to Aug 10

2019 RAG Juried Show at Wustum

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The 2019 show at Wustum begins with an opening reception from 2-4, on Saturday, June 8, (awards at 2:30pm) and ends on Saturday, August 10. It runs concurrently with RAM’s Community Art Show on the first floor. The RAG show will be on view in the upstairs gallery.

Racine Art Guild members in good standing are invited to submit two pieces, 2D or 3D. Two-D pictures must be hung with wires, no saw-tooth hangers.

There is a $20 fee per artist.

 Our juror this year is Annemarie Sawkins, PhD, independent curator and art consultant. Jurying will take place, Sunday, April 7.

 Drop Off:

Friday April 5, 2 – 5 pm

Saturday April 6, 10am – 4pm

Artists may call Wustum, 262-636-9177, starting Wednesday, April 10 to learn the status of their work. Unaccepted pieces may be picked up Thursday, April 11, 2-6; and Saturday, April 13, 10-2. 


Saturday June 8, 2-4pm (Awards at 2:30pm)

Information about pick up at the end of the show will be sent out later.

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Racine Art Guild Exhibition at UW-Parkside Invitational
to Mar 22

Racine Art Guild Exhibition at UW-Parkside Invitational

The Racine Art Guild is invited to exhibit at UW-Parkside in the Mathis Gallery. Our exhibit will run February 4 - March 22.

Art drop off will be January 23 and 24 from 9 am-noon. Park in the Rita Tallent Pickens Lot (formerly CommArts) and enter the box office entrance. The Mathis Gallery is off the lobby. All Guild members are invited to bring one piece not to exceed 24” x 24” .

All art must be ready for hanging with wires and D-ring hangers (preferred). NO saw tooth hangers please. 2-D and 3-D art is accepted. The reception for this show will be March 21, from 5-7pm.

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to Oct 28

Racine Art Guild 2nd Fall Show

Spectrum Gallery at DeKoven, 2050 S Wisconsin Ave. Gallery hours are Sat. and Sun. from  12 - 4 p.m.  or by appointment. Call Denise at (262) 634-4345.

  • Opening reception will take place on October 6 from 2-4:00p

  • Participants are asked to bring a small snack

  • Pick up for your art is November 3/4, Saturday/Sunday Noon-4pm. If you are unable to come at this time, call Denise at 262-634-4345 to arrange your pick up time.

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8:30 AM08:30

DAY TRIP: Chicago Botanic Garden

Member price  - $35

Non-member price - $40

  • Bus will depart from the Ives Grove Park & Ride at 9:00, and return there at 4:30.

  • Lunch on your own: purchase and dine in the Café or brown bag it in their picnic area.

  • Tours are available for $8, or just walk around on your own.

  • Wheelchairs free, motorized wheelchairs for $20.

  • Artists may bring art supplies and may set up in any garden to work En Plein Aire.

Send your checks made to Racine Art Guild, to:

Brenda Thomas
1429 Grange Ave
Racine 53405

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to May 9

2018 Racine Art Guild Juried Show

Opening Reception & Award presentations:
Sunday, April 8, 1:30-4pm.

Jurying of 84 diverse pieces of art created by 48 RAG members for our annual show took place on Monday, March 19.  Juror Lisa Bigalke spent hours carefully studying all the entrants and making her choices. She was impressed with the quality of the work and said it was hard to eliminate any. She found selecting  award winners especially difficult so in addition to the five monetary awards, First- $150, Second - $100, Third - $50
Awards of Merit - $25, she chose another three for Honorable Mention. 

The final count is 54 works by 41 artists, and it looks like it will be a good show. At the time of this writing, Candace Hoffman, RAG member and Anderson Curator, was working her magic to hang a beautiful and cohesive exhibit.  As in the past, our show is in the two large rooms on the first floor

On the second floor, four award winners from the Anderson Winter show have solo exhibits, including new RAG member, Dan Simoneau.  Another RAG member, Lance Raichert, who was the winter juror, also has a solo show.  Be sure to check them out. 

