Wisconsin ArtsWest 44
March 13 ➜ May 23, 2023 | See it in person ➜
Artists’ Reception & Awards
Thursday, March 30, 6pm | Details ➜
Now in its 44th year, our annual juried exhibit is open to all artists and students, age 18 and older, residing in Wisconsin. The competition is juried by a working visual artist, craftsperson, or qualified individual from outside the area. The juror curates an exhibit of the strongest pieces, and they select the award winning artists.
This year, there were 171 entries submitted by 104 artists representing 25 different communities. Of these, 41 works were selected from 40 artists.
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.
This year’s juror is Frank Juárez, an award-winning art educator, former gallery director, artist, author, and speaker. Juárez brings two decades of art education and management experience organizing local and regional art exhibitions and community art events, facilitating presentations, supporting artists through grant programs, and leading professional development workshops. This work has placed him in the forefront of promoting Wisconsin artists, networking, and attracting regional and national artists to collaborate and exhibit in Wisconsin.
Juárez is the art department chair at Sheboygan North High School, publisher of Artdose Magazine, and contributing editor of SchoolArts Magazine.
Best of Show
Food for Thought
June 5 through August 22
Call for Artists
The library is seeking submissions of recent work from visual artists in the Chippewa Valley and beyond for exhibition in the 2023–2024 calendar year and later. Details ➜
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.