Trout Museum of Art

TMA Contemporary

May 18 – Sept 8, 2024
Opening Night: May 18 | 5-8pm | Free & Open to the Public
Exhibit Admission: Members always visit free with their TMA membership, starting as low as $15/year. One-day passes also available at $10.

TMA Contemporary is the Trout Museum of Art’s annual juried exhibition, offering a comprehensive snapshot of the state’s current visual art scene. Showcasing artworks from across Wisconsin created over the past year, the exhibit embraces all forms of media, ideas, and voices, transcending traditional boundaries to reflect the diverse and dynamic nature of contemporary art. 

Annually, TMA extends an invitation to artists across Wisconsin to share works created in the past year. A panel of jurors review the entries, prioritizing artistic quality and innovative ideas. Artists draw inspiration from many sources—be it societal dynamics, personal narrative, environmental motifs, or their imagination. This year, TMA Contemporary received 458 artist applications with over 1,300 individual works, with around 100 artworks to be invited to exhibit, announced in mid-April. 

At the opening reception on May 18, seven artists will be awarded a total of $10,000 and a solo exhibition, thanks to Oh Snap Pickles.

Sponsored by:


Christina Turner
TMA Executive Director
Master of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing, California College of the Arts
Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Shane Walsh
Artist | Lecturer in Painting & Drawing, UW – Milwaukee
Master of Fine Arts, University of Washington (Seattle)
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design

Michael Velliquette
Artist & Paper Sculptor | Assistant Professor of Art, UW-Madison Art Department
Master of Fine Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Master of Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Bachelor of Fine Arts, The Florida State University

Image: TMA Contemporary 2023






May 18 2024 - Sep 08 2024
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