Trout Museum of Art
Fox Cities Building for the Arts
111 W College Avenue
Appleton, WI 54911
June 10 – August 13, 2023
Opening Night: June 10 | 5-8pm | Free & Open to the Public
TMA Contemporary is the Trout Museum of Art’s annual juried exhibition showcasing Wisconsin’s top visual artists. Works exemplify the cutting-edge art being created by artists across the state, emerging and established.
Each year, all WI artists working in any medium are invited to apply with up to three works. Jurors select artists based on their artistic quality and innovative ideas. Artists may draw inspiration from the world around them, personal narrative, the environment, or their inner feelings and imagination. Spanning all three floors of the museum, TMA Contemporary represents a wide spectrum of media and creative perspectives. A total of $10,000 and a solo exhibition will be awarded to seven artists at the TMA Contemporary opening reception on June 10.
Congratulations to the 2023 TMA Contemporary featured artists.
About the Jurors
Frank Juárez is a gallery director, art educator, artist, published author, presenter, former gallery director, and arts advocate living and working in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
Juárez brings two decades of art education and arts management experience organizing local and regional art exhibitions, community art events, facilitating presentations, supporting artists through grant programs, and professional development workshops. This has placed him in the forefront of promoting artists, networking, and attracting regional, national, and international artists to collaborate and exhibit in Wisconsin.
Juárez is the art department chair at Sheboygan North High School, gallery director of The Frank Juarez Gallery, contributing editor of SchoolArts Magazine, and publisher of Artdose Magazine.
Riley Niemack is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Gallery Director at Milwaukee Artist Resource Network (MARN), Niemack received her BFA in integrated studio arts from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD) in 2016.
Niemack’s practice has grown to include art advocacy as well as an interdisciplinary practice. Niemack’s practice seeks to connect with a wide audience. Her most recent works elevate the everyday using video performance and sculpture.
In addition to her art practice and position with MARN, Niemack is the Program Manager of Plum Blossom Initiative’s Bridge Work professional development program and is the studio manager for internationally recognized artist Jason S. Yi.
Christina Turner is the Executive Director of the Trout Museum of Art. She graduated from the California College of the Arts, San Francisco, with an MFA in Painting and Drawing, the University of San Diego with an MA International Relations, and the University of Wisconsin, Madison with a BA in economics and political science. Christina has 25 years of business, art, and education experience.