First Annual National Juried Exhibition 2017


A $10,000 award has been presented to the “Best of Show” in the first Annual Juried Exhibition at the new Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art. WMOCA’s 2017 National Juried Art Exhibition features the talents of 48 contemporary artists from across the U.S. who were selected to exhibit from among more than 750 entries.

Alyssa Monks, a Master of Contemporary Realism is the Juror of this show. Alyssa sits on the Board of Trustees for the New York Academy of Art and was just recognized as one of the top 30 most influential female artists of our lifetime. Her works are exhibited and collected internationally.

The Annual National Juried Exhibition will run through December 29, 2017

$10,000 Best of Show Award – sponsored by Ruffi Law and Derrick Bushman


“My Mother and her Daughter”
Oil on Canvas
Candice Chovanec – Grand Rapids, MI

$1,000 Second Place Award – sponsored by RISE UP, painting a healthy community


“Meet me on the Mountaintop”
Joseph Castle – Slovang, CA

$500 Third Place Award – sponsored by The Bauhaus painting studio


“Self Portrait as an Artist”
Oil on Canvas
Esteban Ocampo-Giraldo

Honorable Mention


“Love Is”
Acrylic on Canvas
Carmelo Blandino – Milwaukee, WI

Honorable Mention


“Petri Dish #3”
Mixed Media on Wood
Erin McGee Ferrell – Falmouth, ME

Honorable Mention


“New Guinea TV”
Black & White Photograph
Brian Depue – Hemet, CA

Alyssa Monks participation was made possible by a Community Arts Grant provided by the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin, the B.A. & Esther Greenheck Foundation, the Wisconsin Arts Board and community donations from people like you.