2018–19 Featured Member Exhibition Juror

We are honored to have artist and curator Colin Matthes as the juror of this year’s Featured Member Exhibition (FME) artists. Colin will select four outstanding artists based on their artwork in the Annual Members Show. Each artist will be awarded a solo Featured Member Exhibition — each opens on Gallery Night seasonally. The 2018-19 Featured Member Exhibition series artists will be announced at 6:00 pm on Friday, August 31st, 2018, during the opening reception of the 2018 Annual Members Show.


Colin Matthes, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, grew up on a farm on the outskirts of a village with three bars, a post office, and the world’s greatest junk parade. Installing electric at small-town county fairs, wiring trailer parks, and punk formed the way he makes things and views the world. Recent activities include bringing his daughter too
close to bears, making graphics for activist campaigns as a member of Justseeds, communicating essential knowledge, and curating exhibitions.

Over the past year his work was shown at the Charles Allis Museum, Galerie Kenilworth, Mulherin (New York), The Queens Museum (Queens, NY), The Science Gallery, Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland), and the Royal Hibernian Academy (Dublin, Ireland). An artist and curator, Matthes is currently the Gallery Director at University of

Started in 2012, the Featured Member Exhibition (FME) series provides a spotlight for four local artists annually to have their artwork seen by hundreds of visitors throughout a three month period. For more information and list of past artists and jurors, please visit: http://wpca-milwaukee.org/featured-member-exhibition/