Call Detail
Fresh Cuts- the art of papercraft

Entry Deadline: Rolling

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $35.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Michigan

The ​Crooked Tree Arts Center, in Traverse City, Michigan, is now accepting submissions for the exhibition FRESH CUTS: the art of papercraft. The call is open to all United States residents, 18 and older. Original works of art exploring traditional crafts of papercutting and related paper arts are eligible. We are looking for outstanding examples of papercuts, paper sculpture, collage, and more.

Applicant Calendar:

  • Submit entries online: September 18 - December 14, 2018

  • Notification will be sent between: December 18 and December 20, 2018

  • Work must be delivered to Crooked Tree Arts Center (Traverse City) between January 4 - 10, 2019, during posted CTAC gallery hours. CTAC is closed on Sundays.

  • The Opening Reception is Saturday, January 12, 2019, 2 - 4 p.m.

  • The FRESH CUTS exhibition closes on: Saturday, February 16, 2019

  • Work must be picked up between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday, February 18 - Saturday, February 23, 2019.

  • Works delivered with return shipping arrangements will be sent by March 1, 2019.



This opportunity is open to all United States residents. Works must be original works of art. 2D and 3D works exploring traditional papercrafts are eligible.


File Size and Format Guidelines:

  • Still image format: JPEG

  • File dimensions: 1200 pixels or greater on the longest side.  

  • File size: under 5 MB

Terms and Conditions

  • The call is open to all U.S. residents, 18 years and older.

  • Submissions must be original works created by the artist submitting the work.

  • Artists may submit up to three entries.

  • Works must not have been previously exhibited at Crooked Tree Arts Center.

  • Accepted works must be prepared for installation.

  • The Crooked Tree Arts Center galleries are sales galleries and works can be for sale. Price is set by the artist. The Crooked Tree Arts Center will retain a 40% commission on all sales.

  • A non-refundable fee of $35.00 per artist is required for entry (CTAC members $20.00). If you are a current member of Crooked Tree Arts Center, please use the coupon code: FC19 to receive the member discount. Should you have questions about your membership status, or are interested in becoming a member,  please call CTAC at (231) 941-9488.

  • Accepted work may NOT be removed until after the close of the show.

  • Work not picked up by specified pick-up dates becomes property of the Crooked Tree Arts Center unless prior arrangement has been made with Crooked Tree Arts Center staff. The artist forfeits any claim to the work and the Crooked Tree Arts Center cannot be held responsible for any method of disposal arising from forfeiture.

  • By submitting work to this exhibition opportunity, the artist agrees to all terms and conditions described in the exhibition prospectus.

Submission Procedure:

  • Submit up to three works.

  • Entries must be submitted online via CaFÉ, and file formats must meet CaFÉ specifications.

  • Complete the required entry forms, including medium/process, title, size, and retail price of the work.

  • Works must be clearly labeled with the artist's name, the title, and medium. ​

  • Please make sure that your email address in the application form is accurate.

Application Requirements

Eligibility Criteria