Call for Entry – CoPA annual Art*Bar exhibit

Call for Entry:
CoPA annual Art*Bar exhibition
Submission Deadline: June 13, 2016

Abandoned: Urban vs. Rural

July 22 – September 8, 2016
722 E Burleigh St, Milwaukee, WI 53212


‘A Memory of Climbing’ by Eddee Daniel

Abandonment is a human creation. It comes from change, and often, innovation. The abandoned space is often dilapidated, old, vacant. Some are encapsulated in surroundings that lived on, thrived and occupied. Some are remote and forgotten. They can be romantic and beautiful – a glimpse into the past. The abandoned exists in both rural and urban environments. It speaks to the historic fabric of society and a testament in social development.

The dueling theme of Abandoned: Urban vs. Rural explores the beauty, dissonant, harmony and derelict in our surroundings.

The contrast of ruins in rural landscape and urban decay may present a common ground of the two – history of humans and the nature of inevitable change. The beauty of this theme has spawned a new genre and generation of ‘urbex’ (urban exploration) and ‘rurex’ (rural exploration) photographers. We welcome you to pursue the theme with an open mind and creative abandonment.

Submission Guideline

Qualification: Must be a current CoPA Member (need a membership? click here)
 June 13, 2016
Submit entries and payments through form below.
Fee: Submit one rural and one urban, together, for FREE (to encourage people to submit one of each, instead of either urban or rural. Consider this a challenge!). Single and additional submissions are $10 per entry.
Entry limit: Submit up to four entries (images).
Submission Format:
– JPEG only
– 72 dpi resolution
– 2 MB file size max.
– 800px width min., 2000px width max.


Notification of Acceptance: June 28, 2016
Drop-off: June 29 – July 18, by midnight, at Art*Bar (722 E Burleigh St, Milwaukee, WI 53212).
Opening reception: July 22, 5–11 pm.
Note: Artwork must be ready to hang.
Art*Bar takes 30% commission on all sales from the exhibit.

Art*Bar exhibition submission

Private Tour: Haggerty Museum of Art

Haggerty Museum of Art

Photography Collection Private Tour

Friday, June 24, 2016
3:00–4:30 pm

Join CoPA for a private tour of the Haggerty’s renown photography collection hosted by curator Lynne Shumow.

Event is free to CoPA members and guests. Please be on time as tour and lecture will begin promptly at 3. We advise that you arrive at least an hour early to enjoy the Nohl Exhibit in the main gallery: Jun 9 – July 31, 2016

Free parking available: http://www.marquette.edu/haggerty/visit.shtmlThe parking lot is entered via 11th St., one block south of Wisconsin Ave. Tell the attendant you are visiting the Haggerty and proceed forward and then turn right into the parking lot behind Gesu Church. There are designated spots for the Haggerty within the lot. If they are full, however, no problem…park wherever (in the lot).

Dorothea Lange, Migrant Mother, Nipomo, CA 1936

Gift of James Cron, Collection of the Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University



CoPA VP Tom Jordan Scores International Book Award

Our heartfelt congratulations to Tom Jordan on this tremendous accomplishment! With this award under his photographer’s belt, Tom is about to have his second book on Door County published, this time encompassing the entire region. Be sure to check out Tom’s work in our Member Gallery. Check out Tom’s talk at the May CoPA Member’s meeting here, and pick up a few tips from a guy who is definitely “shooting for good.”


You can find Tom’s book, Sturgeon Bay The Secret Treasures of Door County at Amazon. Proceeds go to the Door County Chamber of Commerce.

CoPA Photog “Gunner” Lauzums Takes 2nd Place Prize


Staircase, Guntis Lauzums 2015

CoPA member Guntis “Gunner” Lauzums has taken Second Place in the Plymouth Art Center’s 21st Annual Juried Exhibit, Alive in the Arts. Awards were announced on May 20th at the exhibition’s opening reception and ceremony.

CoPA congratulates Gunner on the recognition for his piece Staircase!


Eddee Daniel “Concrete River: Memorial and Promise on the Kinnickinnic”


Concrete River: Memorial and Promise on the Kinnickinnic – Eddee Daniel

May 22 – July 31, 2016

Alfons Gallery Brings Milwaukee’s Urban Wilderness into Focus

A new Alfons Gallery exhibit by Milwaukee  photographer and writer Eddee Daniel offers a behind-the-scenes, artist’s eye view of the restoration and revitalization of Milwaukee’s  Kinnickinnic River. The show offers a showcase for Daniel’s love for urban ecology and the way that it shapes, and is shaped by, cultural landscapes.


