Photo courtesy Sculpture Milwaukee, by photographer Andrew Feller

CoPA + Sculpture Milwaukee Virtual Exhibition

The “exhibition” will consist of 21 final images selected by a broad range of jurors, which will be displayed at In addition, the Marcus Award for Photographic Excellence, the Curator’s Award and the Viewer’s Choice Award will all be displayed on the sculpturemilwaukee and CoPAmilwaukee homepages.

THE CHALLENGE: Make a photograph about something, not of something.

The photographer’s goal is to interpret the sculptures—to bring something to the sculpture that’s not already there. The objective view is that the sculptures look the way they look and they’ve already been photographed and chronicled that way. That is not the challenge.

The photographer’s challenge is to convey his or her artistic reaction to the sculptures. What feelings do they evoke? How can the photographer use their own strengths and style—be the genre abstract, portraiture, street, landscape, etc. to capture a feeling about the sculpture and not just an image of it? How can you make it your own?

Performance artist Laurie Anderson once said, “Talking about art is like dancing about architecture.”

Watch us dance!


The Marcus Award for Photographic Excellence – One-night stay at a premier downtown Milwaukee Marcus property (The Pfister, Intercontinental or Hilton City Center) plus dinner for two at Pier 106 Seafood Tavern.
Judges – Cassy Scrima, Marcus Corporation, others TBD

The Curator’s Award presented by KEI – an original commissioned painting by Mike Olive of the sculpture that is the subject of the winning photograph and a one-year membership to CoPA.
Judges: Marilu Knode, Sculpture Milwaukee 2018 curator, Chris and Megan Kujawa, KEI (Kujawa Enterprises Inc.)

Viewer’s Choice Award – fine art photographic printing services by Doug Krimmer and StudioMKE, and framing services provided by Creative Enterprises.
Judges: visitors to the competition webpage

Award-winning work will be featured on the CoPA Milwaukee and Sculpture Milwaukee homepages.
All 21 finalists will receive a pair of limited-edition sunglasses courtesy of Sculpture Milwaukee.

Awards Presentation Saturday, October 20, 2018 “Gallery Day”
Time and location TBA.

Visit copamilwaukeesubmissions for submission details and guidelines.

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