Apply to be a Represented Art at River Arts on Water Gallery


Gallery Overview

River Arts on Water Gallery (590 Water St, Prairie du Sac, WI) is a retail gallery and event space dedicated to the cultural and ecological vitality of the Sauk Prairie Community. It features all local artists working in a wide variety of mediums. It is also the administrative office for River Arts Inc. (RAI) and a ticket outlet for RAI productions.

The Jurying Process

In order to be considered for representation, artists must currently live within 40 miles of Sauk Prairie, WI.

A River Arts on Water panel consisting of the gallery’s two volunteer Curators (also artists represented at the gallery), one outside juror not affiliated with the organization, and two River Arts Inc staff will review applications. The panel’s decision about whom to invite is based on artistic merit, mastery of style and diversity of approach. Acceptance is also subject to the gallery’s current space and needs.

Special consideration will be given to work made by BIPOC or First Nations artists. Ideal candidates make work that reflects the local culture of the Sauk Prairie area.

Particular media of interest: Jewelry, functional woodworking, glass sculpture, beading

Required Application Materials

Applicants should submit:

  • Up to five digital images of artist’s work. These images should be representative of the type of work the artist creates, but don’t necessarily have to be the same pieces the gallery would display.
  • Information about each piece (title, retail price, media, presentation size)
  • Artist’s full contact information (address, phone, email, website/online portfolio)
  • CV/Artist Biography/Artist Statement

Deadline to apply: Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis as spaces open. There is no specific deadline to apply.

Additional Information:

  • Exhibit-ready artwork is required for inclusion (wire hangers only).
  • The gallery is commission-based at a rate of 35%. Consistent pricing of artworks is required. Contact a gallery staff member for more information about commission and pricing.
  • There is no requirement to work at the gallery as a condition of your representation, however volunteers are always welcome.

Contact the gallery for more information about the exhibition space, installation, opening receptions and insurance.



590 Water Street  |  Prairie du Sac, WI 53578

(608) 643-5215  |