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.

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Jul 29

Lemon Street Featured Artists Exhibit

Lemon Street Gallery

Kenosha Reception 6-9pm

The Featured artists' exhibit for August includes the works of ceramics artist Bettie Gong, painter Rob Hafferman, and photographer Steve Santamour. Refreshments will be provided.

Jul 30

Nathaniel Stern: Giverny of the Midwest

Museum of Wisconsin Art

West Bend Talk 6:30

Nathaniel Stern strapped a scanner to his body and immersed himself in a lily pond to create this series of performative prints.

Jul 31

MANimal - Creating Connections...the Artist's Perspective

Center for the Visual Arts

Wausau Reception 5 to 7 pm

Jul 31

USE YOUR WORDS: Writing as Art

Woolen Mill Gallery

Reedsburg Reception 5-9 p.m.

Taking the written word off the shelf and into the sensory world, four writers will present their poetry and prose in the form of live performance, visual pieces, and interactive projects that invite the reader to put their o

Aug 01

Prints for Thought

Sinsinawa Mound Center

Sinsinawa Reception

A variety of serigraphs to provoke thought