Call to Artists: 2019-20 Pump House Gallery Season


The Pump House Regional Arts Center, located in downtown La Crosse, WI, is home to a wide range of visual and performing arts activities. The historic building, built in 1880 as the city water pumping station, was converted to a cultural center in 1977 and is affectionately called by locals the “Pump House.”  The Pump House features three exhibition galleries, a 140 seat theatre, art education classrooms complete with a kiln and pottery wheels, a conference room, meeting areas and an outdoor courtyard with seating.  It is a fully accessible and smoke-free environment.

The Pump House is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, greatly supported by volunteers, memberships, and donations.  Memberships start at $35 per year and come with many benefits, including waived entry fee for submissions in response to the annual Call to Artists.


January 31, 2019 – Application deadline
February 1- March 1, 2019 – Jury committee reviews all submissions
March 15, 2019 – Jury results announced and accepted proposals scheduled for exhibitions from September 1, 2019 through August 31, 2020

Application Requirements

  • Download and Review ARTIST PROSPECTUS
  • Complete Exhibition Proposal Form ONLINE
  •  Submit 5 images (.jpg format at 72 dpi resolution,) each saved as follows:
  • ArtistFirstName_LastName_Title_Medium_Dimensions_Price
  • Pay Jury Fee: $30*. (Waived for current Pump House members.) Call (608) 785-1434 with MC/Visa/Discover information, or pay in person with check or cash. *Scholarships are available. Send inquiry to: [email protected] for more information.

Opportunity Opens

Wednesday, Dec 19th 2018

Opportunity Closes

Thursday, Jan 31st 2019, 11:45pm

Application Location

External Site
MN Artists