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Submission and exhibition calls.


Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art
August 11 to October 10, 2020
Opening Reception
August 13, 2020
Curated by Didi Menendez and David Hummer
Guest Curator: F. Scott Hess
Submissions open in January 1, 2020
Submissions close April 15, 2020


All works must have been completed between January 2019 to April 15, 2020 to be considered. Read out full guidelines on how to prepare your images and files before submitting.


The curator at PoetsArtists, Didi Menendez, the director at WMOCA, David Hummer and our guest curator may invite up to 5 artists each to exhibit. These invited artists will automatically be accepted for the exhibition. Being invited does not exclude the artists from submitting images and requested files by the deadline. The invited artists from each of the curators will be posted on this page.


Open submissions are automatically received by our publisher. She will review the images and files submitted for accuracy and at the deadline send the entries to WMOCA. The director of the museum David Hummer will select up to 100 artworks from the entries excluding the works by the invited artists and send images to our guest curator who will then select from the open submissions which works will exhibit. The list of accepted artists from the open submission will be posted on this page.


  • Artists are responsible for shipping to and from the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, Wisconsin, USA. Artwork which is exhibiting must have a tracking number and packaged accordingly. The museum recommends these lightweight boxes unless the painting should be crated. Artwork must be ready to hang or will be returned to the artists after they pay the return shipping.

  • Works must be available to sell during the exhibition. The museum will send an agreement with commission information to artists who are exhibiting. The agreement must be signed and returned via email to the museum and a copy must also be included in the shipment of the artwork or delivery.

  • Read our full guidelines before submitting and prepare images and files accordingly.

  • All images and requested files must be submitted by the deadline of April 15, 2020.


A catalogue of the invited and the exhibiting artists will be published and a complimentary PDF will be available. A printed catalogue will be available for purchase. We do not offer complimentary print copies.


If you are a PoetsArtists yearly or monthly member, there are no submission fees.

If you are not a member you may still submit. Use the link at the bottom of this page.


Cesar Santos
Devon Rodriguez
Viktoria Savenkova
Megan Read
Junyi Liu

Didi Menendez