Category: Call for Artists

Call for Artists: Timeslips 01/26/20

Call For Artists: 5100 Restaurant

5100 Restaurant
(608) 223-1418
Address of Venue
5100 Erling Ave
McFarland, WI 53558
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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?
Can artists display on a flat surface?
What size surface is available?
6ft tables, and surrounding floor space
Does the artist need to bring a display table of their own?
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
(608) 556-7415
Address of Venue
2021 Winnebago Street
Madison, WI 53704
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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 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?
Are there fixed hangers/nails in the wall?
Can wall hangers be moved?
Can artists display on a flat surface?
What size surface is available?
Various pedestals or floor space available
Does the artist need to bring a display table of their own?
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:

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.


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.

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Madison Art Hub

Madison Art Hubby Sherry BonDurant, writer for The Artery

Madison Art Hub is a new space on the east side that is ready to welcome artists with open arms. In need of a place to create? They have you covered with 17 private studio rentals available. The Hub would also love to showcase your work. Want to learn more about what they can do for you? Look no further than right here, as Sher interviewed co-owner Jeff Gabriel.

What inspired you to open Madison Art Hub?
Ever since I was a teenager, my friends and I would drive past old warehouses and factories, and imagine using them as an art studio, gallery, coffee shop, or pretty much anything else for that matter. After meeting my wife several years ago, with her background in arts management, we decided it was time to do something productive with ourselves. As much as I love working on art, I know I don’t yet possess the skill to cut it as a full time artist, so erecting the Hub was our way of promoting our own development as artists and trying to help the rest of the art community.

Madison Art HubAre you and/or your wife artsy? Do either one of you have a favorite style of art?
My wife and I have always been interested in the arts; however, we both have very different styles and opinions on the matter with her being more sculptural, and myself more in tune with painting and photography. Rachael has a good eye for combining found objects and re-purposing them into something new and more interesting. I tend to focus on photography, working a lot in details and macro work.

What do you like to do outside of the art world?
Unfortunately, that implies we have any spare time. That said, when Rachael and I aren’t working, trying to organize things at the Hub, or running between other events, we actually spend most of our time at home with our two dogs.

Do you plan to host any community events?Madison Art Hub
We’ve already been putting on exhibits for artists in our gallery since our grand opening back in June. The Hub’s got several shows under its wing already, and I’m looking forward to more in the next year. Aside from that, we’ve been in contact with a few arts organizations (Project Famous for one) that have helped us hold a few workshops and events including a writer’s workshop and the “art jam” earlier this year. In the future, I’d like to start having our resident artists and myself put on classes, but I’ve been holding out this year until we can raise more awareness about the studio.

Madison Art HubWhat types of services are available to artists at Madison Art Hub, and do you charge a fee for these services?
Here at the Hub, we’ve been offering access to gallery space for artists, a communal workshop, and several individual studios. We have been charging varying fees for the spaces available, because sadly, the studio costs money to run and maintain. Additionally, there are some extra opportunities we’d like to provide in the future that we’re still working on, so I hope everyone stays posted by following our website and Facebook page.

Will the Hub be doing any exhibitions, and if so, is this service available solely to artists who live in Madison?
I plan to keep up on exhibitions as best as possible, although I expect we’ll take it a little more easy during the winter months, since turnout is always a trick with Wisconsin weather. Currently, we’ve been focused on artists in the general area, but it’s been more a matter of logistics. However, for gallerynight, we contacted Tyler Holman, an artist fresh out of Lakeland College near Sheboygan, to offer him a solo show. I have no reservations about allowing artists from outside of Madison to utilize our space, but the goal is to help promote local artists as best we can.

What kind of advice do you have for up and coming art peeps?Madison Art Hub

Although I’m far from the best person to take advice from, do not get discouraged. Whether you’re having a hard time finding receptive clients or positive feedback, do not let that slow you down in your passions. Art has so many facets to it and so many different kinds of people both working on it and backing it, that there will always be room for your work. I don’t mean to trail off, but an artist that showed with us earlier this year was very let down about the response he received to some of his pieces, and those same works ended up being the most popular in his show. So you never know what’s going to come around the corner, and you need to keep focusing and honing your skills.

In one sentence, tell Madisonians why they should check out Madison Art Hub.
Since the beginning, we have strived to help grow the art community, helping beginners and veterans become more connected to the art world, and we have every intention of doing everything in our power to continue promoting artists in their endeavors in the future.


Exploring the Yellow Rose Gallery

by Sherry BonDurant, writer for The Artery

Yellow Rose Gallery

I had the pleasure of exploring the Yellow Rose Gallery for the first time, along with chatting up the owner, Miles Kristan. Aside from the impressive pieces of art on display, I’m really fond of the gallery’s layout. There are multiple rooms, so I felt like I was in an art “house.” The gallery is warm and inviting, and I look forward to checking out one of their events. The first photo you see here is a beautiful tribute, and it will become clear why after reading the interview.

Yellow Rose Gallery's Tribute

A beautiful tribute to a friend.

When did the gallery open and what inspired you to do so?

