call for exhibiting artists:
January 4 - March 9, 2019
The CVA hosts its signature exhibit "Midwest Seasons" for the 29th year!
Artists from around the country submit artwork in all mediums and
style describing the seasons of the Midwest.
The juror this year is Amy Cannestra.
Cannestra has a BFA in Communication Design from
the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in 2006, MFA from
the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2015.
To download a PDF of the prospectus 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!
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 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).
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.
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.
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.