MATC Solicits Original Artwork and Sculpture to Display at Downtown Milwaukee Campus

Ginny Gnadt, Public Relations Coordinator, gnadtv@MATC.EDU

November 08, 2021

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee Area Technical College is soliciting original works of art, including an outdoor sculpture, to be created and displayed in the Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 700 W. State St. The campus has recently undergone many renovations, and artwork created by students, alumni and community members will decorate new spaces and celebrate the college’s history and diversity. This is the second year of MATC’s new community art program.

Proposals will be accepted until Dec. 31, 2021 for new artwork or work already created in 2020-2021. Up to 20 works of art plus one sculpture will be selected. Artists may submit multiple pieces to fit a variety of available spaces. Final artwork must be completed and delivered by Aug. 1, 2022.

Preference may be given to student and alumni artists from the MATC district, and four-year transfer partner colleges including Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Mount Mary University, Alverno College and others. In addition, preference may be given to work that focuses on MATC fields of study, such as  manufacturing, transportation, construction, community and human services, creative arts, design and media; or on social justice issues in Milwaukee and the U.S.; or on any visual interpretation of MATC’s mission or vision. 

“We are pleased to offer artists, particularly those with connections to MATC and its partners, this opportunity to help beautify and contribute their vision to the Downtown Milwaukee Campus community”, said Dr. Vicki J. Martin, MATC president. “We have learned from the installation of our pieces the first year of the program just how impactful it can be to connect to the community we serve through art. The work inspires and leads to self-reflection and thought-provoking conversations on campus.”

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Wisconsin’s largest technical college and one of the most diverse two-year institutions in the Midwest, Milwaukee Area Technical College is a key driver of southeastern Wisconsin’s economy and has provided innovative education in the region since 1912. More than 25,000 students per year attend the college’s four campuses and community-based sites or learn online. MATC offers affordable and accessible education and training opportunities that empower and transform lives in the community. The college offers more than 170 academic programs; and transfer options leading to bachelor’s degrees with more than 40 four-year colleges and universities. Overwhelmingly, MATC graduates build careers and businesses in southeastern Wisconsin. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.