The Hoard Historical Museum in Fort Atkinson has announced it will again host the Mary Hoard Art Show this year. The 2019 Mary Hoard Art Show will take place at two separate times to ensure that all artists in the community are able to display their art.

Part one of the show for students in kindergarten to 8th grade has concluded.

Part two for all high school and adult artists will run from Sunday, April 28 through Saturday, May 11 at 2 p.m. The opening reception for this second part of the Mary Hoard Art Show takes place on Sunday, April 28, from 1 to 3 p.m. The awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 28 at 2 p.m. as part of the opening reception.

High School students in the Fort Atkinson School District are eligible to enter one piece of artwork in the show.

Adult artists that live, work, volunteer, or take classes in communities and rural areas in Jefferson County are eligible to enter this show. All two-dimensional and digital artwork must be wired, ready to hang, and capable of supporting its own weight. All three-dimensional work must be no larger than 2 feet by 2 feet by 6 feet tall and must not weigh more than 40 pounds.

Artwork registration for part two runs through Saturday, April 20. The fee to enter the adult show remains at $15 per artist. All entries must remain on display through the end of the show, Saturday, May 11 at 2 p.m. Each adult artist may submit up to two entries. Adult artists are encouraged to enter a third work in the “Local Significance” category. Entries must depict specific, significant persons, objects, events, places, buildings, or landscapes within Jefferson County. Artwork in the “Local Significance” category must meet the other entry requirements, and it may be a digital work.

Entry rules, forms, and registration dates for part two are available for high school and adult artists at the Hoard Museum and at the Nasco Store. Additional entry materials are available for adult artists at the MATC – Fort Campus, and at all Jefferson County Public Libraries and the Cambridge Community Library.

Founded by Mary Cunningham Hoard in 1961 and known first as the Fort Atkinson Art Exhibit, the Mary Hoard Art Show is celebrating its 59th year. Both parts 1 and 2 of the show are sponsored in part by NASCO.

The Hoard Historical Museum and National Dairy Shrine’s Museum are located at 401 Whitewater Ave. in Fort Atkinson. The museums are open Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There is no admission charge. For more information, call the museum at 920-563-7769 or check out our website,

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