Standing Beside the Channel, Eddee Daniel

Alfons Gallery
1501 S. Layton Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53215

Gallery Hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm


Former CoPA Prez Nowotny Juried In


Former CoPA President, Michael A. Nowotny, has been accepted to exhibit at PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont for the Flight Exhibit, June 8th to July 1, 2016. Michael’s image, Steerman is one of thirty five images selected out of hundreds of submissions. The exhibition was juried by Laura Moya, Executive Director of Photolucida, Portland, OR.


Call for Entry – Transformation, juried by Haggerty Museum

Call for Entry:

A juried exhibition in partnership between CoPA, Haggerty Museum of Art and Prime Digital Media


Submission Deadline: June 17, 2016
Opening: July 22, 2016
Location: Pfister Hotel pop-up gallery

Jurors: Lynne Shumow and Daniel Herro, from the Haggerty Museum of Art

Winning entries (15 total) will be printed, generously, by Prime Digital Media.

Transformation (noun): a thorough or dramatic change in form or appearance; a metamorphosis, renewal, revolution.

Transformation, the theme of our upcoming juried exhibition, is perfect for the times as CoPA strives to fulfill its mission as a leading voice in photographic excellence. Our city is working hard to reinvent itself, and as individual photographers we endeavor to move outside our comfort nucleus–to transform the way we interpret subjects.

Participants are encouraged to create work ranging from conceptual to purely visual, and to work in a variety of stylistic approaches, from photojournalism to landscape to studio work and beyond. We encourage photographers to push themselves, and take their work to a place they have not yet discovered.

The theme of transformation comes full circle when 15 selected entries will be taken from digital form and printed on fine art photographic paper by Prime Digital Media (PDM), mounted and ready for display.

Fill out entry form below

  • entries due June 17
  • open to CoPA members only (not a member? Click here!)
  • 1 photo entry free


  • up to 3 photo entries for $25
  • winners will be notified on July 6


  • File format:  photos must be in JPG format.
  • Color mode:  photos must either be color (RGB) or black-and-white (grayscale) or a combination of color and black-and-white.
  • Cropping:  crop photos as desired for competition. ALL photographs will be printed 16″ x 20″ or 20″ x 16″. Use borders if your piece does not fit the criteria so that your work fits the parameters.
  • Image size:  photos must be no more than 2000 pixels in the long direction and have an image size no larger than 2MB.
  • Metadata:  photos must have the name of its creator, and a caption, entered in the document info for the image.

Winners must deliver high resolution images to CoPA  by July 8. Detailed instructions will be given in the notification.

WINNER SPECS (for printing at PDM):
  • The 15 photographers who have been juried in will deliver high rez files to CoPA by Friday July 8th, 5P or a runner-up will replace your entry for delivery to PDM.
  • Color mode:  photos must either be Adobe ’98 color (RGB). Images may be color or black and white in RGB. No grayscale – PDM can only print in RGB.
  • File format:  photos must be in .tiff or jpeg format submitted through PDM ArtDrop Upload;  see attached.
  • Image size:  file must be a minimum of 300dpi.
  • File Name & Metadata:  add “CoPA” to the front of your File name. Add previously submitted Metadata (name of creator & caption) in the Notes section.
  • Cropping:  photos must be submitted to printer exactly as they were entered.

Transformation Entry Submission

  • *Please follow Entry Details & Specs guideline above. Any entry that does not follow the guideline will be dismissed.
  • *Please follow Entry Details & Specs guideline above. Any entry that does not follow the guideline will be dismissed.
  • *Please follow Entry Details & Specs guideline above. Any entry that does not follow the guideline will be dismissed.
Cirque Meadow in monochrome

CoPA Member John Roach 1st Place Winner in Chicago Photography Competition

On Alaska's Dalton Highway

CoPA congratulates member John Roach, whom we are delighted to announce has 20 images on exhibit at the Union League Club of Chicago during May 2016 along with other members of the Union League Club’s Photography Group. For over 140 years the Union League Club of Chicago has been committed to upholding citizenship, promoting honesty and efficiency in government, as well as supporting cultural institutions and the beautification of the City of Chicago. John has participated in the Photography Groups annual exhibit and competition for the past 6 years winning 1st and 2nd place awards on several occasions. Featured are John’s 1st Place winners from the 2016 “Digital Altered” and “Signs” categories, On Alaska’s Dolton Highway and What is Your Mission in Life?

What is Your Mission in Life

Transformation Entry Submission

  • *Please follow Entry Details & Specs guideline above. Any entry that does not follow the guideline will be dismissed.
  • *Please follow Entry Details & Specs guideline above. Any entry that does not follow the guideline will be dismissed.
  • *Please follow Entry Details & Specs guideline above. Any entry that does not follow the guideline will be dismissed.