This is not working for me at all. I've tried both my menus, as a plugin as a widget and as an include (which is really what I want to do). The select box itself shows up, but with no option items present. When viewing the code, it seems to be writing the items, but with no '<option>' tags.
<?php dropdown_menu(array( 'theme_location' => 'artists' )); ?>
Even when i put '<object>' in the before after arguments they still write with no tags.