RACINE — "Watercolor Wisconsin 2017" will be open through April 21 at Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, 2519 Northwestern Ave.
This long-running, juried exhibition attracts a wide range of artists. Limited only by their materials — aqueous media such as acrylic and watercolor — artists are free to create two- and three-dimensional works on paper. This year’s show features a variety of subjects from animals, flowers and landscape to figurative studies and the abstract.
Christina Haglid, senior paper conservator and manager for the Art Conservation Department at Joel Oppenheimer Gallery, Chicago, and Tom Herzberg, a freelance illustrator for more than 30 years and longtime member of the U.S. Air Force Art Program, with artwork in the permanent collection of the Pentagon, juried this year’s show. Haglid and Herzberg considered 261 works submitted by 148 artists, narrowing down the selection to 104 works by 75 Wisconsin artists.
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.