Walworth County Arts Council Cabinet at The Government Building.


Artists that have been featured in WCAC Government Cabinet for last five months.


Each month a new artist is highlighted.  Make sure you make a point of seeing who we have the next few months.


If you have a craft you want to display, please contact Joyce Atkinson at jatkinson619@charter.net or 262-728-3880.







AGNES HANDWERK is the featured artist at the Walworth County Arts Council exhibit in the Government Building for the month of March.  Agnes started her career in the Netherlands. While residing in Europe she traveled extensively in the art center of Italy, Poland, France and Germany.  Upon returning to the US Agnes joined the Art Association in Lake Geneva which contributed to her enthusiasm and enjoyment of art.  Her colored pencil sketch of the Eiffel Tower won her a state award.  Agnes continues to work in Acrylics and watercolors as well .  Visit the Government Building in Elkhorn and enjoy Agnes’ display.


Elementary Art Student Recognition Program

sponsored by the Walworth County Arts Council


TO:    All Elementary & Middle School Art Teachers.


What:  Recognition of elementary and middle school art students from Walworth County.


Who:  The art teacher from each school may submit up to ten pieces of art for the exhibit.  Please send the names and grades of selected students to Walworth County Arts Council,  “jatkinson619@charter.net”, so certificates of participation may be prepared.

The art teacher is responsible for displaying the various student projects. On the day of the exhibit, April 17, each school art teacher sets up their display table prior to the beginning of the program.   Teachers may bring easels to use in addition to the table that is provided.


What: At the program the art teacher is introduced and the teacher introduces each student who then shares their work with the audience. Immediately following this presentation, a school group picture is taken.

A copy of the picture is sent to the school for any publicity the school may wish to pursue.

This event is an excellent opportunity to highlight some of the outstanding

artwork of your students.


When:  Sunday, April 17, 2016

Time: Program begins at 1:00 PM.  Set up for artwork will be 12:15 until the        program.


Where:          Elkhorn Middle School


Contact:        Sybil Klug,  sbkrtist@yahoo.com

Joyce Atkinson,  jatkinson619@charter.net

Alyssa Skindingsrude Alyssa (Ally) Skindingsrurde, a recent graduate of Whitewater High School, is the featured artist for the month of August sponsored by the Walworth County Arts Council. The display is located in the lobby of the Government Center on the square in Elkhorn.

Skindingsrude was the 2013 recipient of a $1000 art scholarship from the Arts Council. Her work was judged “highly creative and original” and “demonstrates a confidence in using various materials and techniques.” In the fall Skindingsrude will continue her education at UW-Milwaukee as an art major. Her interests are in graphic design, interior design, and fashion. The artist attributes her high school success in art to her art instructor Debbie Brigham-Schmuhl.

It is not necessary to be a member of the Arts Council to have art work presented in the display case. Walworth County artists interested in having their work presented should contact Arts Council volunteers Al Gruling at (262) 642-5281 or Dale Hagan at (4140 837-4363.     

WCAC Winning Words

Congratulations to all our “Winning Words” winners! First Place went to Danielle Braun from Elkhorn Area High School (Prose) and Michael Wicks from Big Foot High School (Poetry).

The Walworth County Arts Council recently awarded cash prizes to the winners of their 2013 Winning Words writing competition. Pictured, left to right, are Melonie Wright, Delavan-Darien High School, second place, prose; Raphael Dawis, Williams Bay High School, second place, poetry; Jessica Gagliardo, Williams Bay High School, third place, prose; and Danielle Braun, Elkhorn Area High School, first place, prose.  Not pictured, the first place poetry winner, Michael Wicks, Big Foot High School and the third place poetry winner, Rebecca Ochoa, Big Foot High School.  The Arts Council received 123 entries this year from Walworth county high school students.   By sponsoring the Winning Words competition, the Arts Council seeks to encourage young writers and promote writing excellence.

