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Dane Arts

Call for Art


Polaroids featuring different styles of artwork scattered across a background of green grass. There is a camera at the top of the scene with green leaves as well. Text reads "This Year's Theme: Curious by Nature"

2025 Calendar and Poster Call for Art - "Curious by Nature"


Dane Arts is now accepting submissions for the twenty-fifth edition of our annual arts calendar and poster, highlighting the wonderful and talented artists of Dane County.

The theme of the 2025 Calendar is: “Curious by Nature”

Submissions due FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2024 by 4 PM.

Learn more:

Dane Arts Calendar 
Dane Arts Poster 


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 Suggested Donation - Payable after completing the online application via credit/debit card. Donations 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 2025 Dane Arts Calendar & Poster is now open! All submission are due by FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2024 by 4 PM.
•    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: | 608-283-1475


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 Augusta Brulla, Cultural Affairs Specialist, | 608-283-1475