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Your House is On Fire, July exhibit at Alberta House

Artistic Opportunities

Last updated: July 1, 2015  

43rd Annual Sault Summer Arts Festival

Location: Sault City Hall grounds overlooking Sault waterfront

Date:  Tues., Aug. 4, 2015, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Space Fee: $100

Jury: Yes, by digital image, CD or e-mail.  Photos accepted though not recommended.  Local residents may be juried at Alberta House, in hand

Jury deadline: June 1, 2015

Application: Available online at www.saultarts.org, or from the Sault Area Arts Council, Alberta House Arts Center, 217 Ferris Street, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783 (906-635-1312 or 906-437-5463)

Address (sponsor):  See above

Awards: $300 Best of Show, $150 Best of Craft, $150 Painting, $75 Judge’s Choice, and nine $50 awards in specific categories

Contact:  Jean Jones, 906-437-5463 or saac@saultarts.org.

Brimley 4th of July Craft Show

Brimley’s 4th of July show is centered on the Train Museum and Depot.    Crafters are needed.  Contact Janet Russell at 248-3487 or the Depot at 248-3665 if interested.  There is no fee involved.

Juried Photography Competition

The Bonifas Arts Center in Escanaba has announced its first statewide juried photography competition, Transient Moments:  Foresight to the Present, which will hang in the Bonifas gallery September 18, through November 4, after which selected works will travel to Grand Rapids for display at DeVos Place.

The exhibition is open to Michigan residents 18 and older.  The exhibition’s focus is on the rapidly changing transitions in Michigan’s social, economic and cultural environment.  “The changing landscape and architecture brought about by the impact of new technology is a thought provoking look at how the arts have an enduring effect on the chronicling of history and the historical movements that shape our daily lives in the 21st century.”

“Transient Moments” is open to both professional and amateur photographers.  The First Place award is $500; Second Place is $300 and Third Place, $150.  Jury is by digital image.  Jury fee is $30 for up to three entries.  Jury deadline is noon on August 14, 2015.

Information and an application form is online at:  http://bonifasarts.org/media/usercontent/Photography%20app%202015.pdf

Soo Film Festival Call For Entries

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (June 23, 2015)—Soo Film Festival once again welcomes films and filmmakers to downtown Sault Ste. Marie. This year's festival has been expanded to three days and is set for September 11-13.

The festival has issued an open call for entries. All genres and non-fiction are accepted in feature and shorts categories. Filmmakers will find details on the Submit a Film page of the festival website, soofilmfestival.org. Films may be submitted via FilmFreeway at filmfreeway.com/festival/SooFilmFestival or via a downloadable entry form. The festival committee has set an August 7 deadline, and no entry fee is required. Late entries are due August 14 with a fee of $10. The chosen films will be announced the last week of August.

Soo Film Festival will take place in downtown Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, in the historic Soo Theatre. The theatre is in a revival, hosting opera, plays, and concerts, as well as music and dance education. The festival is part of its return to its film roots.

Festival President Taylor Brugman: "Last year we had more entries than time so we are very pleased to announce the festival is growing. It is also our goal to expand the movie experience beyond the Festival itself and bring movies back to downtown and the Soo Theatre."

Soo Film Festival 2015 is open to anyone but will continue to emphasize and showcase work from the Great Lakes region.

The festival is the result of work done by the organizing committee of Taylor and Liz Brugman, Allison Youngs, Mark Dobias, Pat Egan, Susan James, and Jason Markstrom - as well as the festival’s advisory board.

The advisory committee is charged with helping the festival grow. The Soo Film Festival Advisory Board includes Helen Cho Anthos, Nick Childs, Steve Hamilton, Jason Markstrom, John Regan, Rich Brauer, and Steven Wiig. The board was brought together for their connections to film, story, music, and the Great Lakes. More information about the board members is located on the festival website.

Soo Film Festival, Inc. is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote and host film and allied arts festivals in the City of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Soo Film Festival, Inc. seeks to showcase the work of independent and emerging filmmakers, especially from the Great Lakes of North America, while bringing movies back to downtown Sault Ste. Marie and the historic Soo Theatre. Our Mission: Great Lakes, Great Movies! 

Call For Entries: 2015 Jesse Besser Museum Juried Exhibition,
October 24 to December 31

Applications are now available for the 2015 Besser Museum Juried Art Exhibition.  The exhibition is open to the original work of all Michigan artists 18 and older, working in any medium.  Work must have been completed within the last five years. 

The entry fee is $25 for up to three entries.  Awards are $300, plus a solo exhibition in 2016 for First Place; $200 for Second Place and $100 for Third Place.  Delivery date of work and fee for jurying is between October 2 and 10, during open hours.  www.bessermuseum.org.  989-356-2202.

Sault Ste Marie Sidewalk Sales Days

From the Sault Ste. Marie DDA:

Downtown Sault Ste. Marie will host our annual sidewalk sales event on Friday and Saturday, August 7th and 8th.  If you are interested in being a vendor please fill out and submit the 2015 Vendor Agreement form and email to info@downtownsault.org. The form is at http://downtownsault.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Vendor-Agreement-2014.pdf

Call For Entries:  2015 Juried Fine Arts Exhibition
Crooked Tree Arts Council September 19 to November 29

Monetary prizes will be awarded in the amounts of $1000, $500 and $250.  Entry fee is $40 forup to two.  Entry deadline is July 31.  Enter online at www.callforentry.org:

Crafters Needed

Crafters are needed for Brimley’s 4th of July CelebrationThere is no charge for space.  Contact Janet Russell at 248-3487 or call the Train Depot at 248-3665 for information.

Sault Theatre Workshop Looking For Directors

The Sault Theatre Workshop in Sault, Ontario is looking for directors and plays for its next two seasons.  Contact Harry Houston at hehouston@shaw.ca or the STW management for suggestions.  Potential directors should include a summary of their experience.

Arts, Crafts and Family Fun Fair

The EUP Community Dispute Resolution Center will host the Arts, Crafts and Family Fun Fair, in conjunction with the Soo Locks Engineers’ Day and the Cloverland Electric Open House, on Friday, June 26.  The fair is on the City Hall grounds; hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The fair is a fundraiser for the EUP CDRC.

Artists, crafters, food vendors and non-profits are being sought to participate.  Information, terms and application are available at: www.saultcraftfair.org.  Potential vendors may also e-mail:  cdrc@acfff@g.mail.com or call Gerry Stelmaszek, event coordinator at 906-630-1027.

More Artistic Opportunities at Fairs and Festivals

Waterfront Arts Festival, Escanaba

Location: Ludington Park on Lake Michigan

Date: Sat., Aug. 1, 2015, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Space Fee: ranges from $75 to $125 depending on date application is received

Jury: Yes, by digital image

Jury deadline: No

Application: Available online at www.bonifasarts.org/media/usercontent/2015%20WF%20application1.pdf

Address (sponsor):

Bonifas Arts Center - Waterfront Application
700 First Ave South, Escanaba MI 49829

Awards: Non-specified monetary awards

Artists are asked to donate a piece of their artwork for the annual Waterfront Raffle

Sault Area Arts Council Home Page
217 Ferris Street, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
e-mail: saac@saultarts.org Phone: (906) 635-1312