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The annual Wisconsin Visual Art Lifetime Achievement Awards are usually presented during the Month of May, with the ceremony often taking place in the Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend. Besides the actual announcement and presentation of award recipients, a speaker is selected to discuss some aspect of our regional art culture, with a reception following for the awardees in the galleries of the museum. This is a happy event celebrating all facets of Wisconsin's visual art culture.

2014 Awards

Friday, May 16, 2014 | 5:30 - 7:30 PM

The 2014 ceremony presenting the Wisconsin Visual Art Lifetime Achievement Awards will be conducted on Friday, May 16, from 5:30 - 7:30 PM. This event will take place in the new building of the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend, one of the three partner organizations involved in creating the awards. The other two organizations are Wisconsin Visual Artists, Inc., and The Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters.

The ceremony will begin with a guest speaker, Carl Corey, a Hudson, WI based photographer who has become known for his evocative photographs of Wisconsin persons and fascinating environments, including family owned businesses. Corey''s talk will focus on what gives these businesses a sense of place within certain parameters and Wisconsin's culture.

The talk will be followed by the presentation of the 2014 awards.