Art Poster

Each year for over six decades, the Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission's annual art poster has showcased a different, talented local artist. This tradition lives on in 2018. Poster donations help support the Commission's mission and programs: fostering public participation, increasing access, and forging alliances in support of local arts, culture and history.


2018 Art Poster

 2018 Dane Arts Poster

This year’s poster features, “Sunflower on Ely Place” by Dane County resident and artist, Reed Jones. 


About the Artist

Reed Jones is an oil painter and pastel artist working from his Madison, Wisconsin studio.  He paints images that interest and challenge him, from portraits to cityscapes and landscapes.  The quiet beauty of the Wisconsin countryside is a frequent subject, as is the historic Madison neighborhood where he lives and paints.  His work, “Sunflower on Ely Place” captures the impressive façade of “Buell’s Folly”, a shingle-style Queen Anne built in 1894 on the first lot in University Heights.      



2018 Dane Arts Poster & 2019 Calendar Reception

The 2018 poster and calendar reception will take place in mid-September of 2018.  Stay tuned for more info!



Poster Distribution Locations


The 2018 art poster is available to the public by voluntary donation at locations throughout Dane County as follows:

  • Cultural Affairs Commission Office, Room 421, City-County Building, 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Madison, between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. Please call 608-266-4114 for more information regarding the Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission's annual art poster. 
  • Municipal poster distribution sites include the city and village halls of Blooming Grove, Cottage Grove, Cross Plains, Fitchburg, Middleton, Monona, Oregon, Pleasant Springs, Shorewood Hills, Stoughton, Verona, Waunakee; and town halls of Dunn and Westport.
  • The following Dane County framing shops are serving as poster distribution sites and in partnership with the Commission offering custom framing discounts for this year’s art poster: Monroe Street Framing (1901 Monroe Street, Madison (255-7330), Douglas Art & Framing (3238 University Avenue, Madison (441-9948), and Megan’s Custom Framing in Madison (1941 Winnebago Street, Madison (709-1322), and Meuer Art & Picture Frame Company in Middleton (8448 Old Sauk Road, Middleton (833-3337).

Poster specs: 28" (height) x 22" (width).  The 2018 art poster was designed by Steve Wagner.


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