Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Gallery Night at WPCA - closing reception of CoPA 3rd Annual Juried Show

On Friday, January 15th you have the last opportunity to come and check out the fine selection of photographs included in the Coalition of Photographic Artists' 3rd Annual Juried Show. We will be hosting a special Gallery Night Reception from 5 to 9 pm.

The show features 47 images by 34 artists chosen for the exhibition by a renown curator, Paul Ha, of the St. Louis's Museum of Contemporary Art. A wonderful group of Wisconsin, Michigan, Minessota and Illinois-based photographers assembled by Ha includes: PJ Boylan, Richard Bublitz, Eddee Daniel, Patricia Delker, C.M. DeSpears, David Draeger, Michael Dvorak, Mary Familant, Susan Foley, Marcia Getto, John Hart, Perry Heideman, Kurt Kamka, Kristen Keshena, John Koeppen, John Kohl-Riggs, Susan Lukas, Terrence Molter, Trevor McNaughton, Jill Newton Moore, Chris Norris, Ashley Rick Quinn, Robb Quinn, Mike Reinders, Karl Schroeder, Bernard Spinelli, Mike Starling, Benjamin Stewart, Miriam Sushman, Rikki Thompson, Ruth Yasko, Jessica Zalewski, Yong-ran Zhu, and William Zuback.

Chris Norris, Madison, WI: Night Light, 15" x 20", HONORABLE MENTION

Mary Farmilant, Chicago, IL: Room 1107, 20" x 20", BEST IN SHOW

Consider helping Haiti

In the wake of the devastating quake that ravaged Haiti yesterday, we would like to encourage you to make a donation to one of the many relief organizations that serve the area. As far as we know, due to logistical constraints and damage to the infrastructure, monetary gifts are most desperately needed at the moment.

The New York Times ran a list of organizations to consider on its Lede blog. Our friend and member, as well as an advocate extraordinaire, Peter Goldberg suggested donating to Oxfam, with prior Haiti experience, or World Vision. The Employee Development Department of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee suggested contributing to Ventures in People, Inc (, a local humanitarian group that has sent medical teams to Haiti on a regular basis. Currently, there is a team of Wisconsinites over there as well.

Please, think about this.

WPCA members co-found a new gallery

WPCA artist members Jean Sobon, Virgi Driscoll and Marie Mellot are among the co-founders of a new gallery, called simply "THE Fine Art Gallery," which opens its doors to the public this upcoming weekend. Other artists involved in the project include: Darlene Wesenberg Rzezotarski, Robert Popp, J. J. Joyce, Tom Pscheid, Susan Gay Hatfield and Dagmara Costello.

This collectively organized space is located in the Marshal Building, 207 E. Buffalo St., Suite 210 in the Historic 3rd Ward. Tomorrow, on Thursday, January 14th, the Gallery hosts the Opening Gala from 5 to 8 pm. The space will be also open for Gallery Night and Day, Friday, January 15th, from 11 am to 9 pm, and Saturday, January 16th, from 11 am to 4 pm.

For more information you can visit their website.