Wisconsin Alliance of Artists and Craftspeople, Inc.

Applications are now available for both the 38th Annual Art Fair Off the Square to be held July 8th and 9th and the 28th Annual Winter Art Fair Off the Square to be held on November 11th and 12th in Madison, Wisconsin.

Art Fair Off the Square 2017 application:


Winter Art Fair Off the Square 2017 application:


These juried fairs are sponsored by the Wisconsin Alliance of Artists and Craftspeople, Inc., a non-profit, tax-exempt organization which promotes visual arts in Wisconsin.

Both art fairs are open to all Wisconsin artists and craftspeople, eighteen years of age or older, whose work is of original design and execution. The starting booth fee is $330 for Art Fair Off the square and $300 for the Winter Art Fair Off the Square, plus a $25 membership to the organization (if accepted), and a non-refundable $30 jury fee. Four images of the artist's work and one of the display are required. 

The applications are exclusively at zapplication.org 

Deadline to apply is March 1st, 2017.

Please indicate you are attending and share the Facebook event page with your friends and customers. 


The Winter Art Fair Off the Square (formerly the Winter Art Festival) was started in 1989 as a companion show to our summer Art Fair Off the Square. The show is held in the Exhibition Hall of the spectacular Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Monona Terrace Convention and Community Center, which is located 3 blocks off Madison's Capitol Square. It takes place on November 19 and 20, 2016 and the hours are 9:00 to 5:00 on Saturday and 10:00 to 4:00 on Sunday. 

Our Winter Art Fair Off the Square features over 135 Wisconsin exhibitors with a wonderful selection of pottery, paintings, fiber, glass art, wood, photography, jewelry, graphics, sculpture and more. In addition, on Saturday the art festival features a very successful Silent Auction of artwork contributed by our exhibitors.

There is a Young Collectors' Corner where only children under twelve are admitted to purchase artwork of their choosing. Much of the art is the same as in exhibitors' booths but at a much reduced price. See our WAAC Winter Art Fair Off the Square Gallery for photos of the fair. 

Musical entertainment ranges from Johnny Chimes to Bluegrass, classical to the Madison Area Ukelele Initiative, with special performances by Madison Suzuki Strings students and advanced piano students of area piano teachers. 

And, that's not all……….

The Wisconsin Alliance of Artists and Craftspeople will be hosting another fundraiser for Badger Childhood Cancer Network on November 19 and 20 during the Winter Art Fair Off the Square. The event gives patrons the opportunity to choose gift beads for kids and teens with cancer or blood disorders. These “WOW” beads - handmade by local artists - are part of the BCCN Hero Beads program. 

Hero Beads let patients commemorate their personal treatment journey in the form of a simple, visible medical record. They initially receive a cord with letter beads that spell out their first name, plus a Diagnosis bead. Every time a young person has a procedure or passes a particular milestone, a member of the medical team can give him or her a special bead to add to the cord(s) of beads. Over time, Hero Beads provide a symbol of each patient’s personal journey, a touchable testament to strength and endurance.

For a donation of $5 patrons will be able to choose a gift for the children from over a thousand beautiful, handmade glass beads.  The beads will be distributed among the patients, and the monetary proceeds go to the children's families in the form of gas cards and other sundry items they require. BCCN relies solely on the community for financial support.  We encourage everyone to attend and show their support for Wisconsin artists and the Badger Children's Cancer Network this November!

For more information about the Hero Beads program,  please visit http://www.badgerchildhoodcancer.org/ .

2016 Winter Art Fair Off the Square Exhibiting Artist List


Bell, Karen 7 Stoneware sculptures Spring Green karenbellsculpture.com

★Givings, Faith Ann 118 Botanical wall sculptures Milwaukee faithannoriginals.etsy.com

Hernandez, Sonja 31 Functional Madison etsy.com/people/sonjagloria

James, Matthias L. 53 Stoneware Evansville allencreekgallery.com

Koehler, Susan 121 Stoneware Fairchild

Leach, Marilyn 125 Stoneware Waukesha marilynleachceramics.com

McDaniel, Eileen 65 Functional Wautoma oakhavenpottery.com

Mosedale, Cynthia, and Kaufmann, William 78 Porcelain Hudson lindenhillspottery.com

Niebres, Carolina 73 Stoneware Prescott healingvessels.com

Schael, Michael 16 Wood fired Cambridge woodfiredpots.com

Schloesser, Mark A. 45 Stoneware Junction City

Sheard, Linda 8 Stoneware Sturgeon Bay lilybaypottery.com

Swiersz, Brian J. 14 Hand thrown Madison

Weber, Lisa 80 Stoneware Oak Creek

Digital Media

Harrison, David L. 82 Digital Franklin davidharrisonexpressions.com

Sparks, Marcia 111 Digital, oil pastel Fall River marciasparks.com


Ager, Gerri 39 Handmade clothing Madison

Bronk, Pamela 46 Leather Plymouth bronkart.com

★Ciaglo, Stephanie 86 Woven accessories Waterford rockpaperscissorsetc.etsy.com

Esposito, Janie, and Miklavicic-Franz, Alicia 77 Scarves Waukesha facebook.com/silkwormtextiles1

