Submissions - Early / Regional




Especially interested in Wisconsin paintings 1900 - 1950ish.

We are especially interested in promoting and collecting exceptional artwork of 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 collectio - 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 help value your artwork. Especially helpful for trusts and inheritances.

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

Please understand that we operate like any retail business and need to make money too. Generally galleries purchase at about half of the retail value. Although some Wisconsin artists are very collectible and can command good prices, most do not. It's also important to understand that every artist created good and bad work - so a "name" means only so much. Size, condition, age, subject, historic importance, overall desirablity, and even resale potential are a few of the benchmarks used to value artwork. We are happy to discuss the value of your art.

We are not certified appraisers (but plan to be soon). We may be able to help value your art.         If its not a Wisconsin Artist, we probably can't help you.

If you have a large collection of work and would like to have a meeting to discuss, call 414-333-1942.   If you would like to consign or sell just a few pieces of artwork, email the following information to: 

Images of Artwork(s)

  • Image of front and back of object
  • Image of Artists signature, exhibition labels, dates, etc.
  • Images should be in JPEG format
  • Name image files with artist’s last name and title of work

‚ÄčArtist Name

Date created (if known)



If you have any questions concerning submission requirements, contact the Gallery by emailing or calling 414-333-1942.

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


Beginning May 2019, The GALLERY OF WISCONSIN ART, LLC (GOWA) will operate primarily online with only occasional pop-up exhibitions at select venues. Continuing it’s mission, the gallery will promote and market 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 and/or Vendors/Consignors who have a trusted, mutually respected, flexible, and drama-free working relationship with the Gallery owner. Artists should apply for web promotion, and ideally have been juried into previous exhibition(s) at GOWA, and have the highest quality of work.

Gallery may represent other new artists meeting criteria above.

Benefits OVERVIEW of the promotional listing opportunity includes:

  1. ENDORSEMENT by the Gallery of Wisconsin Art at
  3. ARTIST PAGE– Includes artist bio, statement, etc. – 500 words
  4. ARTIST PHOTO- black and white mug shot of artist.
  5. ARTWORK SAMPLES– Up to 9 pieces of on your artist page. Artist provides photos.
  6. ARTIST’S DIRECT CONTACT INFO (unless contact through Gallery is preferred)    Artist’s direct web address, email address and phone number.                                  For privacy and security, no street address allowed.
  7. NEWSLETTER FEATURE – Gallery owner will invite select artists to be featured in the monthly(?) Gallery Newsletter “WI ART NEWS”. Artists will supply information, photos, and help write articles.
  8. NEWSLETTER LISTING - When possible, all artists will be listed and/or promoted in the Newsletter “WI ART NEWS” which has circulation to over 2500 contacts!
  9. SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION– Visitors will find you near the top of their search!


  1. Fee for 2019 will be $60. Future annual fee is $100/ year – for all or any portion of a year.
  2. If a sale results through GOWA personal referral or website lead, you agree to pay a 20% referral commission to the gallery. Trust and honesty is at the core of this offering.