We are Invested in our Community

Since 2006, Driftless Studio has developed strategic, ongoing partnerships with Madison-area nonprofits that benefit from our generosity. We donate art and gifts to numerous special events and, under special circumstances, sponsor fundraisers. Driftless Studio has sponsored the Education Fund at American Players Theatre, Andy North and Friends (benefitting the Carbone Cancer Center), Tandem Press, The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra (benefitting Concerts on the Square), Overture Center for the Arts (benefitting Kids in the Rotunda), the Foundation for Madison Public Schools and the Madison Public Library.

We regularly make in-kind donations to the following organizations (partial list):

  • Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

  • Tandem Press

  • Downtown Madison

  • Dane Buy Local

  • Frostiball / Overture Center for the Arts

  • The Boys and Girls Club of Dane County

  • The Goodman Community Center

  • Domestic Abuse Intervention Services

  • Centro Hispano of Dane County

  • Oakwood Village

  • Driftless Area Land Conservancy

  • Wisconsin Medical Society

  • Madison Opera

  • Aldo Leopold

  • Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation

  • UW Office of Child Care and Family Resources

  • Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health

  • UW Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Odyssey Project

Gallery Night

Twice a year, Driftless Studio participates in Gallery Night, a city-wide community art exhibition sponsored by the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. At Driftless Studio, we are dedicated to promoting new talent and giving exposure to artists who may not otherwise have an opportunity to share their work. Since 2006, we have exhibited the work of established and up-and-coming artists, including some who have gone on to national prominence. A partial list includes:

Guest artists have included:
Anne Connor Carolyn Knorr
Lisa Seidman Ron Wiecki
Marcia Getto Tim Connor
Angela Johnson Matt Hayner
Amy Louise Don Sylvester
Jill Schienle Kathy Maurer
Howard Schwartz


Traveling Exhibitions

Award-winning photographer Anne Connor is the owner of Driftless Studio and shows her work locally, nationally and internationally. She often creates shows for the studio that travel to galleries and museums throughout the country. She has been juried into dozens of exhibitions, in venues including but not limited to:

Foley Gallery (New York, New York)
The Center for Fine Art Photography (Fort Collins, Colorado)
Overture Center for the Arts (Madison, Wisconsin)
A Smith Gallery (Johnson City, Texas)
Photo Place Gallery (Middlebury, Vermont)
The Gala Awards (Barcelona, Spain)
The Von Liebig Art Center of the Naples Art Association (Naples, Florida)
PACE Center (Parker, Colorado)
Photo Midwest (Madison, Wisconsin)
Texas Photography Society (Houston, Texas)
Wichita Falls Museum of Art (Wichita Falls, Texas)

Her work can be seen at www.AnneConnorPhotography.com

Additionally, Connor shoots and sells nature and sustainability-themed photographs via Getty Images/iStock Photography. View her account here.