Art Shows

Bare walls make our skin crawl! 

We like to make them pretty with beautiful artwork done by amazingly talented people. 

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“Women’s Work” – All applicants for this year’s Forward Art prize were invited to submit one piece to be included in this show. All art is by Dane County Women visual artists.

The Forward Art Prize offers two annual, unrestricted $10,000 awards for women visual artists living in Dane County, WI who show exceptional creativity in their work and compelling prospects for the future. Selections are made through an open, juried, competitive application process each summer.

This award is designed to provide recipients with the flexibility to pursue their own artistic, intellectual, and professional activities in the absence of specific obligations and only minor reporting requirements. The Forward Art Prize is specifically given to individual artists, not organizations. We feel that the discoveries, actions, and ideas that shape our community and society often begin with the ground-breaking efforts of individual creative people. The prize is award to women identifying visual artists who are deeply engaged in artistic practices that inspire new ways of thinking, new behaviors, or new ways of engaging communities.

upcoming Shows

  • UW Student Winter Show – December/January 2022/23

Past showcases

  • Andy Rubin – June 2018
  • UW Student Show – December 2018
  • Fresh Hot Press – January 2019
  • UW Student Spring Show – Spring 2019
  • Vox Populi – August 2019
  • Jenie Gao Studio – Fall 2019
  • UW Student Winter Show – December 2019
  • Fresh Hot Press – January 2020
  • Rachel Griffin – February/March 2020
  • Jenie Gao Studio – Summer 2020
  • Anette Hansen Photography Exhibit – July 2021
  • Forward Art Prize – September-December 2021
  • UW Student Winter Show – December 2021
  • Roberto Torres Mata – january/February 2022
  • Southern Graphics Conference – March 2022
  • Rae Senarighi – Portraits With Purpose March – May 2022
  • Jason Ruhl – June/July 2022
  • ArtWorking – What You Thought You Knew – August – October 2022