Wisconsin ArtsWest 43
Now ➜ June 6, 2022
Wisconsin ArtsWest is a juried exhibit sponsored by the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library. It is open to all working artists and students, age 18 and older, residing in Wisconsin. The first ArtsWest show opened in September 1979. Due to limited space at the library’s temporary location, the 2022 exhibit will be held as a virtual show.
There were 183 entries submitted by 105 artists for Wisconsin ArtsWest 43. Of these, 35 works were selected by the juror, representing 15 communities.
The competition is juried by a working artist, craftsperson, or qualified staff member from an art museum, gallery, or art department of a university or college. Jurors are from outside the area and are from Wisconsin or Minnesota. Prizes are donated by the Friends of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library.
Meri Rose Ekberg works with visual artists, musicians, curators, public historians, civic leaders, and community organizers to produce inspirational and engaging art content for diverse audiences. She is currently the Managing Director of Make Music Madison and the Assistant Director of the Public History Project at UW–Madison. She also serves as a freelance art consultant on a variety of public art initiatives. She specializes in curating exhibitions, managing music festivals, and developing art collection databases—all with the goal of increasing public access to the arts.
Best of Show
Ashley Wittling | The Goddess Vor
Kelly Speros | Aries Altar: The Tenacity of Spring
Jori Viana | Linda and Her Doughnut
Kay Geraghty | Aftermath
Brianna Capra | Sweetgrass Woman
Ned Gannon | Flood
In this video, Meri Rose Ekberg announces this year’s Best in Show and top prize winners.
(Click the images for a closer look.)
Virtual Art Shows
Because of COVID-19, all in-person library programs and events, including art exhibits, had to be canceled. But we wanted to continue to showcase great regional art, so our shows have gone virtual! You’ll be able to view artwork from the safety and comfort of your own home.
Wisconsin ArtsWest 43
March 14-June 6 | Virtual Exhibit | Wisconsin ArtsWest is the library’s annual juried art show. The juror for ArtsWest 43 is Meri Rose Ekberg, Managing Director of Make Music Madison and the Assistant Director of the Public History Project at UW-Madison. ArtsWest has provided a venue for thousands of artists to exhibit their talent and creativity, as well as the opportunity for everyone in the community to experience and support the arts.
Want More Public Art?
Check out the “Public Arts Map” from the Eau Claire Public Arts Council.
If you need a sign language interpreter or other special accommodations, please notify Information & Reference (715-839-5004, firstname.lastname@example.org) at least 48 hours before the program.