Current Exhibitions


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.

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. Read On.



Featured Member Exhibition:

Nova Czarnecki

October 17, 2014 — January 3, 2015

We are proud to present the 2014—2015 Featured Member Exhibition series, and opening the season with artist Nova Czarneck. The opening reception will be on Friday, October 17, 5—9 pm.


The Rewards of PreserverenceI work with oil paint, creating vibrant life-sized images of figures in motion, emotional portraits, and amped-up nature.  My paintings explore the human experience in colorful explosions of alternate reality, using lyrical movement and design to make the unseen seen. 

In my earlier work, I have represented elaborate cityscapes, structured patterns, and the earthly elements with realistic clarity, and investigated organic life, sometimes dripping or swirling with playful fantasy. 



Currently I am focused on depicting the human form emerging from the tangles of tree branches, bursting with birds, or cascading with floral creations and oceanic structures to visually describe a memory, experience, or moral. I find inspiration in nature and consider the connection between what can actually be touched and what is transcendent. 

Visit Nova Czarnecki’s website to see more of her work.