1914, an early art organization was founded as the Madison Art Guild and is still in existence today more info can be found on their web site http://www.madisonartguild.com/index.php.
It includes over 100 artists working in a variety of visual arts media. Members exhibit at many locations. In spring and fall, a show is held at Hilldale Mall where members offer their work for sale. Application for membership is open th artist living in Madison and its surrounding area, Once a year, new members are juried into the guild by a professional judge.