Martha Coaty Bio

I’ve been a photographer for over 30 years, specializing in fine art photography
of Door County Wisconsin, rural and urban photography of Wisconsin.

View all my professional photography galleries.

My artwork is in homes, health care centers and offices across the United States
as well as in England and even Switzerland.

“Clark in Burberry” was the winning photograph in Milwaukee Magazine
June 2012
Clark is in Heaven now.

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Sister Bay Trading Companyon Highway 42 in Door County will provide art consultation for planning your space.

SisterbayTrading.com

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Gallery Representation

Gallery 218
Marshall Building
Third Ward • Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Memberships

 

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“In rural Wisconsin and small towns, there is husbandry and spots of color in the largesse of Great Lakes industry. My vision is continuing and developing in these areas.  Simplicity narrows my approach when finding geometric shapes and color on the landscape.  I seek stillness to represent the peacefulness of my subjects. I apply traditional darkroom techniques in my digital darkroom.”  — Martha Coaty

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Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire Bachelors Degree in Journalism / Fine Art

AWARDS

  • Fourth Place Award, Wisconsin Artist Biennial 2020, MOWA, West Bend, Wisconsin 1/25/2-3/20/20
  • Second Place Award, The Hardy Gallery 57th Annual Juried Exhibit, Ephraim, WI  6/15-7/15, 2019
  • Merit Award, Anderson Arts Center Winter Juried Show 2018
  • Second Place Award, Anderson Arts Center Winter Juried Show 2017
  • Second Place Award, The Hardy Gallery 55th Annual Juried Exhibit, Ephraim, WI  6/16-7/16 2017
  • Arthur P. Haas Memorial Photography Purchase Award, Photography 2016, Racine Art Museum
  • Merit Award, Racine Art Guild Juried Competition 2016
  • Second Place Award Racine Art Guild Spring Juried Show UW-Parkside Mathis Gallery 2016
  • Third Place Award, Plymouth Arts Center Juried Holiday Membership Show 2015
  • Special Merit Excellence Award Miller Art Museum 40th Juried Annual 2015
  • Second Place Award, Plymouth Arts Center Alive in the Arts 20th Annual Juried Exhibition 2015
  • Third Place Award Racine Art Guild Annual Juried Exhibition, Anderson Arts Center Kenosha 2015
  • Honorable Mention Cedarburg Cultural Center, Annual Juried Exhibit, “The Little Show” –  2015
  • First Place Award CoPA 8th Annual Midwest Juried Exhibition, Walker’s Point, Milwaukee 2014
  • Merit Award – Plymouth Arts  Center Alive in the Arts 19th Annual Juried Exhibition 2014
  • Best of Show Award – 24th Annual Midwest Seasons Center for the Visual Arts, Wausau, WI 2014
  • Special Merit Excellence Award – Miller Art Museum 38th Juried Annual 2013
  • Best of Show, Wet Whistle Wine Festival Art Fair, Algoma 2013
  • Excellence Award, Artstreet, Green Bay, WI  2013
  • Honorable Mention Trout Museum of Art 33nd Annual Secura Fine Arts Exhibition, 2013
  • Purchase Award, 23rd Annual Arti Gras, Green Bay, WI  2013
  • First Place Award, Plymouth Arts Center Alive in the Arts 17th Annual Juried Exhibition 2012
  • Special Merit Excellence Award – Miller Art Museum 37th Juried Annual 2012
  • Honorable Mention Hal Grutzmacher Photography Jubilee – Peninsula Pulse 2012
  • Patricia Miller Friebart Award 25th Northern Nat’l Juried Art Competition, Nicolet College, Rhinelander 2012
  • Artistic Excellence Award, Neville Public Museum 67th Art Annual Juried Exhibition 2011
  • Jurors Choice Award – Miller Art Museum 36th Juried Annual 2011
  • Jurors Award of Artistic Excellence (First Place) – Hardy Gallery “Picture This!” 2011
  • First Place Hal Grutzmacher Award Peninsula Pulse Photography Jubilee 2011
  • Honorable Mention – Peninsula Pulse Photography Jubilee 2011

 

FELLOWSHIPS

  • Racine Art Museum Artist Fellowship Award  ~ 2020-2021 
  • Racine Art Museum Artist Fellowship Finalist 2017 and 2018

 

