Each year for over four decades, the Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission's annual art poster has showcased a different, talented local artist. This tradition lives on in 2015. 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. Production of the poster was generously supported by Alliant Energy.
2015 Art Poster
Lagoon, by Brian McCormick, is one of a series of watercolors that looks at water, trees, and their reflections. Inspired by his neighborhood park, McCormick based this group of paintings on Tenney Lagoon and the Yahara River. Lagoon shows an early spring day when the trees are still bare, the ice is just off the water, and the light seems to come more from the lagoon than from the sky.
Artist Brian McCormick
In 2008, Brian McCormick left a career in architecture to return to his first love, making art. He has since been active producing and showing his watercolors and woodblock prints regionally. His work can be seen in commercial galleries in Michigan, Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin.
Poster Distribution Locations
The 2015 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.
- Starting on April 8th, municipal poster distribution sites include the city halls of Fitchburg, Middleton, Monona, Stoughton, Sun Prairie, and Verona; the village halls of Belleville, Cambridge, Cottage Grove, Deerfield, Marshall, Mazomanie, McFarland, Mount Horeb, Shorewood Hills, and Waunakee, and the town halls of Blooming Grove, Dunn, Dunkirk, Middleton, Springfield, Sun Prairie, and Westport.
- Four 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: 20"x 36", image specs: 9.5" x 22.5". The 2015 art poster was produced with financial support from Alliant Energy and designed by Steve Wagner.