Monday, December 14, 2009

WPCA Holiday Schedule

We will be closed on and around Christmas and New Year. The gallery and education center will be open during the week between the holidays. On these days (December 28 - 31) we will also host Afternoons with Art, exciting opportunity for children age 6-12 to spend time off school.

Afternoons with Art are $5 a day for WPCA members and $ 10 for non-members. Scholarships are available.

Please register by calling Kate at 755-8892.

Thursday, December 24, Christmas Eve - CLOSED

Friday, December 2, Christmas Day - CLOSED

Saturday December 26 - CLOSED


December 28 - December 31: noon - 5 PM

Monday, December 28 - Afternoons with Art, 1 - 5 pm

Tuesday, December 29 - Afternoons with Art, 1 - 5 pm

Wednesday, December 30 - Afternoons with Art, 1 - 5 pm

Thursday, December 31 - Afternoons with Art, 1 - 5 pm

Friday, January 1 - CLOSED

Saturday, January 2 - CLOSED

Monday, December 7, 2009



Jordan Acker Anderson
Chris Andrews
Nancy Aycock
Cicely Babb
Al Balinsky
Stephanie Bartz
E. Jane Bekos
Bill Berens
Austin Boechler
Frank Bondzinski
Angela M. Brandon
Richard Bublitz
River Bullock
Donna Burdge
Christine Buth-Furness
José Alfredo Chavez
Valerie Christell
Rise Christensen
Tamiko Dargan
Melva Darrough
Heather Eiden
John Fatica
Fred & Margaret Figie
Susan Foley
Mary Galinowski
Lee Gierke
Jeffrey M. Goldberg
Regan Golden-McNerney
Tom Halfmann
Katie Hassemer
Connie Hawkins
Judith & Svend Hestoft
Maria Ellen Huebner
Eriks Johnson
Carrie Joubert
Henk Joubert
Kat Klemp
Frank Korb
Geri Laehn
Jason Lantagne
Theresa Lauer
Riccardo Liotta
C. Matthew Luther
Gregory Martens
Scott May
Mark McBride
Lynet McDonald
George Mee
Todd Mrozinski
Cristian Muñoz
Roberta E. Nelson
Barbara Nelson-Fuqua
Karen Norris
Lance Orr
Louis Anthony Orr
Nicolaus Ortiz
Boris Ostrerov
Dan Patrinos
A. Marie Phillips
Simon Phillips
Jenny Poetzel
JoAnna Poehlmann
Jessica Poor
Deidre Prosen
Douglas Pruitt
Steven Rademan
Ari David Rosenthal
Pacia Sallomi
Vicki Samolyk
Denis Sargent
Mary Anne Schall
Greg Schoeneck
Paula Schulze
Monica Sirimarco
Renee Skiba
Peter Skiba
Henry H. Smith
Thomas & Jean Sobon
Ximena Soza
Diane Steigerwald
Ann E. Stein
L. Yvonne Stevenson
Morgyn Stranahan
Sandy Lee Sugden
Cynthia Taylor
Judith Z. Tolkan
Inés Villanueva
Louise Webb
Sandra Westbrook
Savoy Westbrook
Charles Wickler
Fo Wilson
Leann Wooten
Paul Zovic & Joanne Lipo Zovic
Clarice Zucker
Jim Zwadlo

Individual/Family Members $ 50–$ 99
Harmonie & Daniel Baker
Daniel & Janet Brophey
Barbara Brown Lee
James Byrne
Vicki Chiger
Christopher Davis-Benavides & Karen Gunderman
Carol & Buz Dittrich
Nan Fitzpatrick
Sheila Jozwik
Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Lauer, Sr.
Mary Ellen Lukaszewicz
Jose Montoto
Heather Pantoga
Scot Dragan & Jean Berens
Mary Mellowes
Patricia Obletz
K. Lee Peterson
Adolph & Suzanne Rosenblatt
Marilyn Schmid
Corinne Tobin
Vivian & Paul Traskowski

