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Annual Beloit & Vicinity

Beloit & Vicinity is recognized as one of the oldest regional juried art shows in Wisconsin. This annual juried show attracts many artists from Wisconsin and neighboring states.

Natasha Gubernov Shyness

Jurors and Awards

Winners will be selected after all accepted works have been confirmed. The awards will be announced and presented virtually on Friday, July 23, 2021.

  • The Juror’s Award winner will have a gallery show the following year at the Wright Museum of Art.

  • Prizes for 2nd and 3rd place will be given.

  • A People's Choice Award will voted on virtually, and announced with the other awards on July 23rd. The winner will be featured on the front cover of the catalog the following year.

2021 Jurors:


Fatima Laster

Visual Artist, Owner of 5 Points Gallery & Studios

Fatima Laster is a mixed media visual artist and operator of the 5 Points Art Gallery & Studios, a new mixed-use art space in the Harambee/Williamsburg Heights neighborhoods on the north side of Milwaukee. Laster's personal mixed media abstract and collaged artwork embeds themes of sexuality and racial and gender politics. 5 Points Art Gallery & Studios focuses on the increased representation and collectorship of artwork produced by artists of color and from other marginalized demographics.


Katherine Alcauskas

Chief Curator, Chazen Museum of Art

Katherine Alcauskas is the Chief Curator at the Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Previously, she was Collections Curator and Exhibitions Manager for the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY, the Collection Specialist in the Department of Drawings & Prints of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and the Florence B. Selden Senior Curatorial Fellow in the Department of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs of the Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, CT. 

Photography by Janelle Rodriguez

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