Wisconsin Regional Artists Association 

April 6–June 23, 2013 Past Exhibitions
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MOWA’s State Gallery showcases work by members of Wisconsin’s numerous art organizations. The first selection is the Wisconsin Regional Artists Association (WRAA) which was founded in 1954 to encourage non-professional artists who had participated regularly in the innovative Rural Art Shows of the 1940s held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Memorial Union. Under the leadership of John Steuart Curry, James Schwalbach and Aaron Bohrod, the Rural Art Program flourished in the 1940s and beyond, with strong participation by Wisconsin’s non-professional artists, not only from rural areas but also from cities and suburbs.

Today, WRAA works with UW Madison’s Division of Continuing Studies to offer workshops, exhibitions, and critiques throughout the state to ensure that WRAA’s 600 non-professional members, have opportunities to learn and flourish in their avocation. MOWA wants to encourage and support artists at this “grassroots” level by giving them exhibition opportunities in the state’s only Museum dedicated to Wisconsin artists.

Participating Artists

Basinger, Adele
Brady, Carolyn m.
Bukowski, Jennie
Calhoun, Katie
Dean, William
Devereaux, Marjorie
Gasner, Tessa
Hagenauer, Mary Ellen
Heus, Mary Ellen
Jaeger, Gail
Jenquin, Joan
Jinkins, Robert
Kung, Ching
Larson, Beverly
Lippincott, Howard
Livick, Becky
Maccrimmon, Don
Mathews, Barbara
Mckinnon, Nancy
Mosher, Pat
Nickolai, Hannah
Nobbe, Maxine
Pascek, Jean
Penner, Rosemary
Peppard, Judy
Peterson, Wayne
Plautz, Cheryl
Renner Harris,M
Savada, Jim
Schneider, Barbara
Sherry, Colleen
Siok (padrigin), Pat
Smith, Barbara Kaye
Smith, Shelley
Steinmiller, Chris
Stolle, Caitlin
Thomas-Virnig, Christina
Wiklund, Tracy
Zakaria, Lynna Chin