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Last updated: March 7, 2014
42nd Annual Sault Summer Arts Festival (Application)
Applications are already coming in for the 2014 Sault Summer Arts Festival which will be held Tuesday, August 5, on the spacious grounds of the Sault City Hall. The juried festival is open to all original art and fine crafts that are exhibited by the creating artist. Applications are available for download on our website (www.saultarts.org), by e-mailing: firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Jean Jones at 906-437-5463. The fee is $100 for a 10 x 10 foot space.
Cash awards include the $300 Olive Craig Best of Show Award, the $150 Best of Crafts Award, the $150 Painting Award, the $75 Judge’s Choice Award and $50 Awards in nine other categories.
Jury is by digital or print photo or by bringing work into Alberta House for in-hand jurying. Three photos are required, except for jewelers who should submit five. Jury deadline is June 1, 2014.
Artist’s Choice II (Application)
The deadline for Artist’s Choice II, the annual juried exhibition of the Olive Craig Gallery in Alberta House, is Saturday, March 15!! Jury is by digital image on a CD. Artists may submit up to three pieces for a nonrefundable entry fee of $25. Submission details are on the entry form. Awards include $300 for Best of Show, $200 for Second Place and $100 for Third Place. The Juror is Heidi Finley, oil painter, marbling artist and art teacher at Lake Superior State University.
Artists who don’t have the means of recording their work on a CD should know that there are services that will do that for them. In Sault Ste. Marie, Sault Realism will do the job for $10 (including the CD). Details are on the entry form.
The Artist’s Choice II entry form is available for download at the Sault Area Arts Council website: www.saultarts.org. Forms are also available at Alberta House, the Bayliss Library, Sault Realism and the Art Store in Sault, MI; and at Rose’s Art Gallery in Sault, Ontario. Out of the area artists may call Alberta House at 906-635-1312 Tuesday through Saturday between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. and request a form by mail.
Bear River Writers’ Conference
Dates for the annual Bear River Writers’ Conference, sponsored by the University of Michigan at Walloon Lake, are May 29 through June 2, 2014. Registration is online at www.lsa.umich.edu/bearriver. Scholarships are available. Complete information is online.
LSSU, Rotary Join Forces for Art Show Fundraiser
From LSSU: February 11, 2014
CONTACT: Tom Pink, 906-635-2315, email@example.com; John Shibley, 635-2314, firstname.lastname@example.org; Sherry Brooks, 635-2276, email@example.com
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. – Sault Ste. Marie’s Sunrise Rotary and Lake Superior State University’s Arts Center have put together a new art competition and show to benefit the arts center’s gallery and local Rotary Club projects.
All artists are invited to be a part of the inaugural 5x7 Art Show fundraiser by creating, submitting and donating a work of art on a 5x7 canvas. The media may include paintings, drawings, tiles, sculpture, fabric, and more, including photographs. In keeping with Rotary’s support of global clean water, this year’s theme is “Water.”
The art will be showcased at the LSSU Arts Center gallery, and a preview reception will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Friday, April 25, when those in attendance will have the first opportunity to view and purchase these original works of art. Following the preview, the art will be displayed until May 23. The artist’s name will be hidden on all artwork until it is revealed at the end of the show, and the three best, as determined by a local panel of artists, will be awarded prizes.
The deadline for submissions is April 11. Details and registration forms are available at Sault Realism, The Art Store, and Alberta House in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., or Rose’s Gallery in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. You may also visit the Chippewa Sunrise Rotary Club Facebook page or LSSU Arts Center Gallery website, lssu.edu/artscenter, for more information.
Proceeds from the event will benefit LSSU Arts Center gallery exhibition programming and the Sunrise Rotary Club’s mission to support global clean water projects and local initiatives, such as supplying dictionaries for third-graders, supporting competitive swimming events, and hosting winter family fun nights.
Tickets for the 5x7 Art Show preview reception will be available beginning Feb. 25 and may be purchased from Sunrise Rotary Club members for $10 or by calling Sherry Brooks at 906-322-7249. Tickets will be $12 at the door.
For more information, including a registration form, visit lssu.edu/artscenter/5x7 or contact Sharon Dorrity, LSSU Arts Center gallery manager, at 906-635-2665 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2014 Theme: “Water”
Work is due no later than Friday, April 11, 2014 and should be dropped off at the LSSU Arts Center Gallery during hours of operation or mailed to Sharon Dorrity, LSSU Foundation, 650 W. Easterday Avenue, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783 with this completed form
There is no limit on the number of works an artist can submit
The artwork must be that of the registered artist
Artwork must be completed, dry, and free of loose media (i.e., no flaking or rubbing off)
Artwork should be unframed on a 5 X 7 canvas board provided by the artist or one will be provided upon request for any artist agreeing to donate a piece of art
Any media is acceptable but the work cannot extend beyond the 5 X 7 sides or protrude more than one inch
Please do NOT write your name on the front of the work!! Please write on the BACK of the canvas: 1) Artist’s name 2) Title of work 3)art media 4) indicate the top of your work
The Rotary Club has the right to refuse to display any work it feels is not appropriate
The work will be juried with prizes awarded for 1st for this purpose divided 50/30/20
The donated work will become the property of the Rotary Club and will be displayed for sale for one month at the LSSU Art Gallery
Unsold work may be sold, donated, or returned to the artist at the Rotary Club’s discretion
The Rotary Club has the right to use images of any work on advertising materials or publications including on digital media
Each artist will receive a complementary ticket to the preview party
Entries Due March 10 for North Of The 45th
Northern Michigan University’s Devos Museum’s North of the 45th juried exhibition is June 6 through August 3, 2014, and open to all artists north of the 45th parallel living in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. Entry is free of charge, online at: devosslideroom.com. More information is available at: nmu.edu/devos. The entry deadline is March 10, 2014.
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