Made to Order
The Trout Museum of Art is proud to present “Made to Order,” a match-making program for art buyers and artists, designed to support artists and introduce art buying to those that are curious. During these difficult times, you can help create a base of support for artists and encourage direct investment in TMA and the arts community in the Fox Cities.
TMA arranges commissions between buyers interested in purchasing art and artists who create incredible works of art. These works can range from $100 to $10,000! If you’re interested in learning more, browse the artists and fill out the Made to Order interest form below. If you don’t see exactly what you want, that’s okay. Fill out the Made to Order interest form anyway and tell us what artwork you’re looking for and we will help you find the right artist.
Made to Order is part of TMA’s goal to cultivate the very important part of our community that artists need in order to thrive, art buyers. TMA wants to encourage the idea of purchasing contemporary art. Artists, as all of us, cannot live on exposure alone. Artists need a community who knows, supports, and values what they do.
TMA’s goal is to raise $80,000-$100,000—half of which goes directly into the hands of artists, with the other half going to support TMA’s programming. All of this results in an exhibition of the original works of art, an online catalog documenting the work, and an Artist Gala on Friday, August 28, 2020 to unveil the finished pieces. Artworks will make their way to the buyers’ homes following the exhibition. Artworks that are still in progress will be featured online.
I’m interested in buying a Made to Order artwork, what do I do next?
- Choose your budget and an artist. Browse artists listed below.
- Fill out a Made to Order interest form. If you don’t see an artist you like, fill out the Made to Order interest form anyway and let us know what you’re looking for.
- TMA staff will coordinate an artist connection and project details.
- Payment to TMA: 50% down payment and 50% when the project is completed.
- Artist creates your masterpiece.
- Buy tickets to and attend the Artist Gala 2020 to view your piece in an all-original Made to Order exhibit!
- Take your one-of-a-kind artwork home!
Need to make a Made to Order payment?
Click the link below and enter in the amount indicated in your contract. In the comment field, please indicate your name and the name of your artist.