Author: Madison Artery

New Look, New Features!

We are proud to announce that the Artery’s reconstruction is coming to a close. Below you will find a list of changes and features now available to vendors.

Update Notes:

  • All Previous vendors and most products have been imported. Once you login please go to The Vendor Dashboard and complete the store set-up process.
  • Vendors who complete their store set-up and have 10 products for sale by 10/10/19 will receive a 2sqft print credit at The Madison Print House
  • Vendors may now add an unlimited amount of products
  • The Website is now mobile friendly
  • Full self serve “Art Services” directory has been added.

 

New Features

Ajax Live Search

The Search bar will return results instantly as customers search for products.

Follow Store

Customers can now follow your stores and get updates when you post new products.

PDF Invoice

Invoices are automatically generated and are downloadable as pdf files.

Return and Warranty Request

Return and Warranty module that allows vendors to set their polices and manage any returns.

Vendor Review

Customers may now rate vendors. Stick out with high ratings!

 

Call For Artists: 5100 Restaurant

5100 Restaurant
Email
dorenesoret@gmail.com
Phone
(608) 223-1418
Address of Venue
5100 Erling Ave
McFarland, WI 53558
Map It
Size of venue/space in which the art would be displayed
5,000 sq. ft.
Preferred media/style you would like to display
We are looking for any and all handmade goods and art for local vendors and artists to sell and display. It’s our Annual Holiday Market, and we are expanding our venue. 6ft Tables will be provided, and its for one afternoon only. An easy commitment! I understand this may be a little different than the usual art gallery requests, but we wanted to showcase our local artists for our event.
How long before/after Gallery Night would you like the art to be up?
This is not a Gallery Night event: 1 day event
Are you interested in hosting an artist talk or demo? If so, are there any restrictions?
Not unless anyone has a great idea to do this! 🙂
Can art be hung on walls?
No
Can artists display on a flat surface?
Yes
What size surface is available?
6ft tables, and surrounding floor space
Does the artist need to bring a display table of their own?
No
Additional Comments or Requirements
Please contact us for more details, we’d love to host you!! Thanks for your time. 🙂

 

 

 

Call for Artists: Arts and Literature Laboratory

Name of Venue
Arts and Literature Laboratory
Email
hello@allgallery.org
Phone
(608) 556-7415
Address of Venue
2021 Winnebago Street
Madison, WI 53704
Map It
Size of venue/space in which the art would be displayed
750 sq. ft.
Preferred media/style you would like to display
Arts + Literature Laboratory (ALL), a new community art space, is seeking proposals for a two- or three-week exhibition or installation during the month of November 2015. All media are welcome. There is no cost to submit a proposal. Please email hello@allgallery.org with a written proposal describing your installation and a link to your website that includes recent examples of your work and biographical information. If you do not have a website, please include your bio/CV and share recent samples of your work via Dropbox. Proposals must be received electronically by October 28th. The exhibition will ideally be installed by November 4th, but dates are negotiable.
How long before/after Gallery Night would you like the art to be up?
This is not a Gallery Night event.
Are you interested in hosting an artist talk or demo? If so, are there any restrictions?
Artist talks or collaborative events/performances encouraged.
Can art be hung on walls?
Yes
Are there fixed hangers/nails in the wall?
No
Can wall hangers be moved?
Yes
Can artists display on a flat surface?
Yes
What size surface is available?
Various pedestals or floor space available
Does the artist need to bring a display table of their own?
No
Additional Comments or Requirements
Video/audio installation equipment must be provided by the artist, if needed.

 

 

Artography | #MadArtMap

Artography: An Instagram Madison Art Mapping Project!

Artography | #MadArtMap

The Artery recently launched a crowd-sourced art mapping project called Artography.

“Madison is full of amazing art, but it’s not obvious to everyone where it is,” said Candy Phelps, founder of The Artery. “We wanted to make art more accessible for people by literally putting the art on a map. The goal of the project is to document and photograph the art venues, galleries, public art and street art in town and then produce a comprehensive art map.”

Visit the Artography project on Instagram: instagram.com/the.artery

logo-squareThe Artography project will leverage social media to promote the project and crowd source the majority of the information. People can contribute their photographs via Instagram by using the hashtag #madartmap. When someone sees a piece of art, they can take a snapshot with their camera or phone, upload it to Instagram, geo-tag it and use the special hashtag (#madartmap), Phelps said. Then people can comment on each photo, contributing knowledge of the original artist, location, when it was installed or created, how it was obtained or commission and stories about the art and how it came to be.

The Artery was created to provide an online home for all things art in Madison and to bring artists and art lovers together offline in the community and at local events, Phelps said. With an art event calendar, a newsletter, and an online store selling art exclusively by Wisconsin artists, The Artery aims to promote local art and be a resource for artists and to make art more accessible to the public.

“By creating the Artography map, we hope to encourage residents, students and tourists to explore art in different areas of town they may not normally venture to,” Phelps said. “We also hope to bring more awareness and foot traffic to the many wonderful art galleries in town.”

Phelps is pleased to be working on this project with two students in a service-based learning class at the University of Wisconsin, Sela Gordon and Marissa Haegele.

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Gordon is a sophomore at UW- Madison majoring in geography. Gordon said her general interest in art has driven her to dedicate time to both local artists and local viewers of art. While studying GIS, a computer system that visually represents geospacial data, she has developed a passion for planning and the development of urban areas.

