Exhibit Information

Midwest Seasons, 21st annual national juried exhibition

Center for the Visual Arts, in the Gallery on Artsblock, Wausau, WI
January 21 - March 6, 2011
Juror: Diane Canfield Bywaters, University of Wisconsin — Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI

Midwest Seasons, a national juried exhibition at the Center for the Visual Arts in Wausau, WI, showcases entries from American and occassionally international artists and celebrates the beauty and power of the Midwest seasons.

Juror Diane Canfield Bywaters is an artist and Professor of Drawing and Painting at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. Her research concentrates on landscape painting in oils and with 30 years of painting she had developed a passion for en plein air painting (on location versus in the studio) in the alla prima (wet on wet) technique. She has painted extensively throughout the United States, France, England, Costa Rica, and Italy. She also has the honor of being selected to more current U.S. National Park artist-in-residency programs than any other artist. She lives for adventure painting and in the summer of 2006 participated on a whitewater rafting painting expedition of the Grand Canyon covering 220 miles.

Born in Kansas City, she has taught for the past 24 years in the Midwest: DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, Columbus College of Art & Design in Columbus, OH, and since 1987 at the University of Wisconsin — Stevens Point where she was honored with the 1997 University Scholar Award and the 1992 Uniersity Teaching Excellence Award. In 2000-2004 she was in upper administration as the Director of Grants for the University (while teaching part time), and in the fall of 2004 returned to full-time teaching. Her art work is handled by several galleries and she has an extensive list of corporate collectors including Pepsi, 3-M, United Airlines, Amerada Hess Corporation, and Harris Bank. In 2007, she installed a $15,000 Wisconsin Percent for Art commission in the West Bend National Guard facility in West Bend, WI. She continues to be an active exhibitor with solo shows in 2008 and 2010.

Text from Midwest Seasons exhibit prospectus and artist website.

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