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6FT APART ART: Clothesline Exhibit Prospectus


July 24 – August 27, 2020

The Glen Arbor Arts Center is moving art outdoor as part of its 6ft Apart Art series of creative, pop-up events. The first event is the Clothesline Exhibit, July 24 – August 27. Open to the public, the challenge is to create an unframed painting, drawing, photograph or collage on a single sheet of paper that creatively interprets northern Michigan’s landscape and woodlands. Each work will be placed in a sealed plastic envelope and pinned to a clothesline in front of the GAAC building at 6031 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor.

Inspiration for this exhibition came from the GAAC’s new Outdoor Gallery. In May, the GAAC installed on two exterior walls five, 5ft X 5ft panels with reproductions of paintings by Empire artist Mark Mehaffey. Mehaffey’s work interprets and celebrates the northern Michigan landscape and woodlands in a vibrant, contemporary palette. Mehaffey’s work will be exhibited until April 2021.

Open: To anyone, of any age; individuals or families

Size: Works must be no larger than 5” X 7”

Submit: 1 per person

Deadline: July 15, 2020

There is no fee to submit.

Delivery: Mail finished work to: GAAC, POB 305, Glen Arbor, Michigan 49636. Hand delivered works may be deposited in the sealed plastic tub stationed outside the main entrance. Please include the following information on the back of your work: title, your name, contact phone number, email.

Pick Up Work: may be picked up at the GAAC after August 27. To have work returned by mail, please provide a self-addressed stamped envelope.

More Information: Contact Sarah Bearup-Neal, GAAC Gallery Manager, [email protected]

The 6ft Apart Art series was developed in response to the challenges posed by COVID-19. Practices such as social distancing will be built into 6ft Apart Art events, and offer a safe alternative to traditional indoor art activities, gallery exhibitions and performance. The series will take place at the GAAC and turn the front yard and parking area into arts venues.

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