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2022-2023 Outdoor Gallery Prospectus and Application

Glen Arbor Arts Center [GAAC] Mid-May 2022 – April 2023
Online Application Period: Through February 3, 2022

Prospectus: The Glen Arbor Arts Center’s OUTDOOR GALLERY is a venue for the exhibition of visual art on the south and west exterior walls of its building. We seek to exhibit the original work of a single artist. The selected work will be eye-catching, compelling, colorful, and communicate the spirit of the Glen Arbor Arts Center with fresh originality. The selected original work will be enlarged and reproduced on five separate 5-foot x 5-foot square, weather-resistant outdoor panels exhibited for one year. The winning artist will receive a $500 prize provided by the Amy L. Clark-Carels Family Fund.

Open to

All media. Original work can be any shape or size as long as it can be photographed at the specified high resolution and adapted/edited to the square format.


  1. Digital images submitted with the application should be high-quality and sized up to 2MB.
  2. Work selected to be exhibited in 2022 – 2023 will be reproduced from professional-quality, high-resolution images provided by the artist. The submitted jpeg file size of each image must be 150 pixels per inch. Again, the art displayed in the Outdoor Gallery will be digital reproductions of the original work. Original artwork will remain with the artist and will not be exhibited.
  3. The final images will be printed, at the GAAC’s cost, onto 5-foot x 5-foot square, weather-resistant, outdoor panels.
  4. NOTE: Applicants are encouraged to submit work that fits this square format; or work that can be cropped to this square format. 

Read more about the OUTDOOR GALLERY here:


Or, visit the GAAC at any time to see the current Outdoor Gallery exhibition.


The selected work will be installed by Image 360. The GAAC will collaborate with the selected artist about the placement of the five panels, but the final configuration will be the decision of the GAAC.

Application Fee

Applicants will submit five [5] images for the juror’s consideration. The application fee for the submission of one application is $25 GAAC member, $35 nonmember. This is a nonrefundable fee. A single applicant may submit more than one application. An application fee is required for each submission.

Exhibition Calendar

  • Apply online: Through February 3, 2022 at midnight.
  • Jurying: February 2022
  • Report: February 2022
  • Exhibition Dates: Mid-May 2022 – April 2023
  • Opening Reception + DedicationTBD
  • JPEG/IMAGES: The selected exhibitor’s final, high-quality, high-resolution digital images must be ready by March 17, 2022. Final images used for reproduction must measure 150 pixels/square inch.


Submissions to the 2022-23 Outdoor Gallery exhibition will be reviewed and juried by the GAAC Exhibitions Committee. The Exhibitions Committee will select the 2022-23 exhibitor.


  • Work submitted must be one-of-a-kind, 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 submitted must have been completed in the last two years. Work created before October 2019is not eligible for consideration.
  • The artist’s contact email on the application must remain active during the submissions and exhibition process. The artist is responsible for checking their email for exhibition acceptance and/or decline and other information regarding the exhibition.
  • The exhibiting artist will retain ownership of the original artwork. The GAAC retains the right to reproduce the selected images and retains ownership of the reproduced images exhibited. Selected images will also be used in conjunction with promotions and marketing of the year-long exhibition.
  • The GAAC will offer the panels exhibited for sale at the end of the exhibition period.

End of Exhibit Auction

In late April 2023, the GAAC will hold an online auction and offer the five panels displayed in the GAAC Outdoor Gallery to the public for purchase.

For More Information

Contact the Glen Arbor Arts Center: 231/334-6112.


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