Please join the RAG community on Sunday, April 8, 1:30-4, for the opening reception. Friends and family welcome. The Anderson Arts Center is located at 6603 Third Ave, Kenosha. Award presentations will take place at about 2:30.

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to Oct 1

Racine Art Guild Fall Invitational

Re:Vision Art Gallery, Kenosha, WI

Opening Reception Sept. 9, 6-9pm

The 2017 RAG non-juried show will hang at the Re:Vision Art Gallery, 4625 Sheridan Rd, Kenosha, from August 31 until October 1. The opening reception will take place from 6-9 on Saturday, September 9, as part of Kenosha’s Second Saturdays festivities. All are welcome!

To artists who have work in the exhibit, please pick up your work on Monday, October 1, between 12-4.

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8:45 AM08:45

DAY TRIP: Art Institute of Chicago

Motor Coach to Art Institute of Chicago.

Bus departs at 8:45 from the Ives Groves Park & Ride, Hwy 20 & I-94. Please arrive early. 

Bus returns to Ives Groves by 5:00. 

$50 for RAG members, $60 for non-members. 

Please contact Jo Nissen, wnissen@wi.rr.com or 554-9090 / 939-6088. 

Make checks to RAG, and mail to Jo Nissen, 3623 Maryland Ave, Racine, 53405


Highlighted Exhibitions: 

Whistler’s Mother: An American Icon Returns to Chicago

In March, James McNeill Whistler’s masterpiece returns to Chicago from Paris for the first time in over 60 years. The fame of this iconic work is considered in a focused installation of approximately 25 objects, including small- and large-format paintings, prints, drawings, posters, and other ephemera. The presentation also explores Whistler’s use of family members as subjects, his abstract treatment of conventional genres such as portraiture and landscape, and the arc of his professional ambition. The return of “Whistler’s Mother” to the Art Institute of Chicago is especially meaningful given the museum’s deep holdings of Whistler’s paintings, prints, and drawings. Championed by the museum during his lifetime, Whistler is one of the 19th-century artists whose work lies at the core of the Art Institute’s collection.


 Saints and Heroes: Art of Medieval and Renaissance Europe 

Step back in time and immerse yourself in the spiritual, domestic, and chivalric worlds of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. This spring, the Art Institute unveils the new Deering Family Galleries of Medieval and Renaissance Art, Arms, and Armor, presenting nearly 700 objects from the museum’s rich holdings of art from 1200 to 1600: monumental altarpieces, exquisite jewelry, and the beloved arms and armor collection.

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to May 21

2017 Racine Art Guild Juried Show

Our annual juried exhibition will be at the Anderson Arts Center.  Members, whose 2017 dues have been paid, may enter two pieces in any medium. Drop off will take place Sunday, March 19. The opening reception is Sunday, April 9, and the show will hang until May 21. The juror this year is Amy Cropper, Associate Professor of Art at Carroll University. You may remember that she conducted our member critique in March of 2016. 

There is a $10.00 per artist entry fee. 

More information to come.

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3:00 PM15:00

Kelly Marie Steitz Exhibiting at Seebecks during DRAW

Racine Art Guild member, Kelly Marie will be the DRAW, featured artist. “Her Windows to Heaven’’ and other works will be showing at Seebecks on Main St, Racine, from 3-7pm.

Kelly Marie a native of Wisconsin was born and raised in Racine, currently residing in the greater Milwaukee Area. She has always enjoyed creating artwork in school and at home, and after graduating from HS, she attended Milwaukee Area Tech College and earned an Associate Degree in Commercial Art. After Graduating in 1992, she decided to follow her interest in fiber art by enrolling in a Batik class taught by Carol Madsen at Wustum Museum and art center. She enjoys the medium and the technic so much that she continued to make her own designs using this method of applying hot wax and cold water dyes to natural cloth for over a decade.

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10:00 AM10:00

Racine/Kenosha Artist Resource Fair

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A trade show designed for visual artists, on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Wustum. The event is designed to highlight the vital resources and opportunities available in the Racine/Kenosha corridor covering such topics as arts funding, exhibitions, residencies, grants, fellowships, memberships, studio rentals, and more.

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