Evenstad, Jane, and Herbst, Ginger 32 Felted hats Merrillan

Forbes, Susan 110 Knit Delafield fairyyarnmother.com

Forcier, Doreen 6 Knitwear Madison

Geurink, Barbara 128 Weaving Eau Claire hotofftheloom.com

Graf, Emily 88 Felted artwear Madison thesheepishewe.com

Heider, Ilze 106 Leather Grafton ilze.com

Krieger, Sydney 10 Painted silk scarves Madison mysticearthdesigns.com

Kroth, Pat 100A Art quilts, hand-dyed silk Verona krothfiberart.com

★Loberg, Jen 43 Leather Milwaukee

McMasters, Peter 103 Felt Stoughton sprywhimsy.com

Mellenberger, Rosemarie 117 Knitwear Madison

Mendla, Mary 24 Apparel Grafton marymendlafineart.com

Serena, Estelle 122 Rugs Burlington serenaheirlooms.com

terBeest-Kudla, Char 64 Handbags Baraboo helensdaughters.com

★Tupesis, Nicole 97 Sewn housewares Madison etsy.com/shop/NikJDesigns

Weber-Mickler, Kristee 84 Baskets Lake Delton

Weymouth, Jeanne 79 Wearable art Wisconsin Rapids plummerlake.etsy.com

Wilson, Joyce R. 71 Fiberlace scarves Madison


Eggert, Kathleen 76 Enameled glass Milwaukee eggertglass.com

Fico, Angelo, and Naylor, Karen 105 Hand blown Wilmot karennaylorglass.com

Grade, Tracy and John 92 Stained Waunakee

Lange, Jean 115 Stained Cambridge

★Lever, Alan 83Dinnerware Grafton frglass.com

Ott, Colleen 1 Hand blown Spring Green galleryarton23.com

★Rezin, Sara 51 Kiln fired, cold worked, shaped Appleton rezinstudios.com

Riepe, Pam 102 Stained, sand blasted, slumped Black Earth turtlemoonstudio.com

Sigwarth, Douglas and Renée 33 Hand blown River Falls sigwarthglass.com

Simmons, Scott 41 Hand blown Belleville sunriseglassworks.com

Soriano, Teresa 38 Fused Middleton etsy.com/shop/warmglassbyteresa


Dominguez, F. Paul 58 Colored pencil drawings Watertown jennihopfinger.com

Sutter-Blair, Julie 70 Drawings, etchings Belleville juliesutter-blair.com

Swanson, Ken 49 Linocuts Racine kenswansonprintmaker.com

Wimmer, Annette 36 Colored pencil Manitowoc dragonmar.com


Baade, Audra 5 Silver, copper, bronze Milwaukee lostsparrowjewelry.com

Baez, Susan 55 Mixed metal Madison nindedesigns.com

Burns, Sharon 59 Bead weaving Madison shardesigns.com

Christian, Betty J. 12 Wire, stones Rhinelander bjchristian.com

Dembowski, Debra 9 Sterling silver figurative Pewaukee artcraftnow.com

Doyle, Joni 89 Mixed metal DeForest soulharborjewelry.etsy.com

Farra, Wayne, and Madden, Maya 34 Silver, gold, enamel, gems Lone Rock 

Gingles, Brenda 129 Silver Amherst Junction

★Horgan, Deborah 100 Hand wrought, gemstones, fossils Milwaukee rockplaceorig.etsy.com

Jensen, Chris 20 Gold, silver, gemstone Oak Creek c3-designs.com

★Jenson, Ginny 91 Mixed metals Madison ginnyjensonjewelry.etsy.com/

Koshalek, Cynthia L. 67 Precious metals Verona facebook.com/Artzy

Kudla, Frank 63 Precious metal Baraboo medi-bracelet.com

Lindholm, Steven P. 95 Gold, silver Menomonie spldesigns.com

Lybarger, Cathy 18 Glass Madison etsy.com/shop/aardvarkartglass

Minz, Barbara A. 112 Silver, gold Campbellsport coppermountainarts.com

★Prey, Ann 23 Metal, stone, enamel Nekoosa annpreycustomjewelry.com

★Rezin, Sara 51 Glass Appleton rezinstudios.com

Ross, Mary 42 Stone, mixed metals Washburn

Schienle, Jill 15 Silver, gold, copper Madison jillschienle.com

★Schultz, Rachael, and Randazzo, Alicia 52 Silver, copper, gemstones Ashland oreblram.com

Shovers, Laurie 108 Beadwork, metal Grafton laurieshoversdesign.com

Snyder, Julie 101 Copper, stones Madison metalearthjewelry.com

Sparks, Paula 85 Cloisonne enamel Madison paulasparks.com

Strobel, John and Christine 93 Gold, gemstones Middleton johnchristinedesigns.com

