Trout Museum of Art

TMA Contemporary

May 18 – Sept 8, 2024
Exhibit Admission: Members always visit free with their TMA membership, starting as low as $15/year. One-day passes also available at $10.

TMA Contemporary, the annual juried exhibition at the Trout Museum of Art, provides a comprehensive snapshot of the state’s current visual art scene.  Showcasing artworks from across Wisconsin created over the past year, the exhibit embraces all forms of media, ideas, and voices, transcending traditional boundaries to reflect the diverse and dynamic nature of contemporary art. This year’s exhibition features 99 works by 82 artists, representing 31 cities throughout the state.

Annually, TMA extends an invitation to artists across Wisconsin to share works created in the past year. A panel of jurors review the entries, prioritizing artistic quality and innovative ideas. Artists draw inspiration from many sources—be it societal dynamics, personal narrative, environmental motifs, or their imagination.

Sponsored by:


Jordan Acker Anderson, Wauwatosa
Nadia Alkhun, New Berlin
Mark Almanza, Madison
Josh Anderson, Wauwatosa
Bolanle Awosika, Milwaukee
Willow Bayer, Appleton
Siara Berry, Cudahy
Brit Borcher, Racine
Julia Bradfish, Milwaukee
Matthew Braunginn, Madison
Kendra Bulgrin, Dousman
Kimberly Burnett, Milwaukee
Madeline Cawkins, Milwaukee
Mauree Childress, Wauwatosa
Ella Clemons, Milwaukee
Isabel Cooling, Milwaukee
Amanda Crary Gallas, Watertown
Seth Czaplewski, Milwaukee
Kate Davidson, Madison
Jorge Escobar, Milwaukee
Scott Espeseth, Madison
Fatemeh Fani, Madison
Daniel Fleming, Milwaukee
Casey Fletcher, Madison
Christian Franczyk, Milwaukee
Raegan Glaser, Mukwonago
Margaret Griffin, Milwaukee
Chad Hallblade, Milwaukee
Rachel Hausmann Schall, Mosinee
Jovanny Hernandez Caballero, Milwaukee
Daniel Herro, West Allis
Autumn Horwath, Dousman
Jason Houge, Madison
Cullen Houser, Madison
Alyssa Krause, Milwaukee
Matt Kuhlman, Glendale
Dara Larson, Milwaukee
Leif Larson, Oshkosh
Kara & Beau Lasiewicz, Stetsonville
Guntis Lauzums, Belgium
Jack Lehtinen, Milwaukee
Teddy Lepley, Milwaukee
Ellen Mahaffy, Eau Claire
Valerie Mangion, Muscoda
Linda Marcus, Milwaukee
Abigail Marquardt, Green Bay
Maureen Mercier, Ellison Bay
Miranda Moeller, Seymour
Mariah Moneda, Madison
Aleksandra Morozova, Milwaukee
Gao Moua, Appleton
Rob Neilson, Appleton
Tania Nelson, Green Bay
Natalie Novak, Green Bay
Ann Orlowski, Madison
Nicholas Perry, Milwaukee
Marilyn Propp, Kenosha *Image
Thomas Pscheid, Wauwatosa
David Raleigh, Madison
Christian Rieben, Kewaunee
Thom Romero, Delavan
Jason Ruhl, Madison
Suleika Ruiz, Streamwood
Rafael Salas, Ripon
Ryan Send, Sussex
Michael Sergi, Fond du Lac
Ellee Spalding, Milwaukee
Siri Stensberg, Milwaukee
Annie Stenseth, De Pere
Kira Straub, Milwaukee
Claire Tellstrom, Milwaukee
Sam Thompson, Appleton
Heather Trost, De Pere
Kaden Van De Loo, Milwaukee
Max Volk, Milwaukee
Melissa Wagner-Lawler, Milwaukee
Michael Ware, Milwaukee
Michael Wartgow, Neenah
Meg White, Milwaukee
Barbara Wilson, Milwaukee
Adrian Wood, Wausau
Maria Zamudio, Milwaukee


TMA Contemporary awards $10,000 in cash prizes. The top honor, the Best of Show, also includes a future solo exhibition. Additional prizes are given to first through third place and juror picks. Thank you Oh Snap! Pickling Company for sponsoring these awards.

Best of Show | $2,500 + Solo Exhibition: Michael Ware
1st Place | $2,000: Jorge Escobar
2nd Place | $2,000: Leif Larson
3rd Place | $1,500: Siri Stensberg
Juror Pick | Shane Walsh | $1,000: Daniel Herro
Juror Pick | Michael Velliquette | $1,000: Maureen Mercier
Juror Pick | Christina Turner | $1,000: Mariah Moneda
Contemporaries Choice| $500: Ryan Send


A special thank you to our TMA Contemporary 2024 jurors who reviewed a record number of submissions: over 1,200 artworks by 458 artists.

Christina Turner
TMA Executive Director
Master of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing, California College of the Arts
Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Shane Walsh
Artist | Lecturer in Painting & Drawing, UW – Milwaukee
Master of Fine Arts, University of Washington (Seattle)
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design

Michael Velliquette
Artist & Paper Sculptor | Assistant Professor of Art, UW-Madison Art Department
Master of Fine Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Master of Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Bachelor of Fine Arts, The Florida State University






May 18 2024 - Sep 08 2024
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