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2023 Members Create Prospectus and Registration

Show Dates: June 9 – August 10, 2023
Registration: January 2 – April 26, 2023 at 11:59 PM

An annual tradition returns! The GAAC Members Create exhibition is a showcase of members’ talent. The exhibition will be installed in the GAAC gallery; and it will also be viewable on the GAAC website. Members Create is open to current GAAC members.

Want to become a GAAC member? Click here for membership information.

Online Registration

  • Registration start: online registration starts January 2, 2023. Registration is taken on a first-come/first-served basis. We will exhibit the work of up to 60 GAAC members. You may only register ONLINE via the GAAC website.
  • Registration end: online registration closes when all the exhibition spaces have been filled; or until Wednesday, April 26 at 11:59 PM.

Submission Criteria

  • You may submit one piece of art, 2D or 3D.
  • An entry may be comprised of multiple units [e.g. a diptych]; but may not exceed the maximum dimensions or weighs described below. If offered for sale, a single entry comprised of multiple units must be sold for one price. The individual units may not be sold separately.
  • Applicants must attach a high-quality digital image of their entry on the on-line application. See the on-line application for file size instructions.
  • 2D work [e.g. painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, collage, fiber, mixed media] should not exceed 28” in width, or 65” in height.
  • Work intended to be exhibited on the gallery walls must be gallery-ready to hang when it is delivered.
  • For hanging: Use gallery wire. Entries with saw tooth hanging hardware will not be accepted.
  • No wet paintings, or warped canvases will be accepted.
  • 2D work is not required to be framed [e.g. work executed on gallery-wrapped canvases or mounted on cradled wood panels]; but this work is required to be gallery-ready to hang [see above hanging requirements]. If left unframed, the work’s edges must be tidy and finished.
  • 3D work must be freestanding and easily moved by one person. Weight should not exceed 35 pounds. 3D work intended to hang on the gallery walls should not exceed 10 pounds.
  • Please place an identifying tag on your entry with your name, telephone number, email address, and the work’s title.

Exhibition Calendar

  • Artwork drop-off dates [delivered by hand]: Friday, June 2; and Saturday, June 3. Time: 9 am – 2 pm both days.
  • Shipped artwork arrival deadline: Shipped work must arrive at the GAAC between Tuesday, May 30 and Thursday, June 1. Exhibitors are responsible for supplying a pre-paid return shipping mailing label.
    • GAAC Postal Mailing Address: POB 305, Glen Arbor, Michigan 49636
    • GAAC Commercial Shipping Address: 6031 S Lake Street, Glen Arbor, Michigan 49636
  • Artwork pick-up dates: Friday, August 11; and Saturday, August 12. Time: 9 am – 2 pm both days.
  • Opening reception: TBD

Artist’s Statement

Exhibitors are required to submit a short [100 words max.] artist’s statement that provides viewers with some context for looking at the artwork you will exhibit. The artist’s statement you provide on your Members Create application will be used in the exhibition.

Registration Fee

The registration fee is $25.

Sales

Artwork may be for sale. Artists set the price. The GAAC will retain 40% of sales; artist will receive 60%.

How to Register

  • Step #1: Register online for the “Members Create” exhibition by paying the registration fee BELOW starting January 2, 2023.
  • Step #2: Print out and complete the “Members Create” ID form. Bring a copy with you when you deliver your artwork.

Purchase

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Purchase will be available on January 2, 2023

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