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Just Drawing – Call For Artists

Just Drawing – Call For Artists

South Haven Center for the Arts announces a call for artists for Just Drawing, their 8th Annual Regional Juried Exhibition.

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Deadline: 1 Sept 2017

Drawing can be defined as the arrangement of line and mark in space designed to serve a variety of expressive purposes. It is often used as a preliminary step in service of other mediums. This exhibition will feature drawing as the main act. 2-D and 3-D work is acceptable as long as drawing is the main feature.

This call is open to all artists 18 years of age or over in the following states: Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin. All work must be the original work of the artist and completed in the last three years.

The Just Drawing Exhibition will be juried by local artists Lou and Linda Rizzolo.

Lou trained as an artist at Western Michigan, the University of Iowa, and the University of Georgia. He is a significant presence on the world artistic stage. He has taught, lectured, and exhibited internationally for over forty years. His works, which ranges from drawing to multimedia installations, have captured audiences in the U.S. Canada, Scotland, Switzerland, Hawaii, Austria, France, Norway, Australia and Albania. Lou has participated in ArtPrize for several years.

Linda Rizzolo takes painting to a higher plane by working with fibers, beads, and natural objects such as reeds, sticks, brightly colored hand-painted silks, and a variety of other three-dimensional materials. She transforms them into unique and exciting sculptural creations. Of her work, Linda says, “I love fantasy, costumes, twirling, parades and flowing fabric. This free spirited, spontaneous way of experiencing life has influenced the kind of art I love to make and my process of making it.”

Just Drawing Artist Benefits

Work that is accepted into Just Drawing by the jurors will be on display at the South Haven Center for the Arts from September 23 through November 11, 2017. The exhibition will include an opening reception. All artists and friends will be invited attend. Three winners will be chosen by the jurors with a First Prize of $150, Second Prize of $100, and third Prize of $50. Exhibited work may be sold at the price specified on the entry form. A commission of 35% is received by the South Haven Center for the Center for works sold during the exhibition.

About South Haven Center For The Arts

South Haven Center for the Arts (SHCA) is the primary arts non-profit in the greater South Haven area. The South Haven Center for the Arts originated in 1951 as the South Haven Art League and has a long-standing tradition of providing South Haven and surrounding communities a venue to learn about and participate in the visual arts. The art center provides cultural enrichment to a population diverse in age, ethnicity, economic status, and education level. They offer year-round exhibitions and creative programming for adults and children to encourage individual artists to enter the field and foster the growth of art in the community.

The SHCA is the only art center in Van Buren County. It attracts hundreds of visitors from cities and towns in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin each year. The SHCA is the primary arts non-profit in the greater South Haven area and works with other area community and non-profit organizations to offer additional opportunities for artists throughout the year. Free to the public, the art center is located in an historic Carnegie Library built in 1906. It offers unique exhibition space to showcase artwork and is an additional draw for seasonal visitors.

For more information, contact info.shca@gmail.com.

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South Haven Art Fair 2017 – Call For Artists

The South Haven Center for the Arts (SHCA) announces a call for artists for the South Haven Art Fair 2017, a two-day event on Saturday and Sunday, July 1st and 2nd 2017 from 10 am to 5 pm at Stanley Johnston Park, 202 Dyckman Ave.

Call for artists application/registration

Deadline: 1 Mar 2017

The art fair is held every summer in the coastal resort town of South Haven. It attracts massive Fourth of July crowds to a beautiful wooded park one block away from Lake Michigan’s sandy shores. SHCA’s goals are to provide a successful environment for exhibiting artists, creatively market to a wide range of potential buyers, and provide a professional awards program by credentialed judges. All work must be the creation of the exhibiting artist. The original concept, design, and execution must be attributable solely to the displaying artist. All artists will be juried. All work on display must be consistent with images submitted. Artists must be 18 years or older.

On-site judging will begin Saturday morning, July 1st. The judges will cast their votes to recognize the best artist in each of ten media categories for cash awards, certificates, and reduced booth fees in next year’s art fair.

The following South Haven Art Fair 2017 categories are juried and receive awards:

  • Clay/Ceramics (functional and non-functional)
  • Digital art/Graphics/Printmaking: Digital art is original work created on a computer. Printmaking is a transfer process of producing original art, usually in multiples.
  • Drawing
  • Fiber (decorative and wearable)
  • Glass
  • Jewelry (precious and non-precious)
  • Mixed media (2D and 3D)
  • Painting (watercolor, oils, and acrylic)
  • Photography: Photographs must be made from the artist’s original image, film or digital.
  • Sculpture (metal, wood, and other): Any media, including furniture, in figurative or abstract in any 3D works

One South Haven Art Fair 2017 winner will be chosen by the jurors in each of the above categories. Each winner will receive a certificate, cash prize, and complimentary South Haven Center for the Arts membership. In the application, please select the option if one or both of these apply to you:

  • Sustainable art: Original artistic creation that is produced in harmony with the key principles of sustainability while also considering the impact the work has on its environment.
  • Emerging artist: Current students, recently graduated students, second career artists, or new to art festival exhibition.

South Haven Art Fair 2017 - Call For Artists

The South Haven Center for the Arts is a non-profit art center in South Haven, Michigan. SHCA’s mission of community enrichment through the arts includes providing opportunities for the community to explore, discover, and experience the arts.  During the summer months, South Haven is a coastal tourist destination for over 500,000 visitors who annually come from around the world.

For more information, contact southhavenartfair@gmail.com.

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Mistletoe Market Holiday Art Sale 2016 – Call For Artists

South Haven Center for the Arts’ Mistletoe Market Holiday Art Sale 2016 is open to anyone making original art and/or crafts.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 10 Nov 2016

In order to encourage sales for holiday gift giving, South Haven Center for the Arts (SHCA) suggests a wide price range with many items priced at or below $25. Gifts for men, kids, and pets are always in short supply, as are souvenirs of South Haven.

 

Artists retain 65% of their sales. SHCA provides credit payment, sales, MIS, social media, advertising, marketing, and gift packaging.

Mistletoe Market Holiday Art Sale 2016

SHCA is located in the charming beach town of South Haven, Michigan with a mission for community enrichment through the arts by providing opportunities for the community to explore, discover, and experience the arts.

For more information, contact mistletoe.market.shca@gmail.com.

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7th Annual Juried Exhibition – Call For Artists

South Haven Center for the Arts announces a call for artists for their 7th Annual Juried Exhibition, Great Lake’s Best.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 26 Sept 2016

South Haven Center for the Arts wants to feature new works and showcase the talent of Great Lakes artists. Open to artists in the following states: Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

There will be cash prizes for the 7th Annual Juried Exhibition based on the number of entries – the more people who enter, the more prize money. The juror will pick 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places and there will be a People’s Choice award for a 4th prize.

South Haven Center for the Arts is located along the waterfront of Lake Michigan. We serve the surrounding community and a large visitor population who come from all over the country for our beautiful beaches and nature trails.

For more information, contact info.shca@gmail.com.

7th Annual Juried Exhibition

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