Michelle Richeson
Elmer Petersen

About WVA Wisconsin Visual Artists (WVA) is a not-for-profit membership-based organization made up of visual artists working in a wide variety of media and also supporters of Wisconsin Art. WVA is the oldest art organization in Wisconsin.

The purpose of the WVA is to promote, develop and encourage the creative visual arts in Wisconsin. WVA produces a quarterly magazine that features two Wisconsin artists in each issue. WVA sponsors the Wisconsin Artist Biennial, an exhibit open to all artist over 18 living in Wisconsin. This is a showcase of some of the best contemporary art in Wisconsin. WVA manages this website, where artist members and gallery/museum members may post their exhibits and events. WVA is one of the co-sponsors for the Wisconsin Visual Artist Achievement Awards. WVA has a growing endowment that will help to preserve our future.

The WVA artist membership is divided into three chapters: Southeast (SE) in the Milwaukee area; South Central (SC) in the Madison area; and Northeast (NE) in the Appleton/Green Bay area More About WVA.

Read about WVA History
May 29

South-Central Chapter Exhibit Ongoing (ends May, 29)

Pyle Center


May 29

Free Days at MOWA

Museum of Wisconsin Art

West Bend

A gift to the community from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation-two FREE days at MOWA!

Jun 01

Kodachrome to Canvas

UW-Madison Continuing Studies


An exhibition of recent oil paintings inspired by my travel photos

Jun 03

Lemon Street Gallery Artist exhibit

Lemon Street Gallery

Kenosha Reception Jun, 13, 6:00pm

Alice Harrington - acrylic painter, Bob Schnack - photographer adn Soapstress Laura Zielinski are the featured artists in the Brick Gallery located inside Lemon Street Gallery & Artspace for the June 2015 member show.

Jun 21

WVA SE Chapter Members Show Ongoing (ends Jun, 21)

Cedarburg Cultural Center


WVA SE Chapter Members Show at Cedarburg Cultural Center