Artists Wanted! Seeking submissions for 2023 Holiday Card program
The Hunger Task Force annual Holiday Card program is a festive tradition – every card sent and received helps put food on the table for local families, children and seniors. Each year, nearly 15,000 cards are purchased, spreading an artist’s work far and wide in Milwaukee.
Hunger Task Force is looking for creative, festive, secular designs that focus on togetherness, connectivity and winter traditions. Artwork of all kinds are encouraged, from photography, to sketches, to digital renderings. In particular, bright snowflakes, Milwaukee-skyline images, barns, snow-covered pine trees, etc. have been popular. Artist biographies are included on the back of each card and across promotional materials. We advertise this program through direct mail, e-newsletters and multiple social media platforms.
Art Submission Information:
Please send file submissions to [email protected] (*.pdf or *.jpg files) by Sunday, September 3, 2023. We will then review all art and choose three final designs for production by mid-September.
Looking for inspiration?
Meet our 2022 artists and learn more about the Wisconsin-based talent contributing to this program!
Vicki Fleming lived in the Greater Milwaukee Area for nearly two decades before relocating to Minocqua, WI where she and her family have resided for the last twenty-seven years. Vicki is the head drama coach and musical theatre director at Lakeland Union High School, a program that has received many Jerry Awards through the Overture Center in Madison. Vicki took up drawing and painting in her early 60s and has found joy creating art for herself and friends. Northern Winter Night is an original piece using colored pencils – Vicki’s favorite fine art medium.
Rosy Petri is a mother, self-taught artist and storyteller from Milwaukee. Her work fuses fabric portraiture, multimedia storytelling, and illustration as an act of witness. Rosy’s residencies and fellowships include the Mary L Nohl Emerging Artist Fellow, Mildred L. Harpole Artist of the Year, bell hooks Center inaugural artist in residence and Pfister Hotel artist in residence. Her work can be viewed in collections across the Milwaukee community, including Hunger Task Force’s Volunteer Welcome Center. Rosy’s art and fine craft can be found at www.thisisparadisehome.com.
Jon Mattrisch is a self-taught photographer with more than nine years’ experience. His work includes travel, nature, drone, product, concert, event and architectural photography, to name a few. Jon loves Milwaukee but has recently taken extensive adventures to explore new cities, experience new areas and discover forgotten landscapes. Photography is his creative escape, and he is always learning, adding new skills and techniques to his repertoire. Follow along with his daily Instagram posts at @jmke.photography or browse his work at www.jmkephotography.com.