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TMA Contemporary

June 10 – August 13, 2023
Admission: Visit FREE with your TMA membership, starting as low as $15 for the year. One-day passes available at $10 at the door.

TMA Contemporary shares what is at the forefront of Wisconsin’s visual art landscape today. The exhibit takes the temperature of what’s being created now and embraces all forms of art media, ideas, and voices.

Each year, TMA asks all Wisconsin artists working in any medium to apply. Jurors select work based on artistic quality and innovative ideas. Artists may draw unique inspiration from the world around them, societal influences, personal experience, the environment, beauty, and their imagination. This year, TMA Contemporary displays 112 works from over 1,000 submitted artworks.

The Artists

Jurors reviewed more than 1,200 artwork submissions by 416 artists in 2023. 106 artists were accepted.

Alyssa Ackerman, Milwaukee
Nicole Acosta, Milwaukee
Hector Acuna, Grafton
Jay Arpin, Wauwatosa
Jeff Baenen, Kenosha
Ann Baer, Milwaukee
Victoria Bein, Edgerton
Lois Bielefeld, Glendale
Christian Birk, Madison
Ashley Bohne, Milwaukee
Aaron Boyd, Milwaukee
Julia Bradfish, Milwaukee
Molly Brennan, Milwaukee
Timothy Brenner, Madison
Deborah Brooks, Saint Francis
Shan Bryan-Hanson, Sturgeon Bay
Kimberly Burnett, Milwaukee
Lelia Byron, Madison
Allison Calteux, Milwaukee
Amy Cannestra, Cudahy
Caeli Carr-Potter, Madison
Justin Chapman, Green Bay
Alora Clark, Green Bay
Brianna Cole, Milwaukee
Tony Conrad, Appleton
Isabel Cooling, Milwaukee
Amanda Crary Gallas, Watertown
Jessica Curning-Kuenzi, Blue Mounds
Nova Czarnecki, Milwaukee
Tim Day, Fredonia
Kagen Dunn, Madison
Renee Dusha, Green Bay
Cassie Marie Edwards, Oshkosh
Nehemiah Edwards, Milwaukee
Anamarie Edwards, Milwaukee
Scott Espeseth, Madison
Dan Fleming, Milwaukee
Gregg Fuhrman, Wauwatosa
Jenie Gao, Madison
Barbara & Bill Gover, Appleton
David Graham, De Pere
Margaret Griffin, Milwaukee
Madison Hager, Tomahawk
Sydni Haubrich, Racine
Rachel Hausmann Schall, Mosinee
Adam Hawk, Milwaukee
Kristine Hinrichs, Milwaukee
Li-Hsuan Hsu, Oshkosh
Robert Jinkins, Rewey
Tomiko Jones, Madison
Lee Judilla, Milwaukee
Kahlil Kasir, Milwaukee
Callie Kiesow, Milwaukee
Karen Kjell, Green Bay
Daniel Klewer, Green Bay
Susan Estelle Kwas, Milwaukee
Collette LaRue, Green Bay
Jessica Lensmire, Ixonia
Teddy Lepley Milwaukee
Diane Levesque, Kenosha
Myszka J Lewis, Madison
Andrew Linskens, Green Bay
Kori Looker, Weyauwega
Matthew Ludak, Madison
Kaitlynn Lyzenga, Milwaukee
Steffani Manna, Racine
Linda Marcus, Milwaukee
Daniel McCullough, Milwaukee
Savannah Mikle, Pulaski
Barbara Miner, Milwaukee
Gao Moua, Appleton
Nora Murphy, Milwaukee
Zina Mussmann, Wauwatosa
Tracy Nickolaus, Shorewood
Sam Northcut, Madison
Cate O’Connell-Richards, Madison
Ken Oppriecht, Stoughton
Kassandra Palmer, Madison
Shelley Peckham, Madison
Angela Piehl, Milwaukee
Lucas Pointon, Madison
Marilyn Propp, Kenosha
Benjamin Rinehart, Appleton
Thom Romero, Delavan
Selia Salzsieder, Madison
Reid Sancken, Milwaukee
Beth Schueffner, Neenah
Paula Schulze, Shorewood
Emma Senft, Madison
Brittany Sievers, Appleton
Skyler Simpson, Madison
Cassandra Smith, Milwaukee
Carissa Sosnowski, Appleton
Annmarie Suglio, Madison
Brandom Terres-Sanchez, Milwaukee
Sam Thompson, Appleton
Michael Ware, Milwaukee
Terri Warpinski, De Pere
Michael Wartgow, Neenah
Sara Willadsen, Sheboygan
Rita Yanny, Madison
Zach Zajda, Menomonie
Maria Zamudio, Milwaukee

TMA’s 2023 award winners include:

Amy Cannestra (Best of Show + Solo show in 2024 + $2,500)
Brandom Terres-Sanchez (First Place + $2,000)
Tomiko Jones (Second Place + $1,500)
Jeff Baenen (Third Place + $1,000)
Annmarie Suglio (Juror Favorite – Frank Juarez + $1,000)
Brittany Sievers (Juror Favorite – Riley Niemack + $1,000)
Christian Birk (Juror Favorite – Christina Turner + $1,000)
The Jurors

Thank you to our jurors for their time and dedication. Jurors spent multiple days going though each application and had the difficult job of narrowing down all the qualified artwork to the above artists.

Photo credit: Meg Strobel

Frank Juárez

Frank Juárez is a gallery director, art educator, artist, published author, presenter, former gallery director, and arts advocate living and working in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

Juárez brings two decades of art education and arts management experience organizing local and regional art exhibitions, community art events, facilitating presentations, supporting artists through grant programs, and professional development workshops. This has placed him in the forefront of promoting artists, networking, and attracting regional, national, and international artists to collaborate and exhibit in Wisconsin.

Juárez is the art department chair at Sheboygan North High School, gallery director of The Frank Juarez Gallery, contributing editor of SchoolArts Magazine, and publisher of Artdose Magazine.

Riley Niemack

Riley Niemack is a curator, arts advocate and administrator, and interdisciplinary artist living and working in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Niemack’s most recent artworks elevate the everyday using video performance and sculpture. In her working life, she strives to showcase and support her local creative community through the production of impactful exhibitions and programming that generate conversation and contextualizes art in a fashion that is relatable, accessible, and inspiring.

Niemack is the Gallery Director at the Milwaukee Artist Resource Network, developing over 15 exhibitions presented at the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB since her start in 2020. Her recent exhibitions include Impressions & Reflection in the Saint Kate Arts Hotel’s Closet Gallery and Var Gallery’s 30x30x30 Exhibition in 2021.

Christina Turner

Christina Turner is the Executive Director of the Trout Museum of Art living and working in the Fox Cities. She graduated from Menasha High School and the University of Wisconsin, Madison with a BA in Political Science and Economics.

Christina lived and worked in the San Francisco Bay area for 22 years before returning to the Fox Cities. She received her MFA in Painting and Drawing from the California College of the Arts, San Francisco and worked as the Director of Graduate Admissions at the school.

Christina’s additional education includes an MA in International Relations from the University of San Diego. She has 25 years of publishing, business, art, and education experience that she brings to the Trout Museum of Art.
Photo: Reclaiming Identity Exhibition 2022-23

TMA Contemporary was formerly titled the SECURA Fine Arts Exhibition.


Jun 10, 2023
Aug 13, 2023
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