$11,000 in Cash Awards for the 2nd Annual National Juried Exhibition 2018, (ANJE), at the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, (WMOCA).

All artists, 18 years of age or older and residing in the United States, are encouraged to enter. This is an open-theme exhibit and will become an annual event. The deadline to enter is 11:59 p.m. (Central Time), August 31, 2018.

This year’s juror, Frank Bernarducci, a longtime 57th street art dealer and champion of realist painters, recently opened a 4,000 square foot ground floor space in Chelsea. Bernarducci Gallery exhibits contemporary realist painting, specializing in New Precisionism.

Artists working in any and all styles from abstract to hyperrealism and everything in between are encouraged to enter!

Accepted works will be on exhibit from October 2 through December 29, 2018.

Last year’s Best of Show was awarded to Candice Chovanec for her painting “My Mother and her Daughter”.

Best of Show will receive $7,500 USD. Second Place will receive $2,500 USD and Third Place will receive $1,000 USD.


  • $100 non-refundable entry fee per artist for up to 4 works
  • .jpg files of artwork (300 DPI, 2MB Max)
  • Online Submission Form REGISTRATION CLOSES 11:59 p.m. (Central Time) FRIDAY, AUGUST 31

Call Timeline

March 30, 2018 – call opens
August 31, 2018 – call closes
September 8, 2018 – notification of selected artists
September 28, 2018 – deadline for receiving all artwork
October 2, 2018 – exhibit opens
October TBA, 2018 – Opening Reception with Frank Bernarducci announcing the “Best of Show”, 2nd and 3rd Place Awards.
December 29, 2018 – Exhibition closes


Sales are encouraged with a 25% commission benefitting the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art. As a condition of entry, the artist grants WMOCA permission to reproduce entered images for publicity and education.


The competition is open to artists, 18 years or older, nationwide. No international entries. Artists working in any medium are encouraged to enter, with the exception of video and computer generated work.

Shipping – Read Carefully!

Artists are responsible for the delivery and pick-up of their work. Accepted works may be hand delivered or shipped to the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, 309 McClellan Street, Wausau, WI 54403 between September 9 and September 28, 2018. Shipped work arriving damaged will not be exhibited or repaired. Accepted works may not be withdrawn prior to the closing of the exhibition. All work must be ready to hang, properly wired and assembled with instructions. Absolutely no packing peanuts! Boxes, crates and even small packages containing packing peanuts will be resealed, immediately returned and eliminated from the exhibition, no exceptions. Artists are responsible for round-trip shipping and insurance (during shipping) of artworks. All shipments must include a prepaid UPS or FED EX (absolutely no USPS stamps) return label and be shipped in a container appropriate for re-use in return shipping.

If you have questions, please email David Hummer at  david@wmoca.org or call 715-571-6551

The 2nd Annual National Juried Exhibition 2018 Cash Awards were generously provided by RUFFI LAW, THE BAUHAUS, LLC, and POETSARTISTS…