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Artistic Opportunities

Last updated: October 3, 2015  

Drummond Island Fall on the Island Festival 2015

Vendor Application ~ October 10, 2015, 10 a.m. to  p.m.

Booth spaces (10’ x 10’) in the open-sided tent are $25/space.  Booth spaces (10’ x 10’ and 9’ x 11’) located in the township hall building are $50/space.  Booths will be assigned as registrations are received.  Indoor spaces are limited to 16 booths.  The application fee includes entry for two participants at each booth.

For more information see the festival website: drummondislandfallfestival.com

Writers’ Workshop Meeting Regularly At Pickford Library

Pickford’s Young Writers’ Workshop, now in its third year, is open to all.  The group meets every other Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Pickford Community Library, with sessions ending in Mid-May with a “Book Release Soiree”.  EUP aspiring writers from grade 6 through college who are interested in learning the ins and outs of becoming a published author are encouraged to attend the free sessions.  Co-instructors are Janet Beasley, author and CEO of JLB Creative Publishing, and Dar Bagby, illustrator and senior editor at JLBCP.  All participants’ work will be published free of charge by JLB Creatives Publishing.  More information is available by calling the Pickford Library—906-647-1288.

Altered Book Competition

Bayliss Library and LSSU Shouldice Library are sponsoring the Altered Book Competition and workshops.  Two of the workshops were in September.  The third is Jewelry with Old Book Pages Saturday, October 3, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Bayliss Library.

Books and covers can be picked up at the LSSU library or  at the Bayliss Public Library.

Entries for the Altered Book Art Competition will be accepted until Wednesday, October 14, at 4 p.m. at either location.  See poster at left for more information and Classes and Workshops for workshops.

According to the International Society of Altered Book Artists, an altered book is any book, old or new that has been recycled by creative means into a work of art.  The book may be re-bound, painted, cut, burned, folded, added to, collaged, gold leafed, rubber stamped, drilled or otherwise adorned.  Altered books may be as simple as adding a drawing or text to a page, or as complex as creating an intricate book sculpture.  For ideas and inspiration see: alteredbook.com, gomakesomething.com, or conduct a search on Altered Book images or Book Art images.

For Sale

10 x 10 Light Dome Canopy, all side curtains with zippers.  Weather proof.  Tie downs & all necessary hardware.  $300.

Eight Elaine Martin display racks for displaying framed art  work—3 x 6’ with metal foot.  Connecting hardware—eight panels sold together.  $35 each. 

Call or e-mail Mary Demroske.  906–248-6632   marydem@jamadots.com

Olive Craig Gallery Emerging Artists Exhibition
Curated By Sheena Sloboda

The November exhibition in Alberta House is the 2nd Emerging Artists Exhibition, curated by Sheena to give new artists an opportunity to display their work.  The nonjuried show is open to all.  Exhibition dates are November 3 to 28.  Artist may enter up to three pieces of original art, ready to hang or display, for a $10 entry fee.

Nov. 1, from noon to 3 p.m. or Nov. 2, from 6 to 8 p.m.: Bring entries and $10 entry fee to Alberta House, 217 Ferris Street in Sault, MI.  Artists are required to install their work and to dismantle it at the end of the show.

Nov. 3:  Show opens

Nov.  20, 6 to 9 p.m.:  Reception

Awards include the $150 Joan Muckelbauer Memorial Award.  The public will cast ballots during the month as they view the exhibit.

Regular hours at Alberta House are Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Admission is free of charge.  The blue Victorian building is easy to find—just south of the Soo Locks.  Ferris Street is one block west of the Ojibway Hotel.  Alberta House is just half a block from the corner of Portage and Ferris, on the east side of the street.

Call for Entries: Crazy and Wild Hats

On November 6th, the Calumet Art Center will feature Crazy and Wild HATS made by artists. Enter up to three hats per artist. All mediums are welcome. Entries should be dropped off or sent to the Calumet Art Center no later than October 15. All hats must be for sale.

For more information or to register, please call the Calumet Art Center at 906-934-2228. Send hats to: Ed Gray, Calumet Art Center, 57055 5th St., Calumet, MI 49913-2900.

Christmas at Alberta House Exhibition and Sale

Every December we hear from artists and craftsmen who didn’t remember in time to have work ready for our annual Christmas at Alberta House Exhibition and Sale.  It’s a great way to show and sell your work without having to be there at a time when you’re rushing around getting ready for the big day.  It’s a great deal, too, because the small $15 fee covers everything you bring in and the commission on work sold is only 10%.  Not only that, you can resupply as work sells for no further fee.

Another reason for this early warning is that the more information we have ahead of time, the better we can advertise the show.  If you remember to take photos, or at least to tell us what you’re bringing, we’ll print that information.  E-mail saac@saultarts.org, or call Jean Jones at 906-437-5463.

Hunters’ Widows Bazaar

Sat., Nov. 14, Sault High School. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

$50 space fee includes one 8 ft. table, 2 chairs, breakfast and lunch voucher, & 20 x 12 space.  Money order or cash—no checks.  906-635-8984 or e-mail advocatedorie@live.com.

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