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The Pump House Regional Arts Center, located in downtown La Crosse, WI, is home to a wide range of visual and performing arts activities. The historic building, built in 1880 as the city water pumping station, was converted to a cultural center in 1977 and is affectionately called by locals the “Pump House.”  The Pump House features three exhibition galleries, a 140 seat theatre, art education classrooms complete with a kiln and pottery wheels, a conference room, meeting areas and an outdoor courtyard with seating.  It is a fully accessible and smoke-free environment.

The Pump House is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, greatly supported by volunteers, memberships, and donations.  Memberships start at $35 per year and come with many benefits, including waived entry fee for submissions in response to the annual Call to Artists.


January 31, 2020 – Application deadline
February 1- March 1, 2020 – Jury committee reviews all submissions
March 15, 2020 – Jury results announced and accepted proposals scheduled for exhibitions from September 1, 2020 through August 31, 2021

Application Requirements

  1. Download and Review ARTIST PROSPECTUS
  2. Complete Exhibition Proposal Form online below.
  3.  Submit 5 images (.jpg format at 72 dpi resolution,) each saved as follows:
  4. Pay Jury Fee: $30*. (Waived for current Pump House members.) Call (608) 785-1434 with MC/Visa/Discover information, or pay in person with check or cash. *Scholarships are available. Send inquiry to: contact@thepumphouse.org for more information.


Pump House Gallery Application 20-21

2020-2021 Pump House Gallery Season
  • If applicable
  • How would you like to be listed on the website, in the Pump House season program, etc.
  • A long description of your work for the jury and judges to better understand your work.
  • A short blurb or sentence to be used in marketing.
  • Drop files here or
    Please upload five images of your work to be reviewed by our jury (Images may also be used for marketing purposes.) Uploads must be in jpg format, 72 dpi resolution, and titled/saved as follows: ArtistFirstName_LastName_Title_Medium_Dimensions_Price
  • AGREEMENT: I hereby submit this application to become an Exhibitor at Pump House Regional Arts Center. By signing this application I agree that I have downloaded and reviewed the 2020-21 Artist Prospectus available above, and hereby and forever discharges Pump House Regional Arts Center and their officers, agents, representatives, volunteers and employees from and against any and all manner of actions, suits, damages, claims, and demands, whatsoever in law, or equity, for any reason. Applicant agrees to give permission for use of any photos sent with this application to be used for promotional reasons.
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
    ***You must submit this form before leaving the page, or all information will be lost.

Submissions will not be considered for selection if the jury fee is not paid.


Contact Information for Questions

Phone: (608) 785-1434
Fax: (608) 785-1432
E-mail: contact@thepumphouse.org
Website: www.thepumphouse.org

Mailing Address:
Pump House Regional Arts Center
119 King Street
La Crosse, WI 54601