Notices, Awards and Opportunities

Thomas Buchs - There is a small gallery available at Waukesha Civic Theater. They host  8 shows per year, rotating them every 6 weeks.  Contact Tom Buchs for more information. 

Beth Stoddard - Part of a three-person exhibition at Milwaukee's Beans & Barley, 1901 E North Ave., June 2 - September 8 2017.

Laura Easey-Jones, Beth Stoddard, Cheri Raffel, Donna Staats, J J Joyce - Exhibit at United Methodist Church in Shorewood starting May 14th.

Deb Mortl - Oak Park Art League - Frank Lloyd Wright Show through June 11. 

Jim Maki - UC Gallery (Plankington Bldg on Grand Ave.), Olson House in Shorewood, and Boerner Botanical Garden.

Jerry Steingraeber - Artist at Work, Grohmann Museum from May 19 through August 20, 2017.

Gwen Granzow - Open Door Gallery, Whitefish Bay from May 14 through June 15, 2017 (group show).

Julie San Felipe - Next Act Theatre through May 21 or later.  This is a solo show and so far she has sold 3. Congratulations ! ! !

David Kurtz - Some of my work is now available in the Boerner Gift Shop.

Laura Easey-Jones - Bay View Art in the Park on June 10 & 11.  Firefly Art Fair in Wauwatosa August 5 & 6.  Also, some of her work is available in the Boerner Gift Shop.

*Note: If you have notice of News, Awards and Opportunities please send information via email to: We will periodically mass email the group through the summer to keep everyone informed.

Rita Kirkman Pastel Workshop

July 15-17, 2017

$275 for members, $325 non-members
For Beginner to Advanced.
Learn to capture light with an innovative underpainting technique! Receive helpful hints and tips from Rita’s 30+ years of experience with pastel. Instruction will emphasize value and temperature control, composition and techniques for a small format, and how to stay productive with your art within a busy lifestyle! All questions answered and individual attention given. Students might complete 3-8 paintings during the weekend.

To Register Contact Marcia Gorra-Patek,

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Live piano music, incredible art work and LMA family gave rise to another successful exhibition.  Schauer Arts Center hosted a special evening for our membership.    Congratulations to everyone and thanks to Donna Staats for organizing another memorable event.

Cherie Raffel: “Hop” Scotch” water media
Tom Buchs: “White Waterlilies” watercolor & pastel
Terri Lockwood: “Magnetic Forest” oil/wax

Bill Davis: “Silent Guardians/Charles Bridge Prague” watercolor​

David Kurtz: “Hello Baby” – photography​

Jack Pachuta: “Surely You Jest” – collagraph​

Julie San Felipe: “Siuil a Ruin, Mengel: The Mirror - watercolor

Awards were presented on June 2, 2017 at the Artist Reception by Lorin Willey - Show Judge.

To see images of all the winning pieces...  (click here).


LMA Summer Show - Winners

Exciting New Opportunits

Don't forget to check the Exhibits page to see the exciting new opportunity with the Cedarburg Art Museum and the Concordia University Plein Air and Photography Paint and Shoot-out.

Reminder: There will be no Open Canvas Newsletter throughout the summer months.  

The LMA News page will be updated through out the summer.  Keep checking the website for new information.