The Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) and Wisconsin Visual Artists (WVA) are pleased to announce the 2022 awardees for the Wisconsin Artists Biennial. The six artists were selected out of fifty-two exhibiting artists for their works in the exhibition.
Winners were announced during the exhibition opening on Saturday, February 12:
- First place MOWA Prize awarding $5,000 and a solo exhibition, Amy Cropper (Waukesha) for 16 Houses and Vestiges No. 10.
- Second place, Dane Schumacher (Green Bay) for Unsaid
- Third place, Trina May Smith (Milwaukee) for Pandemic: Bedroom
- Fourth place, Linda Kelen (Spring Green) for Swamp
- Lee Weiss Award for 1st Time Exhibitor, Michelle Richeson (Neenah) for Kitchen at Los Poblanos
- Merit Award, Jennifer Bastian (Madison) and Robert Jinkins (Rewey)
The 2022 Biennial jurors were: Dan Gunn, an artist, writer, and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Art Institute of Chicago, Phyllis McGibbon from Isolde Press, an artist who works in a range of graphic media, and John Salminen, a renowned watercolor artist and art educator.
Special thanks to the award sponsors: Janel and Phillip Maples, WVA Southeast Chapter, WVA South Central Chapter, and WVA Northeast Chapter.
Image credit: Amy Cropper, 16 Houses and Vestiges No. 10, 2021