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Call For Artists! EcoSquared Art Show

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CALENDAR:

ENTRY DEADLINE: Thursday, December 21st, 2018

NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE: December 23th 2018

ARTWORK DELIVERY:  December 26th-January 5th

EXHIBIT OPENS:  January 8th- ENDS: February 28th.

ARTIST RECEPTION: Friday, January 11th, 2019 6-9pm

PICKUP ARTWORK:  March 1st-4th, 2019.

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.

In early 2012, 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 January 8th through February 28th, 2019, with an artist reception on Friday, January 11th.  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 artworks….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 Info Sheet

EcoSquared Entry Form

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EcoSquared 2018

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Nominate Hatch for Best Of Madison!

Hello, all you wonderful people! It’s time to nominate your favorite art gallery for the Best Of Madison Awards. It would mean so much to all of us at Hatch! We are entering our 8th year here on Madison’s east side and we continue to showcase many local artists with your continued support. During the nomination process, you can vote daily if you like! We would also appreciate a nomination for our sister shop, Hazel General Store, for Best Gift Shop!  VOTE HERE! 🙂

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April Featured Artist: Jenie Gao

April featured artist, Jenie Gao is a multi-medium artist. This month she will be showcasing her paintings and prints.
“Jenie Gao is an artist and printmaker specializing in the mediums of woodcut and ink drawing. Her work focuses on the interdependence of preservation and change. She discusses how the objects we choose to keep and places and images we associate ourselves with act as anchor points in our families, friendships, and relationships. The desire to anchor ourselves in familiarity contrasts with the need to grow amidst inevitably variable surroundings. At the same time, a grounded sense of identity enables further growth, by creating opportunities to connect with others and change along with our environment.”
Jenie’s artwork will be showcased at Hatch April 1st-30th with an artist reception Friday, April 14th 6-9pm. Refreshments will be served.

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Happy 4th Anniversary to us!

During the month of December, Hatch Art House will be celebrating their 4th anniversary by showcasing all 50 Hatch artists with gift giving art for $50 or less. As always, Hatch represents Wisconsin based artists with the majority from the Madison area. Hatch also has an emphasis on upcycled and recycled material both in artwork and in the shop itself. The artist reception will be Friday, December 12th from 6-9pm. Many local artists will be in attendance to talk about their work. We’ll have sweet treats and festive drinks on hand.
This holiday season, remember to shop small businesses and stay local. Hatch features Wisconsin artists, 90% of which are from the Madison area. When you buy from Hatch you know you are buying local.

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