JURIED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2020 Wisconsin Artists Biennial, Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, January 25-March 29, 2020
  • The Hardy Annual Juried Exhibit, June 15-July 15, 2019, Ephraim, WI
  • Anderson Arts Center Winter Juried Show, 2018, Kenosha, WI
  • Wisconsin Photography 2018, Racine Art Museum,  August 26-November 24, 2018
  • The Miller Art Museum 43rd Juried Annual 2018, Sturgeon Bay, WI November 10-December 22, 2018
  • The Hardy Annual Juried Exhibit, 6/15-7/15/2018, Ephraim, WI
  • Cedarburg Art Museum “Iconic Wisconsin” 11/8/17-1/21/18
  • Anderson Arts Center Annual Winter Juried Show, Kenosha 2017
  • Cedarburg Cultural Center, Annual Juried Exhibit, “The Little Show” 11/29/17-1/14/18
  • Miller Art Museum 42nd Juried Annual 2017, Sturgeon Bay WI
  • The Hardy Gallery 55th Annual Juried Exhibit, Ephraim, WI  6/16-7/16/17
  • Racine and Vicinity at Racine Art Museum’s Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, June 2-August 14, 2017
  • Racine Art Guild Spring Juried Show 2017 Anderson Arts Center, Kenosha, April 9-May 21, 2017
  • Plymouth Arts Center Alive in the Arts 22nd Annual Juried Exhibition, Plymouth, WI May 12-August 14, 2017
  • Miller Art Museum 41st Juried Annual 2016, Sturgeon Bay, WI
  • Anderson Arts Center Winter Juried Show, 2016, Kenosha, WI
  • Forward 2016:  A Survey of Wisconsin Art Now, Charles Allis Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI – 10/27/16-2/19/17
  • PhotoMidwest Biennial Juried Exhibit 2016, Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI
  • Wisconsin Photography 2016, at Racine Art Museum’s Wustum Museum of Fine Arts
  • Transformations, Juried by Haggerty Art Museum, CoPA Pop-up Show at Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee 2016
  • Francis Hardy Gallery 54th Annual Juried Exhibition, Ephraim, WI  2016
  • Plymouth Arts Center Alive in the Arts 21st Annual Juried Exhibition, May 20-July 15, Plymouth, WI 2016
  • Racine Art Guild Spring Juried Show 2016 UW-Parkside Mathis Gallery March 16-Mid April 2016
  • 2016 Wisconsin Artist Biennial, Museum of Wisconsin Art February 6-March 27, 2016
  • Manhattan Arts International “New Beginnings” Juried Online Exhibition, New York, New York  2015
  • Cedarburg Cultural Center, Annual Juried Exhibit, “The Little Show” – December 3, 2015-January 17, 2016
  • Miller Art Museum 40th Juried Annual 2015, Sturgeon Bay, WI
  • Francis Hardy Gallery 53nd Annual Juried Exhibition, Ephraim, WI  2015
  • Plymouth Arts Center 20th Annual Alive in the Arts Annual Juried Exhibition, June 5-August 7, 2015
  • Coalition of Photographic Arts at Anderson Arts Center Juried Exhibit, June 21- August 2 2015
  • Racine Art Guild Annual Juried Exhibition at Anderson Arts Center, Kenosha, 2015
  • 25th Annual Midwest Seasons Exhibit 2015 Center for the Visual Arts, Wausau, WI
  • Cedarburg Cultural Center, Annual Juried Exhibit, “The Little Show” – February 7-March 22, 2015
  • Coalition of Photographic Arts (CoPA) 8th Annual Midwest Juried Exhibition 2014, Walker’s Point Milwaukee
  • Take Me With You:  An Exhibit Without Borders, John Michael Kohler Arts Center Nov. 16, 2014-Jan. 18, 2015
  • Anderson Arts Center Annual Winter Juried Show, Kenosha 2014
