Biennial Members Exhibit

"Makers & Masters...Tradition in Transition" 

January 24 through March 6, 2020

Plymouth Arts Center

520 East Mill Street, Plymouth, WI  53073

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Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Biennial Members Exhibition.


Whether one is a fine craft artist through vocation or avocation, pursuing a career or a life enriching passion, the Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council has served Wisconsin’s fine craft community for 104 years. In that time, the organization has changed and evolved, spurred by the needs of our members and the times in which they worked, while continuing to offer sales and exhibition opportunities, workshops and professional development programs.

Entry for the WDCC 2020 Biennial Members Exhibition, “Makers and Masters...Tradition in Transition” is open to all members, be they Master Craft Artists with decades of experience, new Makers at the beginning of their creative evolution, or mature members devoting more time to their creative passions after leaving other careers. Collaborative work between members will be accepted, and collaborations between “Masters and Makers” are especially encouraged.

Applications will be accepted through November 15. Notification of accepted works will be sent by the end of November.

Application fee: $25 for up to three entries. This is a juried exhibition. Artwork entered must be original, crafted by the artist and not shown in a previous WDCC Biennial or Plymouth Arts Center exhibition. A total of $1,000 will be awarded for First, Second and Third place.  If collaborations between members amount to at least 10% of the exhibition there will be an addition award of $200 in that category.

Click here to apply:

Questions about the Exhibition or application process can be directed to Kathleen Eggert, the Exhibition coordinator at:

Plymouth Arts Foundation, Inc.



All transportation and shipping costs for the exhibition are the responsibility of the artist unless otherwise agreed upon prior to the exhibition date.

The Plymouth Arts Center is not responsible for damage or theft of artwork while in transit. Work will be inspected at the time of check-in to the Gallery. Any damage observed will be recorded and reported to the artist immediately.

All work must be delivered in person, or shipped to arrive, no later than the Saturday prior to the opening day of the scheduled exhibit, unless other arrangements have been made in advance. Delivery of artworks is preferred in the morning beginning at 10:00 a.m., and will be accepted to 1:30 p.m. Receipts for your work will be available upon request at the time of delivery. If a party other than the Artist will pick up the artwork at the close of the exhibit, the Receipt, signed by the artist should be presented to assure the person picking up the work has been authorized by the Artist to do so.


Artworks must be picked up promptly following the close of the exhibit. A date and time for pick up will be established well in advance. At the discretion of Gallery 110 North, work left at the Gallery more than ten (10) days beyond the closing date becomes the property of the Gallery unless prior arrangements have been made.

Works shipped to the Gallery may be shipped back to the artist with payment of a $25 handling fee and a prepaid return shipping container for the artwork. For return shipping by FEDEX or UPS please provide a pre-printed label from the carrier to facilitate pickup.


All artwork is covered by insurance while on the Gallery’s premises. Any valuations shown are those stated by the lender and may not be considered as insurance claim values. In the event the value is questioned on an insurance claim, values will be based upon fair market value. If no records are available to support fair market value, references to similar works by other artists will be used to establish value.


All work must be delivered ready to hang, or assembled and ready to display. Artwork requiring assembly and disassembly is the responsibility of the artist. Artists with special requests should contact the artist’s liaison, Deborah Heberlein, at 920-893-8142. All artwork on paper must be under Plexiglas or glass andproperly wired for hanging unless previously agreed to. If glass is broken upon arrival, a new glass will be fitted and the artist billed for the cost of the glass.


Artists may offer their work for sale, or may choose not to by indicating a minimum number of pieces as NFS. Sales are encouraged. Commissions: The Plymouth Arts Center shall sell the artworks in Gallery 110 North only at the retail price specified by the artist on the Inventory sheet. The Plymouth Arts Center and the Artist agree that a 35% (percent) commission of the retail price will be due the Plymouth Arts Center. Sales Tax: The Plymouth Arts Center assumes all responsibility for Sales tax. We will collect and pay the Wisconsin State sales tax of 5.5% on all works sold in Gallery 110 North. The applicable sales tax as determined by the State, will be added to the retail price established by the Artist. Terms of Payment: Before payment a W9 form, enclosed, must be completed and submitted to the PAC. The Plymouth Arts Center shall pay the Artist proceeds of an artwork sale, less 35% commission, within two (2) weeks following the close of the exhibit.


