Important Information for Artists

Rental Opportunities

Rent the Studio Room!

Need a place to hold your event? Private lessons, parties, meetings? The CVA Studio Room is available for rent. For our Facility Rental Agreement & Policies click here. Contact our Assistant Director for more information.

Rent the Transitions Gallery!

The CVA is proud to present its first rentable gallery space: Transtions Gallery! Are you an artist looking for a venue to begin exhibiting or selling your artwork? Then the Transtions Gallery may be your answer! 

Transitions Gallery Submission Process and Guidelines

Jury Information

Gallery Jury Process

The mission of the CVA is "to engage people in the visual arts and add to the livability of the Wausau regional community." We are proud of our reputation as a recognized art center and we are dedicated to promoting local and regional artists in our main Gallery. We are pleased that you wish to submit your work for jury committee evaluation.

Proposals

Proposals should be presented on standard size paper (8-1/2" x 11") and sheets should not be stapled or bound together. Please do not include folders, binders, or other elaborate paper holders.

Please provide the following:

  • Name, address, phone number, and e-mail address.

  • CD of work. Digital images of work must be saved to a CD in JPG format.  Please format the pictures so they are large enough for us to view, but not too large to open (approx. 700-500pixels, 72ppi).

  • Please include a list that describes each submission with its title, composition and price.*

  • A résumé listing art education and prior shows or exhibits. (No formal art training or past exhibitions are required to exhibit.)

  • Copies of news articles highlighting you or your work (optional).

  • Artist Statement.

  • Include a self addressed stamped envelope with sufficient postage for return of your submission. Submissions dropped off at the Center will be called for pick up.


*Please be aware that the Center's gallery is primarily, though not totally, a sales gallery and that an adequate body of work must be for sale. The Center is a non-profit organization. We will retain a tax-deductible contribution to our organization of 40% of the sale. You must calculate this contribution into your pricing.

Exhibit Guidelines

  • Gallery standards suggest that fine art works have simple frames with neutral (not colored) mats.

  • If applicable, 2-D work must be protected by Plexiglas, not glass.

  • All 2-D work must be hung with wire, NO SAW TOOTH HANGERS ALLOWED.

  • Art work must be original and created within the last 2 years.

  • Works must NOT have been shown before at the CVA.

  • The CVA reserves the right not to display any work which fails to meet jury committee review expectations.

Jury process

All artists wishing to display their work in the CVA gallery must complete the jury process.

The Jury Committee meets quarterly. You will receive written notification of the jury’s decision within one to two months of the meeting.  The notification process is directly related to the number of artists who have submitted work.

Thank you for considering a display of your work at the CVA. We have developed a strong reputation for showing new talent and inspirational artists and we hope that we will be able to assist you in the advancement of your artistic career.

Gift Shop Jury Process

The mission of the CVA is "to engage people in the visual arts and add to the livability of the Wausau regional community." We are proud of our reputation as a recognized art center and we are dedicated to promoting local and regional artists in our Gift Shop. We are pleased that you wish to submit your work for jury committee evaluation.

Fill out the Gift Shop Jury Review form and bring it and a selection of your work into the CVA. Work can be dropped off at anytime during gift shop hours. The Gift Shop Committee meets every other month or once we have a significant number of artists to review. The CVA Gift Shop Manager will contact each artist and notify him/her of the jury’s decision. If declined, artists are welcome to resubmit at any time. However, art that has not been accepted must be retrieved immediately from the Gift Shop. 

Pieces may be declined if:

· CVA currently stocks enough similar pieces

· The piece is not ready for immediate sale

· The price is too high for CVA market

· The piece is too fragile

· The piece does not fit CVA market

· Workmanship is not up to CVA standards

Please note that pieces that have been declined must be retrieved immediately. Artists who have failed to claim their pieces will be billed shipping costs accordingly.

The Center for the Visual Arts receives a 33% commission from all sales. Please include this in your retail price. However, the CVA is a non-profit organization. Therefore, the commission may be claimed as a tax-deductible contribution.