Apply for a Gallery Exhibit

Gallery Mission Statement

The Monroe Arts Center Gallery Program is committed to enhancing the appreciation and understanding of the arts through education and communication. The Monroe Art Center Galleries are intended to be places to view the visual arts in a welcoming and beautiful environment and to provide opportunities for the interaction between artists and the community. A premium is placed on the expression “new ideas”.

Galleries in the Monroe Arts Center

The Monroe Arts Center Galleries have a history of exhibiting art in a professional setting and has developed a reputation for showcasing local and regional artists, new talent, and dedicated professional artists. The Wellington/Muranyi Gallery and Frehner Gallery host approximately nine to ten exhibits each year. Annual exhibits include the Photography Contest & Exhibit and the Wisconsin Regional Arts Program Competition & Exhibit (WRAP).

Monroe Clinic Gallery in the Monroe Clinic Hospital

Since 2013, the Monroe Arts Center and the Monroe Clinic have partnered to provide patients, visitors, and staff with quarterly exhibitions in the SSM Health/Monroe Clinic Galleries, four gallery spaces in the Clinic Hospital building. This provides enrichment of the visual experience thus creating a healthier environment, and brings local artists and the community together.

Gallery Exhibition Guidelines

  • All artwork must be original.
  • Two-dimensional artwork include media such as: photography, painting, drawing, mixed media, and printmaking.
  • Three-dimensional artwork include media such as: sculpture, textiles, ceramics, metal, glass, and wood.
  • All two-dimensional artwork must be delivered with the appropriate hardware already attached and suitable for hanging.
  • The gallery director reserves the right not to display work which fails to meet guidelines.

Terms and Conditions

  • There is no exhibition fee.
  • Monroe Arts Center retains 35% of sales from the Wellington and Muranyi Galleries, and Frehner Gallery artwork sold.
  • Monroe Arts Center retains 35% of sales from Monroe Clinic Gallery artwork sold. (10% to Monroe Clinic Foundation and 25% to Monroe Arts Center).
  • Monroe Arts Center provides insurance for artwork on exhibit.
  • Monroe Arts Center provides publicity, invitations, and opening reception for gallery exhibits.
  • Monroe Clinic provides publicity, invitations, and opening reception for Monroe Clinic Galleries.
  • Galleries sales in the Monroe Arts Center are handled by Monroe Arts Center staff.
  • Monroe Clinic Gift Shop staff handles sales of Monroe Clinic Galleries.
  • Artists are responsible for transit of accepted artwork to and from gallery.

Exhibit Selection Process

Submitted applications will be reviewed by Monroe Arts Center Gallery Director.

Applications must be submitted by December 30.

Click HERE for a gallery application.