Welcome to the Driftless Area Artists Website

A note from the President –  Joan Stackpole


Dues are DUE at MAC in January 2018. Please send a check or money order made out to Monroe Arts Center for $25.(your annual membership dues) to MAC at 1315 11th Ave Monroe, WI 53566. Be sure to put DAA Membership in the memo line of your check, also send any updates on Name Address, Phone, email etc.


Many of our DAA members have entered the Lower Sugar River Watershed Area Show held at MAC.  If you are one of thoshave entered your art is due in by January 13, 2018. The LSRWSA Opening is Friday evening, January 26, 2018  It is always one of the most highly attended show at MAC and is organized by DAA member, Jill Lazerchick-Sampson.


It's time to do art and to enjoy the company of other artists on Saturday, January 20th we begin our Winter Drawing Studios. There will also be studios on: February 10, March 17, April 21 & May 19th.  1 -4pm There is no charge and no registration. Come at 1 pm or any time after.  We will leave the second floor MAC classroom by 4 pm or earlier if you need to.  Bring your drawing/painting/ art supplies with you.  We can build a still life, draw each other, or work on whatever you have in mind.  This is not a class.  It is a time to do art and to enjoy the company of other artists.  Yes, go ahead and invite an artist you may know to join you.  If you wish to have a snack, bring it. I hope you will attend.


Patrick McGowan, Mary Soddy and myself have arranged the Driftless Youth Art Show for April 2018Check out our website to get more information on this effort.  We will likely need some extra hands when the time comes to hang art and pass out awards. Let us know if you will be available.


DAA  case show at Brodhead Public Library will be in April, 2018. 

DAA  case show at Monticello Public Library. Date to be announced soon

DAA  case show at New Glarus Public Library Date to be announced soon


DAA Board meets again on Thursday evening, February 8th, 6:30 pm at MAC.  We need show venues for our members. We have some in mind, but NEED YOU to say you will take charge of one, just one.

Driftless Art Beat:

The Driftless Art Beat will be a New Way to find what's happening in the Local Art Seen with DAA Artists - Sponsors etc.

You'll find current information on:

Workshops & Classes - Exhibits - Art Openings

DAA Artists - Art News  - Calls for Art - Events  & More

Driftless Area Artists Offer FREE Winter Drawing Studios at Monroe Arts Center on

Saturdaty's, begins on Jan 20,2018 ...MORE


2017-2018 Wisconsin Regional Art Program (WRAP): Schedule of upcoming exhibitions and workshops  - MORE


Youth Afternoon Art Class offered by Monroe Arts Center

Monday, January 22, 2018 through Monday, March 5, 2018. 1315 11th Street, .2nd Floor Classroom...MORE


MAC monthly Art Critique  will meet at the Monroe Arts Center on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.  For questions, contact Monroe Arts Center at 608-325-5700.


Adult Art After Dark - Open Art Studio at the Monroe High School Art Room. On the 3rd Tuesday each monthat 3:30pm Driftless Area Artist Kathy King along with Artist Jan Douglas Invite DAA members to join them for Art After Dark - MORE


Driftless Area Artists are looking for young artists for the 2018 Driftless Youth Art Show / Exhibit / Competition - Do You Have Kids in the 7th or 8th Grades, either in public  or home schooled? Then the DAA Needs Your Youths!   MORE


Call for Disabled Artists Artwork for the VSA Wisconsin enter by Feb 14, 2018

Wisconsin youth 5 years old, and adult artists with disabilities are invited to submit up to 2 works of Art to VSA Wisconsin

Eligibility: Open to Wisconsin residents ages 5 and up who have a behavioral, cognitive, learning or physical disability and/or a mental illness., visit VSA's website for all the details.

Submission Deadline: February 14, 2018

Awards: A total of thirteen cash and gift certificate awards will be granted ..MORE



If You Want to Submit Your Event to Driftless Art Beat contact us with details and our Art Beat manager will contact you. Please send your info as far in advance to event date so it can be seen by more folks.

Who are the Driftless Area Artists?
First off, we are not artists who wander aimlessly in the name of art!  Our group’s name originates from the region's hills and valleys and its peculiar terrain as the result of its having escaped glaciation in the last glacial period.  Our Driftless Area covers much of southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. A beautiful area in which we live, work, and create art.  
We are painters and potters, wool workers and woodworkers, photo takers, mosaic makers, and jewelry creators.  Whether our tool of choice is brush, pencil, needle, wheel, chisel, or lens, we love sharing our art with each other and with surrounding communities.
We welcome artists of any level into our organization. 

We are “committed to nurturing the artistic growth and development of artists.” 
Membership applications are available below, so download yours today.

Time is running out to enter these CALLS for ART...

We Welcome Roger Goodspeed as the newest Driftless Area Artists

Who join DAA in October 2017.

Here is a small sample of his artwork work.

Learn more about Roger Goodspeed on our DAA Artists Page.

Meet the Latest Artists to Join DAA:

Download the Driftless Area Artists Membership Application

Love Art? Want to be a Part of the Action?
Click Open Brochure to find out the benefits of becoming a Driftless Area Artist
Print it out. Fill it in. Mail it to us. Really, it's that easy. Come join us today! Still only $25 annually.
Dues are payable in January each year.
Memberships run Jan 1st to Dec 31st.


Visitors To Date:

Find More Members Art in our

DAA Art Gallery

Welcome the Newest

Driftless Area Artists Members:

Roger Goodspeed


Glen Polnow

learn more about them by clicking their name above!


If Your Business, Group, or Organization, are looking for Art Submissions or Have

Calls for Art...

Then please send the details to us here so we can include them on our "CALLS FOR ART" Page

Please include a contact name and number along with the specific details


Driftless Area Artists Board of Directors:

President - Joan Stackpole

V.P. - Patrick McGowan

Treasurer - Terry Tackett   Secretary - Merry Dragovich



Driftless Area Artists are sponsored in part by the

Monroe Arts Center

Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm
Be Sure to Check out the Newly Remodled & Expanded 

 Monroe Arts Center

1315 11th Street Monroe, WI 53566  Phone (608) 325-5700

Pens and Pencil made by DAA member George Siekert Pens and Pencil made by George Siekert

Want to see your art here?

Join the DAA today!

Be on the lookout for Driftless Area Artists Exhibits in your area.

Visit our Calendar or News sections for more details.

Mission Statement 

the Driftless Area Artists is an Group committed to nurturing the artistic growth and development of artists. 

We strive to increase awareness of local art in the Driftless region of southern Wisconsin & northern Illinois. This includes networking, educational, and exhibition opportunities.

 All area artists are encouraged to join.  Applications forms are to the right

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