Become a James Watrous Gallery Sponsor
Show your support for Wisconsin art and artist through a sponsorship of the James Watrous Gallery
A program of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters, guests of the Watrous Gallery explore and learn about contemporary art in Wisconsin through our thoughtfully curated exhibits. Free and open to the public, the Watrous Gallery is located on the 3rd floor of the Overture Center (201 State St, Madison). Our exhibitions and events welcome more than 10,000 guests annually.
Your sponsorship of the Watrous Gallery enhances our ability to create a welcoming environment that encourages engagement and inquiry, offer opportunities for new and established Wisconsin artists, and provide public access to the arts and our cultural community.
SEASON SPONSORSHIP LEVELS
Annual sponsorships include five professionally-curated exhibitions and associated tours, talks, and special events.
$10,000 or more
Friend of the Gallery
Sponsors receive marketing benefits through a variety of recognitions, hospitality benefits through special invitations, and complimentary memberships to the Academy, and the community benefit of supporting Wisconsin’s cultural arts.
*Season Sponsors above $2,500 are invited to be acknowledged as the event sponsor for one of our Art @ Noon or Art Bites (see more details below)
ADDITIONAL SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNTIES
ART @ NOON
Free drop-in tours offered at lunchtime allow downtown neighbors to fit a gallery visit into the busy workday. Held on the last Friday of each exhibition, these informal events offer a great “last-chance” to catch the current show and learn from James Watrous Gallery staff or —whenever possible—the artists themselves.
We are seeking sponsors for the following 2018-19 dates:
- Aug 17 / Will Pergl & Rob Neilson
- Oct 26 / New Midwest Photography
- Jan 25 / Maggie Sasso & Nathaniel Stern
- Apr 5 / Gaylord Schanilec
- Jun 14 / Plants and Place
New in 2018, these intimate, ticketed events bring the culinary and visual arts together to offer our audience a very special experience. Artists, curators, and other experts will join us at the table for conversation and a meal inside the gallery. Hosted during select exhibitions, Art Bites provide exclusive interaction with the creative people behind the art at the James Watrous Gallery.
We are seeking sponsors for the following:
- October 13, 2018 / New Midwest Photography
- February 16, 2019 / Gaylord Schanilec
- Spring 2019 / Uprooted: Plants in a Changing Climate
Exact dates yet to be determined.
For more details about specific benefits or to tailor a sponsorship to you or your business,
please contact Amanda E. Shilling, director of development.