Call for Art: [art]ifact



Pump House Regional Arts Center and La Crosse County Historical Society invite applications for an upcoming exhibition: [art]ifact. This exhibit will showcase local historical artifacts from the La Crosse County Historical Society’s collection and new original artwork inspired by these objects and their stories. This exhibit is planned, organized, and mounted with the help of students in the Public and Policy History Major at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse.

The exhibition will be displayed in the Kader Gallery, the main gallery of the Pump House Regional Arts Center, in the spring of 2016. The historic artifacts and corresponding new artworks will be displayed side by side. Selected artists will receive a $200 stipend.

Prizes Will Be Awarded To:

Best Connection: $250 (strong incorporation of the artifact’s history in the new piece)

Best Transformation: $100 (artifact represented as something very different)

Best Renewal: $75 (artifact represented as same item in modern times)

Honorable Mention: $50.

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