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. 

Call for Artists! Applications are now being accepted to the “Art & Chalk Fest” to be held on the MOWA campus. Show is July 2018. For more information, go to

Margaret Schumann received Honorable Mention, and Jean Pascek won Second Place in the Waukesha County Courthouse Purchase Award Contest this fall.

Tom Smith - won an Honorable Mention in the Plymouth Paint the Towns Plein Air Event in September.

Janet Hudachek and Tom Smith - were juried into the Winter Exhibition at the Anderson Arts Center Nov. 12, 2017-Jan. 7, 2018.

Cedarburg Art Museum “Iconic Wisconsin”
exhibit opens November 8th – in Cedarburg. For more information, go to

The Cedarburg Cultural Center
will be hosting “Printmakers” exhibiting the works of LMA members Jack Pachuta, Jewell Riano and Susan Steinhafel opening October 19th and running through November 26th. For more information, go to

Wisconsin Watercolor Society
will be hosting their annual fall exhibit at the Plymouth Art Center from October 13th – November 24th. For more information, go to

LMA member Joyce Eesley
will be the featured artist for the Alverno College Homecoming Alum Exhibit, “Connections.” Several of her works will be on display, opening reception is October 6th from 5:30-7:30. She will also be hosting a workshop. For more information, go to

Congratulations to member Chris Sommerfelt for being chosen by the Cedarburg Art Museum to have his watercolor painting selected as the image to promote Watercolor Wisconsin 2017, quite an honor!

Mary Ellen Mueller’s newly released book is now available, “A is for Am
aryllis” a fine collection of hand-colored etchings and monoprints. You can get a copy at her studio during the Covered Bridge Studio Tour or go to her website.

David Kurtz - One piece on display for Iconic Wisconsin exhibit at the Cedarburg Art Museum starting November 8. Some of my work is now 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.​​



Local artist needed

Amber Sartori is looking for a local Milwaukee artist who can paint a family tree. I would provide the details, but would like the artist to have creative freedom to make it personal and unique. This is going to be a gift.

If interested, contact Amber:

Call for Public Art

The City of Wauwatosa has issued a call for public art for the 1st annual public art installation (of up to 3 pieces) in Hart Park. Qualified artists are invited to submit an application  by December 20, 2017. Up to 3 artists will be selected to participate and a stipend of up to $3,000 per artist will be awarded.

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MIAD’s Galleries Launch Nationwide Call for Art & Design Exhibitions


The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) and its galleries — the Frederick Layton Gallery and Brooks Stevens Gallery — invite professional artists, designers and curators nationwide to submit proposals for exhibitions. Submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis, however, proposals for consideration for the 2018-19 season are due January 31, 2018.

Exhibition proposals may be submitted at

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MIAD’s Annual Sale of Student and Alumni Art & Design Work

​​MILWAUKEE… The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) hosts its annual sale of student and alumni art and design work November 30 – December 2, 2017 at MIAD’s 4th Floor Raw Space, 273 E. Erie St.

At the MIAD Holiday Sale, a holiday tradition held every year during the first weekend of December, visitors can shop thousands of one-of-a-kind art and design creations from emerging and established artists and designers at all price points. Gifts available include sculptures, paintings, photographs, furniture, cards, coasters, jewelry, handbags, ceramics and more. Plus, meet the artists and designers who are behind the amazing creations.

Preview Night is November 30, 6 – 9 p.m. and admission is $10. Tickets are available to purchase at the door. Free admission for the MIAD Holiday Sale is December 1, 5 – 9 p.m. and December 2, noon to 5 p.m.

Proceeds from the MIAD Holiday Sale support the more than 100 participating artists and designers, and benefit MIAD student scholarships.

Now in its seventh year, the MIAD Holiday Sale annually draws more than 1,000 visitors to MIAD’s campus in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward. The sale coincides with the Historic Third Ward’s Christmas in the Ward celebration. MIAD’s galleries, which are free to the public, are open during the sale.

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