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2025 Calendar & Poster Call for Art Open Now!

Dane Arts is now accepting submissions for the twenty-fifth edition of our annual arts calendar and poster, highlighting the wonderful and talented artists of Dane County. The theme of the 2025 Calendar is: “Curious by Nature.”

Submissions due FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2024 by 4 PM.

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2024 Art Poster

Each year for over four decades, the Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission's annual art poster has showcased a different, talented local artist. This tradition lives on in 2024. Poster donations help support the Commission's mission and programs: fostering public participation, increasing access, and forging alliances in support of local arts, culture, and history.

Vertical poster of a woodblock print. The image features a black background with flowers and foliage. Yellow rabbits appear on the left and right sides of the image while hands reach out from the bottom and top of the composition. The bottom hand holds a strawberry and the top two hands hold three grubs.

Lesley Anne Numbers, Give and Receive, 2019, reductive woodblock print, 18” x 24”

Poster Size: 24" x 36"


Image of a smiling woman with brown, blue and grey hair with white and yellow flowers next to her left ear. She is wearing a blue, red, purple and green dress. The background consists of green grass and green leaves.

About the Artwork:

Lesley Anne Numbers - Artist Statement 

Lesley Numbers is an artist and educator, born and raised in Madison, WI. She has a BS in Art Education and an MFA in Printmaking from UW-Madison. While Lesley’s professional roles regularly shift, her practice is rooted in love, spirit and community. Her artwork is inspired by motherhood, music, magic and the flora and fauna of Dane County.

For the past five years, Lesley has focused on creating large-scale, intuitively-composed and color-filled reductive woodblock prints. Each print is unique, using a combination of traditional printmaking methods and hand-painted elements.

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Where can I pick up a poster?

The 2024 art poster is available to the public by voluntary donation at locations throughout Dane County as follows beginning in 2024:

  • City-County Building (Room 421), 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Madison WI
  • The following Dane County city/town/village halls: Town of Blooming Grove, Village of Cottage Grove, Town of Dunn, City of Middleton, City of Monona, Village of Mount Horeb, City of Verona, Town of Westport
  • The following Dane County framing shops are serving as poster distribution sites and in partnership with the Commission offering custom framing discounts for this year’s art poster:
    • Douglas Art & Frame, 3238 University Avenue, Madison (608-441-9948)
    • Meuer Art & Picture Frame Co, 8448 Old Sauk Road, Middleton (608-833-3337)
    • Monroe Street Framing, 1901 Monroe St, Madison, (608-255-7330)

Dane Arts would like to thank Douglas Art & Frame for their generous support in annually framing the Dane County Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission poster! 

While you're here, don't miss our 2024 Art Calendar, featuring Dane County Artists!


Past Art Posters

Colorful painting with a dominant red color. Blue flowers extend from an anatomically correct heart surrounded by several birds. The heart rests on top of a turtle in the bottom of the composition.

Richie Morales, Pangea, from The Effects of Time on Memory Series, “Human Animals,” 2023 Art Poster

Painting of a green landscape with a wide path in the foreground extending into the distance. Above the horizon line is a blue sky. The landscape is dotted with pink flowers.

Molly Krolczyk, Summer Night, Indian Lake, 2022 Art Poster

A watercolor painting of six pink flamingos in a row reflected below them in the bottom half of the composition.

Steve Wagner, Strolling, 2020 Art Poster

Karen Watson-Newlin, Pleasant Valley Conservatory, 2019 Art Poster

Reed Jones, Sunflower on Ely Place, 2018 Art Poster

John Ribble, Solitude, 2017 Art Poster

Judy Patenaude, Hide N' Seek, 2016 Art Poster

Brian McCormick, Lagoon, 2015 Art Poster

Kay Brothol-Hostvet, Steadfast, 2014 Art Poster

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