Last updated: February 6, 2021
Call for Entry:
Olive M. Craig Gallery Juried Exhibit
Note: The deadline for submissions has been extended to March 8.
The Olive Craig Gallery in Alberta House Arts Center Annual Juried Exhibition will take place in April 2021.
Artists may submit up to three works in any medium, for a $25 fee. Work doesn’t have to be for sale, but if it is, the gallery will take a 30% commission.
Judge Ruthette Mills will determine award winners for this year's prizes of $300 for First Place, $200 for Second, and $100 for Third, as well as several Honorable Mentions. In addition, a new Invitational Award sponsored by Bonifas Arts Center in Escanaba will grant the winner a solo exhibition in Bonifas's Studio gallery.
Artwork must be original. (No reproductions, patterns, or kits accepted. Printed media must be hand-pulled by the artist.)
There are no size limitations, although size might become a consideration upon final judging.
Artwork must be labeled with artist's name and title of work (on the back of 2D work, at the base of 3D work). Please indicate top of work.
Work must be ready to safely hang/display. (No sawtooth hangers please.)
Olive M. Craig Gallery will retain 30% commission on all works sold.
Artwork may not be removed from the exhibit prior to the closing date.
Please indicate price of work and, if not for sale, label "NFS"
How to Submit Work
Artists may submit up to 3 pieces. For details on how to submit work, see the application.
March 1March 8: Application due date (extended)
March 13: Acceptance notification
March 25 to 27: Deliver work, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
April 1 to 24: Show dates
April 29 to 30: Pick up work, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Olive M. Craig Gallery has the right to reject any work that does not meet the requirements of the exhibit.
The Olive M. Craig Gallery and the Sault Area Arts Council are not responsible for loss, theft, or damage to artwork.
About the Judge
Judge Ruthette Mills will determine award winners for this year's prizes of $300 for First Place, $200 for Second, and $100 for Third, as well as several Honorable Mentions. A city girl raised in Port Huron, she attended the University of Michigan, graduating with a degree in elementary education and a minor in theater. With aspirations to become a costume designer, love entered the picture and she married Doug, her husband of 49 years. Soon after followed an adventurous move to the U.P., or as her parents liked to say, " ... the wilderness of the north." As a third-grade teacher for 30 years, she was able to feed some of her artistic yearnings. Mills has been involved with the Erickson Center for the Arts since its beginnings in 2002 as the Curtis Community Arts Council. She is currently the Chairperson of the Fine Arts Committee of the ECA.
To quote Ruthette:
"The intrinsic value of art is that it brings us together, builds community, helps us grow, opens our eyes, changes us, surprises us, makes us better people ... Art is food for our souls."
"The Erickson Center for the Arts has made it possible for me to feed my art muse and share it with others, and the "others" circle is getting wider and wider as we stretch and redefine community to encompass more and more people."
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