Competitive Exhibits

30th Annual Midwest Seasons

Exhibit Dates: January 3 - April 4, 2020

Sunfish Lake  by Kelsey Mcnamara

Sunfish Lake by Kelsey Mcnamara

Way to Remember  by Brett Henzig 2019 Best of Show

Way to Remember by Brett Henzig
2019 Best of Show

Spring Cleaning  by Kyle Powers

Spring Cleaning by Kyle Powers

$1,500 in Cash Awards
Best of Show: $600 | 3 Awards of Excellence: $250 | 3 Honors: $50

ABOUT. Original works should draw inspiration from Midwest impressions and activities (i.e. the excitement of summer sports, the fresh scents of spring awakening, the warmth of a hot cup of soup in the bitter winter, or the crisp autumn colors). Interpretations of the season may broad and entries are not limited to representational works. 

ELIGIBILITY. This exhibit is open to artists over the age of 18. The CVA reserves the right not to display work which fails to meet jury expectations. 

MEDIA. Ceramics, Drawing, Fiber, Glass, Metal, Mixed Media, Painting, Papermaking, Photography, Printmaking,  Sculpture, Textiles, and Wood. 

  • If applicable, 2-D work must be protected by plexiglass, NOT glass 

  • All 2-D work MUST be hung with wire

  • Total size may NOT exceed 2,000 square inches 

  • Art must NOT have been shown before at the CVA 

  • Art MUST be original and created within the last two years

November 25
: Online & postmark deadline for submission
Week of December 2: Notification of accepted artwork
December 16-20, 10am-5pm: Self-delivery of artwork
December 20: Deadline for delivery of mailed artwork
January 3: Exhibit Opens
April 4: Exhibit closes
April 6, 10am-5pm: Pick-Up of self-delivered artwork
Week of April 6: Shipped artwork returned

JUROR: Tom Fleming, Professor of Art at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point and University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point at Wausau.

LIABILITY. All work selected for the exhibit will be insured by the CVA against damage and theft while in the care of the gallery. Entrants are responsible for insuring work while in transit to and from the exhibit. All work must remain in the gallery for the entirety of the show. Any irregularities must be reported within 30 days of return of artwork. Submission of this application form constitutes agreement to all conditions listed in this prospectus.

SALES. Artists are encouraged to place their work for sale. If a piece of artwork is sold, a sales comission of 40% of the sale price will be retained by the CVA. Sold work must remain in the gallery the entire length of the exhibit. Payment will be made to the artist after the exhibit closes.

Please contact Kelly Price at or call 715.842.4545