concentration in Art history, Theory and Criticism. Prior to her graduate studies, she ran her own graphic design consultancy with offices in New York and the San Francisco Bay area. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Columbia College in Chicago, and previously taught at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Rhode Island School of Design, the University of Massachusetts and Dartmouth, as well as the California College of Art (formerly CCAC) and Parsons School of Design. She writes and lectures about art, design and craft to international audiences. Her furniture-based work is exhibited nationally, and her design work is included in the collection of The Cooper Hewitt National Museum of Design.
About Wisconsin Visual Artists
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 supporters of Wisconsin Art. They are united to advance opportunities and services for artists and the general public, and are committed to the importance and value of art and its creation in our society.