First Unitarian Society (FUS) invites you to participate in our 19th annual Art in the Wright Place, an art sale housed in the historic Frank Lloyd Wright Unitarian Meeting House, on Saturday, November 18, from 10 am to 5 pm, and Sunday, November 19, from 10 am to 4 pm. This sale features original art from more than 40 area artists. First Unitarian Society is located in scenic Shorewood Hills, close to the University of Wisconsin and across from the American Family Children’s Hospital. Our event is publicized through several local and statewide channels, including Wisconsin Public Radio, The Isthmus, Cap Times, local events calendars, and social media. Previous media have included fiber arts, jewelry, pottery, woodwork, basketry, art glass, watercolors, and more. A list of last year’s artists can be found at the bottom of this page.
About the Fair
Eligibility: Artist selection is juried; eligibility is based on craftsmanship, originality, creativity, and balance of media. Participation is open to artists ages 18 and older. All work must be the artist’s original design and execution. Artists must be present for the duration of the sale; early pull-outs are not allowed and spaces are non-transferable. All artists—new and returning—must submit 4-5 digital images to email@example.com by the application deadline.
Spaces: The unique architecture of FUS does not lend itself to consistent booth sizes. Spaces are sized to fit each unique area of the building. You will request a specific size when you apply, and we will do our best to accommodate that. A diagram of the three sections of the building where artists set up is included here. PLEASE KNOW THAT WE CAN’T ASSURE YOU THE SPACE YOU HAVE REQUESTED AND PAID FOR. We will contact you to negotiate a suitable space if we cannot fulfill your request. Any booth space that is along a wall or window must have its table or display flush against the wall or window to accommodate our customers’ pathway. You may reserve a 6’ x 30” table or bring your own display. All artists must bring additional lighting for their space.
Fees: There is a $20 application fee for all applicants. Other fees are dependent on booth size, as listed on the application. Artists also pay 15% of their total, non-taxed sales to FUS; this allows us to charge a lower-than-typical booth fee and minimizes your financial risk. Your booth fee must accompany your application to be considered. Booth fees for accepted artists are non-refundable. Artists who do not receive the space they requested but have accepted a different booth size will have their fee adjusted accordingly.
Publicity: We will have a large banner on the pedestrian bridge crossing Campus Drive and will advertise in various print and electronic media, including Wisconsin Public Radio, the Cap Times, Isthmus, a First Class mailing to 2,000 Madison residents, and more. We expect artists to promote the event using the postcards we provide and their own social media. We will promote the event on our website and social media as well. Electronic and print postcards will be available to artists to distribute at their sales and through their mailing lists and social media.
July 1: Application deadline
July 31: Artists notified/checks deposited
August 31: Additional info. and postcards distributed to artists for publicity
November 17: Set-up from 5 pm – 8 pm — ALL ARTISTS
November 18: Artists must arrive by 9:30 am; sale from 10 am – 5 pm
November 19: Artists must arrive by 9:30 am; sale from 10 am – 4 pm
Coming from out of town and interested in free home hospitality? We have a limited number of spaces available.
If accepted to participate in AWP, please let Leslie Ross know that you’re interested in home hospitality: firstname.lastname@example.org
The application window for 2023 has closed.
Hari Carnes (pottery)
Irene Clark/Felt Accompli (felted animals)
Jessica Curning-Kuenzi/Curning Photo (photography)
Geke DeVries (fibre)
Eileen Dimarco (jewelry)
Shirley Duerst/Shirley’s Art Ventures (watercolor creations)
Kerry Evans/Villamaga (fibre)
Karen Faller/Wandering Waters Studio (encaustic and block print paintings)
Sharon Fujimoto/Fujimoto Glass (blown glass)
Emily Graf/The Sheepish Ewe (fibre)
Chad Grob/Charob Heavenly Grains (woodwork)
Rob Gurke (woodwork)
Dennis Hilsenhoff (copper sculpture)
Sandy & Gordon James/Of Nature (jewelry)
Ann Kleckner/Art Glass Delights (fused glass)
Paul Klein/New Hope in Wood (woodwork)
Andrea & Hannah Mason (various)
Alice Miller (fibre)
John Mix (oil and pastel paintings)
James Morgan (oil paintings)
Jane Petersen/Brass Egg Studio (jewelry)
Leslie Phillips/Orange Pop Arts (various)
Tad Pinkerton (woodwork)
Julie Raasch/Aistheta Jewelry (jewelry)
Hannah Ross (ceramics/art prints)
Jill Schienle/Wakenspun (jewelry)
Geri Schrab/Art in Watercolors (watercolors)
Kerri Shannon/Kshan Jewels (jewelry)
Julie Snyder/Metal Earth (jewelry)
Susan Straus/Lilium Artisons (pottery)
Sarah Sweet/Sweet Space Studio (jewelry and accessories)
Tamara Tsurkan/Art-by-Tamara (fibre and jewelry)
Nicole Tupesis/Nik J. Designs (fibre)
Steve Wagner/Wagner Color (watercolors)
Katrina Wardrip/Chickadee Rocks (stone paintings)
Betsy Zahn/Betsy’s Beadworks (jewelry)