Masters As Muses

October 2, 2020 - January 10, 2021

$1,000 in awards are generously supported by Paul & Philia Hayes of Cedarburg.  

In Cedarburg Art Museum’s seventh annual juried exhibition, 65 artworks were selected from 116 entries of 75 artists in 12 states by juror Annemarie Sawkins.  “Masters as Muses” reveals the astute choices of 58 artists for the guiding principles of their muses. From an ancient Greek Zeus sculpture to Rembrandt to Monet, Modernists, Warhol, and contemporary muses, artists reveal where their inspirations are derived.  

Artists in Masters as Muses exhibition:  Ellen Anderson, Michael Anderson, Nancee Ariagno, Chris Behrs, Jan Boelte, Paul Burmeister, Norhan Chamo, David D'Ostilio, Patrick Doughman, Audrey Dulmes, Pam Eader, Tom Ferguson, Ana Gadish-Linares, Kristin Gjerdset, Ronald Gonzalez, Marcia Gorra-Patek, Robert Grassel, Susan Hale, Cindy Hansen, Alexa Hollywood, Martin Keey, May Klisch, Jack Kloppenburg, Stephanie Krellwitz, Denise Laurin, John Lockwood, Terri Lockwood, Mary Ulm Mayhew, Mary Mendla, George Miller, Joseph Miller, William Millonig, Mary Ellen Mueller, Judith Murphy, Julie Nielsen, David Orndorf, Vered Shamir Pasternak, Diane Pepe, Brenda Peterson, Anne M. Raskopf, J. Reiland, Lynn Rix, Seth Robbins, Dee Roembke, Lynne Ruehl, Pamela Ruschman, Tom Smith, Jerry Steingraeber, Jeff Stern, Troy Tatlock, Barbara Vater, Barb Wagner, Kathryn Wedge, Mark Weller, Bunnie Werth, Jim Whaley, David Williams.

Best of Show


Victorian Outlaw 2020, Digital painting

Ana Gadish-Linares, Richmond, CA

Muse: Kehinde Wiley, Barack Obama,

2018, oil, National Portrait Gallery,

Washington, DC

Second Place

With A Cause,

Photography, ink jet print

Seth Robbins, Milwaukee, WI

Muse: Henri Cartier-Bresson,

Hyères, France -

The Cyclist, 1932, photograph.

Third Place

Kandinsky Monarchs,

Acrylic on Wood

Kristin Gjerdset, West Allis, WI


Muse: Wassily Kandinsky, Improvisation. Gorge, 1914,

Städtische Galerie, Munich.

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Honorable Mention


The Beauty of Aging, 

Oil on canvas

Vered Shamir Pasternak,

Miami, FL

Muse: Vincent Van Gogh,

Four Cut Sunflowers, 1887, oil,

Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands.

Honorable Mention


Deep Song, 

found object and metal sculpture,

Ronald Gonzalez, Johnson City, NY

Muse: Pablo Picasso, Still Life with

Guitar, c.1913, paper construction,

Museum of Modern Art, NYC.

Honorable Mention


Chateau Window, Oil on canvas

Audrey Dulmes, Milwaukee, WI

Muse: Pierre Bonnard, The Open Window,

1921, oil, The Phillips Collection,

Washington, DC.

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