150 Years on Main

Waunakee’s 7th Annual Public Art Project

Summary:

The Village of Waunakee, in partnership with the Endres Mfg. Company and the Waunakee Area Chamber of Commerce, is happy to announce the seventh annual Waunakee Public Art Project. Last year’s project, Butterflies on Main, was successful in continuing to build upon the creative and innovative identity of Waunakee. The Village and its partners would like to build on this project and see it taken even further, expanding on the last 150 years of Waunakee’s heritage.

This year’s project aims to highlight Waunakee’s history and heritage over the last 150 years. Endres Mfg. Company will once again donate time, labor, and materials to provide our artists with steel cutouts. A $300 stipend (provided by Endres Mfg. Company Foundation, Waunakee Area Chamber of Commerce and Village of Waunakee) will be provided to each artist or artist team. Those interested in applying must currently live or work within the school district limits of Waunakee, or be a graduate of the Waunakee Community School District.

All of the finished pieces will be displayed at various locations around the village and then auctioned off at the end of summer.  For further details and how to apply, see below.

Project Description:

Artists will be assigned a blank steel cutout with the words "Waunakee 150 - 1871-2021" which will be mounted on a 3 foot steel base. For exact shape, please see the link below. The artist is completely free to determine theme, materials, and general direction of the final product, based on their proposal.

Specifications

Finished pieces will be displayed around the Village at various locations through the summer. After display is over, a plaque which will include artist information and credits, as well as information for Endres Mfg. Company and the Waunakee Area Chamber of Commerce will be included with the pieces when they are sold. After the pieces are removed from view, they will be auctioned off to the community either virtually or at Wauktoberfest. Proceeds will support projects that benefit the community through the Waunakee Creative Economy Initiative and the Endres Foundation.

Goals:

  • Continue to develop a sense of place and artistic identity within Waunakee and surrounding regions 
  • Build off of the success of last year’s project and make public art a point of interest for the Village
  • Strengthen the relationship between Waunakee businesses and citizens through art and creativity
  • Promote the downtown area through commerce, partnerships, and increased foot traffic
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Waunakee 150 Steel Cutout - Final



Artist Eligibility:

  • The Artist must live or work within the limits of the Waunakee Community School District, or be a graduate of Waunakee Community High School
  • The call is open to professional/amateur/hobby artists and students of all ages
  • Artist teams are eligible for the project: however, a team leader must be selected and made clear in the application material
  • The stipend must be shared with team members 
  • Previous public art experience is not necessary; all who are interested are encouraged to apply.

Budget:

Each artist or team of artists will be given a $300 stipend for use throughout the project. This includes coverage including but not limited to: supplies, transportation, studio overhead, and more. Any expenses exceeding $300 are the responsibility of the artists to cover. Stipends generously provided by Village of Waunakee, Waunakee Area Chamber of Commerce and Endres Manufacturing Company Foundation. Product materials, labor and fabrication of pieces are provided by Endres Manufacturing Company.

FINAL ART ON MAIN PIECES ARE NOW ON DISPLAY ON THE DECK AT THE WAUNAKEE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE!

Pieces will be moved to he Endres Manufacturing grounds on Friday, September 17th, 2021. The live auction will be held on Sunday, September 19, 2021 at 3:30 PM during Wauktoberfest. Check out details on this years pieces below, and check back on September 1st for further auction details!

Abby - Front

Artist:
Abby Wilson

Work Title:
"Waunakee Fire"

Media:
Acrylic on Steel

Michelle - Front

Artist(s):
 Michelle Butcher

Work Title:
 "Waunakee Natural History"

Media:
Mixed Media, Epoxy

John - Front

Artist(s):
John Olthafer

Work Title:
"Intarsia Intro"

Media:
Hardwoods, Paint, Varnish, Aluminum

Kayla Front

Artist(s):
Kayla Proctor

Work Title:
"Waunakee Blessings"

Media:
Wood, Acrylic, Acrylic Paint, Epoxy

Micaela - Front

Artist(s):
Micaela Horning & Katie Pinzon

Work Title:
"The Change of Peaceful Valley"

Media:
Acrylic paint, Spray Paint, Resin, Polymer Clay, Paint Pens, Fabric Roses, Various Flowers

Todd - Front

Artist(s):
Todd Miller

Work Title:
"Lineage and Legacy"

Media:
Acrylic Paint, Acrylic Paint Markers, Lascaux UV Varnish

Abby - Back
Michelle - Back
Kayla - Back
Micaela - Back
Todd - Back