Community Arts & Funk Festivanavigation menu Welcome buttonArtist Information buttonExhibiting Artist buttonPerformance Artist buttonExhibitors buttomDirections and Parking buttonGet Involved buttonAbout Us buttonMedia buttonContact Us buttonSponsors button
Art of Reginald Baylor

Eddie Davis/Best of Show

Art of Hal Koenig

Angela Smith/1st Place

Art of Michael Held

Jessica Laub/2nd Place

Art of Judy Barczak

Jeff Newville/3rd Place

Art of Erica Meier

Vedale Hill/Honorable.Mention

Artist Information

The Community Arts & Funk Festival will host an open air art gallery in 2013 showcasing a broad range of talented urban artists, both academically trained as well as self taught.  Artists and their works will be judged by esteemed art experts. 

Call For Artists

Art Exhibition Awards

+Best of Show-Eddie Davis/2011
First Place-Angela Smith/2011
Second Place-Jessica Laub/2011
Third Place-Jeff Newville/2011

          Best of Show-Della Wells/2010
            First Place-Michael Nolte/2010
           Second Place-Erica Meier/2010
           Third Place-Michael Held/2010

About The Judges(2011)

Richard Hunt

Richard Hunt is a preeminent American sculptor

at the apex of a prolific and successful career. His

work includes gallery-scale sculptures displayed and

collected by major museums, and over 100 largescale

public art commissions created for American

cities, campuses, and corporations.

Hunt developed an interest in art from an early age.

After attending the Junior School of the Art Institute

of Chicago he continued there to receive his B.A.E.

in 1957. In 1962, he was the youngest artist to

exhibit at Seattle’s World Fair. In 1967, Hunt’s career in sculpture

began to take him outside the studio with his first large scale

public sculpture commission, “Play.” This piece marked the

beginning of what Hunt refers to as “his second career,” a career

that gave him the opportunity to work on sculpture that

responded to the specifics of architectural or other designed

spaces and the dynamics of diverse communities and interests.

His work can be found in numerous museums as well as both public

and private collections, including the Art institute of Chicago, the

National Gallery and National Museum of American Art in

Washington, DC, The Whitney Museum of American Art, the

Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New

York and locally at Mount Mary College.

Nicholas Frank

Nicholas Frank is an artist, writer and curator. He ran

the Hermetic Gallery in Milwaukee from 1993-2001,

co-founded the Milwaukee International in 2006, was

curator at the Institute of Visual Arts (Inova) from 2006-

2011, and now teaches at the Milwaukee Institute of Art

& Design (MIAD).

Annemarie Sawkins

Annemarie Sawkins is associate curator at the Haggerty

Museum of Art at Marquette University. Before joining

the Haggerty in 1999, she worked at the Milwaukee Art

Museum and taught at UWM. She has a Master’s and

Ph.D. from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Since

moving to Milwaukee, Annemarie Sawkins has been a

frequent juror and portfolio reviewer.

Copyright (c) 2012-2013 All Rights Reserved Design By J. Dallas


Featured Artist Ras Ammar Nsoroma
Eddie Davis
2011 Best of Show

The Wisconsin ‘STAGES OF ART’ Exhibition


Date & Location:

 This juried exhibition opens Monday, August 27 2012 at ‘Gallery M’ located in the Intercontinental Hotel 139 East Kilbourn Ave Milwaukee                                                                                          

Admission is FREE and open to the public.