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Call for artists

Do you create 2-dimensional art?

Are you a painter, photographer, collage artist, or other 2-D artist?

The 2020-2021 call for artists is now closed.


If you have any questions, email CSArtShow@dcs.wisc.edu.

Who can apply?

Anyone who has a connection to the UW–Madison Continuing Studies: employees, instructors, students, and family or friends of employees may apply. The Art Committee will jury and select submitted artworks and set the display schedule.

Display periods

Art is displayed in the hallway for 2–month periods: April–May, June–July, August–September, October–November, December–January, and February–March. Art in the Wisconsin Idea Room is displayed for 4 months at a time, by invitation only.

Proposal requirements

All proposals must include:

  • Contact information.
  • Connection to UW–Madison Continuing Studies: employee, instructor, student, family or friend of employee, or other.
  • Display period choice availability; you must be available to hang and take down your art Monday–Friday, between 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • Artist statement.
  • Art images (at least 3, 10 max).

Art images

There is a maximum of 10 artworks for each exhibit. Submitted image resolution should be 72 dpi, image area no more than 450 pixels or 6” on the longest side, file size maximum 500K, and images saved as .jpg file.

  • Submit ONE digital image per artwork.
  • The digital images you submit must be of the actual artworks you propose to display.
    Images must be in proper orientation for viewing on a computer (upright on monitor).

Images must be .JPGs. Use the following title format for each image: Last name, First initial, Name of piece, Medium, Dimensions (vertical by horizontal). [Example: “smith-f-basket-of-fruit-Photography-8inx20in.jpg”].

Physical space

There are 3 wall display sections — each 8′ wide and 5′ high — in the public corridors, and a conference room display, all on the 7th floor of the building.

Wall mounting system

We use the “Walker Display” Hanging System for Wall Art.

  • No piece should weigh more than 20 lbs.
  • All artwork must be framed.
  • A hanging wire is required on all framed artwork.
  • Maximum wall space HEIGHT for hanging is approximately 60″.
  • Lighting in the corridor is indirect (no sunlight). The conference room has northern exposure.


There is NO insurance included. You must sign a release before you hang your show. You may provide your own insurance, however this is optional.

Please print the release form and bring it with you when you bring your artwork.


Any sales will be made directly between the artist and the buyer after the show. No commission will be charged.

Review and selection

The Art Committee will review all submissions.

The Art Committee reserves the right to refuse any works submitted.

The Art Committee will electronically notify each applicant if their proposal was accepted (or not) within 6 weeks after deadline.