Submissions - Early / Regional




Especially interested in Wisconsin paintings 1900 - 1950ish.

We are especially interested in promoting and collecting exceptional artwork by Early Wisconsin Artists working during the period of 1900 - 1950s. There are many ways we can help you:

- We represent entire estates - Have an attic full of old paintings? We can help consign them!

- We can help you downsize your estate and collection - We represent a network of new collectors! 

- We can consign a single piece - Like that big painting that hung over your grandmother's sofa!

- We Appraise artwork. Qualified Appraiser - helpful for trusts, inheritances, insurance and taxes.

- We may purchase your artwork. Have an amazing painting and want to sell fast?



Information we require:

‚Äč1. Artist Name

2. Title of artwork, and description of subject

3. Date or approximate date created (if known)

4. Dimensions of art, and frame dimensions

5. Medium

6. Condition - specifically describe overall condition and flaws

7. Provenance? How did you come to own it?

8. CLEAR, Focused Photographs

  • Image of front and back and frame
  • Image of Artists signature, exhibition labels, dates, writing on back, etc.
  • Images of any flwas, condition issues
  • Images should be in JPEG format
  • Ideally Name image files with artist’s last name and title of work

9. IF desiring to sell, whats your asking price, or what you think its worth? See Below.

Email information to: 


MANY things should be considered when selling artwork.

1. NUMEROUS benchmarks are used to value artwork, including size, condition, age, subject, historic importance, rarity, desirablity, frame, resale potential, and the economy are a few.

2. Every artist created good and bad work - so a "name" is only the beginning

3. Some Wisconsin artists are collectible and can bring good prices, but unfortunately, most do not. Don't expect to get rich.

4. Understand that the Gallery of Wisconsin Art is a retail business and must make money to stay in operation! Like retail businesses, we generally buy at wholesale prices and sell at retail value. We do not, and can not purchase artwork at the prices you see on our website.

5. Whats the Value of your artwork? Only what someone else is willing to pay for it!

We are happy to discuss the value of your art, and we ALWAYS make reasonable, and fair offers.




Appraisers should have earned an appraisal designation from a recognized professional appraiser organization OR meet appropriate education and experience requirements.

Gallery Owner Ric Hartman has a Bachelors of Fine Art (B.F.A.) degree from Pacific Lutheran University (Tacoma, WA), and a Masters of Fine Art (M.F.A.) degree from the University of Wisconsin (Madison). Additionally, I have been an art buyer, collector, consultant and curator for almost 40 years. I have owned and operated the Gallery of Wisconsin Art for almost 15 years. 

I appraise artwork for insurance, estate, and tax purposes, and meet Appraiser criteria. I am frequently an art appraiser at local art and antique appraisal fairs, including the PBS Appraisal Fair. If you have eligibility questions, check with your accountant or legal consultants.

2. Formal written Appraisals cost $100-$150+ (each) depending upon your requirements. Generally speaking, the Gallery does NOT provide free appraisals.

If you have a large collection of Wisconsin artwork and would like to have a meeting to discuss, call 414-630-3600.   If you would like to consign or sell just a few pieces of artwork, email the following information to: 

If you have any questions concerning submission requirements, contact the Gallery by emailing or calling 414-630-3600.


For a list of Early Wisconsin Artists of special interest, click HERE.


The GALLERY OF WISCONSIN ART, LLC (GOWA) operates online only. Continuing its mission, the gallery will promote and sell Wisconsin Art of all periods by offering web listings to estates/descendants of Early Wisconsin Artists as well as contemporary artists.  

This opportunity is available to Artists /Consignors who have a mutually respected, trusted, flexible, drama-free, and low-maintenance working relationship with the Gallery owner. Application is required, and quality is critical. Gallery owner reserves the right to discontinue representation when demands become excessive and unreasonable.


  1. ENDORSEMENT by the Gallery of Wisconsin Art at 
  2. NATIONWIDE EXPOSURE ON WEBSITE - (check it out). 
  3. ARTIST PAGE – Includes artist bio, statement, etc. Awards and past exhibition records allowed but not current or upcoming exhibitions, shows, or fairs. Updates to the web listing allowed once per year
  4. ARTIST PHOTO - featured in listing
  5. ARTWORK SAMPLES – Up to 14 pieces of artwork on your page. Artist to provide photos. Artwork should be available for purchase. Listings to include title of work, short description, dimension, price. 
  6. LISTING MAY INCLUDE DIRECT CONTACT INFO (upon discussion with gallery) Artist’s direct web address, email address and phone number. For privacy, no street address. 
  7. NEWSLETTER FEATURE – As time allows, gallery owner will feature  select artists in the Gallery Newsletter “WI ART NEWS”. Artists will supply information, photos, and help write articles. Let gallery owner know if this interests you.
  8. NEWSLETTER LISTING - When possible, all artists will be listed and/or promoted in the Newsletter “WI ART NEWS” which has circulation to over 3000 contacts! 
  9. SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION – Visitors will find you on the internet near the top of their search!


  1. Promotional /listing fee is $100 per year – for all/any portion of a year. This fee covers software expenses, time to maintain the website, update images, create newsletters, etc. 
  2. 25% Commission on all sold artwork.


  1. If you are interested in web listing, complete agreement and mail $100 check to address listed.
  2. If you want to be contacted directly to purchase artwork, your contact info must be listed. You can negotiate the sale directly with the customer including all terms, price, shipping, pickup, delivery, insurance, returns, costs, etc. You agree to pay Gallery 25% commission on all sold artwork.
  3. If you want the gallery to handle communications and the sale - your personal contact information will NOT be listed on the website. A 25% commission is also charged for this arrangement. After the sale, the gallery will send your payment less 25% commission.
  4. Inventory should be held by the consignor, so you always retain art and coordinate shipping with gallery and buyer. 

Click HERE for the ONLINE GALLERY PROMOTION AND LISTING contract for EARLY/REGIONAL (deceased) artists.


See agreement attached for other terms and conditions.  Thank you!