Artwork presented for this exhibition MAY NOT have been shown on any previous occasion in Gallery 110 North.

It is to be understood that no artwork may be removed from the exhibit by the artist once it has been submitted to the show. Gallery 110 North retains the right to reject any works of art that are deemed to be inappropriate. A committee of three persons will make this decision, if the need arises. The Gallery shall have the right to use the works or reproductions of same for catalogue and promotional use. The submission of entries constitutes acceptance of all conditions outlined in these guidelines.


All information for the exhibit will be taken from the Artist Inventory Sheet which we will assume is correct. If there are changes to be made, it is the responsibility of the artist to contact Deborah Heberlein, Gallery Exhibits at 920-893-8142 one month prior to delivery of the piece(s). A message should be left and a call will be returned to the artist. To facilitate installation, all artwork should be labeled with the artist’s name, title of work, media, size (as framed) and price.


EXHIBITION / DATES_"Makers and Masters...Tradition in Transition" Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council Biennial, January 24-March 6, 2020

ARTIST’S OPENING RECEPTION Friday, January 24, 2020 TIME _4:30-7:30 PM__ DEADLINES

ARTIST’S COMPLETED INVENTORY SHEET December 27, 2019, or sooner_____ (Form will be supplied to accepted artists.)

DELIVERY OF WORK TO GALLERY 110 NORTH _Saturday, January 18, 2020, 10AM– 1:30PM.

Shipped work must arrive at PAC Week of January 13-18, 2020)
_Saturday, March 7, 2020, 10AM-1:30PM

  • 16 Jul 2019 8:37 PM | Kathleen Eggert (Administrator)

    We are very proud to announce that the WDCC 2020 Biennial Members Exhibition, “Makers and Masters...Tradition in Transition” will once again be held at the Plymouth Arts Center, from January 24 through March, 2020.  

    The prospectus is now available and entries will be accepted through November 15.  Entry is open to all members, be they Master Craft Artists with decades of experience, new Makers at the beginning of their creative evolution, or mature members devoting more time to their creative passions after leaving other careers.

    Contact Exhibition Coordinator Kathleen Eggert at if you have any questions.

  • 09 Mar 2018 11:31 PM | Kathleen Eggert (Administrator)

    You are invited to attend the Opening Reception of the 2018 WDCC Biennial Members Exhibition, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., on Friday, March 16th at the Plymouth Arts Center, 520 E. Mill St., Plymouth, WI  53073

    Over 30 artists are represented in the show which runs from March 26th through May 4th. Click here for a complete list of the artists.

    The WDCC Annual Meeting will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 prior to the opening.  Anyone who would like to learn more about our organization is invited to attend and stay for the opening.

  • 28 Aug 2017 1:47 PM | Kathleen Eggert (Administrator)

    Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council and the Plymouth Arts Center


    The WDCC Biennial Members Exhibition

    March 16 - May 4, 2018

    The Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council is dedicated to the support of Fine Craft and the Artists who create it.   Through shows, exhibitions, workshops and on-line, WDCC works to elevate standards and increase public awareness of design and craftsmanship.

    The Plymouth Art Center is located in Plymouth, WI,  due west of Sheboygan, WI (home of the renowned John Michael Kohler Art Center).  Well supported by the surrounding community, the PAC is a short drive west from I-43 and within an hour and a half drive of greater Milwaukee to the south and Green Bay to the north.

    All artists working in craft media are eligible to enter up to three pieces for the exhibition.  It is not necessary to be a member to apply, but membership will be required if work is accepted.  Membership is on a twelve-month basis from the date of payment.  For membership information go to: Join WDCC

    Complete Prospectus available HERE.

  • 08 Jan 2016 1:23 PM | Robert Dickey (Administrator)

    Thanks and congratulations to the members who submitted works and were accepted into the 2016 Biennial Exhibition at the Museum of Wisconsin Art.

  • 14 Aug 2015 10:24 AM | Robert Dickey (Administrator)

    Applications for this outstanding show are now being accepted. The application period runs through October 25th.  You can access a prospectus and application by clicking on the link in the show description on this page, or directly here. If you have any questions regarding the exhibition please contact Show Chair, Barbara Chappell at 414.302.1849 or

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