Artisan Resources Events News

Our site offers Art Exhibitions, Juried Fine Art Shows Around Wisconsin and around the World.

–below Please Find Festa Italiana and Forks & Corks, Tosa Fest, For all other calls for Art click on call for art or see the home page left side for specific shows.

 These  Fine Art and Fine Craft shows are all in southeastern Wisconsin and linked here.

or just hover over the last tab Artisan Resources on the home page or

hit call for art in the tags section

Third week of July Festa Italiana Juried Italian Artisan Fine Art Show & Exhibition. Open to Artisans of Italian Descent and or married to Italian American only.  There is an opportunity for non-Italian Artisans within the grounds at a  normal show circuit application fee. See  Festa Italiana for more info.

Forks & Corks September West Allis Wisconsin See it – taste it- buy it – love it. Forks & Corks is Wine and food tasting event with Fine Artisans. 5:30 p.m. till 8:30 p.m. see links below

About these shows:

-If you have juried for any of our shows in the past two years, no re-jury is necessary. Early bird fees apply till the application date then late fees apply.
The below Fine Art show portions of these events are organized by Valorie Schleicher, an Artist and Arts Advocate where we ‘Artists’ are considered a valuable member of our community and not ‘Vendors’. We celebrate the Artist and all forms of Art; we advocate all Artisans keeping your hard-earned money in your pocket.

These shows represent a Win-Win for the Artisan and non-profits hosting us. There is a minimal application fee of   $50.00 and a 10% commission on any sales taken go to the Non-Profit hosting the Artisans. These monies then get re-distributed within the community. Late application fees of apply after deadlines most shows are open till full. Some shows fill very fast.

We also showcase emerging Artisans and student Artisans within most of these shows.

Valorie Schleicher – Artist/Arts Advocate/Art Chair

see more about Val or our resources at the following sites:

-ValorieSchleicher.wordpress. com

-BuyLocalArtWisconsin. Com

-VL Sculptures on Face Book

– VL Sculptures on LinkedIn

– Buy Local Art Wisconsin Face Book

Questions? Email me at ApplyFineArt

I believe that Art needs to be accessible to all members of the community Valorie Schleicher.

Festa Italina

Festa Italiana  Milwaukee WI.  is in its 38th  year and is believed to be the largest Italian Festival in the country with over 100,000 visitors over 4 days.

Get more info here

Dead line: 3/15 late application fee applies after this date.

To see more from Festa Italiana click the above link and on tags Festa Italiana in the right column.

Watch for Artisan Interviews for selected Artisans after May


Watch for Artisan Interviews for selected Artisans after 7-1-2011



Forks & Corks  Get more Information and application here Forks & Corks  information

To see more from past Forks & Corks click above and on tags Forks & Corks in the right column.

Watch for Artisan Interviews for selected Artisans after Aug. 1st.

Get a Wisconsin Sales Tax Permit here
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See More Calls for art

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Tosa Fest


September is in the Historic Wauwatosa Village

Fine Art Show is only on Saturday

Tosa Fest is in its 38th year started by the Village of Wauwatosa Task Force to showcase the Wauwatosa Culture and  historical Village. We have two main music stages, a kids area and numerous food Purveyors. It is a great all Family event.

A number of years ago we established our Tosa Fest Fine Art Show, it only happens on Saturday the weekend of the event. The Artisans are moving to State Street surrounding Ace Hardware we will no longer by located north of our Little Red Store / Harwood Stage area.

We showcase emerging and Professional Artisans along with and Young Peoples art from our Wauwatosa Schools. This is a true celebration of all things Art from Wauwatosa and our surrounding communities.


This is a  fundraiser and 10% of Artisan sales or commissions taken go to the Task Force who in turn re-distributes the profits back into Wauwatosa; via Student Scholarships, non-profit-Organizations. You can find more information on the site below

More information on Past Tosa Fest Fine Art show click here

To see more on Tosa Fest see the Tosa Fest site click here

Map to Village village_of_wauwatosa_map 

The Little Red Store is now home to our Historical Society‘s new Wauwatosa Information Center.

A note from Wauwatosa’s Historical Society about our Little Red Store

Wauwatosa’s earliest commerce and  architecture are vital aspects of its historical character. The Little Red Store is an important  survivor from Wauwatosa’s earliest history, having served throughout the years as a dwelling, the oldest remaining post office building in Milwaukee County,  a railroad station, general store, library, a place for political groups, harness shop, grocery, and plumbing shop. Many of the trades the building sheltered are things of the past that deserve to be commemorated for their contributions  to the development of  Wauwatosa.


Strong Woman Models Needed: model needed

Artist Model needed for Strong Woman Series Art Series Strong Woman Model will be compensated with her face cast in stoneware and glazed in majolica.

Strong Women Needed; from DNA line X,H,V,T,K & J contact Artists studio Wauwatosa WI.
Genealogists are getting into DNA if you know one pass this on to them.

Needed Strong Women who can genetically trace their DNA trace/descend from to the following areas of the world:
X; Central Asia, Siberia & America’s:
H: Scandinavia, Brittain:
V: France, Italy, Iberian Peninsula.
T: Tuscany, north-west Italy:
K, Piazza San Marco in Venice, Croatia, Alps, Pro Valley, Bogona, Milan, Turin.
J: Euphrates River, Syria, Persian Gulf.

found Strong Woman from
U: Mount Parnassus Greek Classical site of Delphi

People who have had their DNA tested either by Oxford University researchers in England Geographics DNA Site,
The Genographic Project
Family Tree DNA
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