To find out more about WCAC’s “Winning Words” competition, go here >>


Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Registration: 6 PM
Dinner: 6:30 PM

Join the Walworth County Arts Council in encouraging and supporting the arts for young people. At this annual recognition dinner, the outstanding work of our county’s talented high school students will be showcased as we award scholarships in music and visual art, as well as the awards for exceptional writers in prose and poetry.

Print and Return the Reservation Form, along with your check, to
Walworth County Arts Council
PO Box 446
Delavan, WI 53115

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WCAC Maggie Stetter May 2013 Artist of the Month

Maggie Stetter is our May Artist of the Month

Watercolor and mixed media artist Maggie Stetter of Whitewater is the Walworth County Arts Council’s featured artist for the month of May. Stetter’s exhibit is shown in the display case at the Government Center on the Square in Elkhorn.

For ten years the artist was a watercolorist with the Tennessee River Fine Arts League in Paris, Tennessee, before returning to Wisconsin.

The display is dedicated to the artist’s late husband, Roy K. Stetter, who was employed for twenty-five years with the Walworth County Sheriff’s Department. The exhibit includes two portraits of her husband; an oil by the artist’s mother, Mary Fritz; and a watercolor by Stetter. A lover of animals, Stetter is a commissioned artist of people’s pets.

It is not necessary to be a member of the Arts Council to have art work presented in the display case. Walworth County artists interested in having their work presented, contact Arts Council volunteers Al Gruling at 262-642-5281 or Dale Hagan at 414-837-4363.


Student exhibitors from Jackson Elementary School at our 2012 Show.

Student exhibitors from Jackson
Elementary School at our 2012 Show.

Attend WCAC’s Elementary and Middle School Art Show. Elementary schools throughout the county are invited to participate in this annual show.

Student artists, their parents and teachers, and WCAC members and guests will gather once again to view this grand display of creativity. Teachers and the artists’ families regard this exhibit as one of the best events of a young artist’s school year.
Join us at 1 PM on Sunday, April 21 at the Elkhorn Middle School (627 Court St, Elkhorn) for an afternoon that supports our youngest artists and refreshments. Please bring guests as this is a great way to introduce people to some of the Council’s wonderful work. Reservations are not necessary.

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April 2013 Artist of the Month

Sandy Vobain, Our April Artist of the Month

April’s featured artist of the month is Whitewater watercolorist Sandy Volian. Volian’s exhibit is on display throughout the month at the Government Center on the square in Elkhorn.

A retired registered nurse since 2006, Volian says, “I have always enjoyed dabbling in art in one form or another, but in 2009 I discovered the watercolor medium. I find that it brings much joy and serenity to my life.” Learning watercolor is a never ending process according to Volian who says that many of her paintings are “spirit inspired ideas.”

It is not necessary to be a member of the Arts Council to have art work presented in the display case. Walworth County artists interested in having their work presented, contact Arts Council volunteers Al Gruling at 262-642-5281 or Dale Hagan at 414-837-4363.


David Block, 2012 Friend of the Arts recipient

David Block,
2012 “Friend of the Arts” recipient

David Block of Delavan and the United Church of
Christ—Congregational, also of Delavan, have been named 2012 Friends of the Arts by the Walworth County Arts Council.

Block is being recognized for his leadership of the summer music series at Delavan’s Phoenix Park. Under his leadership the program has grown to provide a wide variety of outdoor concerts by many diverse groups and performers.

The United Church of Christ—Congregational has a long history of leadership in the arts and in sharing its resources with the wider community. Particular recognition is being given to its innovative Fine Arts Day Camp for children each summer.

Each year the Arts Council names an individual and a corporate entity as “Friends of the Arts” for significant contributions in furthering the arts in Walworth County. Past year’s individual awards have gone to Joan Grommes Franzen, Williams Bay artist; Sharon Munson, Delavan music education; and Joanne Hobbs, Williams Bay harpist and music educator. Corporate awards have recognized Music by the Lake, the Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra, Black Point Historic House and Gardens, and the Allyn Foundation.