March 24, - May 27, 2023 - The Center for Visual Arts, Wausau, WI
427 N. 4th Street, Wausau, WI 54403
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS CLOSED. | Artist Information listed at bottom of page.
The Center for the Visual Arts (CVA) is one of the leading cultural institutions in Central Wisconsin, with four professional gallery spaces featuring eighteen exhibits annually, a reputable school of art and a juried gallery shop. The CVA was founded and incorporated in l982 by a group of community members and artists who wanted to promote creativity and enhance the education and appreciation of the visual arts in Wausau.
WI Craft is excited to have this opportunity for our members to show their work to a wider audience in the Central and Northern regions of WI.
The theme of “Regeneration” was chosen to highlight the regeneration of the oldest arts organization in the state as WI Craft. Additionally, the changes in our members’ personal and professional lives over the last several years have led to renewed sense of purpose and/or new directions in many of their individual art practices. Artists are encouraged to submit artwork that reflects ways in which they have regenerated their work or practices since our last Biennial in 2020.
Awards: First, Second and Third Place cash awards will be announced at the opening, along with Honorable Mention awards chosen at the judge’s discretion.
Exhibition Open: March 24 - May 27, 2023
*In-Person Opportunities Located @ Center of Visual Arts, Wausau, WI*
Social Media Workshop: Session 2a
12:00 - 1:45pm
Making Reels ($15 Members/ $25 Non-Members)
Social Media Workshop: Session 2b
2:00 - 3:30pm
Panel Discussion ($15 Members/ $25 Non-Members)
Virtual & In-Person
Member Registration Non-Member Registration
Annual Membership Meeting
4:00 - 5:00pm
Open to WI Craft Members & Guests
In-Person ONLY - FREE
2023 EXHIBITION JUROR
2023 EXHIBITION JUROR
Shana McCaw, the Awards Judge for the 2020 Biennial at the Plymouth Arts Center, is an artist-curator with over twenty years experience researching, teaching and working in the Milwaukee area. In addition to her experience as the former Senior Curator at the Charles Allis and Villa Terrace Art Museums, Shana’s past projects include curating and directing the Northwestern Mutual Gallery at Cardinal Stritch University, assisting in the design and installation of five exhibitions in partnership with the Chipstone Foundation at the Milwaukee Art Museum and teaching 3-D design and sculpture a UW-Milwaukee, MIAD and Cardinal Stritch University. Shana has developed an internationally recognized art practice with her husband and collaborator, Brent Budsberg, McCaw/Budsberg Collabortions.
2023 AWARDS JUROR
Elaina Johann received a Master of Arts Management (2020) from Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA and a Bachelor of Fine Art (2015) in Painting from Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design in Milwaukee, WI. From 2015 to 2018, Elaina was one of eight members of After School Special, an artist collective that fostered community engagement through nontraditional art events and provided opportunities for under recognized, socially engaged young artists. Elaina resides in Wausau, WI where she works at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum and makes artwork from her home studio.
Application Deadline: January 31, 2023
Jury Results Available: February 15, 2023
Delivery Dates: March 15-17, 2023 (10am-4pm) & March 18, 2023 (Noon-4pm)
Pick-up Dates: May 30 or 31 (10am-4pm)
Sales and Commissions: The artist will receive 50% of the selling price.
Liability: All works selected for the exhibit will be insured by the CVA against damage and threat while in the care of the gallery. The artist is responsible for insuring work while it is in transit to and from the exhibit. All work must remain in the gallery for the entirety of the show. The CVA cannot insure any artwork for an amount in excess of 60% of its retail value to a maximum of $10,000. Any irregularities must be reported within 30 days of the return of the artwork.
The CVA or WI Craft shall not be liable for failure to appear or display in the event that such failure is caused by or due to the physical disability of the Artist or acts or regulations of public authorities, labor difficulties, civil tumult, strike, epidemic, interruption or delay of transportation service, or any other cause beyond the control of the involved parties.
805 Creske Avenue, Rothschild, WI 54470
Reservations must be made by Feb 28.
Single Night Stay
Friday, March 31st, 2023
$107.10 per room/night vs $119
Group Code: b680867
Only 5 Queen Suites & 5 King Suites reserved.
Two Night Stay
Friday & Saturday, March 31st & April 1st, 2023
$125.10 per room/night vs. $139
Group Code: b663743
Only 2 Queen Fireplace Suites reserved.