Recently, Mark Mulhern received the Wisconsin Visual Art Lifetime Achievement Award at the Museum of Wisconsin Art. His MOWA exhibition "Pulling Back the Curtain" illustrated his interest in the "process of creation." Locating and removing elements from his compositions is a major component of his process.
The Visual Art Lifetime Achievement Awards were created to honor those individuals and organizations that have contributed to the wealth of artistic creativity in our state and region. The founders of the WVALAA believe these awards and this website will serve to inform and educate the public about our rich art history and contemporary visual arts culture. This organization is for the future---for the artists, patrons, supporters, teachers, authors, collectors, and appreciators of art. Through these awards, they hope to stimulate discussion and awareness for decades to come.