Thanks to the success of the “Making Magic with Mixed Media” exhibit in August of 2018, a second mixed media show, “Making Magic with Mixed Media” will be exhibited from Noon to 5 p.m., Thursdays through Sundays, August 1-25 at the Whitewater Arts Alliance’s Cultural Arts Center on 402 West Main Street in Whitewater.
The WAA is seeking mixed media pieces for the show. The magic is in the inspired combination of more than one medium (i.e., acrylic, oil, watercolor, pastel, charcoal, pen, pencil, etc.) and/or more than one material (i.e., cut-up paper, wire, beads, found objects, etc.) in a piece of 2D or 3D art.
Artists submitting entry forms must fully complete, sign, and mail their forms with a $20 fee to the Whitewater Arts Alliance (P.O. Box 311, Whitewater, WI 53190), postmarked on or before Wednesday, July 17. This entry fee includes four pieces of art for Whitewater Arts Alliance members, and three for non-members. All artwork must be dropped off at the Cultural Arts Center on Monday, July 29, between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. The Closing Reception, held from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, August 25th will include an awards ceremony at 3:30 p.m. at which time prizes will be awarded as follows: 1st place (2D & 3D) $100 each; 2nd Place (2D & 3D) $75 each; Viewer’s Choice $50; and certificates for Honorable Mentions. Artwork that is entered must be original, completed within the last two years, and not previously exhibited at the Cultural Arts Center. More information, including an entry form that can be printed off the website, is available at www.whitewaterarts.org/mixed-media-august-2019. Entry forms may also be available for pickup at the CAC.
Speaking on behalf of the planning committee, Kathy Gibbs says, “We hope that this offering will be greeted with an equally enthusiastic response from area artists and from their friends, family members and the general public. Through your attendance at exhibits like this, we will continue to keep the arts alive at the Cultural Arts Center in Whitewater. Please join us and be prepared to be amazed by the diversity of the artwork on display. Artists, professional and non-professional alike, enjoy stretching the boundaries of their imagination as they immerse themselves in the process of creating their mixed media art pieces.”
As an added bonus, three free mixed media demonstrations will be offered at the CAC from 1-3 p.m. on Fridays, August 2, 9, and 16, as follows:
August 2nd, “Pour And More” by Nancy McKinnon
August 9th, “Making Cards with Mixed Media Scraps” by Dawn Hunter
August 16th, “Recycling to Create Art” by Louise Fuerstenberg
No reservations are required to attend the demonstrations; however, for planning purposes, attendees are asked to RSVP by emailing Dawn Hunter at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by stopping in at the CAC or calling 262-472-0204 during scheduled hours to express their interest.
Whitewater’s Cultural Arts Center is located on 402 West Main Street in the historic White building near the Birge Fountain. Parking is behind the building, with an elevator available from the parking lot entrance.