Seal of Dane County County of Dane
Dane Arts

Call for Art



Original artwork in all mediums will be considered.  Professionally photographed two-dimensional and three-dimensional artwork will also be considered. Applying artists must be Dane County residents at the time of submitting.  New artists who have not been selected for past Cultural Affairs publications are highly encouraged to submit work.  Selected original artwork must be available in case it needs to be re-photographed to meet production specifications.

Entry Checklist

All images submitted will be considered for selection. 12-14 images will be chosen for the calendar, and one image will be chosen for the poster.

Required Materials:

  • 5 Artwork Images (JPEG format only) - Images must be high resolution (at least 300 dpi, with output size of approximately 5"x7" for calendar and larger output for poster), with color accuracy representing original artwork. Each image must be labeled with the artist’s name and a number that corresponds to attached image list.
  • Image List (PDF or Word Doc) - Include the following information for each submitted image: Image number, Title of work, date created, medium, dimensions (height x width, acknowledgement of gallery or owner, if appropriate.
  • Artist Statement and/or Bio (PDF or Word Doc) - 150 words max
  • $25 Submission Fee - Payable after completing the online application via credit/debit card. Submission fees are non-refundable.

Selection Criteria

Works that are selected will reflect the unique beauty, stories, history, and people of Dane County, and will evoke and represent Dane County cultural life. Other criteria include artistic quality, balance of seasonal representations of Dane County, and market appeal.


The application for the 2024 Dane Arts Calendar & Poster is now closed. The application for the 2025 Calendar & Poster will reopen in summer, 2024. 
•    Selected artists will receive the following honorarium for reproduction rights in calendar, poster, and promotions:
 - Calendar: $125 (per image)
 - Poster: $500*
•    Selected artists also receive 5 free calendars and posters for personal distribution.

Wisconsin galleries representing selected artists also will be acknowledged in the calendar, if desired.

*Poster honorarium subject to change based upon design.

Contact Augusta Brulla, Cultural Affairs Specialist, with any questions: 


Dane Arts Gallery

The purpose of the gallery is to offer Dane county artists a place to show their work in a frequently visited public space, and an opportunity for the public to discover and enjoy the work of local artists.

Artists of original, two-dimensional, ready-to-hang, works of art may apply for consideration to exhibit. Artists must be 18 years of age and reside in Dane County.

Questions? Please feel free to contact Pam Andros, gallery coordinator, at (608) 261-9780 or via email at