CoPA: In a Fashion
August 24 – October 26, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 24 | 5:30 PM


Monday, January 16, 2017


Sunday, July 16, 2017 – End of day


Artists will be notified by Friday, July 28 via mail.


  • Artists are asked to apply online at
  • Artists may submit up to three pieces for consideration. When listing dimensions, we request that you list the OUTSIDE dimensions (including frame).
  • No size limitations or requirements


  • Submitted work must have been completed in the last three years (2015-2017) and has not previously been exhibited at MOWA.
  • While there is no jury or submission charge, you must be a member of MOWA to submit work to this exhibit. MOWA annual membership is $12. Visit for details.


Monday, August 21, 2017 9:00–10:00 at Saint Johns On The Lake or by appointment


Friday, October 27, 2017 9:00–11:00 at Saint Johns On The Lake or by appointment


Drop-off and pick-up appointments should be scheduled with Erika Petterson at on days specified above. A receipt for your work will be issued at the time of delivery. Artists are also welcome to ship work via UPS or FedEx. Delivery and return of artwork via this method is at the artist’s expense.

MOWA is not responsible for damage or theft of artwork while in transit. Work will be inspected at time of check in. All transportation costs to and from the exhibition are the responsibility of the artist unless otherwise agreed upon prior to the exhibition date.


Arrangement will be made with the artists via email. Pick-up days will be designated and scheduled with the artists similar to how deliveries are scheduled. At MOWA’s option, works left beyond ten days of the exhibition’s closing date become the property of the museum unless prior arrangements are made. Works shipped to MOWA will be shipped back to the artist at the artist’s expense unless prior arrangements have been made.


MOWA does not take commissions from the sale of artwork. We will happily facilitate transactions between the artist and interested party. All transactions will be organized directly between the artist and buyer. Please include information for each piece that reflects whether an item is for sale or not for sale (NFS). Though we will not be processing the transactions, it is helpful to know the sale information in case asked by visitors. Please include your preferred contact info for public inquiries (i.e. gallery representation or personal email and/or phone number.)


All artwork submitted for exhibition shall adhere to the following framing guidelines. Failure to do so may impact participation in the exhibition. If works on paper are to be exhibited other than under glass or plexiglass, please review in advance with MOWA curators in order to determine efficacy of the non-standard hanging.

  • Glass or plexi are preferable if artwork is covered. The product should be of sufficient thickness to prevent visible warping or waving. Anti-reflective or non-glare surfaces are strongly recommended. If glass is broken upon arrival, new glass will be fitted and the artist billed for cost of glass.
  • All framed works shall be securely fitted within their frames.
  • All mats are to be white or off-white in color.
  • No plastic poster frames.
  • All framed works are to be wired for hanging. No sawtooth hangers. No fishing line.
  • Hanging wires are to be no closer than 2” to the top of the framed when pulled taut.
  • Wires are not to be attached to the clips that are holding the back of the frame together, but should have their own support attached to the frame and not the picture backing.
  • The Museum is not responsible for pieces that are damaged due to improper hanging hardware or poor craftsmanship.

Please direct all confirmations, communications, or questions to Erika Petterson, Associate Curator and Collections Exhibition Specialist with any questions at 
or at (262) 247-2277.

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