Tiry, Patty 69 Bead weaving Palmyra beadprestige.com

Westphal, Keith 124 Silver, stones Appleton keithwestphal.com

Williams, Mary, and Wuest, Mimi 75 Stones Reedsburg

Wilson, Kim 133 Silver Fox Point

★Wong, Hannah 87 Mokume Gane, Keum boo, gemstones Madison etsy.com/shop/hrsdesigns

Mixed 2D

Dallas, Amy and Jeff 47 Marble, granite Grafton tiletempo.com

Fang, Wilfred 116 Papermaking, paint Stevens Point

★Kubly, Lucy 113 Enamel Middleton enamelsbylucy.com

★Lilyquist, Nicole 30 Collage, painting Sheboygan nicolelilyquist.com

McCoy, Gail 56 Recycled paper Sun Prairie gailmccoyart.com

Schmidt, Scot 81 Limestone tile sculptures Oshkosh scotschmidt.net

★Theobald, Rich 72 Pop art silkscreen Sun Prairie

Williams, Mary, and Wuest, Mimi 75 Collages Reedsburg

Ziegler, Peggy Gramarossa 99 Pastel, handmade paper Pewaukee pegzart.com

Mixed 3D

Hager, Mary 62 Mobiles Milwaukee mlouhager.com

Hopfinger, Jenni 57 Tableware Watertown jennihopfinger.com

Klein, Paul 60 Sculptural lighting Amherst Junction newhopeinwood.com

Kvalheim, Gary 29 Gourds Stoughton

Miller, Suzanne, and Cooper, Nicole 131 Recycled materials Monroe greenchicksstudio.com

Rose, Bruce Lee and MaryAnn 28 Instruments Neenah roseinstruments.com


Bartkowiak, Art 2 Oil, acrylic Brookfield

Baughman, Steven 74 Spraypaint Milwaukee spindriftart.blogspot.com

★Blenker, Cecelia 19 Acrylic Waukesha ceceliablenkerart.com

★Busch, Kelli 109 Oil, acrylic Bayside ArtByKelli.net

Day, Tahlia 61 Watercolor Madison tahliaday.com

Fritsch, Jessie 132 Encaustics Stevens Point jessiefritsch.com

Furlin, Peggy 26 Watercolor Lake Mills artid.com/EFSTUDIO

Gilkey, Janice M. 11 Oil Fort Atkinson gilkeyart.com

Meyer, Terry 13 Watercolors Eau Claire rogueworkart.com

Miller, Charlotte Fung 48 Chinese brush painting Mukwonago cfungmiller.com

★Miller, Matt 44 Landscapes Mukwonago

Nagler, Leonard 98 Oil Appleton lennynaglerart.com

Patt, Richard W. 119 Acrylic, watercolor Wauwatosa

Schneider, John 107 Oil Viroqua

Schrab, Geralyn 126 Watercolor DeForest gerischrabstudio.com

Wagner, Steven 50 Watercolor Brooklyn wagnercolor.com

★Watson-Newlin, Karen 66 Acrylic Verona karenwatsonnewlin.com

★Williams-Brusubardis, Karen 35 Acrylic, oil Milwaukee

Wilson, D.C. 114 Watercolor, acrylics Madison ourosstudio.com


Lazar, Tom 21 Color Brookfield lazarart.com

Miess, Dave 94 Landscapes Oregon davemiess.com

Murray, Mike 40 Landscapes, nature DeForest northsandphotography.com

Sieg, Jacob, and Kurth, Niki 127 Rephotography Wausau thenandnowart.com


Becker, Roger and Jackie 90 Holiday themed Sun Prairie turnandcarve.com

Dziewior, Mark 4 Bronze Fort Atkinson markdziewior.com

Esser, Donald 25 Metal Waunakee steelwoolstudio.com

Fischer, Mark 74A Copper Richfield turtleclanart.com

Lueck, Brady 5A Metal Burlington sculpturalsteel.com

Nesseth, Crysten 37 Recycled Cameron ironmaidart.com

Sprengelmeyer, Tim 120 Recycled metal Madison midwestrecycledart.com


Becker, Roger and Jackie 90 Turned, carved Sun Prairie turnandcarve.com

Debertin, Jack 68 Cutting boards, clocks Madison upthehillwoodworks.com

★Grob, Chad 123 Mirrors Cross Plains charobheavenlygrains.com

Haessig, David H. and Jeneice G. 22 Functional, sculptural forms Sarona

Hechel, John and Trudie 104 Functional Plymouth roundbarnwoodcrafts.com

Laudin, Tom and Earlene 54 Furniture Mazomanie wildwoodwoodworks.com

Laux, Aaron 3 Reclaimed Madison aaronlauxdesign.com

Olmstead, Shawn 17 Frames Spring Green

Startup, Tim and Nancy 96 Sculptural DeForest wholegrainwood.com

Waite, William 130 Puzzles Prairie du Chien puzzlemist.com

Wipperfurth, Will 134 Furniture Lake Mills DesignsbyWill.com