World class art exhibition open in Wausau

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WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) The Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art (WMOCA) is offering a new biennial exhibit meant to rival world renowned exhibitions in D.C. and London. It's the Biennial International Portrait Competition and it will be available until June 29th.

Art displayed in the exhibition is from all over the world including South Korea, Denmark, Spain, New York and California. Portrait painting and sculptors will be judged by New York Academy of Art Instructor Maragret Bowland.

A total in $9,000 in cash prizes are up for grabs and recognition in the Best of Show Award, People's Choice Award, and an Award of Excellence. But while the exhibition is chance for recognition, it's also an opportunity to artists to sell their work.

Labels adjacent to the work of art will include the artist's name, the name of the piece, and the cost. All works cost more than $1,000. Some are tens of thousands.

Viewing is free as is admission into the museum. For those who have limited time or live a far distance from Wausau, you may want to save your visit until April 25th.

On April 25th Maragret Bowland will decide the winners and there will be a reception for all attending guests. Artists who have work in the exhibit are also likely to attend. For more information go to: