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2022 Recipients of the Wisconsin Visible Art Achievement Awards announced | By Jennifer Turner

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 April 18, 2022 – West Bend, WI – The Museum of Wisconsin Artwork (MOWA) announces the recipients of the 2022 Wisconsin Visual Art Accomplishment Award (WVAAA). The Accomplishment Awards are awarded biennially to honor persons and companies that are considerably enriching the visual arts of the state. The awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, April 30, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. at the Museum of Wisconsin Artwork in West Bend.


The 3 founding organizations—the Museum of Wisconsin Artwork, the Wisconsin Visible Artists, and the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters—recognize educators, writers, visible artists, exhibitions, and advocates in our resourceful communities.

Every two many years, a nine-person nominations committee convenes to evaluate open up nominations and decide on the recipients in 7 classes. The awards recognize achievement at numerous levels of an artist’s career and in relevant qualified areas that are normally missed for recognition.

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2022 Award Categories and the Honorees

Legacy (Life span Achievement)       Jack Damer and Freida Significant Wasikhongo Tesfagiorgis

Educator (K-12)                                 Frank Juárez, Sheboygan North Higher School

Educator (Higher education or College)     Leslie Vansen, Peck School of the Arts, UW–Milwaukee

Exhibition                                           John Michael Kohler Artwork Preserve

Neighborhood Arts Advocate               Karin Wolf

Arts Writing                                       Debra Brehmer

Rising Artist                                 Rae Minoka Skenandore (Yehsani>saks)


Receiver bios stick to. Former winners include things like Anne Kingsbury, Kim Cosier, Ariana Vaeth, Tom Bamberger, Dona Glance, Racine Art Museum, and The Kohler Foundation, Inc. A total listing can be discovered at wisconsinart.org/wvaaa.


Saturday, April 30, 2022 | 1:00–3:00

Awards at 2 p.m.  Open up to the community, cost-free to go to

The WVAAA is produced feasible by way of the generous assistance of the Museum of Wisconsin Art, all 3 chapters of the Wisconsin Visual Artists, and Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Artwork & Letters.
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A very important cultural center, academic establishment, an growing network of strategies, the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) collects and interprets American art by means of the lens of a solitary state. Knowledgeable by dynamic initiatives and collaborations, MOWA is an impressive forum for present-day artists, socially pertinent exhibitions, lectures by artists and market experts, and partaking courses and routines for all ages.


MOWA has two long term venues—the West Bend “Mothership” and MOWA | DTN in downtown Milwaukee’s Saint Kate—The Arts Hotel—as very well as two partnering group companies that generate obtain across the point out. MOWA per year welcomes 200,000 site visitors, earning it a cultural desired destination for the artwork and artists of our time.


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