Deadline: Aug. 19, 2016 – Points of Departure: An Exhibition without Borders

The urge to escape is a powerful thing. When followed, it can lead to alternative realities, other worlds, even whole new galaxies. The Arts Center invites you to conjure a place of escape—whether it is a psychological space in your imagination or a physical place you might venture off to—in an original work of art. All are welcome to submit an original, two- or three-dimensional work of art with total dimensions that do not exceed 24 x 24 x 24 inches.

Visit for guidelines/information for submitting a work of art.

Entry deadline: August 19, 2016

On view: October 16, 2016 – January 15, 2017

Deadline: Jan. 30, 2016 – Call for Entries: WAYSIDES – Wisconsin, USA

Natural wonders, scenic overlooks, roadside attractions, iron hand pumps that gush cold water, sweetcorn stands at the height of summer, fiberglass cows, Wisconsin waysides are more than just places of respite for weary travelers. Nixes of memory and regional identity, they are indicators that we are home, or almost there.


Based on the Wisconsin term for roadside rest stops familiar to travelers, WAYSIDES celebrates the history and natural landscape of our state and is meant to inspire works that contain feelings of nostalgia, personal memories, and cultural references.


This call invites all artists– professional or avocational– to submit an original, two- or three-dimensional work inspired, literally or metaphorically, by the idea of Wisconsin waysides. As part of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center’s upcoming series, ON WISCONSIN, this exhibition is open to all those who call Wisconsin “home.”


Total dimensions of the work may not exceed 12 x 12 x 12 inches.


Entry deadline: January 30, 2016
Exhibition dates: April 3–July 2, 2016


For more information, email or call at 920-694-4542.

Deadline: March 15, 2015 – Call for Entries: Folktales & Legends

Entry deadline: March 15, 2015. On view: April 19–July 26, 2015

Folktales and legends blur fact and fiction; seeded in the truth, they grow into stories both fantastical and far-fetched. Whether written, spoken, or communicated visually, folktales represent cultures throughout the world. FOLKTALES & LEGENDS will explore the capacity of visual art to convey such epic narratives.

This exhibition asks artists to submit an original, two- or three-dimensional work inspired by a folktale or legend. The source narrative may be traditional or of your own creation. Total dimensions of the work may not exceed 12 x 12 x 12 inches. A digital image of the completed work must be submitted with the entry application. If accepted, the work must arrive at the Arts Center by April 3, 2015. See Call for Entry on website for complete details. 


For more information, email or call Andrea Avery at 920-694-4699.