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Howell Art Project – Call for Artists

Howell Main Street announces a call for artists for the Howell Art Project.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 19 May 2016

Submit your original piece of artwork for a chance to be displayed on the exterior of downtown businesses all year long. Categories include Floral, Music, Food, and Seascape/Landscape/Architecture.

Chosen artists will benefit from this opportunity by the top winning artist receiving $1000 cash prize, 2nd place receives $500, and 3rd place receives $250.

Howell Main Street’s focus with the Howell Art Project is to raise funds to help bring more arts and cultural opportunities to our community. 70% of art proceeds benefit participating artists and all other funds go back towards bringing more arts and cultural opportunities to the downtown.

For more information, contact cedgerly@downtownhowell.org.

Howell Art Project


2016 Statewide Fine Art Competition – Call for Artists

The Ella Sharp Museum is excited to issue a call for artists for the 2016 Statewide Fine Art Competition. This juried exhibition often features a wide variety of styles and mediums and is a wonderful opportunity for artists to express their creativity and share their talents.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 30 May 2016

All artists 18 years of age or older residing in the State of Michigan are eligible to submit up to 6 entries each.

$25 for up to 3 entries, $5 for each additional entry up to 6 total entries.

Selected artwork will be shown in the 2016 Statewide Fine Art Competition exhibition at the Ella Sharp Museum, July 2-September 25, 2016.

Artists will also have the opportunity to win the awards listed below:

  • Best of Show: $500
  • Exceptional Merit: $350
  • Merit: $250
  • 3D Award: $250
  • People’s Choice*: $150

*Winner of this award will be notified at the end of the exhibition

Awards are available thanks to a gift from the Friends of the Ella Sharp Museum organization.

2016 Statewide Fine Art Competition

The Ella Sharp Museum opened in 1965 in the 19th century home of Ella Merriman Sharp. Ella willed her 530 acre property to the city of Jackson in 1912, with the understanding that a park and museum be developed for all to enjoy.

The Hadwin Center connects six galleries which features changing exhibits of art and Jackson history, a hands-on children’s gallery, the Friends’ Gift Shop, and Ella’s Granary restaurant. In addition to touring the elegantly furnished Victorian home, visitors to the Museum may visit a one-room schoolhouse, an authentic log home, and other historical buildings.

For more information, contact rachelv@ellasharp.org.


Stone Street Coop and Residency – Call for Artists

Flint Public Art Project (FPAP) announces a call for artists for the Stone Street Coop and Residency.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 1 Dec 2016

FPAP acquired the vacant house at 605 Stone Street in the summer of 2012 from the Genesee County Land Bank. Staff, volunteers, and contractors rehabilitated the building in a matter of weeks, and Stone Street officially opened its doors in October 2012 as housing for FPAP staff and visiting artists and designers. Since then, more than 100 guests have stayed at Stone Street while developing projects and offering public programs throughout Flint. The Stone Street Coop and Residency is one of several initiatives by Flint Public Art Project in Carriage Town and on the North Side, including Spencer’s Art House, temporary installations on Stone Street, and Neighborhood Art Parades that aim to revitalize vacant structures, build community, anchor reinvestment, and extend the social and economic benefits of downtown redevelopment throughout the city.

Through its Stone Street Coop and Residency, FPAP supports students, artists, designers, community leaders, and teachers with free or affordable housing in order to allow residents time and space to pursue their crafts and to produce artistic projects in Flint.

The Stone Street Coop and Residency offers both short duration 30-90-day residencies for visiting artists and longer-term month-to-month residencies for local artists. In addition to housing, residents get the chance to work with artists, architects, planners, journalists, activists, and teachers from Flint and around the country and the world who are rethinking and reinventing the way we share resources, activate abandoned spaces, strengthen neighborhoods, and make art. All residents will produce work that responds to or extends the FPAP mission to activate vacant spaces, connect people and places, amplify the local culture, and transform the identity of the city.

FPAP supports collaborations among local residents and organizations as well as with leading artists, architects, planners, and community organizers from around the world to revitalize neighborhoods and cities through art and design.