Haegele is a freshman at UW-Madison and is currently undecided in her major. She is interested in Psychology and Sociology and plans to get a certificate in Studio Art with a focus on Photography. Marissa has always had a passion for art, specifically in photography. Haegele said she is looking forward to this project because it will give her a chance to visit art work around town and capture it through her photographs.

artography Madison art mapping project #madartmap

2015 Artery Scholarship Fund Goes To ArtWrite Resilient

Art Scholarship Fund

The Artery is committed to helping promote art in the community and the use of art in programs in various ways. 10% of all the net proceeds on our website are put toward The Artery Scholarship Fund, which will go each year to an underprivileged student who is applying to or attending art school or for art supplies for a program in need. The more sales we have each year, the larger that scholarship fund will be, and the more budding artists we can support!

In 2015, we discovered the ArtWrite Resilient program, an emerging community arts initiative in Dane County, WI developing intentionally inclusive and potentially empowering art workshops alongside queer youth, youth of color, and young womyn. After hearing about the amazing work they plan to do with Briarpatch Youth Services of Southern Wisconsin, we knew that the small donation of art supplies would be utilized for a wonderful cause.

ArtWrite Resilient, also known as the ArtWrite Collective, is an emerging community arts initiative in Dane County, WI developing intentionally inclusive and potentially empowering art workshops alongside queer youth, youth of color, and young womyn.

The ArtWrite Collective represents a collaboration between community artists, educators, UW students, non-profits and youth passionate about social justice. Together, they develop uniquely strengths-responsive programming that encourages creative expression, cultivates resiliency through skill building, and shifts the local landscape to represent the experiences of all youth in our community.

Supporting local artists engaged in anti-oppression work is just as critical to the ArtWrite Collective. The current cohort of volunteers identify as pro-queer, pro-womyn, pro-POC artists and activists. As program capacity expands, paid community-based artist residencies will be offered to artists interested in contributing to this justice-oriented organization. The initiative utilizes multiple artistic disciplines to meet program goals and seeks expertise across media for future projects.

The ArtWrite Collective is partnering with Briarpatch Youth Services of Southern Wisconsin for a major pilot of this initiative; our artists facilitate weekly programs with the transitional living cooperative, GoldenEye, which prevents homelessness among youth ages 18-22. Members of this cooperative are working with ArtWrite to plan an art show and mural that represent their unique experiences and creative talent. The Artery donated money from the scholarship fund to be used to buy art supplies for this project. This donation will give the youth the chance to control a small supplies budget in preparing for the art show and mural. Negotiating use of these communal funds and managing the budget is a great opportunity for some life skills development.

Contact lead artist Alaura Seidl at alauramegan@gmail.com for information about bringing ArtWrite programming to your agency’s portfolio, to apply to volunteer with ArtWrite, or to offer resources to this arts initiative.

The Sketchbook Project Drops by Madison

sketch1by Sherry BonDurant, writer for The Artery

Madison continues to strike it rich in the art department, because the Sketchbook Project is on the road and heading to Madison. Mark your calendar for Wednesday, August 20th from 4-8pm, at the Central Library, located at 201 W. Mifflin, will be hosting the traveling Sketchbook Project. Not familiar with this organization? If you are an artist, you should be and you can learn all about it right here, because I interviewed the founder, Steven Peterman, to get you all up to speed.

Can you describe the Sketchbook Project in one sentence?

The Sketchbook Project is the world’s largest crowd-sourced collection of artist sketchbooks, based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

How did this digital concept get its start?

Our Digital Library has existed for several years, but we recently launched a library card free digital checkout system. Our new system allows users to check out books using their own smartphones and iPads provided at our library locations. Users can create a cue of books to view and even preview digitized sketchbooks on their devices. We wanted to create a system which allows our audience to easily preview, access, and search our vast sketchbook library using keywords and themes. Users can even curate collections of their favorite sketchbooks on our new website.

Do you accept artists from anywhere in the world, and if so, how does one get their work included?

Anyone can join The Sketchbook Project by visiting our website, www.sketchbookproject.com. There, you can order a regular sketchbook to be mailed to you, which you can complete throughout the year. Sketchbooks that are mailed back to us by our annual deadline are included in the following year’s Mobile Library Tour throughout North America. Participating artists can also choose to have their sketchbooks digitized for easy viewing on our website by anyone around the world.

sketch2One interesting fact about participating in the project is that artists who register for a sketchbook have the option to create their own book from scratch, as long as it fits the normal 5″ x 7″ parameters when closed. Because many artists are bookbinders as well, we have a number of completely handmade books in our collection!

Are you looking for volunteers to assist in any way? If people are interested in helping out, who should they contact?

The Mobile Library will arrive with trained librarians on site to assist folks with check out!

What makes this project important to the art community?

The Sketchbook Project is a crucial platform for international artists to connect on a very personal level. At our Mobile Library Tour stops, our audience has the chance to view work by artists from around the world in a personal, tactile format, which can be much more direct than viewing a drawing on a gallery’s white wall. Similarly, viewers of our online Digital Library can see full detailed spreads of thousands of sketchbooks, providing an important tool for research in illustration, art, and specific themes which are tagged and searchable in our sketchbook database. In this sense The Sketchbook Project provides ways to connect for individuals who may be professional artists, aspiring artists, researchers, and people of all backgrounds who are simply interested in getting to know a stranger through their personal sketchbook story.

I am really excited about the Sketchbook Project’s visit to Madison. What can you share with the community about why they should check it out?

We are looking forward to visiting Madison this month. We hope the local community will join us at our tour stop because The Sketchbook Project acts as an outlet for artists to share their stories with the world, as every book tells a tale. From finding a cancer patient’s chronicle of their recovery, a marriage proposal between the bindings, or drawings made by distant friends, the Mobile Library has allowed for sketchbooks to evolve into a means of connecting with artists in a way you may otherwise never experience.