WI Craft Biennial Exhibition Jurors and Awards Judge Selected.

09 Jan 2023 10:22 PM | Jean Wells (Administrator)

WI Craft is happy to announce the selection of jurors for the 2023 Biennial Members Exhibition, “Regeneration”, to be held March 24 to May 27, 2023, at the Center for Visual Arts in Wausau, WI. We have also selected our Awards Judge.

2023 Exhibition Jurors:

Cynthia Hayes 

Cynthia Hayes, who served as the Awards Judge for the 2018 Biennial at the Plymouth Arts Center, earned a BFA from UW-Milwaukee and MFA from Michigan State University.  She has been a faculty member at the UWM Peck School of the Arts since 1988, teaching courses in drawing and figure drawing, as well as 2D, color theory and painting.  Cynthia has also studied the art and architecture of India through Oxford University and has traveled extensively in India, Bhutan and Thailand in recent years, creating a series of work based on her travels and studies. Cynthia's Facebook Page

Shana McCaw

Shana McCaw, the Awards Judge for the 2020 Biennial at the Plymouth Arts Center, is an artist-curator with over twenty years experience researching, teaching and working in the Milwaukee area.  In addition to her experience as the former Senior Curator at the Charles Allis and Villa Terrace Art Museums, Shana’s past projects include curating and directing the Northwestern Mutual Gallery at Cardinal Stritch University, assisting in the design and installation of five exhibitions in partnership with the Chipstone Foundation at the Milwaukee Art Museum and teaching 3-D design and sculpture a UW-Milwaukee, MIAD and Cardinal Stritch University. Shana has developed an internationally recognized art practice with her husband and collaborator, Brent Budsberg, McCaw/Budsberg Collabortions.  

As past Awards Judges, both our jurors are familiar with the wide range of diverse work being created by our members and we are looking forward to another outstanding selection of Fine Craft for the upcoming Biennial.

2023 Awards Juror:

Elaina Johann

Elaina Johann received a Master of Arts Management (2020) from Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA and a Bachelor of Fine Art (2015) in Painting from Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design in Milwaukee, WI. From 2015 to 2018, Elaina was one of eight members of After School Special, an artist collective that fostered community engagement through nontraditional art events and provided opportunities for under recognized, socially engaged young artists. Elaina resides in Wausau, WI where she works at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum and makes artwork from her home studio. 

The artist application deadline is January 31, 2023.  You can view and download the complete prospectus at: https://wisconsincraft.org/2023-Biennial-Prospectus

Please direct any questions you might have regarding the Prospectus to:

Kathleen Eggert, Artist Coordinator, at eggertglassart@gmail.com

The WI Craft Biennial Committee

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53223


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