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Annual Winter Juried Show

October 11, 2020 - January 10, 2021

Tuesdays – Sundays, 1 – 4 p.m.

More than 80 artists responded to the call and entered over 160 submissions in a variety of media and methods. Artists came from all over the state of Wisconsin and Illinois to showcase their work in this historic mansion. Gallery spaces fill both floors.

The Winter Juried Show is open theme and open media. Three artists are awarded first, second, and third place cash prizes and five artists are awarded solo shows. The exhibition curator is Kathleen Laybourn, and juror Lisa Bigalke is a Kenosha printmaker and book artist.

Along with the Winter Juried Show, the Area Artist Group galleries will have their show titled “Tinsel and Garland”. The Area Artist Group is made up of local Kenosha area artists.

And, for the first time, the resident artists at the Kemper Center’s Lakefront Studios will host their inaugural exhibition in the newly created Lakefront Studios gallery space. The Lakefront Art Studios are located on the third and fourth floors of the Kemper Center above the Simmons Auditorium. Once the dorm rooms for the students at Kemper Hall, the spaces are now renovated and rented to artists as work spaces.

Due to COVID-19 precautions, there will be no opening reception or refreshments. The Arts Center will open earlier that day for the winning artists to receive their certificates and awards. Video footage of the awards ceremony will be later included on the Kemper Center website and Anderson Arts Center social media pages.

Masks are required and there is a capacity limit of 50 people in the building.

Admission is free; donations are appreciated. 

(Note: Kemper Center’s Lakefront Studios are located next to Anderson Arts Center. All are part of Kemper Center.)