Monday, October 12, 2015

John Michael Kohler Arts Center: Waysides

Deadline: January 30, 2016 {EMAIL}

John Michael Kohler Arts Center

Sheboygan, WI
April 3, 2016 to October 2, 2016


Natural wonders, scenic overlooks, roadside attractions, iron hand pumps that gush cold water, sweet-corn stands at the height of summer, fiberglass cows--Wisconsin waysides are more than just places of respite for weary travelers. Mixes of memory and regional identity, they are indicators that we are home, or almost there.

Based on the Wisconsin term for roadside rest stops familiar to travelers, WAYSIDES celebrates the history and natural landscape of our state and is meant to inspire works that contain feelings of nostalgia, personal memories, and cultural references.

This call invites all artists--professional or avocational--to submit an original, two- or three-dimensional work inspired, literally or metaphorically, by the idea of Wisconsin waysides. As part of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center’s upcoming series, ON WISCONSIN, this exhibition is open to all those who call Wisconsin “home.”

Total dimensions of the work may not exceed 12 x 12 x 12 inches.

All entries must first be submitted to
Entries require a completed entry form, image of the work, and brief description of how the work meets the exhibition concept.
All entries submitted by the cutoff date will be juried.
Selected artists will be notified via email and asked to ship or deliver work to the Arts Center.

Each participant may submit one (1) entry via email.
Entries must be based on a response to the exhibition concept detailed above.
The dimensions (height x width x depth) of the work of art may not exceed 12 in. x 12 in. x 12 in.
Submissions must be original works of art made by the artist submitting the entry.
Artists must be 18+ to enter.
All entries must have been made by the artist within the past two years.

Submissions will be evaluated based on their relevance to the exhibition concept, overall quality, and adherence to submission rules.

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For more information, email or call Emily Schlemowitz at 920-694-4542