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TMA Contemporary

May 28 – August 14, 2022

TMA Contemporary is the Trout Museum of Art’s annual juried exhibition, this year showcasing 114 of Wisconsin’s top visual artists. Works exemplify the cutting-edge art being created by artists across the state, emerging and established.

Jurors select artists based on their artistic quality and innovative ideas. Artists draw inspiration from the world around them, personal narrative, the environment, or their inner feelings and imagination. Spanning all three floors of the museum, TMA Contemporary represents a wide spectrum of media and creative perspectives.

Image: Chris & Katie Robleski

Thank you to our exhibit sponsor!

Juror Talk

The jurors of TMA Contemporary discussed the 2022 winning works and their decision-making process for accepted works. This year’s jurors included Samantha Timm, Mutópe Johnson, and Christina Turner. See their bios below.

This talk was free to members on June 18, but viewable virtually on Instagram.

Congratulations to our 2022 Award Winners.

A total of $10,000 and a solo exhibition was awarded to seven artists at the TMA Contemporary opening reception on May 28. Thank you to our sponsor, Oh Snap! for their support of these artists!

Best of Show artist awarded $4,000 and solo exhibition at TMA
Carey Watters, Milwaukee

1st Place awarded $2,000
Robert Jinkins, Rewey

2nd Place awarded $1,500
Sophie Loubere, Madison

3rd Place awarded $1,000
Joseph Boblick, Port Washington

Honorable Mentions awarded $500
Loschue Lo, Oshkosh
Terri Fischer, Madison
Larry Zamba, Union Grove

The Artists

Luke Achterberg, Onalaska
Andy Acker, Wauwatosa
Alyssa Ackerman, Milwaukee
Hector Acuna, Cedarburg
Kelly Alexander, Belgium
Ellen Anderson, Mequon
Jay Arpin, Wauwatosa
Victoria Bein, Edgerton
Emily Belknap, Milwaukee
Hannah Bennett, Madison
Mary Bergs, Benton
Joseph Boblick, Port Washington
Beki Borman, Milwaukee
Aaron Boyd, Milwaukee
Kendra Bulgrin, Dousman
Stacey Burkhart, Pulaski
Lew Cadkin, Brookfield
Allison Calteux, Milwaukee
Tonya Cameron, Whitewater
Amy Carani, Monroe
Silvia Cavagnero, Madison
Richard Chang, Elm Grove
Toby Clark, Kaukauna
Martha Coaty, Racine
Dan Cross, Egg Harbor
Kelley Curran, Milwaukee
Paula DeStefanis, Grafton
Melissa Dorn, Milwaukee
Cassie Marie Edwards, Oshkosh
Gustavo Fares, Kimberly
Terri Fischer, Madison
Lisa Frank, Belleville
Gregory Frederic, Green Bay
Emily Fritts, Madison
Gregg Fuhrman, Wauwatosa
Nina Ghanbarzadeh, Muskego
Gary Gossens, Kimberly
Cindy Hansen, Grafton (Header Image)
Nathan Hatch, Baileys Harbor
Victoria Helms Kostka, Wausau
Tim Holte, Milwaukee
Rob Hom, Eagle River
Jayne Reid Jackson, Madison
Jamison Jacobson, Madison
Robert Jinkins, Rewey
Frank Juarez, Sheboygan
Barbara Justice, Madison
Kate Kaminski, Sheboygan
David Najib Kasir, Whitefish Bay
Keith Kaziak, Madison
Callie Kiesow, Milwaukee
Karen Kjell, Green Bay
Dale Knaak, Sheboygan
Mel Kolstad, Fond du Lac
Peter Koury, De Pere
Daniela Kouzov, Green Bay
John Kowalczyk, Milwaukee
Matt Kuhlman, Glendale
Terie Leicht, Fredonia
Stephanie Leisering, Fond du Lac
Loschue Lo, Oshkosh
Mary Lombardo, Osseo
Sophie Loubere, Madison
Linda Marcus, Milwaukee
Kat McPeak, Fremont
Sara Meredith, Madison
Miranda Moeller, Seymour
Aleksandra Morozova, Milwaukee
Gao Moua, Appleton
Tania Nelson, Green Bay
Mary Nevicosi, Whitewater
Pearl O’Brien, Milwaukee
Ann Orlowski, Madison
Rosy Petri, Milwaukee
Brian Pirman, De Pere
Lucas Pointon, Madison
Kristopher Pollard, Sheboygan
Cyndie Rauls, La Farge
Jewell Riano-Bradley, Mequon
Michelle Richeson, Neenah
Tony Riel, Evansville
Benjamin Rinehart, Appleton
Katie & Chris Robleski, Milwaukee
Hailey Roddy, Milwaukee
Suzanne Rose, Sturgeon Bay
Amy Ross, Kenosha
Rafael Salas, Ripon
Mary Jo Scandin, Appleton
Romy Scheroder, Milwaukee
Dane Schumacher, Green Bay
Eric Skadson, Milwaukee
Trina Smith, Milwaukee
Elijah Smith, Madison
Stacey Steinberg, Oconomowoc
Kayla Story-White, Lake Mills
Meg Strobel, Milwaukee
Meghan Sullivan, Appleton
Solarpunk Surf Club, Madison
Victoria Tasch, Hartland
Scott Taylor, Milwaukee
Donald Taylor, Green Bay
Marcia Thompson, Onalaska
Kaden Van De Loo, Appleton
Julie VonDerVellen, Milwaukee
Michael Ware, Milwaukee
Michael Wartgow, Neenah
Carey Watters, Milwaukee
Charlie Wetzel, Madison
Sara Willadsen, Sheboygan
Catherine Williams, Necedah
Ger Xiong, Appleton
Rita Yanny, Madison
Larry Zamba, Union Grove
Ray Zovar, McFarland

Meet our awesome jurors.

Samantha Timm

Samantha Timm is the lead curator at Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel, Milwaukee. Timm’s career in the arts began at the Chazen Museum of Art in Madison as curatorial assistant. She has held various positions at art museums in the New York City area. Timm was also curator for Jewel Spiegel Gallery in Englewood, New Jersey. Her strong background in both art history and contemporary art brought her to Saint Kate as art historian and later co-curator with Marcus. In addition to her breadth of experience in the arts, she holds a bachelor’s degree in Art History from the UW- Madison and a master’s in History of Art from the University of York in York, England.

Photo courtesy of Marcus Hotels & Resorts.

Mutópe Johnson

Mutópe Johnson earned his MFA from UW-Milwaukee, Peck School of the Arts Department of Art & Design. Johnson was selected as one of four UW-Whitewater 2015–16 and 2016–17 Inclusive Excellence Program Scholars, a distinguished 2013–14 Imagining America P.A.G.E. Scholar (Publicly Active Graduate in Education), and a 2014 Dedalus Foundation Award-Nominee.

Johnson served in positions such as Chief Creative Officer, Global Marketing Brands Manager, Creative Director, and Art Director while concurrently painting for more than 15 years as a professional visual artist. His work has been included in exhibitions across WI and the US.  Johnson’s current research and visual arts practice has led him to consider his role as an artist and how the arts can help shape the current state of African-American culture and its rich history.

Christina Turner

Christina Turner is the Executive Director of the Trout Museum of Art since 2018. She graduated from the California College of the Arts, San Francisco, with an MFA in Painting and Drawing. She is also a graduate of the University of San Diego with an MA International Relations and the University of Wisconsin, Madison with a BA in economics and political science. Christina has 25 years of business, art, and education experience.

TMA Contemporary was formerly titles the SECURA Fine Arts Exhibition.


May 28, 2022
Aug 14, 2022
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