Wisconsin’s Leading Artists Selected for the 2018 Wisconsin Artists Biennial 

A record number of artists applied for biennial exhibition featuring $10,000 in awards and the chance to exhibit in a solo exhibition at MOWA

October 27, 2017
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WEST BEND, Wis. (October 27, 2017): The Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) and Wisconsin Visual Artists (WVA) are pleased to announce the selected artists for the 2018 Wisconsin Artists Biennial. A record number of artists applied for this prestigious biennial exhibition. 386 artists submitted 1,066 works for consideration by jurors Katherine Chang Liu, Graeme Reid, and Scott Zieher. A total of 53 works by 43 artists were selected. The exhibition opens with a party at MOWA on Saturday, February 3, 2018, from 2-5 p.m., with an awards ceremony at 3 p.m. to name the top artists, award $10,000 in cash prizes, and to announce the artist who will receive a solo exhibition in 2019 at MOWA. The 2018 Wisconsin Artists Biennial is on view February 3 to April 8, 2018. The 2018 Wisconsin Artists Biennial artists include:


Rande Barke
Brookfield, Wisconsin

Jerrold Belland
Racine, Wisconsin

Lois Bielefeld
Shorewood, Wisconsin

Lisa Bigalke
Kenosha, Wisconsin

Stacy Blint
Muskego, Wisconsin

Marna Brauner
Shorewood, Wisconsin

Keven Brunett
Amherst Junction, Wisconsin

Amy Cannestra
Wind Lake, Wisconsin

Valerie J. Christell
Burlington, Wisconsin

Sandra Cipollone
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Patrick Doughman
Cedarburg, Wisconsin

Kelly Thorn Dulka
Muskego, Wisconsin

Waldek Dynerman
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Sarah FitzSimons
Madison, Wisconsin

Maureen Fritchen
Racine, Wisconsin

Jenie Gao
Madison, Wisconsin

Sharon Garrison
Malone, Wisconsin

Ben Grant
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Stephen Hilyard
Middleton, Wisconsin

Robin Jebavy
Brookfield, Wisconsin

Mark Klassen
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Michael Knapstein
Middleton, Wisconsin

Barbara Landes and Paul Sullivan
Madison, Wisconsin

Helen Lee
Madison, Wisconsin

Claudette Lee-Roseland
Cedarburg, Wisconsin

J. Myszka Lewis
Madison, Wisconsin

Jim Liedtke
Madison, Wisconsin

Chris Maddox
Madison, Wisconsin

Marjorie Mau
Green Bay, Wisconsin

Sarah O’Farrell
Madison, Wisconsin

Nicholas Perry
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Christopher Priebe
Middleton, Wisconsin

Janet Roberts
Brookfield, Wisconsin

Victoria Tasch
Hartland, Wisconsin

Jose Carlos Teixeira
Madison, Wisconsin

Kristin Thielking and Lisa Beth Robinson
Amherst Junction, Wisconsin

Wendi Turchan
Greenville, Wisconsin

Michael Velliquette
Madison, Wisconsin

Shane Walsh
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Carey Watters
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

John Whitney
Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin

Glenn Williams
Madison, Wisconsin

Rina Yoon
Milwaukee, Wisconsin




Christopher Priebe


Claudette LeeRoseland

The Wisconsin Artists Biennial is co-sponsored and organized by Wisconsin Visual Artists and Museum of Wisconsin Art. The Biennial is a competitive exhibition open to all artists living in Wisconsin and age 18 and older. Previous Biennial winners include S.V. Medaris, Warrington Colescott, and Tom Uttech. The Biennial committee is led by WVA co-chairs Christine Style and Victoria Tasch. Committee members include WVA members Doug Haynes and Rosie Hartmann, and MOWA staff members Erika Petterson and Andrea Waala.
Jessica Wildes, Director of Communications and Marketing
jwildes@wisconsinart.org, 262.247.2266