Important Dates:

 Entry Deadline: February 14, 2019

 Exhibition: April 15 - May 4, 2019                                VSA Wisconsin Gallery                              1709 Aberg Ave. Suite 1                            Madison, WI 53704                                    M-Th:9 AM-4 PM or by appt.

 Madison Gallery Night:                     Friday, May 3, 2019   5-9 PM             Public Reception:                         Saturday, May 4, 2019   2-4 PM

 Notification of Award Recipients:    April 15, 2019                                         Winners will be posted at                                                                           Last Day to Pick Up Artwork:           June 14, 2019

The Visual Expressions Exhibition is free and open to the public.  For more information or to schedule a viewing, call  608-241-2131 or contact

Award winner Taryn Benthein with her self-titled piece.
Romano Johnson with his award-winning piece American White Cloud Lady Spring.
Alex Haunty shows his artwork on display in the Call for Art Exhibition.

Wisconsin artists with disabilities are invited to submit up to 2 works of art to VSA Wisconsin's annual Call for Art.  Each artist will have artwork displayed at the VSA Gallery. Adult and young adult works will be for sale.

Submissions are reviewed by a jury of arts professionals who will select fourteen artworks to receive awards. Ten Creative Power Awards and four Merit Awards are selected. Creative Power Award artworks become the property of VSA Wisconsin and are exhibited statewide for three years in Creative Power: VSA Wisconsin's Traveling Exhibition. Merit Award artwork is returned. 

Awards -  Creative Power and Merit Awards are presented on May 4, 2019.

Creative Power Awards                                                                   Child (2)                 $50 gift certificate for art supplies                                             Youth (2)                $50 gift certificate for art supplies                                       Young Adult (2)     $100 cash award                                                                          Adult (4)                 $375 cash award

Merit Awards                                                                                           Child (1)                  $25 gift certificate for art supplies                                               Youth (1)                 $25 gift certificate for art supplies                                     Young Adult (1)      $50 cash award                                                                           Adult (1)                  $100 cash award

Additional artists will receive Viewer's Choice Awards.  Viewers vote during the exhibition.  Winners will receive an award certificate by mail.

Instructions for submitting artwork to the 2019 VSA Wisconsin Call for Art.

1. Determine your eligibility and the eligibility of your artwork.  Those requirements are here.

2. Fill out the entry form.  (Click here for a little more information about what you need to complete the entry form.) 

3. Submit your entry form electronically by clicking the SUBMIT button (best method) or you may print it out and send it with your artwork to the address below.  We recommend that you print and keep a copy of the entry form for your records.

4. Place your NAME, and the TITLE and PRICE of your artwork on the back or bottom of the piece.  All Adult and Young Adult must be priced for sale.  Please no art submissions over $500.  Art should be ready to hang.

5. Mail or drop off your artwork to VSA Wisconsin, 1709 Aberg Ave. Ste. 1, Madison, WI 53704.   If you mail art, you  MUST include a check made out to VSA Wisconsin for return shipping postage. Otherwise, you must pick up your artwork by 6/14/19. 

6. You’re done!  Congratulations!

Questions?  Visit our FAQ

Contact: Debra Scheibinger, Program Coordinator, VSA Wisconsin at 608-241-2131 or