Call For Artists! EcoSquared Art Show



ENTRY DEADLINE: Wednesday, December 21st 2016


ARTWORK DELIVERY: Monday, December 26th-Friday, December 30th

EXHIBIT OPENS: Tuesday, January 3rd- ENDS: Tuesday, January 31st.

ARTIST RECEPTION: Friday, January 13th, 2017 6-9pm

PICKUP ARTWORK:  February 2nd-5th.

As many of you know, here at Hatch Art House we have a few goals that we strive for on a daily basis.

When you buy something from Hatch, you know it’s being produced locally. Our rule is that you must reside in Wisconsin to be a Hatch artist; although, the majority of our 75+ artists live in the Madison area.  We have an emphasis on repurposing, upcycling and recycling…  if we can keep things out of the landfill and give it a new life in art, we’ve done a great thing. We strive to offer something for everyone at affordable prices in a casual and creatively charged environment.

A few years ago, Hatch embarked into the world of hosting art shows! Hatch being a small space, a SMALL WORKS art show seemed appropriate; thus EcoSquared Art Show was born. Also, an upcycling theme along with affordable pricing to continue with the Hatch emphasis.  The show will run for the month of January 2017, with an artist reception on Friday, January 13th.  The deadline for entry is December 21st. The rest of the dates to know are listed on the calendar above and on the forms below.

The guidelines are listed in the printable forms, which I encourage you to pass on to anyone you think would be interested.  This show will be juried mainly to make sure all entries fit into the scheme and follow the guidelines. As well as being a painter and dabbler of many other art forms, I was also a juror for the 2013 Art Fair Off the Square,  2012 MMoCA Art Fair on the Square and the MMoCA 2011 Holiday Art Fair.

If you’ve submitted your artwork to Hatch in the past, I encourage you to enter this show. This is your opportunity to be a Hatch artist! Small SQUARE art works….have fun creating!

Please use this page for questions, concerns and comments about the EcoSquared Art Show.

Print out these forms:

EcoSquared Call for Artists form

EcoSquared Entry Form

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Weather Patterns; an artist collaboration between Sarah Eichhorn and Lesley Numbers

A special collaboration between textile artist Sarah Eichhorn and printmaker Lesley Numbers. Lesley and Sarah will be available to talk about their work during the reception. The show will be up for the month of October with the artist reception, Friday, October 7th 5-9pm during the MMoCA Fall Gallery night. They are working on a series called Weather Patterns; incorporating weavings and printing. Refreshments will be served:)



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September Featured Artist; Craig Grabhorn

The Hatch Art House featured artist for September is Craig Grabhorn of C.Cal Design Studio. Craig is currently the Community Arts Specialist with The John Michael Kohler Art Center in Sheboygan, WI. He’s been working on ceramic plaques to pair with his modern and fresh screen prints which will be highlighted at Hatch for the month of September.
Hatch will be showcasing Craig’s work from September 1st-30th with an artist reception on Friday, September 9th from 6-9pm. Refreshments will be served.

Check out the Facebook event page here.

Craig Grabhorn poster 2016


Stag ceramic plaque by Craig Grabhorn

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August Featured Artist; Monica Dalmau

The Hatch Art House featured artist for August is Monica Dalmau of Madison (via San Juan, Puerto Rico.) Monica is currently using ink on paper for her colorful bird drawings.
Hatch will be showcasing Monica’s work from August 2nd-31st with an artist reception on Friday, August 12th from 6-9pm. Refreshments will be served.

“My drawings are inspired by the critters that live around my neighborhood. I have developed a little bit of a fascination with the local birds.”

Click here for the Facebook event page!

Monica Dalmau August

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Polka! Press Group Art Show for July

For the month of July, Hatch Art House is featuring artists of Polka! Press, a local printmaking collective.
Their shared studio space is equipped with screen-printing and letterpress equipment, and members’ art making practices include bookmaking, textile design, and other print methods. The cooperative was founded in 2011 with the goal of promoting a vibrant local printmaking culture by offering access to printmaking facilities, and providing educational opportunities to the Madison community.

The show will run for the month of July with an artist reception Friday, July 8th from 6-9pm. Refreshments will be served. 

polka 2016

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June Featured Artist; Grace Lorentz

The Hatch Art House featured artist for June is mixed media artist, Grace Lorentz of Madison. Grace uses a creative combination of photos, scanned objects, drawings and paintings to create her artwork.
Hatch will be showcasing Grace’s work from June 1st-30th with an artist reception Friday, June 10th from 6-9pm. Refreshments will be served.

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May Featured Artist; Melissa Paré & Spring Gallery Night!

Our May featured artist is laser cut wood artist, Melissa Scherrer Paré of Moraye. Hatch will be showcasing her latest laser cut wood/handpainted wall art designs along with her Moraye jewelry line. Melissa has exhibited her artwork nationally with shows in Brooklyn, Boston, Chicago and Albuquerque. Currently her primary focus is creating functional objects and art pieces out of wood. She features jewelry, often hand painted or inlaid with brass, made from trees cut down in urban areas of Wisconsin.
The artist reception will be coinciding with the MMoCA Spring Gallery Night, Friday, May 6th from 5-9 pm and the show will run May 1st through the 31st.

moraye poster

Here is a nice article on Melissa’s show in the Wisconsin State Journal.

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