This JMKAC exhibition explored directions in contemporary Wisconsin art through the work of artists who contributed significantly to the "state" of painting and drawing. The book documents the work of the following 14 Wisconsin artists: Nancy Burkert, Gibson Byrd, Paul Caster, Warrington Colescott, Jean Crane, Gary Hagen, Robert Mertens, Mark Mulhern, Stephen Samerjan, Jill Sebastian, Susanne Slavick, Christel-Anthony Tucholke, Tom Uttech, and John Wilde.