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 2017. 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.


2017 Art Poster

 2015 Art Poster

This year’s poster features, “Solitude” by Dane County resident and nationally recognized artist, John Ribble. 

Artist John Ribble


John Ribble is a pastel artist based in Madison, Wisconsin; he also teaches full time in the Graphic Design & Illustration program at MATC. John paints mostly landscapes, “en plein-air”, and focuses on rural scenes throughout the Southeastern Wisconsin area. His work in pastels has taken him all over Iowa, Dane, and Door Counties, as well as in the city of Madison. His pastel paintings illustrate a love and interconnection to the land and geography of Wisconsin.


2017 Poster Unveiling




Poster Distribution Locations


The 2017 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 Cross Plains, Fitchburg, Middleton, Monona, Pleasant Springs, Shorewood Hills, Stoughton, Sun Prairie, and Verona; and town hall of 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: 22" (width) 28" (height).  The 2017 art poster was designed by Steve Wagner.


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