DANE COUNTY CULTURAL AFFAIRS COMMISSION

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2009 CALL FOR ART

Attention Dane County Visual Artists
The Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission (DCCAC) issues a call for artists to submit art for
consideration and inclusion in the Cultural Affairs Commission’s signature 2011 art calendar and 2010
art poster and companion bookmark. The 2011 calendar will be the 12th edition and 2010 poster the 30th
in an annual series. Each year, nearly 9,000 calendars and the same number of posters are distributed
throughout Dane County and beyond. They have become beloved icons that highlight the vitality of
Dane County’s artistic and cultural landscape.

Two-dimensional art in all mediums will be considered. Selections will be made from images
submitted. Fourteen images will be chosen for the calendar and one image will be chosen for the poster
and bookmark. Selection criteria applied by DCCAC Art Advisory Committee include: artistic quality,
representation of Dane County throughout the year, market appeal, and illustration of the theme. Artists
must be Wisconsin residents at the time of application; Dane County artists receive preference.

If selected artwork needs to be re-photographed to meet production specifications, the Cultural Affairs
Commission will assist. In addition, for the calendar, $100 will be awarded per image (14 in total) to
each selected artist for reproduction rights. For the poster, $500 will be awarded to the selected artist for
reproduction rights. Wisconsin galleries representing selected artists also will be acknowledged, if
desired.

Theme
The theme for 2009 art submissions is Flora and Fauna. In the Cultural Affairs Commission’s next art
calendar (2011) and art poster (2010), showcased art will feature flora and fauna characteristic of our
Dane County home and what makes it distinctive. According to Webster’s Dictionary flora is defined as
plant life: the plant life characteristic of a region, period, or special environment, and fauna is defined
as animals or animal life: the animals or animal life of a region, period, geological stratum, or adapted
for living in a specific environment. Included might be flora and fauna that are native, non-native,
domestic or agricultural, close up or at long range, in the wild, under production, available for purchase,
or presented for consumption, and with or without people. Favored images will depict Dane County in
some way. They will highlight attributes and features that remind us of our Dane County home. Broad
and creative interpretation of the theme Flora and Fauna is welcomed. Representation of the seasons
and annual cycle is desired.

Application deadline: September 1, 2009.

Selection process will be completed by December 31, 2009 and all applicants will be notified by then.
Application and submission instructions: Artists should include: 1) up to 6 images (maximum) of recent
artwork either as slides or in digital format, 2) printed list describing work, 3) brief biographical
information, 4) completed application form available at www.culturalaffairscommission.com or from the
Cultural Affairs Commission office, and 5) $25 application/submission fee (check payable to the Dane
County Cultural Affairs Commission).

For slides: Only 2”x 2” slides in cardboard or plastic mounts are acceptable, i.e., regular 35mm industry
standard. All slides must be identified by the artist’s name and a number that corresponds to a printed
list with the following information: slide number, title of work, date made, medium, dimensions (height
x width) and acknowledgement of gallery or owner, if appropriate. Each slide mount should have a dot
indicating the lower left corner of the work.

For digital images: Files must be submitted on a CD and oriented as you wish them to appear when
projected. Images must be high resolution (at least 300 dpi, with output size of 5”x7”) in JPEG format
(preferably with sRGB color profile embedded). Each image must be labeled with the artist’s name and
a number that corresponds to a printed list with the following information: image number, title of work,
date made, medium, dimensions (height x width), and acknowledgement of gallery or owner, if
appropriate.

E-mail entries will not be accepted.


Send application and art submissions to:                Contact info:
Karen Crossley, Director                                Karen Crossley, Director
Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission                 Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission
Room 421, City-County Building                          608-266-5915
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard                   crossley@co.dane.wi.us
Madison, WI 53703-3345                                  www.culturalaffairscommission.com

				
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