THELMA Visual Artists

The Mission of TVA

THELMA Visual Artists (TVA) is a professional group of artists devoted to promoting and encouraging visual art throughout Fond du Lac and the surrounding areas. As a program of Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts, TVA fosters creativity and focuses on professional development through a supportive artist community, exhibitions, classes, workshops and collaboration.

View THELMA Visual Artist Member Profiles

TVA Membership: $60/Year (Single Individual)

Memberships at Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts is a great way to get the most out of everything THELMA has to offer, all while making a big impact on the arts in Fond du Lac! THELMA members help make the arts accessible to those in the Fond du Lac area. Because of our members, we are able to offer affordable and free arts classes, street concerts, art exhibitions, and so much more. Membership dues are non-refundable and based upon initial approval by TVA members. 

TVA Members will receive:

  • Exhibition opportunities
  • An online artist’s profile
  • Open studio opportunities
  • Group critiques
  • Paid teaching opportunities
  • Discounts on classes and films
  • First chance to purchase tickets
  • 20% OFF concert tickets
  • 10% OFF THELMA merchandise
  • Opportunities to curate exhibitions
  • Guest juror opportunities
  • Networking opportunities with other galleries throughout the state.
  • Opportunities to work and meet with national and international visiting artists
  • Mentoring opportunities within THELMA or local schools.
  • Opportunities to assist or present artist-in-residence programs
  • An artist community that provides support, encouragement and inspiration to its members
  • Listed in our Annual Report

Member Responsibilities:

  • Be a THELMA ambassador
  • Attend THELMA art openings, artist exchanges, gallery talks and other events
  • Recruit new members
  • Review all membership applications and vote on membership
  • Provide volunteer service to THELMA

Membership Application:

Please send to [email protected] the following requirements:

  • Artist Statement (Word Doc, PDF)
  • Artist Resume (Word Doc, PDF)
  • 5 – 10 good quality jpgs that represent your work.
  • Image list with your Full Name, Title and Medium of artworks submitted. (Word Doc, PDF)

Membership applications are juried by TVA members. Notification of the jury results generally takes 2 weeks.

If you have any questions please contact us at: [email protected]


Volunteering Opportunities Specific to THELMA Visual Artists

  • Assisting with installing and de-installing art exhibitions
  • Preparing galleries for exhibitions (patching, painting, setting up moveable walls, etc.)
  • Packing and unpacking artworks for exhibitions
  • Writing didactic labels for exhibitions
  • Cleaning galleries (sweeping, mopping, washing walls/windows, dusting/cleaning artworks)
  • Assisting with the instruction of art classes and workshops
  • Setting up/prepping art classes and workshops
  • Being an Art Docent in the galleries during major events
  • Setting up for artist exchanges and gallery talks
  • Distributing marketing posters throughout Fond du Lac 

Other Volunteering Opportunities

  • Assisting with setup/teardown for concerts and events
  • Running a bag check table at major concerts and events
  • Assisting with a wristband station at major concerts and events
  • Ticket scanning at concerts and events
  • Running the coat check at events and concerts
  • Ushering at events
  • Stuffing envelopes for mass mailing
  • Working at the front desk in the lobby
  • General cleaning of building

Become a Member HERE