For more information, contact joeschipani71@gmail.com.

Stone Street Coop and Residency


East Side Art Show 2016 – Call for Artists

St. Clair Shores Adult and Community Education (SCSACE) announces a call for artists for the East Side Art Show 2016.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 18 Mar 2016

The East Side Art Show 2016 (ESAS) is a unique event hosted throughout the month of June and juried fine arts exhibition which includes a two day art fair. The art exhibition is the presented at establishments throughout east side communities in Macomb and Wayne County in Michigan. The art fair is held on the grounds of St. Clair Shores Adult and Community Education.

There is a $30, non-refundable application fee due at the time of submittal. We strongly urge you to apply online; however, ESAS will accept applications by mail.  A maximum of three (3) representative jpeg images of artwork are required with application.

All artists work will be juried. Judges and community will vote on their favorite works of art. Awards will be given at the end of June. Last year’s 1st place winner won $5,000.

ESAS was created in 2014 with the mission of establishing a bond between cultural arts and the community. Establishing a cultural arts hub within a community promotes fiscal benefits for the residents and businesses.

SCSACE has been providing the community with quality adult education and enrichment programs for over 40 years. Sponsorship helps to support an event whose revenues are applied to adult education programs such as GED Preparation, High School Completion, and English as a Second Language. These programs better the lives of our surrounding communities and their future generations to come.

For more information, contact esas@lsps.org.

East Side Art Show 2016



Bay Harbor’s 17th Annual Arts Festival – Call for Artists

Bay Harbor, Michigan announces a call for artists for Bay Harbor’s 17th Annual Arts Festival to be held July 29-31.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 1 May 2016

There will be cash prizes awarded for the artistic quality of the artist’s displayed body of work. First prize will be $750, second place $500, and third place $250. These winners will also have their application fees waived in 2017 and will not need to be juried.

The Arts Festival supports the arts and artists and seeks the opportunity to display a broad array of art while encouraging the creation of high-quality art that demonstrates creativity and innovation.

For more information, contact dannielle@bayharbor.com.

Bay Harbor's 17th Annual Arts Festival



SculptureWalk Chelsea 2016-2017 – Call for Artists

SculptureWalk Chelsea 2016-2017 is an annual public arts project sponsored by the Chelsea Downtown Development Authority, the City of Chelsea, Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights, and River Gallery.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 28 Mar 2016

Twelve sculptures will be juried into the exhibit and installed outdoors on concrete pads in high profile locations in historic downtown Chelsea, Michigan (located 14 miles west of Ann Arbor). Online and print brochures will be provided to the public to inspire self-guided walking tours of the exhibit. Guided docent tours will also be available through the Chelsea District Library and River Gallery.

On the launch date of June 9, 2016, there will be a reception for the artists, hosted by the River Gallery, sponsored by the community partners. This reception will be a feature of the 40th annual kick-off to Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights, an eleven-week free summer musical event in downtown Chelsea. All work must be for sale and remain in the exhibit for the entire year (June 2016 – May 2017).

Benefits to the exhibiting sculptor:

  • $600 stipend
  • High visibility sites in the heart of downtown Chelsea, a major cultural destination city in Southeast Michigan
  • A year long marketing campaign including press releases and brochures distributed in Southeast Michigan.
  • Broadcasting via Facebook and the River Gallery and City of Chelsea’s websites.
  • Guided docent tours throughout the year

River Gallery opened its doors ten years ago and has been nourishing the arts community of Southeastern Michigan ever since. Representing many local, regional, and national artists, the gallery boasts a reputation of producing six exhibitions annually to critical and commercial success. Over the years, not only has the River Gallery brought art to many residential, corporate, and healthcare spaces, but also has curated numerous off-site exhibits at a variety of locations, from Rackham Graduate School at the University of Michigan to outdoor sculpture exhibits at private residences. The gallery designs and produces SculptureWalk Chelsea, an annual outdoor rotating sculpture exhibition in the city of Chelsea, MI. River Gallery is responsible for producing many arts and culture events throughout the area such as Sounds and Sights on Thursday Nights and the Artist in Residence program in conjunction with the Chelsea District Library.

