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Artistic Opportunities

Last updated: May 12, 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.

Sault Theatre Workshop Looking For Directors

The Sault Theatre Workshop in Sault, Ontario is looking for directors and plays for its next two seasons.  Contact Harry Houston at hehouston@shaw.ca or the STW management for suggestions.  Potential directors should include a summary of their experience.

Munising Bay Arts Festival

Location:  Bayshore Park and Marina in Munising

Date:  Sat., June 27, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Space Fee:  $75 (10 by 10 foot)

Jury:  Yes

Jury deadline:  June 1, 2015

Application:  Munising Bay Arts Festival, P.O. Box 735, Munising, MI 49862.  munisingbayarts@gmail.com

Sponsor:  Munising Bay Arts Association in partnership with the city of Munising

Contact:  See “Application” above

Site Restrictions:  No tent stakes—weights only.

Art in the Park:  Roberta Bondar Pavilion

Applications are available online for Art in the Park, a juried exhibition and sale, sponsored by the Arts Council of Sault and District, at the Roberta Bondar Pavilion in Sault, Ont., on Sunday, August 16, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Application deadline is June 15.  Returning artists should reserve their location by May 15.  Entry fee is $50 plus Sault and District Arts Council membership.  If you'd like to register as a vendor or musician, or sign up as a volunteer for Art in the Park, please email Krista at algomaarts@gmail.com or call 705-945-9756.

Art in the Parking Lot

Friday, June 14, for artists age 29 and under.  $20 and Arts Council membership.  See "Art in the Park" above for registration info.

Juried Photography Competition

The Bonifas Arts Center in Escanaba has announced its first statewide juried photography competition, Transient Moments:  Foresight to the Present, which will hang in the Bonifas gallery September 18, through November 4, after which selected works will travel to Grand Rapids for display at DeVos Place.

The exhibition is open to Michigan residents 18 and older.  The exhibition’s focus is on the rapidly changing transitions in Michigan’s social, economic and cultural environment.  “The changing landscape and architecture brought about by the impact of new technology is a thought provoking look at how the arts have an enduring effect on the chronicling of history and the historical movements that shape our daily lives in the 21st century.”

“Transient Moments” is open to both professional and amateur photographers.  The First Place award is $500; Second Place is $300 and Third Place, $150.  Jury is by digital image.  Jury fee is $30 for up to three entries.  Jury deadline is noon on August 14, 2015.

Information and an application form is online at:  http://bonifasarts.org/media/usercontent/Photography%20app%202015.pdf

Call to Artists:  Muskegon Museum of Art

The Muskegon Museum of Art announces the All-Michigan Edition of the 87th Regional Exhibition. Scheduled for June 4, through August 5, 2015, the exhibition is open to the original work of Michigan artists 18 and over.  The jury is by examination of the actual work which should be conveyed to the museum.  Pre-paid shipped entries must be at the museum by May 13.  Drop off days are May 14, 15 or 16.  The entry fees are $20 for the first item; $15 for the second (limit 2).

Awards are substantial:  Best of Show, $1500, 2nd Place, $1000, 3rd, $750, Director’s Choice and Curator’s Choice $500 each, plus ten other awards ranging from $250 to $100.  The exhibit is multi-media.

The entry form is downloadable online at the museum's web site at  www.muskegonartmuseum.org.  The museum’s telephone number is 231-720-2571.  In the center at the very bottom of museum’s home page is “87th Regional . . .” that will take you to http://www.muskegonartmuseum.org/media-room/press-releases/389, where you can download an application.

Arts, Crafts and Family Fun Fair

The EUP Community Dispute Resolution Center will host the Arts, Crafts and Family Fun Fair, in conjunction with the Soo Locks Engineers’ Day and the Cloverland Electric Open House, on Friday, June 26.  The fair is on the City Hall grounds; hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The fair is a fundraiser for the EUP CDRC.

Artists, crafters, food vendors and non-profits are being sought to participate.  Information, terms and application are available at: www.saultcraftfair.org.  Potential vendors may also e-mail:  cdrc@acfff@g.mail.com or call Gerry Stelmaszek, event coordinator at 906-630-1027.

Vendors Needed

Vendors are needed at the AAUW of Michigan “Above the Bridge”--2015 Annual Meeting & Convention at the Island Resort Hotel & Casino in Harris, Michigan, hosted by the Escanaba, Marquette & Iron Mountain-Kingsford Branches.  The dates of the two-day convention are Friday, May 15 & Saturday, May 16.

Fee per vendor table is $35, and covers both Friday and Saturday. Tables may be shared. The table size is 2 feet by 6 feet and the casino staff will set them up.  They will be located in the convention registration area.

Best time for traffic: on Friday the hours between 8 and 9:15 a,m. as conventioneers will be registering before the conference begins. Artists may wish to remain during the morning sessions until noon as people may stop during break times.  On Saturday: the best times would be 7 through 9:15 a.m, while attendees will be registering for a couple of conference events.  Vendors may wish to stay on, to be available between morning sessions and through the lunch period (noon to 1: p.m.) .  Check the website at www.aauwmi.org for more convention information. 

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/

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