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RACINE — Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, a campus of the Racine Art Museum at 2519 Northwestern Ave., continued a longstanding Racine tradition with the recent opening of “Watercolor Wisconsin 2017.”

As one of the museum’s most popular annual shows, this exhibition brings together the works of artists from throughout the state. Limited only by their materials — aqueous media such as acrylic and watercolor — artists were free to create two-dimensional and three-dimensional works on paper. Featuring 104 pieces by 75 artists from communities in all corners of Wisconsin, this year’s show will be on display through April 21.

Of 261 pieces submitted by 148 artists, approximately one-third of the pieces were chosen for this year’s show. Four new works from the 2017 competition have been purchased for RAM’s permanent collection, adding to the museum’s holdings of Wisconsin artists.

“Watercolor Wisconsin 2017” award winners are:

  • First Award — Christine B. Miller, “Hi, I’m Mags, I’ll Be Your Waitress Today!”
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  • nd Award — Lisa Englander, “Vessel Series No. 9”
  • Third Award — Patrick Doughman, “Meeting in Chetek”

For a complete list of winners, go to

Racine and Kenosha county artists in the exhibition are: Gillian Graffy, Burlington; Genevieve Gagliardi-Gerov, Carlotta Miller and John W. Terhardt, Kenosha; Robert W. Andersen, Sarah Andersen, Eileen Black and Doug DeVinny, Mount Pleasant; Regina Baker, Jerry Belland, Karen Broman, Lisa Englander, Karen Mathis, James McFarland, Nate Mortensen, Christine Patten, Lance Raichert, Suzanne Schackelman, Phil Schultz, Dina Walker and Kelly Witte, Racine; Harry Wirth, Salem; and Norman Abplanalp and Linda Gerard Dzik, Waterford.

Wustum Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. There is no admission fee.


Community Coordinator

Loreen Mohr is the community coordinator for The Journal Times.

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