2022 Recipients of the Wisconsin Visible Art Accomplishment Awards introduced | By Jennifer Turner

 April 18, 2022 – West Bend, WI – The Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) announces the recipients of the 2022 Wisconsin Visual Artwork Accomplishment Award (WVAAA). The Achievement Awards are awarded biennially to honor individuals and organizations that are drastically 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 Art, the Wisconsin Visible Artists, and the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters—recognize educators, writers, visual artists, exhibitions, and advocates in our innovative communities.

Each two many years, a 9-particular person nominations committee convenes to assessment open up nominations and pick out the recipients in 7 classes. The awards acknowledge achievement at many phases of an artist’s job and in relevant experienced spots that are frequently forgotten for recognition.

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2022 Award Classes and the Honorees

Legacy (Lifetime Accomplishment)       Jack Damer and Freida Higher Wasikhongo Tesfagiorgis

Educator (K-12)                                 Frank Juárez, Sheboygan North Large University

Educator (School or University)     Leslie Vansen, Peck School of the Arts, UW–Milwaukee

Exhibition                                           John Michael Kohler Artwork Preserve

Local community Arts Advocate               Karin Wolf

Arts Writing                                       Debra Brehmer

Emerging Artist                                 Rae Minoka Skenandore (Yehsani>saks)


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


Saturday, April 30, 2022 | 1:00–3:00

Awards at 2 p.m.  Open up to the community, free to attend

The WVAAA is designed possible via the generous assistance of the Museum of Wisconsin Art, all 3 chapters of the Wisconsin Visible Artists, and Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Artwork & Letters.
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A very important cultural heart, academic establishment, an expanding network of concepts, the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) collects and interprets American art by means of the lens of a single condition. Educated by dynamic initiatives and collaborations, MOWA is an progressive discussion board for present-day artists, socially relevant exhibitions, lectures by artists and business authorities, and engaging classes and functions 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 properly as two partnering group organizations that produce obtain across the state. MOWA every year welcomes 200,000 website visitors, generating it a cultural desired destination for the artwork and artists of our time.