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2021 Small Works Holiday Exhibition Prospectus and Registration

EXHBITION Dates: November 5 – December 16, 2021
ON-LINE APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 1, 2021

The GAAC’s Small Works Holiday Exhibition is a showcase of 2D + 3D work that offers small, original art at affordable prices, $150 or less. The 2021 Small Works Holiday Exhibition will be installed in the GAAC gallery, and there will also be an online version. Artwork will be available for purchase both online and at the GAAC.

To Participate

  • Register online.
  • You may submit up to 8 pieces of 2D or 3D work. Size: The maximum measurements for all work are 12” wide by 12” long/high. Work may be smaller. If framed, maximum measurements include the frame.
  • We will accept up to 125 individual pieces of art. On-line registration will remain open until Friday, October 1 at midnight; or when we have reached the 125 piece maximum.
  • The registration fee is $25 GAAC members, $35 nonmembers. To confirm that you are a current member, contact GAAC.
  • Artwork must be for sale. Artists set the price. Maximum price: $150. The GAAC will retain 40% of sales; artist will receive 60%. The GAAC will collect Michigan sales taxes.
  • Accepted Media: painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, collage, fiber, mixed media, ceramic, wood, metal, stone.
  • Display: Work intended to be displayed on the wall must be gallery-ready to hang. Please use gallery wire. Entries with saw tooth hanging hardware or other, non-wired hanging hardware will not be accepted. Your work may be framed or unframed; but unframed work must appear finished [e.g. no messy edges].
  • 3-D work intended to be displayed on a flat surface must be freestanding. Please do not exceed a maximum weight of 25 pounds.
  • Please place an identifying tag on your entry with your name, telephone number, and the work’s title and retail price.
  • Artwork drop-off dates: Friday, October 29; Saturday, October 30. 9 am – 2 pm both days. PLEASE BRING AN INVENTORY OF THE WORK YOU WILL BE DROPPING OFF.
  • Artwork pick-up dates: Friday, December 17; Saturday, December 18. 10 am – 2 pm both days.

Shipped Work

Shipped work should arrive at the GAAC between October 25 – 27, 2021.

If you ship your work and cannot retrieve it in person at the end of the exhibition: Exhibited work that is not sold will be returned to the artist at the end of the exhibition using the exhibitor-provided shipping box and a pre-paid return shipping label. Pre-paid shipping labels must be provided to the GAAC when your Small Works artwork is delivered.

The GAAC’s street address is: 6031 S. Lake Street, Glen Arbor, Michigan 49636

The GAAC’s mailing address is: POB 305, Glen Arbor, Michigan 49636

Photographic Images

You will be asked to provide a photographic image of each work you will exhibit in the Small Works show:

  • These images will be attached to your on-line registration form. They are required at the time of registration.
  • Please provide well-composed, focused images of your work. This is the work people will view online. Present your work as well as you possibly can.
  • Do not photograph 2D work behind glass. If framed, please do not include the 2D artwork’s frame in your exhibition image.

The 2021 Small Works exhibition will be installed both in the GAAC gallery and as part of an on-line gallery on the GAAC website.

Important Dates

  • Exhibition: November 5 – December 16, 2021
  • Prospectus on-line: Until Friday, October 1 at midnight.
  • Drop-off: Friday, October 29, 9 am – 2 pm; Saturday, October 30. 9 am – 2 pm both days.
  • Shipping drop-off: October 25 – 27, 2021
  • Pick-up: Friday, December 17; Saturday, December 18; 10 am – 2pm both days.

Registration Form

    • Register Here (click or tap to see form)
      • IMAGE UPLOAD NOTE: Please submit the highest quality image possible. Visit the Photo Editing Resources page for tips and links to editing software.
        • 1200 pixels minimum on the long side [REQUIRED]
        • 2 MB maximum file size [REQUIRED]
        • File types accepted are jpg, jpeg, gif & png [REQUIRED]
      • Artist Information



      • Artwork 1

      • Not required if unframed.
      • 2 MB maximum file size. Allowed file types: jpg, jpeg, png, gif.
        Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, gif, Max. file size: 2 MB.


      • Artwork 2

      • Not required if unframed.
      • 2 MB maximum file size. Allowed file types: jpg, jpeg, png, gif.
        Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, gif, Max. file size: 2 MB.


      • Artwork 3

      • Not required if unframed.
      • 2 MB maximum file size. Allowed file types: jpg, jpeg, png, gif.
        Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, gif, Max. file size: 2 MB.


      • Artwork 4

      • Not required if unframed.
      • 2 MB maximum file size. Allowed file types: jpg, jpeg, png, gif.
        Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, gif, Max. file size: 2 MB.


      • Artwork 5

      • Not required if unframed.
      • 2 MB maximum file size. Allowed file types: jpg, jpeg, png, gif.
        Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, gif, Max. file size: 2 MB.


      • Artwork 6

      • Not required if unframed.
      • 2 MB maximum file size. Allowed file types: jpg, jpeg, png, gif.
        Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, gif, Max. file size: 2 MB.


      • Artwork 7

      • Not required if unframed.
      • 2 MB maximum file size. Allowed file types: jpg, jpeg, png, gif.
        Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, gif, Max. file size: 2 MB.


      • Artwork 8

      • Not required if unframed.
      • 2 MB maximum file size. Allowed file types: jpg, jpeg, png, gif.
        Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, gif, Max. file size: 2 MB.


      • Terms and Conditions

      • Entry Procedure

        • Please read and accept this document to confirm your understanding of the terms, and to confirm your participation in this exhibition.

        • Work must be delivered to the Glen Arbor Arts Center by the drop-off dates designated in the prospectus. All work must have identification [ artist’s name, phone number, email ] on the back of 2-D work; or affixed to 3-D work.

        Sales

        The Glen Arbor Arts Center receives 40% of the retail price established by the artist, and the artist receives 60%. The Glen Arbor Arts Center will collect 6% sales tax on every sale.

        Exhibitor Agrees:

        • The Glen Arbor Arts Center will not be responsible for any pieces delivered in damaged condition.

        • The art submitted for exhibition will remain the property of the artist until sold.

        • It is agreed that due care will be taken of each piece of art submitted. However, it is also agreed that the GAAC, and/or its representatives, will not be held liable for situations over which they have no control.

        • The artwork will remain in the gallery for the duration of the show — the artist agrees to remove the artwork by the date indicated in the prospectus. The GAAC is not responsible for art left on our site past the pick-up due date and may take possession of the work after 30 days.

        • The GAAC is unable to insure works at this time.

        The Exhibitions Committee and the GAAC staff reserve the right to the final selection of works. Unaccepted work will be held until pick-up unless other arrangements are made by the GAAC.

        By checking the box below, you are indicating agreement to all terms and conditions listed, and that the artwork submitted is an original created personally by the artist. You are also releasing photographic rights to the GAAC for the purposes of promoting the exhibit and posting on the GAAC website and social media outlets.



      • Attention: You will need to add your application fee to the cart on the next page after submitting.
      • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

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