Welcome to the blog of the Wisconsin Visual Artists' Guild!
We are a group of creative and inspiring artists from northcentral Wisconsin exhibiting work in all visual media including fiber arts, painting, photography, sculpture and more.
The ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW is an international exhibition of photographic art which will take place August 13 through October 16, 2011 at the elegant Lyceum Theatre Gallery, located in the historic Gaslamp Quarter of downtown San Diego, California. This is the seventh year of this major photography competition and exhibition.
CALL FOR ENTRIES: The online entry process is very easy, simply filling out a short registration form and then uploading your images as JPEG files. Images created via any form of photography will be accepted for consideration.
THE PROSPECTUS and entry information is available here. Additional details are in the FAQ pagehere.
JURIED COMPETITION: Anne Lyden is the Judge for the Art of Photography Show 2011. Ms. Lyden is the Associate Curator of Photography at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Ms. Lyden is highly esteemed in the global photographic community, so it's a significant honor to be selected by her.
Check out a special PDF with information about the Art of Photography Show by clicking here.
$10,000 IN AWARDS: $2,000 1st Place Award $1,600 2nd Place Award $1,200 3rd Place Award $ 800 4th Place Award $ 400 (11) Honorable Mention Awards
TESTIMONIALS from artists and attendees of our recent shows can be viewed here.
SHOW CATALOG: We are producing a superb Show Catalog, which will feature every image in the Show and an artist statement about the work. Artists who are in the Show can obtain as many copies of the Show Catalog as they like for free, which can be used for promotion and marketing of their work.
MARKETING & PUBLICITY: The Art of Photography Show will be pursuing an intensive marketing and publicity campaign to bring maximum media attention to the artists who are juried into the exhibition. Over 30,000 people are expected to view the Show during the nine week run at the Lyceum Theatre gallery, which is open (free) seven days a week. So, the artists and their work will receive a tremendous amount of exposure by the media and the public.
SALES: One of our key aims is to sell the work that is exhibited at the Art of Photography Show 2011. Our great love of this art form prompts us to 'pull out all of the stops' in order to showcase a truly excellent presentation of photographic art, to elevate and promote this art form, and to provide substantial benefits to the exhibiting artists.