  • Miller Art Museum 39th Juried Annual 2014, Sturgeon Bay, WI
  • Francis Hardy Gallery 52nd Annual Juried Exhibition, Ephraim, WI  2014
  • Forward 2014:  A Survey of Wisconsin Art Now, Charles Allis Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI – 3/7-6/29, 2014
  • Museum of Wisconsin Art, The People in Your Neighborhood Exhibit, West Bend, WI  2014 – 4/25-7/20, 2014
  • Plymouth Arts Center Alive in the Arts 19th Annual Juried Exhibition 2014, Plymouth, WI
  • 24th Annual Midwest Seasons 2014 Center for the Visual Arts, Wausau, WI
  • Manhattan Arts International Small Art Big Impact Juried Online Show New York, New York 2013
  • Coalition of Photographic Arts (CoPA) 7th Annual Midwest Juried Exhibition 2013, Walker’s Point Milwaukee
  • Miller Art Museum 38th Juried Annual 2013, Sturgeon Bay, WI
  • The Francis Hardy Gallery “Focus on the Door” juried exhibition, 2013
  • The Peninsula Pulse Hal Grutzmacher Photography Jubilee, 2013 (of Note)
  • Neville Public Museum of Brown County 69th Art Annual Juried Exhibition 2013, Green Bay, WI
  • Trout Museum of Art 33nd Annual Secura Fine Arts Exhibition, 2013
  • Gallery 224, “Photography”, selected series, “Rural Architecture,” July 12-Sept. 1, 2013, Port Washington, WI
  • Francis Hardy Gallery 51th Annual Juried Exhibition 2013, Ephraim, WI
  • New Visions’ 27th Annual Culture and Agriculture Juried Exhibit, Marshfield, WI 2013
  • Plymouth Arts Center Alive in the Arts 18th Annual Juried Exhibition 2013, Plymouth, WI
  • Trout Museum of Art Juried Members; Biennial Exhibition 2013
  • Wisconsin Photography 2012, at Racine Art Museum’s Wustum Museum of Fine Arts
  • Coalition of Photographic Arts (CoPA) 6th Annual Midwest Juried Exhibition 2012, Walker’s Point Milwaukee
  • Gallery 3 Winter Juried Exhibition 2012, Manitowoc, WI
  • Miller Art Museum 37th Juried Annual 2012, Sturgeon Bay, WI
  • Hal Grutzmacher Literary Issue & Photography Jubilee 2012, Door County Peninsula Pulse
  • Neville Public Museum of Brown County 68th Art Annual Juried Exhibition 2012, Green Bay, WI
  • Wisconsin Visual Artists  – Visual Art Wisconsin 2012 UW Parkside Exhibition
  • Plymouth Arts Center Alive in the Arts 17th Annual Juried Exhibition 2012, Plymouth, WI
  • 25th Northern National Juried Art Competition, Nicolet College Art Gallery, Rhinelander, WI 2012
  • Francis Hardy Gallery 50th Annual Juried Exhibition 2012, Ephraim, WI
  • Trout Museum of Art 32nd Annual Secura Fine Arts Exhibition, 2012
  • Charles Allis Art Museum:  Forward 2012 A Survey of Wisconsin Art Now
  • Seippel Homestead Photography Exhibit, 2012, Beaver Dam, WI
  • Arts Mill Winter White Juried Exhibition 2011, Grafton, WI
  • Neville Public Museum of Brown County 67th Art Annual Juried Exhibition 2011, Green Bay, WI
  • Miller Art Museum 36th Juried Annual 2011, Sturgeon Bay, WI
  • Francis Hardy Gallery “Picture This!” 2011, Ephraim, WI
  • Hal Grutzmacher Literary Issue & Photography Jubilee 2011 & 2012, Door County Peninsula Pulse
  • Plymouth Arts Center Alive in the Arts 16th Annual Juried Exhibition 2011, Plymouth, WI
  • Francis Hardy Gallery 49th Annual Juried Exhibition 2011, Ephraim, WI
  • Bergstrom-Mahler Museum Artists of the New North 2011, Neenah, WI
  • Miller Art Museum 35th Juried Annual 2010, Sturgeon Bay, WI

