Call for Artists and Curators

James Watrous Gallery

Entry Deadline: Mar. 1

201 State St
Madison, WI 53703

The Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters announces a statewide Call for Artists to exhibit in the James Watrous Gallery, located in Madison’s Overture Center for the Arts. Wisconsin artists working in all media are encouraged to apply. For the first time, the Academy is also welcoming exhibition proposals from guest curators.

Those selected by the jury will be invited to exhibit or curate within the next several years, with the earliest exhibition opening in late 2023. Most exhibitions will be in the form of paired side-by-side solo shows. Jurors for this year’s call will be Portia Cobb, Anwar Floyd-Pruitt, Yvette Pino, and Rae Senarighi.


– Applicants must be Wisconsin residents at the time of application and exhibition, or have a strong demonstrated history of connection to the state.
– Students enrolled in arts degree programs are not eligible. Priority will be given to artists who have been out of school for at least two years.
– Artists who have had a solo show at the Watrous Gallery may apply again ten years after their exhibition.
– Proposals from guest curators must be primarily focused on Wisconsin artists.

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