April 18, 2022 – West Bend, WI – The Museum of Wisconsin Artwork (MOWA) announces the recipients of the 2022 Wisconsin Visible Artwork Achievement Award (WVAAA). The Accomplishment Awards are awarded biennially to honor people and corporations that are substantially enriching the visual arts of the point out. The awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, April 30, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. at the Museum of Wisconsin Artwork in West Bend.

The 3 founding organizations—the Museum of Wisconsin Art, the Wisconsin Visible Artists, and the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters—recognize educators, writers, visual artists, exhibitions, and advocates in our innovative communities.

Each two decades, a 9-individual nominations committee convenes to critique open nominations and find the recipients in 7 classes. The awards identify achievement at a variety of stages of an artist’s occupation and in connected specialist parts that are generally overlooked for recognition.

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2022 Award Groups and the Honorees

Legacy (Lifetime Achievement)       Jack Damer and Freida Significant Wasikhongo Tesfagiorgis

Educator (K-12)                                 Frank Juárez, Sheboygan North Higher Faculty

Educator (University or University)     Leslie Vansen, Peck School of the Arts, UW–Milwaukee

Exhibition                                           John Michael Kohler Artwork Maintain

Neighborhood Arts Advocate               Karin Wolf

Arts Writing                                       Debra Brehmer

Emerging Artist                                 Rae Minoka Skenandore (Yehsani>saks)


Receiver bios stick to. Previous winners include Anne Kingsbury, Kim Cosier, Ariana Vaeth, Tom Bamberger, Dona Search, Racine Artwork Museum, and The Kohler Foundation, Inc. A whole list can be found at wisconsinart.org/wvaaa.


Saturday, April 30, 2022 | 1:00–3:00

Awards at 2 p.m.  Open to the general public, no cost to go to

The WVAAA is built probable by the generous support of the Museum of Wisconsin Art, all a few chapters of the Wisconsin Visible Artists, and Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Artwork & Letters.
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A essential cultural center, instructional establishment, an growing network of strategies, the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) collects and interprets American artwork through the lens of a one condition. Informed by dynamic initiatives and collaborations, MOWA is an ground breaking forum for up to date artists, socially related exhibitions, lectures by artists and marketplace specialists, and engaging courses and things to do for all ages.


MOWA has two long lasting venues—the West Bend “Mothership” and MOWA | DTN in downtown Milwaukee’s Saint Kate—The Arts Hotel—as effectively as two partnering neighborhood organizations that generate accessibility across the condition. MOWA annually welcomes 200,000 guests, earning it a cultural desired destination for the art and artists of our time.


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