Cedarburg has long sustained a vibrant cultural scene supported by local artists and craftspeople, many of whom have statewide and national reputations. Over twenty five years ago a handful of artists united to form the Cedarburg Artists Guild to bring attention and cohesion to the flourishing visual, literary and performing arts within the community. Today, CAG members represent the entire spectrum of visual arts from sculpture to watercolors to photography—and everything in between.
As the Guild’s numbers have grown through the years, so has its mission. Moving beyond fellowship and mutual support, the CAG is dedicated to promoting and preserving the arts in Southeastern Wisconsin through education, scholarships, events and programs.
There is a strong sense of community among these artists yet individuality thrives: innovators such as Jack Long have developed their own secret process for fluid-based photography while Vicki Reed experiments with obscure photographic techniques such as encaustic prints. Others, like Michael Santini, employ a quirky surrealism that mesmerizes viewers with rich allegorical creations.
MOWA is delighted to fulfill our mission to support local arts organizations with an exhibition by the Cedarburg Artists Guild. This exhibition highlights the diversity of the Guild as well as the abundant talent present in the organization’s many members.