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2015 Dia de los Muertos Exhibition


23nd Annual Dia de los Muertos Exhibition

October 16 – November 21, 2015

Opening Reception: Fall Gallery Night, Friday, October 16, 5–9 pm.

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a celebration honoring loved ones who have passed and a time to reflect on those who are still with us. Colorful ofrendas (offerings/altars) commemorate the dead and welcome their returning souls during the holiday. The exhibition not only presents a cultural and art experience, but also offers stories of those who, even in their absence, prove to be impactful and continue to inspire. Read more →


2015–16 Featured Member Exhibition Artists Announced!

2015-16 FMEx

2015–2016 Featured Member Exhibition Series Artist Announcement

Each year, a juror selects four outstanding artists from the Annual Members Show to exhibit individually in their own Featured Member Exhibition. Each exhibition opens on Gallery Night and runs for about 10 weeks.

This year’s juror is Josie Osborne, visual artist, educator and director of the  First Year Program in Art and Design at UWM’s Peck School Read more →


DESIGN WANTED! Día de los Muertos t-shirt design contest

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Día de los Muertos T-shirt Design Contest

Deadline: Sunday, September 27

Calling all artists! Walker’s Point Center for the Arts is looking for artwork for this year’s Día de los Muertos t-shirt. The artwork will also be used for promotional items for our annual Día de los Muertos exhibition (Oct. 16 – Nov. 22). The artwork should reflect the celebration of the holiday.

This contest is opened to everyone. Please read the design details and submission guideline below. Submission will be accepted from now through Sunday, Sept. 27. Winner will be announced by October 2.


Artist of the chosen design will receive a $25 Blick gift certificate, one year WPCA Artist level membership, two 2015 Día de los Muertos t-shirts.

2014 t-shirt design, by Jose Montoto.

Design Details

  • Graphic for front of t-shirt.
  • Up to three colors.
  • Must have the text ‘Walker’s Point Center for the Arts’, ‘Día de los Muertos’ and ‘Milwaukee, Wisconsin (WI)’.
  • Suggested elements in design: marigold flowers, calavera (sugar skull), papel piqued and other imagery common to the Mexican and Latin American Día de los Muertos holiday.
  • Design must be proportionally sound for a standard t-shirt from size youth medium to adult XL.
  • Artist may incorporate their signature into the design.
  • All images must be original or have allowed copyright use.

Submission Guideline

  • Submission must be in the form of a high resolution PDF file.
  • Email submission to Marketing Communications Coordinator Howard Leu at howard@wpca-milwaukee.

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Meet Josie Osborne, 2015-16 Featured Members Juror

Josie Osborne, participant in the Milwaukee Artist Resource Network's Mentor/Mentee program. Photo by Kevin J. Miyazaki

2015–16 Featured Members Juror

We are honored to have artist and educator Josie Osborne as the juror of this year’s Featured Members Artists. Josie will select four outstanding artists Read more →


2015 Annual Members Show


September 4 – October 3, 2015

Opening Reception

Friday, September 4, 5–9 pm

Special Reception & Artist Talks

September 10 & 24
Programs and details will be announced soon (be sure to sign up for our newsletter to get announcements delivered right to you!).

It’s time for one of the best celebrations of art and local talent at WPCA all year!

Join us as we unveil this year’s members show on Friday, September 4. The Annual Members Show is non-juried and dedicated to showcasing Read more →


Welcome Ana Melo, Our New Executive Director


Walker’s Point Center for the Arts is proud to introduce our new Executive Director Ana Melo, who started on August 10. Ana grew up in the Walker’s Point neighborhood and has strong ties to the community. She is a bilingual community leader passionate about the arts, youth engagement and nonprofit sustainability.

Ana received a Master’s of Education in Teaching, Learning and Leadership Read more →


Now Hiring: Arts Education Coordinator

WPCA is seeking an Arts Education Coordinator to teach our on-site art programs, coordinate off-site residencies at schools and with community partners. The ideal candidate will have experience in art education, an understanding of the non-profit sector and excellent organization and administration skills. Read more →


CALL FOR ART! Deadline: August 22


Annual Members Show

Artwork submission guideline and exhibition description

2015 Annual Members Show

Exhibition Dates: September 4 – October 3

Submission & Drop-off Deadline: Saturday, August 22.

About the Annual Members Show

This annual non-juried exhibition is dedicated to showcasing the artwork of our talented members. Over 150 pieces Read more →


Featured Member Exhibition: Kevin Wrencher


July 24 – October 3, 2015
Opening Reception: Summer Gallery Night – Friday, July 24, 5–9 pm

We are honored to present our last (most certainly not least) 20142015 Featured Member Exhibition featuring artist Kevin Wrencher. Join us for the unveiling of his new work from “A Story of A Shadow Boy” series, which explores self-identity and self-realization using mixed media of intaglio, fabric, paint and scratching. Read more →


Creative Communities – 2015 Youth Art Exhibition


Creative Communities – 2015 Youth Art Exhibition
July 24 – August 22, 2015

Opening Reception:
Friday, July 24, 5:00–9:00 pm
6:00–6:30 pm:Dance Week student recital
6:30–7:30 pm:Music by MYSO violin soloist Mercedes Cullen

Join us in celebrating art and community in this year’s youth art exhibition, themed Creative Communities. Artwork from six weeks of Summer Art Camp will create narratives on home, family, neighborhood, and Milwaukee — depicted in various art forms (painting, photography, ceramics, collage, printing, and more!). Read more →

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