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Artistic Opportunities

Last updated: August 1, 2015  

Northern Exposure XXII

Applications are now available online for the Bonifas Arts Center’s annual U.P. wide Northern Exposure juried exhibition.  The exhibition is open to the original work in any medium of all U.P. residents, 18 and older.  The work must have been completed within the last two years.

Artists may submit up to three pieces.  Entry is by digital image.  The entry fee is $25.  Sales are encouraged but not mandatory.  Entries must be received at the Bonifas by noon on Friday, October 2.  The exhibit will be in place November 12 to December 17.  The juror is Justin Kellner.  Entry forms are online at:  http://bonifasarts.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/NEApplication.pdf

Canopy and Display Equipment for Sale

Mary Demroske is a veteran exhibitor who invested in equipment that kept her dry and protected her work.  Now retiring from festival displays she is selling her set-up. 

Light Dome canopy 10'  X 10', all side curtains with zippers, weather proof.   Cement weights, tie downs, all hardware necessary.  $300.

Elaine Martin metal display racks, 3' X 6' with metal foot.  Connecting hardware.  Eight panels.  Sold together, $35.00 each panel.  For displaying framed art work.

Contact Mary at:  marydem@jamadots.com or 906-248-6632.

Sugar Island Music Festival Invites Vendors

Crafters and vendors of all types are welcome at the Sugar Island Music Festival August 7, 8 & 9.  Vendor fee of $25 covers all three days.  See:  http://www.sugarislandfest.org/information.php

Teen Graffiti Contest Moved

The Bayliss Library’s Teen Graffiti Contest, which has been at the Sault Summer Arts Festival, has been moved to the Sidewalk Sales. 

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! 

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