You are invited to submit your artwork to Why Mom Why Mom, a group show at Commonwealth Gallery in Madison, WI

October 1-7 2019, including MMOCA Gallery Night!

Artists need not be mothers to apply: any art around and about mothers, motherhood, and mothering will be considered. 


1.  Create one zipped file containing:

  • up to four JPEG or TIFF images at up to 300dpi, titled as follows: lastname.title.jpg
  • 3D work may include one extra view of each work at no additional cost. Detail shots for all 2D work will not be considered.
  • a brief artist's statement 
  • a list of images with title, dimensions, medium, year, and price.

2. Title the file with the artist's last name, give the email the subject WHY MOM SUBMISSION and email it to  by 11:59pm on Friday, August 16th, 2019.

3. Make a $25 payment for your submission (PER SHOW SUBMISSION - NOT PER PIECE) by clicking the "Buy Now" button below.

    PLEASE NOTE: No submissions will be considered until payment has been submitted.

    Payment must be made within 24 hours of submissions. 

Important Dates for Why Mom Why Mom:

Submissions due:                        Friday, August 16th, by midnight.

Notification of acceptance:        Saturday, August 31st

Artwork Drop-Off:                       September 24 - 30, by appointment only

Artist Reception:                          Friday, October 4th,  5:00pm-9:00pm

                                                       ****** MMOCA GALLERY NIGHT ******

                                                       Followed by the After Hours party at MMOCA

Exhibition Run Dates:                October 1 - 7

Artwork Pick-Up:                        October 8 - 15, by appointment only 

Questions and concerns may be sent to Noël Ash at