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Call For Art

2022 Guidelines


  • Wisconsin artists or poets over the age of 5 who identify as having a disability may submit. Award winners in the past three years may enter art, but those works will only be eligible for Merit awards and cannot be entered into the Traveling Exhibition.
  • No documentation or disclosure of disability is necessary to participate.
  • Age Categories are:
    • Child (ages 5-10)
    • Youth (ages 11-15)
    • Young Adult (ages 16-21)
    • Adult (ages 22+)



  • All artwork submitted must be available for inclusion in Traveling Exhibition if it is to be awarded. If the artwork has been previously sold or is no longer in the possession of the artist, it should not be entered into the AFA Wisconsin Call for Art.
  • You may submit up to two works of visual art and two poems.
  • Visual art submissions may be 2D or 3D, mixed media, in ceramics, acrylic, oil and watercolor paintings, drawing, prints, photography, digital media, collage, sculpture, and textiles.
  • Visual art may not exceed 24” x 36” or weigh over 20 pounds. Digital entries must be under four minutes.
  • You can submit any artwork or poetry that meets the requirements as long as they have not been submitted to AFA Call for Art previously.
  • Artwork can be submitted either electronically or by shipping/dropping off to AFA Wisconsin. Please remember that if you want your artwork to be for sale we must have it at the Art Center by March 17.



  • An artist’s statement or artist bio is required. A support person may complete a statement for non-verbal entrants.
  • An artist statement describes what you want people to know about you and your art or poetry. It can include biographical information and what inspires you to make art. A few sentences about you as an artist or poet or your art/poetry or a paragraph is fine for your artist statement.



  • There are two types of awards:
      • If an artwork or poem receives a CREATIVE POWER award, it will become the property of AFA Wisconsin and enter our Traveling Exhibition for three years.
    • MERIT
      • Merit awards are given to recognize outstanding work, but these works will not be purchased by AFA Wisconsin or be included in the Traveling Exhibtion.
  • For more information on awards and prizes, please check out the 2022 CFA Prize Information.

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