2014 Annual Members Show

September 5 – October 4
Opening Reception: Friday, September 5


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.

The opening reception in itself is a creative salon. Art lovers and exhibiting artists, budding and esteemed, gather to converse, connect and share creative ideas and techniques. For many, WPCA’s Annual Members Show has become a tradition and among their favorite to show work.

2014-15 Featured Members Artists. 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 will be announced during the opening reception. (Click here for past jurors and artists).

Audience Favorite. This year we invite visitors to vote for their favorite piece of artwork. The “Audience Favorite” will win a prize package that includes memberships and gift certificates. Additionally, one voter will be randomly drawn to receive prizes as well.

Featured Member Exhibition: Joe Couture

July 25 – October 4
Opening reception: July 25, 5 – 9 pm.

Couture’s work finds its inspiration from the ways in which emotions impact human behavior.  In particular, he’s drawn to the tragedies that result from the inability to understand and communicate emotions, and to be emotionally available to others.  Couture employs various media to capture moments of emotional intensity and psychological tension in a manner conducive to initially accessing that intensity and tension.  Inside these moments, he pushes the limits of empathy and questions what it means to be emotionally intelligent.

Joe Couture, "Portrait of Hardship and Loss", colored pencil, pastel on paper, 2013