Ellen Airgood, winner of LSSU's 2014 Writing the U.P. award

Artistic Opportunities

Last updated: April 5, 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.

2015 Michigan Fine Arts Competition

Dates:  June 19 to Aug. 28

Entry deadline:  May 10.   Open to all Michigan residents 18 or older.  Cash prizes of $5,000.

Online Application Procedure

An artist may submit up to two (2) entries.  For 2D art, an artist may submit one image per entry. For 3D art, an artist may submit up to two images per entry.  Entries will be juried online only.  All applications will be processed online through CaFÉ™ at www.CallForEntry.org.  CaFÉ™ is free to participating artists and includes detailed tutorials.

If, after reviewing prospectus and the CaFÉ™ tutorial, you have questions, contact the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center (BBAC) via phone at 248-644-0866 or email Info@BBArtCenter.org for assistance. Please put MFAC in the subject line.

Non refundable jury fee is $40, payable by Visa or MasterCard only.

BBAC WEBSITE:  http://bbartcenter.org/mfac/

Call Goes Out for 2nd 5 X 7 Art Show Submissions 

From LSSU:

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. – The Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Sunrise Rotary Club and Lake Superior State University’s Arts Center invites all regional artists to be a part of the second annual 5x7 Art Show fundraiser by creating, submitting and donating works on a 5x7 canvas. Submissions may include paintings, drawings, tiles, sculpture, fabric, 3-D artifacts, and more, including photographs. This year’s theme is “Joy.”

The deadline for submission is April 10. Registration forms and 5x7 canvases are available at the LSSU Arts Center Gallery, as well as at The Art Store and Alberta House, both in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. The gallery's website - lssu.edu/artscenter/5x7 – has an entry form, answers to frequently-asked questions, and scans of 2014’s top three winners along with many of last year’s entries.

This year’s show opens with a preview reception in the LSSU Arts Center Gallery on April 24, a sponsored event that includes music, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. The reception will provide a first opportunity to view and purchase original works of art for only $50.

A panel of local artists will jury the top three submissions. A first-place honor is $300; runner-up, $200; and second runner-up, $100. Recognition takes place during the preview reception. All submissions will be displayed in the gallery April 24 - May 29.

Proceeds from the reception and sales will benefit LSSU Arts Center Gallery exhibition programming and the Sunrise Rotary Club’s mission to support global clean water projects other local initiatives, such as supplying dictionaries for third-graders, supporting competitive swimming events, and hosting winter family fun nights.

For more information, contact Sharon Dorrity, LSSU Arts Center Gallery director, at 906-635-2665 or by e-mailing acgallery@lssu.edu. Also, there is more information about the show online.

Preview Reception Friday, April 24, from 6 to 8 p.m.  Those in attendance will have the first opportunity to view the work and purchase the original works of art for $50.  Reception includes music, hors d’oeuvres and cash bar.

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

Les Cheneaux Festival of the Arts

Date: Saturday, August 8, 2015, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Hessel waterfront

Space Fee: $75, plus $5 jury fee

Jury: Yes, by digital images on CD

Jury deadline: March 15, 2015

Application: Available online at the festival website lcifoa.org

Address (sponsor): Les Cheneaux Historical Society, Festival of the Arts, P.O. Box 147, Cedarville, MI 49719

Awards: Not mentioned

Held in conjunction with the annual Antique Wooden Boat Festival

Art on the Rocks

Date: Sat. & Sun., July 25-16, 2015

Location: Mattson Lower Harbor Park on Lake Superior in Downtown Marquette, MI

Space Fee: $210, plus jury fee of $30 per category

Jury: Yes, by digital image/slides or e-mail

Jury deadline: March 30, 2015

Application: Available online at marquetteartontherocks.com/application-form/

Address (sponsor): Art on the Rocks, 2015, PO Box 9, Marquette, MI 49855

Awards: totaling $5,000.

Contact: Jason Limberg, 414.617.1516. E-mail: jasonlimberg@gmail.com
Email digital art submissions to art@globeprinting.net
Location: 200 Lake Shore Blvd., Marquette, MI 49855

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