 

THREE ARTIST EXHIBIT

  • Gallery “Responding, a Conversation in Color” Martha Coaty, Erica Jane Huntszinger and Angela Piero. A series of poets create poems in response.  Gallery 224, Port Washington, Wisconsin January 11-March 2, 2019

INVITATIONALS

  • The Hardy Gallery 2018 Collection Invitational Ephraim, WI  7/20-8/26/18
  • Miller Art Museum “Abstract Thoughts” Sturgeon Bay, WI 9/15-11/6/18
  • Miller Art Museum Parks of Door County:  Photographs Inspired by State & County Parks Nov. 7- Dec. 30 2015
  • Reading the Ridges II, An Invitational Exhibit of Door County Artists, at the Link Gallery July 2012

SOLO EXHIBITS

  • Seebecks on Main Street Racine, August 2016, Reception First Friday in August
  • Brault Community Theatre, Green Bay November 2014
  • Milwaukee ART Jamboree, Selected Artist for Coalition of Photographic Arts, Milwaukee Athletic Club, May 19, 2012  8 p.m. -1 a.m.
  • Glas – The Green Coffee House-Sturgeon Bay, WI  March 2012
  • Glas – The Green Coffee House-Sturgeon Bay, WI  June 2013
  • Glas – The Green Coffee House-Sturgeon Bay, WI  October 2014
  • Kick Coffee-Sturgeon Bay, WI  April 2012

 

PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

  • Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI  (“Revival”)
  • Miller Art Museum, Sturgeon Bay, WI  (“Sherwood”)
  • Mosaic Arts, Inc., Green Bay, WI (“Yellow Shore”)
  • Prevea Clinic, Green Bay, WI (“Be Happy”)
  • Kerber Rose CPA’s Howard, WI (“Ferry Road”)

 

PUBLICATIONS

  • Racine Journal Times, “Wisconsin Photography on Display,”  Oct. 20, 2018, p. 1
  • Racine Journal Times, “Through Their Lenses” – November 17, 2016
  • Racine Art Museum Photography 2016 Catalog
  • Racine Art Guild Juried Competition 2016 Catalog
  • 2016 Wisconsin Artist Biennial Catalog
  • CoPA 8th Annual Midwest Juried Exhibition Catalog, Milwaukee, WI 2014
  • CoPA 7th Annual Midwest Juried Exhibition Catalog, Milwaukee, WI 2013
  • CoPA 6th Annual Midwest Juried Exhibition Catalog, Milwaukee, WI 2012
  • Door County Peninsula Pulse October 5-11 2012 Pumpkin Patch–contributing photographer
  • Door County Official Visitor Guide 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015–contributing photographer
  • Door County Living Winter 2011 “Syrup Made Right” –photographer

 

JURIED ART FAIRS

  • Sturgeon Bay Fine Art Fair, Memorial Day Weekend, 2018
  • Museum of Wisconsin Arts, West Bend, WI  Chalk and Arts Festival July 29-30, 2017
  • Monument Square Arts Festival, Racine, WI  2015, 2016, 2017
  • Racine Art Guild Starving Artist Outdoor Art Fair August 3, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • John Michael Kohler Arts Center 44th Annual Midsummer Festival of the Arts July 19-20, 2014
  • Racine Art Guild Starving Artist Outdoor Art Fair August 3, 2014
  • 33nd Annual “Artstreet”, downtown Green Bay, August 22, 23-24, 2014
  • Sturgeon Bay Fine Art Fair, May 25-26, 2014 Sturgeon Bay, WI
  • Arti Gras, Green Bay, WI  March 8-9, 2014
  • The American Club Wisconsin Holiday Market, November 22,23,24, 2013, Kohler
  • 40th Annual Maifest in Jacksonport, Lakeside Park on Hwy. 57,  May 25-26, 2013
  • Wet Whistle Wine Festival Art Fair, Algoma 2013
  • 40th Annual Townline Art Fair, Ephraim/Sister Bay Oct. 12-13, 2013
  • 32nd Annual “Artstreet”, downtown Green Bay, August 23, 24-25, 2013
  • John Michael Kohler Arts Center 43rd Annual Midsummer Festival of the Arts July 20-21, 2013
  • Arti Gras, Green Bay, WI  March 9-10, 2013
  • 39th Annual Maifest in Jacksonport, Lakeside Park on Hwy. 57,  May 26-27, 2012
  • Mt. Horeb Art Fair, Mt. Horeb WI July 21-22, 2012
  • Plymouth Festival of the Arts, Plymouth Art Center June 16, 2012
  • The Trout Museum of Art “Art in the Park”, City Park Appleton. July 2012 & July 2013
  • 31st Annual “Artstreet”, downtown Green Bay, August 25-26, 2012
  • 39th Annual Townline Art Fair, Ephraim/Sister Bay Oct. 6-7, 2012
  • Arts Around Waupun Art Fair, September 8, 2012
  • 31st Annual Lakefront Artist Fair Racine Montessori, Festival Park May 5, 2012
  • Cedarburg Wine & Harvest Festival Art Fair, September 17 & 18, 2011
  • Arts Around Waupun Art Fair, September 10, 2011
  • Plymouth Arts Center Festival of Fine Arts in Plymouth, WI June 11, 2011
  • 37th Annual Bergstrom-Mahler Museum Arts Festival in Neenah, WI July 17, 2011