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You Are T/HERE Prospectus

NOTE TO APPLICANTS: The GAAC will offer an on-line version of You Are T/Here that will be viewable on the GAAC website. A traditional, in-gallery version of the exhibition will be designed in response to State of Michigan COVID-19 operating guidelines.

Glen Arbor Arts Center [GAAC] January 15 – March 25, 2021
On-line application period: The application periods closes December 1, 2020 at midnight.

You Are T/Here is an exhibition that asks applicants to visually explore and describe what their own, personal “here” or “there” looks like. What IS “t/here”?

Is it a concept? An ideal? An abstraction? Or, a real place?

Does your “t/here” come with coordinates? Or, is it inside your head?

Is it a place you want to be? Or, toward which you’re heading? Or, want to escape?

How do you / how did you get from here to there?

Where do you want “t/here” to be?

Are you here? Or, are you there?

And, how has being quarantined, locked down, masked up, and socially distanced since mid-March — among other national and global disruptions – affected your sense of “here” and “there”? Where’re you at? Show us.


Visual art in 2D + 3D. Work must be made by the applicant between 2018 and 2020.


2D and 3D work, including clay, collage, drawing, fiber, furniture, metal, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture, wood.


2D work should not exceed 48” in width or 65 in length.

3D work must be freestanding and easily moved, not to exceed 35 pounds. Because of companion programs planned in conjunction with the exhibition, 3D work will be occasionally and temporarily relocated in the gallery and in the GAAC.


Applicants may enter up to two [2] submissions for the juror’s consideration. $25 GAAC member, $35 nonmember. This is a nonrefundable fee.


  • Exhibition runs January 15 – March 25, 2021
  • Apply on-line: Through December 1, 2020. Application period ends December 1 at midnight.
  • Applicant reporting: December 8 -10, 2020
  • Shipped work deadline: TBD
  • Drop-off: Friday, January 8, 10 am – 2 pm; Saturday, January 9, 10 am – 2 pm
  • Pick-up: Friday, March 26, 9 am – 2 pm; Saturday, March 27, 9 am – 2 pm
  • Reception: An opening reception in the GAAC gallery will be dependent upon State of Michigan COVID-19 operating guidelines.


Craig Hadley currently serves as the Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College. Prior to the Dennos, Craig held administrative and curatorial roles at DePauw University and Beloit College respectively for 11 years. He is an active board member of the Association of Academic Museums & Galleries, serves as a grant reviewer for the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and volunteers as an AAM accreditation site reviewer. Craig holds a master’s degree in History and Museum Studies from the University of Missouri and a bachelor’s degree from Beloit College. His writing has appeared in The Museum Review, AAM’s Museum magazine, and on the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ website.


Three awards will be given: $300 Best of Show award made possible by Amy L. Clark-Carels Family Fund; and two, $100 Merit Awards.


  • 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 accepted.
  • Work submitted must have been completed in the last two years [made from 2018 – present].
  • Work must be gallery ready when submitted. Paintings and other wall works should be finished or framed. Please use gallery wire. No saw tooth hanging hardware is allowed. No wet paintings, or work submitted on warped canvases will be 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 exhibition acceptance and/or decline, and other information regarding the exhibition.


Applicants selected to exhibit work in You Are T/Here will be asked to submit a short [100 words max] artist’s statement that provides viewers with some context for looking at the artwork.


  • The sale price written on the application is the FINAL price if the work is accepted in the exhibition. Exhibitors may not change sale price after the work is accepted for exhibition.
  • The GAAC will retain a 40% commission on work sold during the exhibition. Artists 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 exhibition. Accepted work may not be removed before the close of the exhibition.


Contact Sarah Bearup-Neal, GAAC Gallery Manager: 231-334-6112.


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