It opened in March of 2014, and I had been wanting to open a gallery for a while for two reasons. One – it was an opportunity to help the many artists in town, and two – to honor my friend Jim (who passed away two years ago). There was an anti-war bus called the “Yellow Rose of Texas” that Jim drove across the country, which is where the name yellow rose comes from. So in a way, the gallery is to honor my friend Jim and the State of Texas.

Yellow Rose Gallery 2Do you host regular events here at the gallery?

Yes, at least one event each month. We have had as many as three events in a month.

Are you interested in a particular style of art from artists and do you have a personal favorite?

I’m a photographer, and photography is probably one of the easiest mediums to hang. The pieces are usually smaller and can be placed in different areas; however, I’m interested in having any type of medium here from prints to ceramics to 3-D objects.

I have to say that Ryan Robinson is one of my favorite artists to work with. He has done amazing things as an artist, and I’m really interested in what he is doing with Fat City Emporium.

Photography, Art, Ceramics, 3-D Objects

 How can artists get their work exhibited here and is there a fee involved?

Artists can apply at The fee ranges from $25-50 depending on the size of the art work.

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Arts and Jewish Culture

The Madison Jewish Artists’ Laboratory Seeks Participants for an Initiative in the Arts and Jewish Culture

For many Jews, the arts can serve as a common denominator regardless of their degree of belief, cultural literacy, or religious affiliation. The UW-Madison Hillel at the Barbara Hochberg Center for Jewish Student Life, The Conney Project on Jewish Arts (an initiative of the Mosse/Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin), The Sabes JCC of Minneapolis, and The Harry & Rose Samson Jewish Community Center in Milwaukee, are collaborating on a new initiative to assist Jewish artists and the regional Jewish community in finding meaning, community, identity, and spirituality through the arts thanks to the support of the Covenant Foundation. During the 2013-2014 program year, this project will take place in Madison, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis.

The Regional Artists’ Laboratory seeks to enrich two populations in our region: artists who may or may not already be drawn to art as an expression of their Jewish identity, and the Jewish public at large. We seek to create two interrelated programs: 1) An Artists’ Laboratory in which artists will combine the study of Jewish texts, both traditional and non-traditional, with their own creation of works of art that intersect with those texts; and 2) An Artists-in-Residence program for emerging artists that will interact with both the Laboratory and the Jewish community. Both aspects of the program will connect with an annual exhibit/showcase for the artists’ work. In all cases, we will seek artists from across disciplines, including visual art, theater, music, dance, literature, and beyond.

The Program in Madison
The project is intended to bring together local artists in all media to engage in conversations about contemporary art practice and to study both traditional Jewish texts and modern non-religious texts. Participants will consider and discuss what it means to be an artist who is Jewish and/or a Jewish artist, and will create work relating to a central theme in order to elevate the understanding of both art and Judaism.

The Laboratory will meet twice monthly at UW Hillel, Barbara Hochberg Center for Jewish Student Life, beginning in October 2013 and ending in May 2014. Each two-hour session will engage the artists in an exploration of the Jewish experience, and will serve as a forum for their own work. Participants in the lab will be able to showcase their work in a lab show built around our theme light and based on projects they work on independently during the year. The spring exhibit/showcase will open on Thursday, May 1, 2014.

Session dates are as follows. All sessions are on Thursdays from 6-8PM.
October 24
November 7,21
December 5
January 23, 30
February 6,20
March 6, 27
April 3, 24, Artists’ Retreat TBD

The Theme
The theme for the 2013-2014 program for all three locations is: Light.

In discussions facilitated by Rabbi Andrea Steinberger and Associate Curator at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Leah Kolb, participants will consider how the intersections of Jewish life and the arts advance new understandings of the culture of Jewishness; help to uncover new hybrid identities; and simultaneously solidify traditional ideas of Jewish practice. A central goal of our project will be to make our discussions relevant to the broadest possible community.

The Facilitators
Leah Kolb is the associate curator at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. She received a BA in history, and a master’s degree in archival studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has worked on numerous curatorial projects and organized several exhibitions, some recent favorites include: I Dream Too Much: Paintings by Leslie Smith III, Structural Films, and Cecelia Condit: Within a Stone’s Throw. Leah is thrilled to be a part of the Jewish Artists Laboratory and looks forward to combining her enthusiasm for art and art history with her love of all things Jewish.

Andrea Steinberger has served as the rabbi at the Hillel at the University of Wisconsin, Madison at the Barbara Hochberg Center for Jewish Student Life since 1999. She received a BA in Psychology from Northwestern University and a Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters and rabbinical ordination from the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion. She works with UW students through teaching, holiday programming, alternative break programs and trips, and one-on-one conversations. She participates in regular dialogue, projects and programs in the Madison Jewish community and at state-wide events in the larger community.

The program includes artists’ residencies for emerging artists in any medium. The Residency Program will provide a $1,000 stipend for two artists who will participate in the Laboratory and who will contribute, through their art, to the Madison Jewish community. For an application for this program, contact Jennifer Jennings (see below).

For more information and to apply to the Madison Jewish Artists’ Laboratory, contact Jennifer Jennings at or (608) 256-8361 ext. 702. Or visit us online at

Each applicant will participate in a short phone conversation regarding the Artists’ Laboratory upon receipt of their application.

Applications are due by Thursday, October 10, 2013. A $36 course fee is required. Subsidies are available upon request.

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