call for exhibiting artists

 
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Click the button above to complete the entry and submit images for the upcoming competitive exhibit!

Exhibit Dates:
July 20 - September 16, 2018
(The exhibit will take place during the second International WI Ginseng Festival and the Wausau's Artrageous Weekend events)

The "ROOTS - The Growth from Within" exhibit is open to artists over the age of 18.
An artist's artistic, geographic, and cultural roots play significant roles in their
artistic process and statement. The exhibit will highlight original fine art inspired
by an artist's perspective of their "roots" and artistic journey.

Interpretations of the theme may be broad and entries
are not limited to representational works.

JUROR: Lynn Zetzman
Zetzman has spent thirty-three years teaching art K-12, (the past twenty five as the Fine Arts Chair at
Xavier High School in Appleton, Wisconsin), she taught Art Methods for Lawrence University from
2009-2014, and is currently the director of the Aylward Gallery, UW-Fox Valley. She received
Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Master Teacher awards in 2002, 2004, 2005. In 2007 she
received a Fulbright Hays to Morocco. Her own studio practice has remained vital
with representation at the Anne Nathan Gallery in Chicago.

Private collectors include the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis. For 17 years she
directed 40-100 people in giant parade puppets with auxiliary features she
had created with student volunteers as part of Wisconsin's largest evening
Holiday Parade the Tuesday before Thanksgiving winning numerous awards.

For a PDF of the prospectus click HERE

Entry deadline: Sunday, June 17


Click the button above to complete the entry and submit images for the upcoming competitive exhibit!
Entry deadline:
Wednesday, June 23, 2018
 

CVA Vault Gallery Exhibit

Exhibit Dates:
July 13 - September 16, 2018
(The exhibit will take place during Chalkfest and the Wausau's Artrageous Weekend events)

International WI Ginseng Festival
September 14,  15, and 16, 2018

The Wausau/Central WI CVB and the Center for the Visual Arts is accepting poster designs
for the second International WI Ginseng Festival. We invite you to submit poster designs
for the "International WI Ginseng Festival Poster Contest Exhibit" taking place in
the CVA Vault Gallery. Designs can be broad ranging from the ginseng root,
to the fields, workers, food, and more!

International WI Ginseng Festival Poster Contest Awards

1 - $1,000 GRAND PRIZE
(along with 20 poster prints & one framed print)

1 - $600 FIRST PLACE
(along with one framed print)

1 - $300 SECOND PLACE
(along with one framed print)

- 150 PEOPLES CHOICE
(along with one framed print)

The Grand Prize wining poster will become the property of the Wausau/Central WI CVB
and the CVA. It will be the official artwork for the second International WI Ginseng Festival's
merchandise and marketing materials. Artists must be 18 years of age.

Entry deadline:
Wednesday, June 23, 2018

- To view the "International WI Ginseng Festival Poster Contest Exhibit" guidelines click  HERE

- To view the "International WI Ginseng Festival Poster Contest Exhibit" prospective click HERE


 

Important Information for Artists

Facility Use Opportunities

The Studio Room or NEW Vault Gallery!

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

The Skylight Gallery!

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

CLICK HERE for CVA Skylight Gallery - Artist Proposal & Guidelines

 

Jury Information for the CVA Caroline S. Mark Gallery or CVA Vault Gallery

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 and state whether applying for the Caroline S. Mark Gallery or Vault Gallery:

  • 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 resume 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 40% 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.