Born in London, Dr. Stephen Perkins is an Emeritus Curator of Art, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. He emigrated to the USA in 1980 and completed an MA in Art at San Francisco State University studying with the visual anthropologist John Collier Jr.
After ten years involvement with the San Francisco alternative art scene, he moved to Iowa City to pursue a PhD in Art History at the University of Iowa-Iowa City, with a dissertation on Artists’ periodicals receiving his PhD in 2003. In 2000, he accepted the position of curator of art at the Lawton Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, where he remained until 2015.
Recent activities include a one-person exhibition at the Watrous Gallery in Madison titled Stephen Perkins: Mining the Archive: Subspace Works and Artists’ Accordion Books, February 10 – April 9, 2023.
Lillian Sizemore pursued a life-long career in the arts after graduating in Fine Art, Printmaking, and Italian at Indiana University-Bloomington in 1980. She works across disciplines from graphic design and photography, to mosaic and arts administration. Her writing has been published in RawVision, Wisconsin People & Ideas, and Mosaïque, among others.
She lived for 25 years in San Francisco, where she began researching the twentieth century mosaic movement employing her expertise as a maker with a passion for mosaic in the built environment. She taught at the Institute of Mosaic Art in Oakland, and from 2013-2016 she lived in London pursuing further arts research at The Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts.
In 2021-22 she was awarded a Madison Arts Commission Blink Grant to build a temporary land art project; “How Lovely Are Thy Branches” an 89-foot diameter walking labyrinth made from crowdsourced holiday pine trees. Her website is LillianSizemore.com
2023 ART AWARD WINNERS
BEST OF SHOW Aaron Sault – Booth 76
BEST OF CATEGORY Ceramics – Andryea Natkin– Booth 131 Drawing/Pastels/Printmaking – Melissa Bossenbroek – Booth 85 Fiber/Leather – Kristin Gereau – Booth 24 Glass – James Wilbat – Booth 22 Jewelry – Aaron Sault – Booth 76 Mixed Media 2D – Lee Galusha – Booth 27 Mixed Media 3D – Doug Adams – Booth 84 Painting – Brian Schmidt – Booth 114 Photography – Darren Olson – Booth 13/15 Sculpture – Chad Anderson – Booth 110/112 Wood – William Waite – Booth 26