2021 Virtual Mary Hoard Art Show
The 2021 Virtual Mary Hoard Art Show is will be available for viewing on the Hoard Museum’s Facebook page. You do not need a Facebook account to view the show.
Mary Hoard Art Show Part I: Kindergarten – High School
Students in grades k-12 who live, attend classes, or are homeschooled in the School District of Fort Atkinson geographic area are welcome to submit one piece of art for the show. Click here to submit art. All art must be submitted by Wednesday, April 7.
Elementary school students may display a 2-D piece of art.
Middle school and high school students may display either a 2-D or 3-D piece of art.
The show will go live on Friday, April 9. There is no fee for participating.
All art will be viewable on the museum’s and School District of Fort Atkinson social media page, for SDFA students.
Mary Hoard Art Show Part II: Adult
All adults who live, work, attend classes, or volunteer within Jefferson County and the surrounding communities are welcome to submit art for Part II. Click here to submit your art.
Part II will go live on Wednesday, May 5; all art must be uploaded by Monday, May 3.
Adults may submit art as either professional (having had 2 or more years of art classes) or amateur (less than 2 years of art classes). Art may either be 2-D, 3-D, or local significance. Artists are welcome to upload up to three pieces of art. There is no fee for participating.
All art will be viewable on the museum’s social media. Any art submitted for the 2021 virtual show may also be submitted again for the in-person show in 2022.
Mary Cunningham Hoard (1902-1998) was born in Platteville, Wisconsin. After she graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Madison with a degree in Fine Art, she married William D. Hoard, Jr. Once married, they settled in his hometown of Fort Atkinson.
Mary’s love of art remained a part of her life. In 1933, she joined the newly formed Fort Atkinson Art Guild. She was also a player in forming what is now named in her honor, the Mary Hoard Art Show. Additionally, Mary was a member of the Black Hawk Artists group from 1974-1985. Mary had a strong sense of community. Although she was not born in Fort Atkinson, is was undoubtedly her home.