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Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission Releases 2012 Art Poster

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KAREN CROSSLEY, (608) 266-5915


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‘Next of Kin’ Continues Strong Tradition by Local Artists, Highlights Best of Dane County


The 2012 Art Posterfrom the Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission now is available by voluntary donation at locations throughout Dane County.  This year’s poster features the painting, “Next of Kin” by local artist Jacob A Pfeiffer. Pfeiffer tells the story of the painting: “I created this painting after learning that my wife was expecting our second child.  The 3 pumpkins represent my wife, my daughter and myself…The “Next of Kin” turned out to be my son, Judah Don Pfeiffer!  The pumpkins were picked from Eugster’s Farm in Stoughton, WI.”  The 2012 art poster was produced with financial support from Alliant Energy and designed by Lois Bergerson.


“Every year the Cultural Affairs Commission Art Poster treats us to an exciting offering from a talented local artist,” said Dane County Executive Joe Parisi.  “This year’s poster is yet another  testament to the vibrant arts community that contributes so much to our quality of life and  local economy in Dane County.”


Artist Jacob Pfeiffer

Jacob A. Pfeiffer is a young artist who lives in Madison, WI with his wife and two children.  Pfeiffer's technique is impeccable, precise, and uncannily accurate. His latest work consists of tightly rendered still-lifes containing a wide variety of objects. Purposefully provocative compositions are constructed with meticulous and time consuming craftsmanship. A rich and deeply saturated palette is used to depict a myriad of complex textures. Pfeiffer designs his spaces with a deceptive simplicity that resonates with a sense of volume, drama, power and above all, humor. The resulting work has found a wide array of admiring collectors and has also garnered the attention of the art press, being featured in American Arts Quarterly, Art News, The Artist’s Magazine and gracing the covers of American Artist, Southwest Art and American Art Collector. His inclusion in several high profile museum shows attest to the status of this successful young artist.  For more information about Jacob Pfeiffer, see


“We are proud and pleased to share Jacob Pfeiffer’s brilliant artistry with all of Dane County and beyond,” remarked Karen Crossley, Commission Director. “Our 2012 art poster showcases a talented young local artist, features local produce, and shares a sweet personal story. We are thrilled to present this gift and share it far and wide.”


Unveiling Reception at Sundance Cinemas

The Cultural Affairs Commission will host a reception in the 2nd Floor Bar Bistro at Sundance Cinemas on the evening of Tuesday, March 13, 5:30 – 7:30 pm. The reception will unveil the 2012 art poster and honor recent Commission grant recipients. Attendees will include Dane County Executive Joe Parisi, poster artist Jacob A Pfeiffer, Cultural Affairs Commission members, grant advisory panel members, and grant recipient honorees supported by the Commission over the past several years.


Distribution Locations

The 2012 art poster is available to the public by voluntary donation at locations throughout Dane County as follows:

  • Cultural Affairs Commission Office, Room 421, City-County Building, 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Madison, between the hours of 8:00am and 4:30pm Monday through Friday.


  • Municipal poster distribution sites include the city and village halls of Belleville, Cottage Grove, Cross Plains, DeForest, Fitchburg, Maple Bluff, Marshall, McFarland, Middleton, Monona, Mount Horeb, Shorewood Hills, Stoughton, Sun Prairie, and Verona; and town halls of Dunkirk, Dunn, Middleton, Montrose, Oregon, Springfield, Verona, and Westport.  


  • Three Dane County framing shops are serving as poster distribution sites and in partnership with the Commission offering custom framing discounts for this year’s art poster: Monroe Street Framing and Douglas Art & Framing in Madison, and Windhorse Frames & Gallery in Mount Horeb.


Dane Arts and the Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission

The Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission supports arts, culture and local history activities through its Dane Arts projects and programs. Revenues from poster donations help support those programs: fostering public participation, increasing access, and forging alliances in support of arts, culture and local history.  More information on the Commission is available at   

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