Wisconsin ArtsWest is a juried exhibit sponsored by the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library. It is open to all working artists and students, age 18 and older, residing in Wisconsin. The first ArtsWest show opened in September 1979. Due to pandemic safety restrictions, the 2021 exhibit will be held as a virtual show.
There were 213 entries submitted by 122 artists for Wisconsin ArtsWest 42. Of these, 32 works were selected by the juror, representing 12 communities.
The competition is juried by a working artist, craftsperson, or qualified staff member from an art museum, gallery, or art department of a university or college. Jurors are from outside the area and are from Wisconsin or Minnesota. Prizes are donated by the Friends of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library.