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A New Museum Opens In The Midwest

Yes you read correctly, the Midwest. Wausau, Wisconsin is about to become one of our nation's landmarks for contemporary and figurative art with Alyssa Monks as the curator for the opening exhibition. Please note that this article contains figurative nude paintings.

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Grand Opening of the WMOCA

The building dates back to 1901 with decor from around the 1980s. It used to be a social club for men only and now the city is trying to redevelop the space. One local artist wants to turn it into a museum with event center and art shops. Nora G. Hertel/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin. David Hummer the director of the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art is calling the awards the ANJE which stands for annual juried national exhibition. He is running the museum right now solo with help from a designer who is creating the catalogue for the exhibition pro bono. Here is a listing of some of the artwork and artists who were selected among 750 entries. The exhibition will have about 50 artists participating.

The building dates back to 1901 with decor from around the 1980s. It used to be a social club for men only and now the city is trying to redevelop the space. One local artist wants to turn it into a museum with event center and art shops. Nora G. Hertel/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin.

David Hummer the director of the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art is calling the awards the ANJE which stands for annual juried national exhibition. He is running the museum right now solo with help from a designer who is creating the catalogue for the exhibition pro bono. Here is a listing of some of the artwork and artists who were selected among 750 entries. The exhibition will have about 50 artists participating.

Alyssa Monks

The Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art will celebrate the Grand Opening of the museum with a special reception on October 7, 2017. The reception will showcase the art selected for the 2017 National Juried Art Exhibition with Alyssa Monks announcing “Best of Show”. Here is a preview of some of the artwork which was selected for the exhibition.

The Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art will celebrate the Grand Opening of the museum with a special reception on October 7, 2017. The reception will showcase the art selected for the 2017 National Juried Art Exhibition with Alyssa Monks announcing “Best of Show”. Here is a preview of some of the artwork which was selected for the exhibition.

Daniel Maidman

Large Portrait of Manou | oil on canvas | 30x24 | 2017
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Large Portrait of Manou | oil on canvas | 30x24 | 2017

Felice House

Woman In Wind | oil on canvas | 24x48 | 2016
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Woman In Wind | oil on canvas | 24x48 | 2016

Candice Chovanec

My Mother and Her Daughter | oil on panel | 48 x 36 | 2017
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My Mother and Her Daughter | oil on panel | 48 x 36 | 2017

Erin Anderson

Kim with Turbulence | oil on copper | 36x30 | 2015
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Kim with Turbulence | oil on copper | 36x30 | 2015

Victoria Selbach

Xochiquetzal | oil on canvas | 36x24 | 2017
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Xochiquetzal | oil on canvas | 36x24 | 2017

Tanja Gant

Ego Sum | drawing | 11x8
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Ego Sum | drawing | 11x8

Nadine Robbins

I will Survive | oil on linen | 48x48 | 2016
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I will Survive | oil on linen | 48x48 | 2016

Thomas Legaspi

Christopher O'Connor

Megan Van Groll

What Came Before | graphite on paper |11x14 | 2017
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What Came Before | graphite on paper |11x14 | 2017

Leeanna Chipana

Erin Milan

except in early spring when we almost remember being green again | oil on linen | 40x65 | 2016
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except in early spring when we almost remember being green again | oil on linen | 40x65 | 2016

Shaina Craft

Wonder | oil on wood panel | 6x6 | 2017

Wonder | oil on wood panel | 6x6 | 2017

Future Plans

This is the first juried exhibition and the museum has already announced plans for next year's ANJE's. They also have solo shows coming up by David Shevlino, Samantha French, and Jacob Dhein. Other exhibitions include our own PoetsArtists exhibition being curated by Walt Morton and Didi Menendez (me) PAINTING THE FIGURE NOW. To find out more about how to submit to our exhibition next year, stop by here.
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This is the first juried exhibition and the museum has already announced plans for next year's ANJE's. They also have solo shows coming up by David Shevlino, Samantha French, and Jacob Dhein. Other exhibitions include our own PoetsArtists exhibition being curated by Walt Morton and Didi Menendez (me) PAINTING THE FIGURE NOW. To find out more about how to submit to our exhibition next year, stop by here.

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