Art in the Wright Place: 2020 Artist Application

Covid-19 Update:  It is too soon to tell if we will be able to hold an in-person art fair this year. We are exploring the possibility of an online art fair as an alternative. If you are interested in participating in an online art fair ONLY, please contact Leslie Ross at leslier@fusmadison.org. Should we need to cancel our in-person event, selected artists will receive a full refund for their booth fee.

Click here for the art fair application.

Saturday, November 21, 9 am – 5 pm & Sunday, November 22, 10 am – 4 pm

About the fair

First Unitarian Society (FUS) invites you to participate in Art in the Wright Place, an annual art sale housed in the historic Frank Lloyd Wright Unitarian Meeting House. This sale features original fine arts and crafts from over 45 Wisconsin 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 congregation has approximately 2000 members and affiliates, and our event is publicized through several local and statewide channels. Previous media have included fibre arts, photography, jewelry, pottery, woodwork, basketry, art glass, watercolors, and more.

Rules

Eligibility  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 digital images to leslier@fusmadison.org by the application deadline.          

Spaces  The unique architecture of FUS does not lend itself to consistent booth sizes. We have 52 booth spaces that 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  Fees are dependent on booth size, as listed on the application. Artists also pay 15% of their total, non-taxed sales to FUS. Your booth fee must accompany your application for it to be considered. 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 Captial Times, a First Class mailing to over 2,000 Madison residents, and more. We expect artists to also 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 sent to artists to distribute at their sales and through their mailing lists and social media.

Coming from out of town and interested in home hospitality? We have limited space available. If accepted to participate in Art in the Wright Place, let Leslie Ross know that you are interested in home hospitality: leslier@fusmadison.org.

Calendar

June 15   —   Deadline for submitting application with 4 digital images, and mailing WI Temporary Event Form

August 1   —   Artists notified/checks deposited

September 30    —    Additional info. and postcards distributed to artists for publicity

November 20   —    Set-up from 5 pm – 8 pm — ALL ARTISTS

November 21   —   Artists must arrive by 8:30 am; sale from 9 am – 5 pm

November 22   —   Artists must arrive by 9:30 am; sale from 10 am – 4 pm

Application

Your application will not be complete until you have submitted 4 digital images to Leslie at leslier@fusmadison.org; have paid your booth fees; and have mailed in your WI Temporary Event Form with the “Seller” information completed.

Please mail this form to: First Unitarian Society, ATTN: Leslie Ross, 900 University Bay Dr., Madison, WI 53705

2019 Artists

Wendy Baumann (jewelry)

Ruthanne Bessman (origami)

Theresa Brunson/Tabby Handbags (fibre)

Harry Carnes/Juniper Tree Pottery (pottery)

Irene Clark/Felt Accompli (felted animals)

Carolyn Dargevics (fantasy sculptures)

Geke DeVries (fibre)

Nancy Donohue (multi-media)

Norm Dullum (wood)

Allison Epp/Carnelian Sol Designs (jewelry & scarves)

Kerry Evans/Villamaga (handwoven and embroidered pillows)

Karen Faller/Wandering Waters Studio (encaustic and block print paintings)

Wayne Farra & Maya Madden/No Rules Jewelry (jewelry)

Sharon Fujimoto/Fujimoto Glass (blown glass)

Sara Gordon/Fine Earth Studio (pottery)

Chad Grob/Charob Heavenly Grains (wood)

Rob Gurke (wood)

Dennis Hilsenhoff (copper sculpture)

Nadine King/Hand & Spirit Jewelry (jewelry)

Sandy James/Of Nature (copper)

Ginny Jenson (jewelry)

Ingrid Kallick (art prints)

Ann Kleckner/Art Glass Delights (fused glass)

Lisa Larsen (jewelry)

Jen Loberg/Scarred for Life (leather accessories)

Andrea Mason (glass and fibre)

Layl McDill (polymer clay sculptures)

Kira Milanich (pottery)

Alice Miller/Pixie Chicks (fibre)

James Miller (pencil drawings)

Rachelle Miller/Hands in Clay (pottery)

John Mix (oil and pastel paintings)

Stephanie Olson (apparel)

Leslie Phillips/Orange Pop Arts (multi-media)

Tad Pinkerton (wood)

Hannah Bess Ross (illustrator/painter)

Leah Schaefer/Crystal Core Jewelry (jewelry)

Jill Schienle/Wakenspun (jewelry)

Julie Snyder/Metal Earth (jewelry)

Ryan & Angela Steenhagen-steam (punk jewelry)

Sarah Sweet/Sweet Space Studio (jewelry and accessories)

Dave Turner (wood)

Katrina Wardrip (stone paintings)

Pamela Winne (photography)

Hannah Wong/HRS Designs (jewelry)