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Call for Artists: 2018 New Views Prospectus

News ViewsNew Views: Water = Life = Art | A juried exhibition
Glen Arbor Arts Center [GAAC]
June 1 – August 4, 2018

A juried exhibition of 2- and 3-D media focused on the myriad ways in which we regard, comprehend, and interact with the lakes, streams and rivers in our region. These might include:

  • Ecologic
  • Economic
  • Water as a defining characteristic of the region
  • Water as a contributor to regional identity
  • Water as a source of creative inspiration
  • Water as the basis for one of the region’s most enduring creation myths

Looking For: The GAAC’s New Views exhibitions have established a tradition of digging into the show’s theme. We seek work that provides a new view of water; that is interpretative, and moves beyond strictly documenting water. We seek submissions that express fresh ideas and approaches to thinking visually about water, using innovative 2- and 3-dimensional art. Accepted media include: fiber, wood, reclaimed and recycled materials, paper, paint, photography, mixed media, and metal.

Size Restrictions: Two-dimensional works should not exceed 30 inches in width and 40 inches in height.

On-line application: The New Views application will be available on the GAAC website for download in late winter. Please print it out, and bring a completed copy, and entry fee, when dropping off work at the GAAC for jurying May 21-23, 2018. The artist’s signature on the entry form acknowledges understanding of, and agreement with the terms stated in this prospectus. A non-refundable entry fee entitles each artist to submit up to two [2] of their works for consideration. The non-refundable entry fee is $25/GAAC members, $35/non-members. Work submitted for jurying must be identified on back with an attached tag: applicant’s name, phone number, email, title.

Pick-Up: Work that is not juried for inclusion must be picked-up on May 29 – 30, 2018, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Exhibition dates: Friday, June 1 to Friday, August 4, 2018 at the Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S. Lake Street, Glen Arbor, Michigan.

Juror: Pier Wright received a BA from Kalamazoo College and went on to study art at Palm Beach Community College and University of South Florida before receiving his MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has owned and managed the Wright Gallery in Northport since 2002, showing contemporary, abstract and representational work by local, state, and international artists. Wright Gallery is open from June through October; Pier spends the rest of the year in the studio. His work is included in several private and corporate collections.


  • Work submitted must be innovative and original in design. Work derivative of other artists or work created in a workshop with the collaboration of an instructor is not acceptable.
  • Work must be gallery ready when submitted. Paintings and other wall works should be framed or finished. Please use gallery wire. No saw tooth hanging hardware is allowed.
  • No work will be accepted after the dates and times for delivery listed on the prospectus.
  • The artist’s contact email provided on the application must remain active during the submissions and exhibition process. The artist is responsible for checking their email for acceptance and/or decline and other information regarding the New Views exhibition.
  • Sale price that is noted on the application is the FINAL price if the work is accepted into the New Views exhibition. Exhibitors may not change sale price after the work is accepted for exhibition. If the work is NOT for sale, please indicate that information by writing “NFS” in the appropriate space provided on the on-line application. The GAAA will retain a 40% commission on work sold during the New Views exhibition. The artists will receive 60% of the final selling price. Artists will receive payment following the close of the exhibition.
  • The GAAC staff and Exhibitions Committee reserve the right to the final selection of work to be shown in the New Views exhibition.

Entry and Exhibition Fees: The non-refundable entry fee is $25/GAAC members and $35/non-members for up to two [2] entries.

Shipping: If your work is selected for New Views, and requires return shipping at the end of the exhibition, you are financially responsible for shipping and insuring your work. Exhibitors must provide a pre-paid UPS or FEDEX return shipping label. The GAAC will not return shipped work that is not prepared in this manner for return. Work that is not retrieved 30 days after the exhibition becomes the property of the GAAC.

Insurance: The GAAC does not provide insurance during exhibitions. Reasonable care will be taken in the handling and display of art work. The GAAC, staff and volunteers are not responsible for damage or loss.

Awards: An on-site jury will select first-, second-, third-place awards and honorable mentions.

Sales and Commission: The GAAC will retain a 40% commission on work sold during the New Views exhibition. The artists will receive 60% of the final selling price. Artists will receive payment following the close of the exhibition.

For more information: Contact Sarah Bearup-Neal, GAAC gallery manager: sarahb@dev.glenarborart.org.

Calendar of Events

New Views: Water = Life = Art

June 1 – August 4, 2018

  • May 21 – 23, 2018 — Deliver work with completed application
  • Thursday, May 24, 2018 — Entries are juried.
  • Friday, May 25, 2018 – Jury results will be emailed to applicants.
  • Monday, May 28, 2018 – GAAC closed for Memorial Day.
  • May 29-30, 2018 — Pick-up unaccepted work, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.
  • Saturday, June 9, 2018 — Artists/Public opening reception, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, August 4, 2018 — Exhibition ends 2 p.m. Artists retrieve work. 2:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Monday, August 6, 2018 – Artists retrieve work. 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

New Views: Water Programming

  • Friday, June 15, 2018 – Reading; The Lake Michigan Mermaid, by poets Anne-Marie Oomen and Linda Nemec Foster. An in-depth conversation with the authors about the process of writing this book, the challenges of collaborating on a shared work, and more. 7:00 – 9:00 pm.
  • June 29 – 30, 2018 – Workshop: Photographing Water. Led by Jim Jacoby.
  • Sunday, July 15, 2018 – Discussion: “More Than Just a View,” a facilitated panel discussion about the health and welfare of local water bodies and watersheds; the Crystal River; bottled water; and threats to the Great Lakes from Line 5. Participants: Tom Nelson, director, Leelanau Conservancy; Jim Olson, Founder/President FLOW [For Love of Water]; and Jim Lively, Groundworks Center. 2:00 pm.
  • Tuesday, July 17, 2018 — Slide presentation: Discovery the “Discovery, the Glen Lake Association’s water monitoring boat, with Watershed Biologist Rob Karner. 10:00 am – noon.
  • Thursday, July 19, 2018 — Art Talk: “The Art of Water in 28 ½ Minutes,” an audio and visual survey of the ways artists – musical, performing, visual – interpret water and translate it into their compositions. Presented by painter Hank Feeley.11:00 am.=
  • July 26 – 27, 2018 – Workshop: “Liquid State: Painting Water.” Led by Margo Burian.

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