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2023 Call for Artists - James Watrous Gallery


  • Applicants must be Wisconsin residents at the time of application and exhibition, or have a strong demonstrated history of connection to the state.
  • Students enrolled in arts degree programs are not eligible. Priority will be given to artists who have been out of school for at least two years.
  • Artists who have had a solo show at the Watrous Gallery may apply again ten years after their exhibition.
  • Proposals from guest curators must be primarily focused on Wisconsin artists.

The minimum application fee is $5. For those who can afford it, we suggest $25. These fees help support the gallery and keep our programs accessible to all. Information about applicant fees will not be shared with the jury.

TO APPLY: Applications will be managed on AirTable. After completing registration below, participants will receive an email with a link to submit application materials.

Application materials must be submitted to AirTable by 5:00pm, March 1, 2023. 

Applications must include: 8-10 digital images of recent work OR links to video-sharing sites (w/ title, date, media, and dimensions for each artwork), a brief exhibition proposal, and a short bio, resume, or c.v. 

For more information, visit the FAQ Page or contact Exhibitions and Outreach Coordinator Ursa Anderson (uanderson@wisconsinacademy.org).

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Madison, Wisconsin 53726
Phone: 608.733.6633


James Watrous Gallery 
3rd Floor, Overture Center for the Arts
201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608.733.6633 x25