CoPA’s 8th Annual Juried Photo Exhibition

CoPA’s 8th Annual Juried Photo Exhibition

December 5, 2014 – January 17, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, December 5th 5-9pm
Closing Reception: Winter Gallery Night, Friday, January 16th 5-9pm.
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Cardi Toellner-SmithJoin us for this annual celebration of the region’s finest photographic artwork. Coalition of Photographic Arts‘s (CoPA) 8th Annual Juried Photo Exhibition will feature 43 pieces of work from 26 esteemed and emerging artists from the Southeast Wisconsin region. This highly competitive exhibition was juried by Graeme Reid, Director of Collections and Exhibitions at the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA), and Gary Tuma, former Executive Director of WPCA.

Photo by Cardi Toellner-Smith

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2014-15 Featured Members Announced!

We are honored to introduce to you the four Featured Member Artists of 2014-15.

Each year, a juror selects four artists from the Annual Members Show to exhibit individually in a Featured Member Exhibition. Each exhibition opens on Gallery Night and runs for 10 weeks. This year’s juror is Michael Davidson, Chair of Fine Arts at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. The 2014-15 Featured Member Artists were announced during

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2014 Annual Members Show

September 5 – October 4

Opening reception: Friday, September 5, 5 – 9 pm.

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Walker’s Point Center for the Arts is proud to present our 2014 Annual Members Show.

This annual non-juried exhibition is dedicated to showcasing the artwork of our members. Over 150 pieces in a wide range of media are presented salon-style throughout our gallery, creating an exuberant display of color, texture, form and flow. The style of the artwork varies as much as the medium.

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Gary Tuma’s Statement Announcing Retirement

With great gratification and bitter-sweet emotions, we cheer for Gary as he continues onto the next chapter of his life. Gary has been with Walker’s Point Center for the Arts for nine years and brought tremendous stability and progress to the organization. We will miss him dearly and look forward to stories from his  adventures. ~Kate

Below is a statement from Gary:

With great appreciation and anticipation, I am retiring on August 15, 2014 from 50 years of work life. Yes, I know at 62 years of age it’s hard to believe a person can have worked 50 years. Maybe a bit of history will help.

Photo by John KarpinskyYou see, I grew up in family farm country where hard work was a given from the earliest of age.

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Appointment of New Executive Director

Today we announce that we have appointed Kate Bradley as Executive Director of the Walker’s Point Center for the Arts effective January 1, 2014. Ms. Bradley will succeed Gary Tuma, who has stepped down as of December 31, 2013 after leading the Center for the last 8 years. Gary will continue his relationship with the Center, spending the next few years in part-time service as the WPCA’s first Growth and Development Officer.

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