Muskegon Museum of Art
296 W Webster Ave
Muskegon, MI 49440
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call Type: Competitions
Entry Deadline: 7/12/19
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 4
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 4
Muskegon Museum of Art 91st Michigan Contemporary Art Exhibition
Dates: September 5 – November 13, 2019
Eligibility: All Artists 18 years or older residing in Michigan may enter.
PLEASE READ ALL OF THE RULES AND TERMS BEFORE APPLYING. SUBMIT IMAGES AND DETAILS (AS NEEDED) FOR NO MORE THAN 2 (TWO) WORKS.
Entry: Entry is digital, through the www.callforentry.org (CaFÉ) website. Search keyword “Muskegon.” Free registration is required. Artists may submit up to two images per artwork, for a total of four images. Submit images for one or two artworks only.
Deadline: Deadline for entry is July 12, 2019. No MMA assistance will be available after 4PM EST on this date. Entry closes at 11:59PM MST.
Number of Entries: Each artist may submit up to two (2) works in any medium. Video entries may not be submitted.
Digital Entry: Digital image files must conform to the requirements as listed on the CaFÉ site. Be sure to supply the title, media, and dimensions of your entries. Incomplete entries will not be juried. Accepted works that differ dramatically from the submitted images or information may be refused at the discretion of MMA staff, so make sure your entry accurately reflects your artwork(s).
Eligible Entries: Only original works completed in the last two years and not previously exhibited at the Muskegon Museum of Art are eligible. Commercial reproductions, including giclée prints, will not be accepted. Traditional print media, photography, and digital art should be from a limited edition. Wall mounted pieces may not exceed 6 feet wide by 12 feet high. Three-dimensional (standing) pieces may not exceed 10 feet high by 6 feet by 6 feet. Only work easily handled by two people will be accepted.
Questions? Please call the MMA at 231-720-2575.
Notification: Artists will be notified of the jury results by email no later than July 29, 2019. With this notification you will also be provided identification labels to attach to your work.
Delivery: For hand-delivery, accepted artwork must arrive at the Muskegon Museum of Art on August 22, 23, or 24. Artists may deliver between 11AM and 4:30 PM on Thursday August 22, Friday August 23, and Saturday August 24. Call 231-720-2575 if you need to drop off prior to August 15. No objects will be accepted after August 24.
Ship artwork to: REGIONAL, Muskegon Museum of Art, 296 W Webster Ave, Muskegon, MI 49440.Works shipped by carrier must be prepaid and arrive at the MMA by Friday, August 23, 2019. For shipped work, please include a prepaid return shipping label with your entry. All packing and shipping costs are the responsibility of the artist.
Attach identification labels securely on the back, upper left corner of two-dimensional artworks and under the base or securely tied to three-dimensional artworks. Labels must be those provided in the email of acceptance and should be completely filled in. Please notify the MMA if you require the loading dock for delivery by calling 231-720-2575.
Entry Condition: Works must be ready for presentation. All hanging works should be framed and fitted with wire or D-Rings. Sawtooth hangers are not permitted. Entries must be dry, completely assembled, framed, matted, or mounted. All works on paper must be framed and glazed. Multiple panel pieces (diptychs, triptychs, etc.) cannot exceed 6 feet wide by twelve feet high when installed. Work requiring special handling or installation will be accepted only at the MMA’s discretion. Unsuitably prepared, hazardous, unstable, or extremely fragile works will be declined. If you are unsure about your work conforming to these conditions, please email James Milostan at email@example.com before entering.
Entry Fee: Artists may submit one OR two works. The fee for entry is $35. MMA Members receive a discounted entry fee of $20. Members should call 231-720-2571 to receive their discount code before entering. Refunds cannot be provided after entry.
Art Sales: All accepted work is eligible for sale through the MMA Store. The MMA commission is 30%, and must be included in the purchase price. Work offered for sale will be sold as exhibited. If the work is not for sale, please indicate “0 (zero)” for value on entry form. Price On Requests (PORs) will not be accepted.
Prizes: Best of Show: $1,500, 2nd Place: $1,000 3rd Place: $750 Additional prizes awarded, including purchase awards (purchase awards are equal to the stated sale price of the work).
Liability/Publicity: Entries will be handled with all possible care, but the MMA is not responsible for any loss or damage for any cause whatsoever. Submitting a work of art to this exhibition implies agreement on the part of the artist with all stated conditions. The MMA assumes the privilege of photographing or using any work entered in the exhibition for the purpose of publicity or education, unless the artist notifies the MMA in writing to the contrary.
Pickup: Accepted entries must remain in the exhibition through Wednesday, November 13, 2019.
MMA staff will return shipped artworks in the packing materials they arrived in. Return of shipped artwork will begin Friday, November 15, 2019.
In person pickup:
November 14, Thursday, 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
November 15, Friday, 11:00 am – 4:30 pm
November 16, Saturday, 11:00 am – 4:30 pm
Due to limited storage, prompt pickup is required. Please call if you must make special pickup arrangements.
Written authorization, along with the notification email, is required for the MMA to release work to anyone other than the artist. Shipment costs are the responsibility of the artist.
Works not picked up by December 27, 2019 will be considered abandoned and will be discarded.
Juror: This year’s juror is artist and curator Amy Chaloupka. She received her BFA from Western Washington University and an MFA in Sculpture from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has exhibited widely, and created several public works, including permanent installations in Santa Fe, Chicago, and Madison, Wisconsin. Since 2008, Chaloupka has curated more than 15 contemporary exhibitions featuring national and international artists for the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. While there, she contributed to several published catalogue essays related to exhibitions.