Creative Power: VSA Wisconsin’s Traveling Exhibition

Artists

  • Roy Bedward

    Madison
    Untitled
    acrylic screen print
    2013 Adult Award

    "When Roy is painting, he feels at his happiest. Art is real for him, it is a way of communication and a way to show how much joy is in his heart."

  • Laron Birmingham

    Milwaukee
    Circle of Color
    tempera collograph
    2013 Youth Award

    "Laron works with texture and form in an expressive and playful manner."

  • Arianna Giffore

    Green Bay
    Digital Dogs
    acrylic on canvas
    2013 Youth Award

    "For Arianna, art means that she can express how she feels through drawing and painting pictures that she imagines. Just like these digital dogs."

  • Joyce J. Gust

    Winneconne
    Mothman
    oil paint and collage
    2013 Adult Award

    "The idea of flight and transcending the human condition is a repetitive theme in my work. I always look to the sky and see infinity."

  • Bridget Kowalski

    Waunakee
    The Flowers in a Vase
    acrylic on board
    2013 Young Adult Award

    "Art teaches me about what I didn't know before. I create for myself and others to enjoy"

  • Barb Priem

    Madison
    Skyline
    mixed media drawing
    2013 Adult Award

    "Barb paints using expressive colors and repetitive shapes. Her series of buildings are mostly made up of reds, oranges, and greens, standing out from the blue and white sky."

  • Sterling Solberg

    La Crosse
    Me
    mixed media drawing
    2013 Youth Award

    "I was trying to make a pattern with the background and colors. I learned how to shade. I didn't know how to shade before, but now I know more."

  • Mai Thao

    Madison
    Colors
    acrylic on canvas
    2013 Youth Award

    "Mai uses bold, thick brushstrokes, placing each color next to another in organic compositions."

  • Torin Wilke

    Hortonville
    Darkness
    acrylic on canvas
    2013 Young Adult Award

    "Darkness is an animal that lives on Earth. He crunched the star in the painting. I chose black, orange and brown because I love these colors."

  • Stasia Wilson

    Whitewater
    Joseph Kony and the Invisible Children
    oil on canvas
    2013 Adult Award

    "Often, I paint subject matters that move me emotionally. Oil painting keeps me motivated and it assists me with coping with life's roller coaster. I hope my pieces communicate to you my deepest sorrow and my overwhelming joy of being alive."

  • Alyssa Bell

    Highbridge
    Bowl of Fruit
    paper and pastel on paper
    2014 Youth Award

    "I like art because it is fun. I made a bowl of fruit."

  • Taryn Benthein

    Valders
    Taryn Benthein
    acrylic on canvas
    2014 Youth Award

    Taryn paints with many tools using her hands and feet. Taryn signed her painting with her thumb.

  • Sarah Bergstrom

    Glendale
    Bird on Roof
    Acrylic on Canvas
    2014 Adult Award

    "I create art because it relaxes me and makes me feel good. I believe birds can lift people’s spirits up when they sing. When a bird flies, I think of being free and seeing the world from way up high."

  • Sam Brickman

    Janesville
    Animals
    acrylic on canvas
    2014 Young Adult Award

    Autism presents many challenges for Sam, but through his artwork he finds a means of self-expression and a sense of serenity. Sam translates his ideas into ordered, highly visual interpretations.

  • Benjamin Clark

    Cambria
    Parts of Me
    pastel on paper
    2014 Youth Award

    "I like art because I enjoy painting. I think drawing is fun too. My favorite things to draw are found in nature. My inspiration for this is me."

  • Jack Dillhunt

    Green Bay
    The Happenstance Interview
    Pen and ink/ digital graphics
    2014 Adult Award

    "Every event that one experiences in one’s life is linked in endless ways to other events, people, places and things."

  • Jerome Glenn

    Madison
    It's a Flying Hover Craft Vehicle Landing on Water
    acrylic and mixed media on canvas
    2014 Adult Award

    "I get my inspiration from the masters"

  • Sean Iwinski

    Milwaukee
    Blue Centipede
    ink on paper
    2014 Youth Award

    Sean used a foam roller verses a traditional brayer and took time to exlplore roller and paint before he used them on paper

  • John Dennis Ryder

    Whitelaw
    Bark at the Moon
    ink print from carving
    2014 Young Adult Award

    "I like to bring out my expression, fun to do to create different stuff. The inspiration for my print came from the song "Bark at the Moon""

  • Michaela Toth

    Star Prairie
    No. 4
    Acrylic on Canvas
    2014 Adult Award

    "Artistic expression is my dear friend. She is my shoulder to cry on, trickster to laugh with and mentor to urge me forward"

  • Andrew Brooks

    Hudson
    Airplane in the Sky
    pen and ink on paper
    2015 Youth Award

    Andrew creates art when he's cranky, bored or anxious. He likes to draw airplanes, bridges, cities and cars.

  • Paige Christopher

    Friendship
    Whitetail
    watercolor on paper
    2015 Youth Award

    "This is a portrait of my cat, the funniest cat in the world. I love art and I love to draw art."

  • Nolan Council

    Fitchburg
    Untitled
    acylic on canvas
    2015 Young Adult Award

    Nolan loves to create art with brushes, rollers and his fingers.

  • Fulton Damm

    Madison
    Spring Flowers
    Ceramic
    2015 Adult Award

    Fulton enjoys working with clay creating textures and choosing colors. Art brings great joy to Fulton.

  • Pita Daniels

    Viroqua
    Hope
    acrylic on canvas
    2015 Adult Award

    "Art has helped through life challenges."

  • Jordan Ellenbecker

    Ripon
    Self Portrait
    digital artwork
    2015 Youth Award

    "Jordan used more than 100 selfies taken on his IPad. Jordan says he likes to take pictures of himself wearings masks and dressing up"

  • Shannon Jorgenson

    Valders
    Famous Artist Book
    pen and on paper
    2015 Young Adult Award

    Shannon's book contains graphite portraits of famous artists including Michelangelo, Salavador Dali, Vincent Van Gogh and Toulous Lautrec.

  • Lisa Limberg

    Glenbeulah
    Woven Vase
    textile
    2015 Adult Award

    "Lisa started at the bottom and made her way to the top!"

  • Joshua Satterstrom

    Mazomanie
    Rainbow Fancy Hand
    mixed media on paper
    2015 Youth Award

    "I create because it's fun, I like it. My inspiration was art class."

  • Mary Schroeder

    Antigo
    Lemons and Lace
    watercolor on paper
    2015 Adult Award

    "For me, creating art helps me in my ability to cope with chronic health problems."