Appleton’s Trout Museum of Art invites you to commission a custom, one-of-a-kind piece of art from one of 40 talented artists. Your artwork will be on exhibit during TMA’s Made to Order exhibition from August 25-December 31, 2023! After the exhibit you get to take your unique artwork home. View our artists’ stunning portfolios below.

Made to Order embraces and encourages commissioning contemporary art. We believe artists not only need people to buy their work, but they also need a community who knows, supports, and values what they do. There is something extraordinary about commissioning an artwork as it offers a chance to have a personalized work of art you can keep for life. TMA’s 2023 goal for commissions is $100,000. 50% goes to artists and 50% to year-round TMA programming.

I’m interested in commissioning an artwork. What’s next?

1. View artists’ stunning profiles below through Apr 30 to find the perfect artist.
2. Use the artist’s style and something in your life to inspire your artwork.
3. Choose your budget. Each artist has pricing on their pages.
4. Fill out a Made to Order interest form.
5. TMA staff will coordinate an artist connection and details to start the conversation.
6. Payment to TMA: 50% down payment and 50% when the project is completed.
7. Artist creates your masterpiece.
8. Your artwork will be on exhibit Aug 25 to Dec 31, 2023.
9. Attend the Made to Order opening party and fundraiser on Aug 25.
10. Take your one-of-a-kind artwork home following the exhibition after Dec 31!


Kathi Seifert
Opening Night Sponsor

Adam Stoner

Amy Carani

Ann Orlowski

Cassie Marie Edwards

Catherine Williams

Catherine Williams

Dane Schumacher

Daniela Kouzov

Elizabeth Kazda

EJ Solie

EJ Solie

Jeff Zdrale

Jesse Bell

Karen Hertz-Sumnicht

Karen Kjell

Kathryn Wedge

Kelley Curran

Kendra Bulgrin

Lauren Oland

Lee Mothes

Leif Larson

Lora Vahlsing

Lucas Pointon

Lydia Anderson

Matt Kuhlman

Meghan Sullivan

Mel Kolstad

Melissa Paré

Miranda Moeller

Nathan Hatch

Natalie Jo Wright

Neo & Valerie Medina

Nikki Johnson

Sam Thompson

Sophie Loubere

Tonya Cameron

Willow Bayer

New Made to Order Opportunities!

Private Studio Party at TMA

If your walls are already full of art, perhaps you’d enjoy a private studio class of your choice! Plan a creative adventure for your team-building, friend-bonding, birthday party, anniversary, family outing, or just for fun. Relax, laugh, and unleash the hidden talents you didn’t even know you had! We will curate a special event just for your group.

Deterre Diamonds | Lyssa M. King

If your walls are already full of art, you can create a piece of custom jewelry. This is a unique opportunity to see how a diamond goes from rough diamond through the cutting process into a hand-crafted, beautifully designed piece of custom jewelry. For years, artisans have worked separately in the diamond-cutting and jewelry-design industries. Deterre Diamonds brings this process together and helps you be a part of it.

100% of the design costs are a donation to the Trout Museum of Art.
100% of the diamond, gold, and other material cost are paid to Deterre Diamonds.