Our aim is to provide a place for participation and appreciation of the arts through rotating exhibits, musical performances, film screenings, performance art, and artist workshops.

For more information, contact sculpturewalk@chelsearivergallery.com.

SculptureWalk Chelsea 2016-2017


Art Rapids – Call for Artists

Art Rapids announces a call for artists for the 11th annual juried fine arts fair in Elk Rapids, Michigan on the shores of Grand Traverse Bay.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 15 Apr 2016

Approximately 4000 attendees every year. $1000 Best of Show prize, plus an Honorable Mention award, and People’s Choice award.

Art Rapids is a non-profit, all volunteer organization created to support the arts and art education in the Elk Rapids area. To date, it has given back over $95,000 to the arts in the forms of grants, scholarships, artist awards, free concerts, and the Walk of Art sculpture exhibit.

For more information, contact artrapids@gmail.com.

Art Rapids


Whimsy – Call for Artists

The Midland Downtown Development Authority announces a call for artists for the 2016 Summer Sculpture Series Downtown Midland titled Whimsy!

Call for artists application

Deadline: 24 Feb 2016

Selected artists will receive up to $500 in combined stipend and reimbursement to pay for production and materials; $100 initial stipend followed by up to $400 reimbursed after submission of receipts.

A Judge’s Choice Award of $2,500 will be awarded to the overall best sculpture at the Auction on Thursday, September 15.

The Midland Downtown Development Authority’s goal is to promote Downtown Midland, bring visitors to shop, dine, and enjoy our beautiful community, create excitement for downtown visitors and downtown merchants, promote the entire Midland community as a fun place to visit, and promote art and our artists as we beautify the downtown area.

For more information, contact ltodd@midland-mi.org.




Shelby Township Art Fair – Call for Artists

The Shelby Township Art Fair Committee is seeking vendors for its 33rd annual juried show.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 1 Apr 2016

Now with four exhibitor categories, this event is held outdoors with the majority of the booths on grass, many with shade trees. All booths measure approximately 15’ x 15’ with some double booths available. No resale products, services, home improvement companies, or distributors permitted. Over 10,000 visitors are anticipated.

Chosen artists are provided with:

  • Friendly, helpful, organized staff, easy load-in and load-out, Friday night set-up, plenty of free daytime and overnight parking close to exhibit areas, overnight grounds security, and complimentary coffee and donuts each morning.
  • Advertising in local and regional publications, internet social media, television and radio announcements, e-mail blasts, flyers, banners, and signs throughout the community.
  • Prizes awarded for Best of Show and 5 Excellence Awards.

The main focus of this event is art, but also includes family friendly entertainment for visitors.

For more information, contact marshallp@shelbytwp.org.

Shelby Township Art Fair


OH+5 Exhibition – Call for Artists

The tenth in a series of competitions, OH+5 ’16 is a regional, all media, juried exhibition of contemporary artwork.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 16 Nov 2015

This exhibition serves to promote artists residing in Ohio and the five states that border Ohio: Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. OH+5 ’16 will feature NEW work that provides the viewer with an appreciation of the variety of media, techniques and innovative trends in contemporary art.


  • Susan Crehan-Hostetler is the Gallery Director for Hostetler Gallery in Nantucket, Massachusetts and Athens, Ohio.
  • Bill Horrigan is the Curator-at-Large at the Wexner Center.
  • Bartholomew Ryan, an independent curator, was The Warhol’s new Milton Fine Curator of Art.

The Exhibitions will be at the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio. There will be cash awards for Best of Show; Innovative Use of Media, and 3 Jurors Awards. Artists will be able to sell their works as well as sell in our Gallery Shop and online.

The Dairy Barn Arts Center’s mission is to offer exhibitions, events, and educational programs that nurture and promote area artists and artisans; develop art appreciation among all ages; provide the community access to fine arts and crafts from outside the region; and draw attention and visitors to Southeast Ohio.

For more information, contact artsinfo@dairybarn.org.

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