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2018 Judges

The Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts is pleased to welcome Debra Behmer and Josie Osborne as judges to this year’s festival. 

Debra Brehmer

Debra Brehmer is the director of the contemporary art space Portrait Society Gallery in Milwaukee's Third Ward.  She is an art historian who also writes for Milwaukee Magazine and the national art publication Hyperallergic.  She teaches at Milwaukee Institute of Arts & Design and was the founder and publisher of Art Muscle Magazine.

Josie Osborne

Josie Osborne is a Milwaukee-based visual artist, educator and curator.  She is Director of Art and Design First Year Program at UW-Milwaukee, Peck School of the Arts where she also teaches and works with community engaged research and programming.  She served for 12 years on the City of Milwaukee Arts Board, as a Milwaukee Artist Resource Network (MARN) Mentor for 5 years and has received Mary Nohl Suitcase Fund support for her work.   Osborne received her Master of Fine Arts in Graphics (printmaking) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her BFA (studio art and art history) from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

2018 ART AWARD WINNERS

BEST OF SHOW
Zachary Mory - Drawing/Pastels

BEST OF CATEGORY
Ceramics - Ed Brownlee
Fiber/Leather - Susan Otterson
Glass - Christopher Belleau
Graphics/Printmaking - Richard James Nelson
Jewelry - Tess Yeager
Mixed Media 2D - MaryAnn Snedic Wunderlin
Mixed Media 3D - Bruce Furlin
Painting - Karri Jamison
Photography - Kate Tillman
Sculpture - Herb Johnson
Wood - LeRoy Bayerl