PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS

All of the following requirements should be submitted in one PDF:

  • Artist Statement – a maximum of one page

  • Artist Bio – a maximum of one page

  • Link to Resume with exhibition history or CV – if applicable or a maximum of four pages

  • Link to Artist Website – if applicable

  • Current contact information – email address, mailing address, and phone number (if submitting a group proposal, please include all participating artists’ information)

  • Video, installation, and media artists – Include links to video hosting platforms. Submitted videos excerpt or documentation of work should be no more than 5 minutes in length.

  • Image List – Should include artwork title, year of completion, medium, and dimensions. If work is 2D, provide unframed dimensions.

Images should be attached separately:

  • 6-10 JPEG images – JPEGs should be 72 dpi resolution and 1400 pixels wide on the longest side of the image. Title each JPEG with the first and last initials of your name and numbered in the order you want them viewed. The number should also correspond with your image list. (Example: FL1, FL2, FL3).

Please note that work submitted must be representative of the work you would propose to exhibit at the Wilson Center unless the new work has been approved not less than 30 days in advance of the show opening.

Please submit all proposal requirements to plochsubmissions@wilson-center.com by March 1, 2019.

There is no fee to submit your proposal.


ELIGIBILITY

  • Open to all artists 18 and older.

  • Artists must currently reside in Wisconsin OR be a native of Wisconsin OR be a graduate of a four-year fine arts college program in the State of Wisconsin.

  • All media will be considered.


JURY PROCESS & NOTIFICATION

Works will be juried in March 2019 by a panel of arts professionals. They will review 6 to 10 digital images and read through artist statements and proposals.

Artists will be notified of jury selection in an email by April 12, 2019.


EXHIBITING ARTISTS

Artists who have been selected to exhibit in the Ploch Art Gallery are responsible for installing their own work. Artists will have access to limited hanging supplies and limited pedestals for display. All other materials must be provided by the artist. Artists must arrange for transportation of their work to and from the Wilson Center.

An artist’s reception will be scheduled for each exhibition. The Wilson Center will provide food and beverages for the event. The Wilson Center will promote your exhibition and reception with marketing materials, email, and social media announcements, and inclusion in Wilson Center publications.

The Wilson Center has a 30% consignment fee of the sale price of any artwork sold during the exhibition. All remaining proceeds belong to the artist.

The Wilson Center is a cultural arts center, with a mission to be the catalyst for lifelong discovery and exploration of the Arts. Exhibiting artists will be expected to share their artistic expertise in an educational manner such as a lecture and asked to share their artistic expertise in a demonstration, workshop, or class held at the Wilson Center.  

For more information about the Ploch Art Gallery, please visit wilson-center.com/ploch-art-gallery, or call 262-373-5037.