Volume One Special Coverage: Pulling Together While Staying Apart


Milwaukee Artist Tops Artswest

Tom Giffey

“Listen With All Your Might
“Listen With All Your Might" by Matthew Bailey of Milwaukee

The winner of the Best of Show prize at the 40th annual ArtsWest exhibition isn’t from western Wisconsin, but his artwork has a strong link to the Chippewa Valley. Matthew Bailey of Milwaukee created his prize-winning graphite-on-stitched paper piece, “Listen With All Your Might,” as the cover art for Chippewa Valley musician Greg Gilbertson’s 2018 album Surviving the Echoes. Jurors Franklin and Lynn Zetzman selected Bailey’s work from among 220 pieces submitted to the annual show at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire. The Zetzmans, a married team of artists from Appleton, chose 60 pieces for the exhibit, representing 56 artists. Other prize winners, announced at the exhibit’s opening reception in April, include: Anders Shafer, Eau Claire, “Watteau—Love and War,” first prize; Barbara Shafer, Eau Claire, “Butterfly,” second prize; and Daniel Ingersoll, Eau Claire, “Infrastructure Exposed,” honorable mention. The ArtsWest exhibit will be on display during the library’s regular hours through May 28. Learn more online at www.ecpubliclibrary.info/art

Lasker Jewelers
Lasker Jewelers

Pulling Together Partners

The following organizations are currently supporting Volume One’s work in the community during the pandemic:

Lasker Jewelers

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire

Downtown Eau Claire Inc DECI

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Pablo Group

Wisconsin Independent Network

Middle West Management

Bon Iver

Royal Credit Union

Silver Spring

Evergreen Surgical

Charter Bank

The Murty Henriksen Family

The Larry and Marie Past Family

The Dan and Kerry Kincaid Family

Anton and Rae Schilling-Smets

Brady and Jeanne Foust

If your organization is interested in supporting Volume One during this difficult time, nick@volumeone.orgcontact us.