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91st Michigan Contemporary Art Exhibition – Call For Artists

91st Michigan Contemporary Art Exhibition – Call For Artists

The Muskegon Museum of Art (MMA) is pleased to announce a call for artists for the 91st Michigan Contemporary Art Exhibition, to be held from September 5 – November 13, 2019. All artists 18 years or older, residing in Michigan, are eligible to enter. Artists may enter one or two pieces, in all media excluding video. Work must have been completed in the past two years.

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Deadline: 12 Jul 2019

Fee for entry is $35. Fee for MMA members is $20.

The Muskegon Museum of Art’s regional juried exhibition, now the Michigan Contemporary Art Exhibition and formerly the “Regional Exhibition,” is the longest-running regional art exhibition in Michigan. The reputation of the MMA’s show is well-established. Jurors are chosen from outside the area and often from outside the state to provide an objective selection process. The MMA’s professional staff is proficient at providing publicity, event planning, and logistical operations for the annual call-for-entry, jurying, and exhibition presentation with a personal touch.

This year’s juror is artist and curator Amy Chaloupka, a sculptor, curator, and art history professor. She has exhibited widely and created several public works including permanent installations in Santa Fe, Chicago, and Madison, WI.

91st Michigan Contemporary Art Exhibition Artist Benefits

Now in its 91st year, this competitive exhibition is an opportunity for career growth, recognition, and financial prizes and sales for contemporary Michigan artists. Over $5,000 in prizes will be awarded including a $1,500 Best of Show Award. Last year, over $40,000 of art was sold from the exhibition. The exhibition was viewed by over 3,700 guests. All artists chosen for the exhibition will be listed in an exhibition catalogue and award winners’ works will be pictured in the catalogue. Most works are sold early in the exhibition’s run.

Artists participating in this regional show in past years have gone on to have greater recognition and exhibitions at the Muskegon Museum of Art and at other galleries and museums. The timing of the exhibition coincides with fall academic attendance and with Muskegon County’s October Arts and Humanities Festival.

About the Muskegon Museum of Art

The Muskegon Museum of Art, founded on a tradition of aesthetic excellence, is committed to fostering the life-long study and appreciation of the visual arts by strengthening, preserving, and exhibiting its collections; offering a wide range of traditional and contemporary exhibitions; stimulating learning and creativity through diverse public and educational programming; and enhancing community involvement and support in a safe, accessible, and welcoming environment.

For more information, contact jmilostan@muskegonartmuseum.org.

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Lakeshore Art Festival 2019 – Call For Artists

Lakeshore Art Festival 2019 – Call For Artists

The Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce announces a call for artists for the Lakeshore Art Festival 2019, combining the best of both worlds … fine art and fine crafts. 

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Deadline: 1 Feb 2019

Art in the Park is held in historic Hackley Park, a green landscaped square block that features beautiful trees and flowers, interior and perimeter sidewalks, historic sculptures, and a center circle. It is located in the heart of downtown Muskegon’s Heritage District, home to the Muskegon Museum of Art, Lakeshore Museum Center, Monet’s Garden, Hackley Library, and Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts.

The Craft and Artisan Food Market will flow through beautiful downtown Muskegon. It will include only handcrafted goods. Absolutely no buy and sell. The Craft Market footprint will end at the Children’s Lane. Crafters will not have booths in the children’s area unless specifically desired.

Lakeshore Art Festival 2019 Artist Benefits

Named Sunshine Artist Magazine 200 Best for multiple years. Recognized as Best Small Town Art Fair by Art Fair Calendar. The Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce provides extensive marketing and publicity for the show, guests, and artists. There is local media coverage and artists are invited to participate in TV spots. Advertising utilizes newspaper, magazine, social media, industry trade publications, posters, postcards, radio advertising, television, and billboards. Nearly 8,000 followers on Facebook and 482 on Instagram.

  • Easy set up and take down with vehicle access near booth site
  • Private security patrolling park and streets overnight Thursday and Friday
  • Exhibitor hospitality which includes morning coffee, juice, water and baked goods
  • Friendly Lakeshore Art Festival Committee Member booth sitters for exhibitor breaks
  • $3,000 in Fine Art/Fine Craft awards and Craft Market People’s Choice Awards

About The Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce

The Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce is the premier business membership organization on the lakeshore representing over 1,230 businesses and organizations. They create an environment for business success through community leadership, promotion, inclusive business advocacy, and valued member services.

For more information, contact artfest@muskegon.org.

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Lakeshore Art Festival 2017 – Call For Artists

The Lakeshore Art Festival 2017 is seeking artists for their annual event featuring a unique blend of arts, crafts, music, food, and fun in beautiful Downtown Muskegon, Michigan.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 1 Feb 2017

With nearly 300 fine art and specialty craft exhibitors, children’s activities, specialty food items, street performers, and multiple interactive art stations this event is an artful experience for all to enjoy. The Lakeshore Art Festival has been recognized by Sunshine Artist Magazine as one of the 200 Best in the country and by ArtFairCalendar.com as Favorite Small Town Art Fair. The Lakeshore Art Festival 2017 will be held July 7 and 8, 2017.

Work with experienced event professionals. Only handcrafted items. Absolutely no buy/sell. Extensive marketing and publicity using newspaper, magazine, social media, trade media, posters, postcards, and radio advertising. Vehicle access near booth site for easy set up and teardown. Artists reception Thursday night at the nationally recognized Muskegon Musemu of Art. Private security patrolling park and streets overnight Thursday and Friday. Exhibitor hospitality which includes morning coffee, juice, water, and baked goods. Friendly Lakeshore Art Festival Committee Member booth sitters for exhibitor breaks. $3,000 in Fine Art/Fine Craft awards and Craft Market People’s Choice Awards.

About the Lakeshore Art Festival

The Lakeshore Art Festival was reborn out of a former art and craft festival. We have made great strides in enhancing the quality of the show, put significant effort into marketing to both exhibitors and guests, and pride ourselves on the progress made thus far.

This is what a recent exhibitor said about the show: “The event far exceeded my expectations! Not only has the event turned around, but the downtown area as well. I’ve been doing craft events for nineteen years and usually as many as forty a year (twenty states so far). I say that to make this point. Never have I seen an event make such a dramatic turn for the positive. What a credit to you, your staff, and the community. Thank you for letting me be a part of it.”

For more information, contact artfest@muskegon.org.

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87th Regional Exhibition All-Michigan Edition – Call for Artists

Muskegon Museum of Art – Entry open to all Michigan artists, 18 & up. MMA’s regional show is oldest regional show of its type in MI.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 16 May 2015

Juried entries will fill two galleries June 4-Aug. 5, 2015.

Over $5,000 in cash awards, plus purchase awards. Prestigious resume addition. Sales and promotion opportunity.

Established in 1912, MMA is well-recognized for its diverse collection of American and European art, studio glass, African American art. Nationally known changing exhibitions, including MMA-organized touring shows, and Michigan artist shows.

For more information, contact mgawron@mpsk12.net.

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