Wisconsin Visual Arts (WVA) Print and Drawing Exhibition
Jan 16 – Feb 28, 2009

Artists of Pilsen/Rene Hugo Arceo and Gabriel Villa
March 13 – April 25, 2009
Pilsen, located in the vibrant heart of Mexican Chicago, is a diverse and creative community.  Given the rich ethnic heritage and current demographic parallels between Pilsen and Walker’s Point neighborhood, we are thrilled to be hosting works by Montserrat Alsina, Mario Castillo, Miguel Cortez, Hector Duarte, Roberto Ferreyra, Ricardo Santos Hernandez, Diana Solis and Robert Valadez.  A duo exhibition will also be displaying the work of Rene Hugo Arceo and Gabriel Villa.

Annual Members Show
June 5 – July 2, 2009
For nearly two decades WPCA has offered its members the opportunity to exhibit their work in an Annual Members Show.  As one of our most exciting exhibitions, this salon-style show brings together artists at various points in their careers, of diverse backgrounds, and working in a wide range of media and styles.  The Annual Members Show reveals a rich variety of the “art worlds” that constitute the Wisconsin art scene.  It  is a unique opportunity to celebrate and foster the democratic nature of creativity.

Decorative Directive
July 24 – Aug 22, 2009
Jennifer Harris, a metal-smith and industrial designer, and Regan Golden, a visual artist, meet at the intersection of art and design, the domestic and the public, the hand-made and the industrial. Their elaborate but highly fragile works explore how different notions of femininity manifest themselves in our material culture. Using labor-intensive processes traditionally associated with feminine craft work, such as cutting, pinning and sewing, both artists question traditional feminine values inherited from the past. At the same time, they are also nostalgic for the by-gone culture of individual touch and gesture. The wallpaper, the lace curtain and the tablecloth are the visual motifs revealing this ambiguous, contradictory attitude.

17th Annual Dia de los Muertos Exhibition
October 30 – Novembr 24, 2009
Our 17th Annual Dia de los Muertos Exhibitin brings together our neighbors and local artists in celebration of one of Mexico’s most important traditions.  On The Day of the Dead, we gather to honor the life and death cycle of our departed ancestors and friends through fusion of traditional and contemporary arts.  Among those invited by Artist and Educator Rosa Zamora are: Maria Avila, Marisol Edwards, Armando Aide Ibarra, Lona Long Velasco, Janice Mahlberg, Dolores Manion, Christian Munoz, Ximena Soza, Lisa Spencer, Irma de Leon, Jeanette Wright-Claus, WPCA Hands-On after school program participants, and students from Alverno College.

CoPA’s 3rd Annual Juried Photo Exhibition
Dec 4 – Jan 15, 2010
Juried by Paul Ha, Director of the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis.