Call for Art

2020 Juried Exhibition: Masters as Muses

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Exhibition Overview

Many artists can look back and find master artists who have provided inspiration for their style of execution or subject matter. In Masters as Muses artists are challenged to included an image of a master artist's creation that has inspired their style of art or a specific subject matter. The idea is not to copy or re-create the master, but to re-invent, instead. Here are some examples:

  • Van Gogh's Potato Eaters inspires you to re-invent a table of hungry eaters with today's favorite food

  • Muybridge's photographic study of motion may inspire you to create your own serial studies of people or animals moving or doing ordinary things

  • Robert Indiana's LOVE sculpture may inspire you to use words in your 2D or 3D art

  • Pisarro's snow paintings may offer a color palette for winter plein air painting inspiration


Artwork Guidelines

  • Original fine art accompanied by a digital image of the masterful artwork that inspired it

  • Framed/finished works no larger than 28" in any dimension

  • Accepted 2D works must be presented framed, ready for gallery hanging with picture wire or D-rings.

  • Not previously publicly displayed in a 60-mile radius of Cedarburg.

  • Artist has option to sell exhibited work during exhibition. CAM retains 35% commission.


Open to artists 18 years and older who create works of original concept, design, and execution.


$1,000 in awards will be given to Best of Show, Second and Third place, and three Honorable Mentions. Jurying team uses criteria of Fitting to Theme, Originality, and Expertise with Medium.

Important Dates

July 1 - July 31, 2019: Submit online application at July 31 is the final date for receiving submissions.

  • Limit two artwork entries per artist. Nonrefundable online entry fee is $15 per artwork.

  • Entry fee and image of each artwork is due with online application.

    • Hard-copy entry: fee payable by check only. Must submit digital images to​

    • 3D entry: one additional detail image per work may be sent to

  • A maximum of 100 applications will be processed. Approximately 60 artworks can be displayed.

August 24, 2019: Artists will be notified by email of Juror's decision. If you have not received an acknowledgement by this date, please contact

Saturday, September 14, 9am-1pm and Wednesday, September 18, 10am-4pm: Artwork Delivery Dates

  • Artwork is to be delivered at the specified times.

  • Artwork that is shipped to the museum must arrive no later than September 17, with a return shipping label for FedEx or UPS provided.

Saturday, October 5, 2019, 3-5pm, Exhibition Opening Reception with awards for artists.

Sunday, January 12, 2-4pm and Wednesday, January 15, 10am-4pm: Artwork Pickup Dates

  • Sold artworks may be picked up by buyers on Friday, December 20 if needed for gift giving.

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Cedarburg Art Museum
W63 N675 Washington Avenue
Cedarburg, WI 53012  

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