Sunday, January 22, 2012

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art: Art Fair on the Square

Two Deadlines: (ONLINE)

March 1: Early Registration Deadline
March 12: Late Registration Deadline
(For applications submitted between March 2 and 12, 2012)

54th annual Art Fair on the Square
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

Madison, WI
July 14 and 15, 2012

Art Fair on the Square is amongst the largest art fairs in the Midwest and is rated among the best fine art shows in North America by artists from across the country. Furthermore, Art Fair on the Square is the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art’s most important annual fundraiser, providing crucial support for exhibitions and education programming. For two days, the eight blocks that surround Wisconsin’s beautiful State Capitol are transformed as artists, entertainers, vendors, and nearly 200,000 visitors come together to celebrate the arts.

RULES (truncated)
Art Fair on the Square is open to all artists 18 years of age or older.

All exhibited work must be original in concept and must have been created by the accepted applicant. No work made with commercial kits, molds, patterns, plans, stencils, or prefabricated forms may be exhibited. Offset reproductions of original art may be sold, but must not comprise more than 20% of exhibited work or occupy more than 20% of a booth space.

2-D Mixed Media
Printmaking, Graphics, and Drawing
Sculpture and 3-D Mixed Media

Artists may apply in more than one category, however you must submit a separate application, set of images, and jury fee for each category. You may only exhibit work in those categories for which you are invited.

Best of Show Award – A Best of Show Award will be given in each of the 12 media categories. Winners will be invited to return to the 2013 Art Fair on the Square at no cost. Both jury and booth fees will be waived.

Invitational Artist Award – Between 50-75 Invitational Awards will be given to artists in all categories. Invitational artists will be invited back to Art Fair on the Square 2013 without the need to submit to the jury process. The jury fee is waived for these individuals.

Jury Fee: $35

Apply online now at Once you have submitted an application, you will be entered into the jury pool. If you wish to withdraw your application before the jury date you will still be responsible for this fee, and no refunds will be issued. All jury fees will be deposited by the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art when received. WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING PAPER APPLICATIONS.

Late Jury Fee: $45
Late jury fees will be accepted for all online applications submitted between the dates of March 2 and March 12.

Booth Fee: $475
Upon invitation, the deadline for booth payment is April 11, 2012. Do not send a booth fee payment until you have been invited to the show.

Double Booth Fee: $950
Double booths are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Commission: None

Cancellation Fee: $40

Notification: All notifications will be emailed no later than March 29, 2012.

Visit website for complete details including Prospectus:

P 608.257.0158, ext 230
F 608.257.5722