University of Wisconsin–Madison

Application for Fifth@21 Art Gallery

Who is Eligible?

People who have a connection to UW–Madison, such as local artists, employees, instructors, students, and family or friends of employees may apply.

Display Periods

Art is displayed in the hallway for 6 week–2 month periods.

Artwork Image Requirements

  • Submit one digital image per artwork.
  • The digital images you submit must be of the actual artworks you propose to display.
  • Images must be in proper orientation for viewing on a computer (upright on monitor).
  • Resolution: 72 dpi
  • Format: .jpg

Physical Space

There are 4 wall display sections in the public corridors on the 5th floor of the building.

  • 20 ft x 8 ft
  • 20 ft x 8 ft
  • 10 ft x 8 ft
  • 8 ft x 8 ft

Wall Mounting System

We use the Walker Display Picture Hanging System with Hi-Holders.

  • A hanging wire is required on all artwork.
  • Each hanger has a weight limit of 50 lbs; limit of 150 lbs per 8 foot wall length.
  • Maximum wall space height for hanging is approximately 6 feet.


There is no insurance provided. Artwork will be on display in a hallway with high foot traffic. You are encouraged to provide your own property insurance.


Any sales will be made directly between the artist and the buyer. No commission will be charged. All artwork must remain on display for the designated period, with sales finalized after the show.

Review and Selection

The Art Committee will review all submissions. The Art Committee reserves the right to refuse any works submitted. The Art Committee will electronically notify each applicant if their proposal was accepted (or not) within 6 weeks after deadline.


If you have any questions, email

Fifth@21 Gallery
Office of Human Resources
21 N. Park Street
Suite 5101
Madison, Wisconsin 53715


  • Please email your art images, including the sizes, to after you submit the application.

    By submitting this application I agree to provide the work(s) of art or other material identified above for display in the Office of Human Resources, as listed above. I agree to release the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System, its officers, employees and agents for all risks of physical damage, from whatever loss, damage, destruction or theft of work(s) while on display and/or while being shipped to or from the exhibition. The displayed works are not and will not be covered under any property or liability coverage through the UW Board of Regents. I understand that I am solely responsible for the decision to procure, or not, property insurance at my own cost for the work(s) being displayed.