NŌ Studios

January 10, 2020 – February 28, 2020
BEAUTY at NO Studios
Opening Reception Friday, January 10 | 5:30 PM
Panel discussion | 6 PM
Comments and Awards | 6:45 PM

Jurors: Poet laureate John Koethe, interdisciplinary artist Nirmal Raja, and interdisciplinary artist/Fulbrighter/author and professor Dr. Nathaniel Stern will select a body of work that attempts to convey, in all its ephemeral and indefinable truth…BEAUTY. 

From the Jury:

“The selection committee was very pleased with the diverse groupings of porters, abstraction, landscape, and more across a field of digital, traditional, and mixed works. It was very difficult for us to all agree on our final selections; we in fact each chose completely different finalists! We think we came through with a beautiful show and a range of prize-winners that best represent different notions of beauty.”


Andrew Pain: Beginning and Tour
Ben Stuart: Brush Up Make Up I Creamy Crunch  I Kodak Film Garden  Rugby Football Women
Carl Hartt:  Eve and the Serpent  I Quiet Tension  I Sleeping Beauties
Dennis Darmek:  Bride, Khe Sanh Valley, Vietnam  I    The Swimmer: 40 Years in the Water 24  I  The Swimmer: 40 Years in the Water 4
Erin Maddox:  Godivas  I  Through the Looking Glass
Guntis Lauzums:  Abstract 1  I  Crates
Helene Fischman:  Eyes of the Flesh  I  Eyes of the Heart I Eyes of the Mind
Jack Kleinman:  Desert I Geologic Majestic
John Koster:  Mother and Child
Kevin Hansen:  Face
Kristine Hinrichs:  Framed  I  Symmetry
Lew Cadkin:  Beauty of Expression 1
Lexie Peterson:  Excision
Lidia Sharapova:  Red
Lisa Idarraga Hansen:  What It Takes
Lynn Roginske:  Glacial Haze
Marcia Staum:  Building
Mary Crawford:  Composure  I  Imagine  I  Radiate
Michael Cucciantini:  Reflection
Michael Nowotny:  Beauties  I Front Side of the Sun  Scouts Honor
Pam Ferderbar:  Blues  I  Green  I  Orange  I  Silver
Phyllis Deicher-Ladwig:  Contemplation
Robert Welker:  Arches Sunset  I Earth Angel  Moab Sunrise
Roy Schmidt:  Mom
Seth Robbins:  Scribe at Work
Sue Perse:  Home on the Range  Persistence
Susan Schramm:  In the Night Marsh  Erratic  I  Winter Leaf
Tim Holte:  Foggy 1
Timothy Abler:  Evening Prayer – Oaxaca, Mexico
Tom Ferderbar:  Clouds Over Palm Beach  Palmyra, WI, Water Main
Tom Lemke:  First Snow – Vermillion Lake, Alberta  Ice Suspended
Vince Condella:  See the Light


Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place: $300, $200 and $100 respectively.


All artwork submitted for exhibition shall adhere to the following framing guidelines. Failure to do so may impact participation in the exhibition. If works on paper are to be exhibited other than under glass or plexiglass, please review in advance with Pam or Erin so they can share your request with the curators in order to determine efficacy of the non-standard hanging.

Glass or plexi are preferable if artwork is covered. The product should be of sufficient thickness to prevent visible warping or waving. Anti-reflective or non-glare surfaces are strongly recommended. If glass is broken upon arrival, new glass will be fitted and the artist billed for cost of glass.

• All framed works shall be securely fitted within their frames.

• All mats are to be white in color.

• No plastic poster frames.

• All framed works are to be wired for hanging. No saw-tooth hangers. No fishing line.

• Hanging wires are to be no closer than 2” to the top of the framed when pulled taut.

• Wires are not to be attached to the clips that are holding the back of the frame together, but should have their own support attached to the frame and not the picture backing.

• CoPA and the NŌ Studios are not responsible for pieces that are damaged due to improper hanging hardware or poor craftsmanship.

• We prefer solid white frames. Solid black frames are acceptable.

Please direct all queries, or questions to exhibits@copamilwaukee.com.
Please Direct all technical and web requests to webster@copamilwaukee.com


NŌ Studios: Sunday, December 29 through Sunday, January 5 | 9 AM 5 PM daily


CoPA and NŌ Studios are not responsible for damage or theft of artwork while in transit. Work will be inspected at time of check in. All transportation costs to and from the exhibition are the responsibility of the artist unless otherwise agreed upon prior to the exhibition date.


Friday, February 28 and Saturday, February 29, 2020 | 10 AM 5 PM

If you can not retrieve your work at this time please make arrangements to have your work picked up by someone else. Any pieces unclaimed will be donated to charity.


NŌ Studios receives a 25% commission from the sale of artwork. Please include information for each piece that reflects whether an item is for sale or not for sale (NFS). Please include your preferred contact info for public inquiries (i.e. gallery representation or personal email and/or phone number.)


Be sure to visit Studio MKE for fine art printing needs and Creative Enterprises for mounting, matting and framing.

CoPA members receive 10% off printing services and a show discount of 25% off on mounting, matting and framing services when they are juried into the 12th Annual CoPA Members Juried Annual Exhibition.

CoPA thanks our generous sponsors of this exhibition:


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