Supporting Members $ 100–$ 249
Elfrieda Abbe & Daniel Sargeant
Byron Becker
Fred Berman
Dorota Biczel Nelson
Kate Brosnan Bradley
Andrea & Charles Bram
Diane & David Buck
Robin Coffman
Virgilyn Driscoll
Phil Fisher
Michael & Donna Flanagan
Tim & Susan Frautschi
Gianfranco Tessara/Inspired Artisans, Ltd.
Sharon Giesfeldt Van Ruiswyk
Constance P. Godfrey
Peter Goldberg
Janet & Fred Goldsmith
Sue Goldwomon
Gary John Gresl
Russ Jankowski
Jenevie & Russell Jensen
Lona Long Velasco
Janet Matthews
Polly Morris
Scott Paulus
Fabiola Rodriguez Strande
Louis A. & Barbara J. Stippich
Tori Tasch
Pegi Taylor Christiansen
Carolyn White-Travanti & Leon Travanti
Mel & Dan Trittin
Gary Tuma
Jamie & Dan Ward
Marie Mellott & Yehuda Yannay
Rosa Zamora

Collectors $ 250–$ 499
Mr. & Mrs. David French
Gary Polzen
Jim & Marie Seder
Norma Trevino
Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. Weiss

Sustainers $ 500–$ 999
Diane Ekstrand
Mrs. Henry E. Fuldner
Kay & Richard Knight
Luz Mercado
Christine Symchych

Benefactors $ 1,000–$ 4,999
Barbara E. Manger & Bill Lynch
Ruth De Young Kohler

Foundations, Corporate and Government Supporters
Arts at Large
ATT Foundation
Helen Bader Foundation
Jane Bradley Pettit Foundation
Brico Fund
Community Shares of Greater Milwaukee
Chambers & Owen, Inc.
City of Milwaukee Arts Board
CPL Industries, Inc.
Patrick and Anna M. Cudahy Fund
The Gardner Foundation
Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s:
  • John C. and Harriett Cleaver Fund
  • Mary L. Nohl Fund
  • Non-profit Management Fund
  • Walker’s Point Center for the Arts Endowment Fund
Harley-Davidson Foundation
The Richard and Ethel Herzfeld Foundation
Herbert H. Kohl Charities
Milwaukee County CAMPAC
Milwaukee Public Schools – Partnership for the Arts
Mortimer Charitable Lead Trust
Northwestern Mutual Foundation
St. Rafael the Archangel School
Wellpoint Matching Gift Program
Windhover Foundation
Wisconsin Arts Board with the funds from the State of Wisconsin, the National Endowment for the Arts and National Recovery Act
Woman’s Club of Wisconsin

Opening of CoPA's 3rd Annual Juried Exhibition

First signs of impending winter did not scare CoPA's members, artists and photo enthusiasts, who came out in force to celebrate the opening of CoPA's 3rd Annual Juried Show. Even though this year's juror, Paul Ha of St.Louis's Contemporary could not join us due to previous (certainly important!) art engagements, he was kind enough to send us a video tape with his thoughts on the jurying process and photography he selected. It's a great addition to the show that helps to see the work included in the exhibition from a new, fresh perspective.
We were fortunate too, that all the award winners were able to join us: Mary Farmilant of Chicago, IL, awarded "The Best in Show," John Koeppen of Racine, WI and Chris Norris of Madison, WI, who both received "Honorable Mentions," and Kristin Keshena, enthusiastically selected to receive "Viewers' Choice Award." Thank you all for coming - it was a wonderful night!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Outpost Exchange Alternative Gift Fair

This December marks the return of the Outpost Exchange Alternative Gift Fair. As an alternative to a traditional trip to a shopping mall, you can honor family and friends by donating to an organization that fits their values. Donations take the form of “gifts” that participating non-profits offer shoppers. The event calls attention to the growing needs in the community in a manner that invites you to come to the table in the spirit of holiday giving traditions. Last year’s fair drew hundreds of visitors and raised several thousand dollars for local charities. For us, The Alternative Gift Fair is a great as it helps to build relationships and community.

When you visit the Exchange Alternative Gift Fair, you will receive a “shopping list” of participating non-profit groups which show the different donation levels shoppers can support. Gift cards will be available to complete the gift giving experience. WPCA will be offering memberships of different levels, starting with our basic artist membership of $ 25, together will limited edition T-shirts featuring WPCA artists and special artistic goodie bags.

The Alternative Gift Fair will be in conjunction with the Buy Local Fair, sponsored by Our Milwaukee, a local business alliance that advocates for locally owned, independent businesses. Together, both events bring attention to the importance of supporting and living local. For a complete list of participating AGF organizations, visit the link.