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The 58th Annual Greater Michigan Art Exhibition
Alden B. Dow Museum (GMAE Exhibit)
1801 West Saint Andrews Road
Midland, MI 48640

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Contact Email: brandt@midlandcenter.org
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Michigan
Entry Deadline: 8/19/19
Days remaining to deadline: 28
REQUIREMENTS:
Media
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Entry Fee (The 58th Annual Greater Michigan Art Exhibition): $40.00

The 58th Annual Greater Michigan Art Exhibition is one of the few remaining statewide visual arts competitions in Michigan. Organized by Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art (ABDM) at Midland Center for the Arts, this exhibition provides a forum for the most recent developments by Michigan artists. The gallery spaces at Midland Center for the Arts provide a dramatic stage for the display of contemporary work and are especially suited for the exhibition of large-scale works. Each year we bring to Midland reputable arts professionals from around the country to serve as jurors for the exhibition. From leading artists to curators, to directors of galleries and museums, our jurors bring their experience and knowledge about the contemporary art scene into the curatorial selection and awards designations. Cash awards and exhibition awards underscore the formal and expressive accomplishments of the artists included in the exhibit.

Juror: Valerie Jenkins
Chair of Fine Arts
College for Creative Studies
MFA University of Minnesota
BFA Grand Valley State University

Jenkins encourages all applicants of the Greater Michigan Art Exhibit to submit their strongest works for the exhibition and not works that the artist believes would fit her personal aesthetic tastes.  As a seasoned teaching professional Valerie Jenkins is drawn to strong and diverse artwork that extends well beyond her body of work.

Valerie Jenkins’ work includes paintings, drawings, and numerous site-specific installations. Actively exhibiting her work both regionally and nationally, Jenkins’ work is included in the collection of the Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis MN, featured in New American Painting volume 113, and published in the International Drawing Annual by the Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center. Her artwork has been recognized through grants and fellowships from the McKnight Foundation, Minnesota State Arts Board, and the National Endowment of the Arts. Valerie Jenkins’ teaching career spans 25 years and includes courses taught at Macalester College, the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.  She was Associate Professor at the College of Visual Arts and served as Chair of CVA’s Fine Arts Dept. for 10 years. In fall of 2018, Jenkins assumed the role of Chair of Fine Arts at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan. Valerie Jenkins attended the Slade School of Art in London, England and the New York Studio School. She received her BFA from Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids MI and her M.F.A. from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

With roots formed while growing up in both Texas and Michigan, Valerie Jenkins has the tendency to see the world through divergent perspectives. As an educator and visual artist, she relishes the opportunity to bring differences together – while maintaining the belief that harmony can exist in creating unity through diversity.

AWARDS:
  • Best of Show                                                        $1000
  • First Prize                                                             $ 500
  • Second Prize                                                        $ 300
  • Third Prize                                                            $ 200
  • Alden B. Dow Museum Solo Exhibition Award     $ 300
  • Delta College Artist Award                                    $ 300
  • Saginaw Valley State University Artist Award       $ 250
  • Northwood University Artist Award                       $ 250

Exhibition Dates

September 28 – November 3, 2019,
Opening Reception and Award Ceremony: Saturday, September 28, 7-9PM

ELIGIBILITY:
OPEN to all Michigan artists 18 years of age or older.  Works in all media and mixed media are eligible.  Only original works completed within the past three years will be accepted.  NO GICLEES, REPRODUCTIONS OR COPIES OF ORIGINAL ART WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED.  Digital files submitted for jurying must be a non-altered representation of the actual works to be considered for exhibition.

JURY FEE:
$40.00 for up to three images
This is a two-phased jury process.  Please take note!
If you are accepted through the first jury process you are guaranteed inclusion in the exhibition with a minimum of one work after the final jury.

ENTRY PROCEDURE FOR PRELIMINARY JURY:
Entry Process: All applications will be processed online through CaFÉ™ at  CallForEntry.org.

CaFÉ™ is free to participating artists and includes detailed tutorials. After reviewing our prospectus AND the CaFÉ™ tutorial, if you have questions contact us via phone @ 989-631-5930 x.1299, or email, brandt@midlandcenter.org and we will assist you. 

SALES
Works for sale should include 30 percent commission and 6 percent sales tax.  If work is not for sale, list as NFS and state an insurance value.

DELIVERY OF ARTWORK FOR FINAL JURY

All artists selected for final jury must deliver their work to Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art at the Midland Center for the Arts on Friday, September 13 or Saturday, September 14 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mailed entries must be received no later than September 12 and must include pre-paid returned postage and a reusable protective carton or crate. Packing peanuts are not allowed. Works delivered or shipped in packing peanuts will be automatically disqualified for the exhibit.  

 Work must be exhibition-ready. Two-dimensional work must be equipped with provisions for hanging; three-dimensional work must be ready for presentation with written instructions for special installations. Artists will be required to set up complex installations before 2 p.m. on the delivery days.

Juror Talk: September 15th from 2-3pm

On Sunday September 15 there will be limited access to the top floor in the museum because of the Jury Process being conducted in the spaces.

PICK UP OF NON-ACCEPTED ARTWORK

All non-accepted work must be picked up Thursday, September 19 or Friday, September 20, between 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. or Saturday, September 28 prior to the opening of this exhibit from 6 - 7 p.m. or possibly another date with a pre-approved appointment. If work must be returned by mail, artist must prepay all shipping charges. ABDM cannot be responsible for storing work.

PICK UP OF EXHIBITED ARTWORK

All exhibited works must be picked up November, 4, 5 or 6, 2019 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. or Saturday, November 9, between 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.  ABDM cannot be held responsible for work left beyond these dates. If work must be returned by mail, the artist must prepay all shipping charges. Work not picked up after November 9, 2019 will be charged a $25 storage fee unless pre-arranged by approved communication.

LIABILITY and AGREEMENT

ABDM provides insurance coverage for works while on its premises, except for works left after November 9, 2019. Sending digital images and a signed entry form shall constitute agreement with all conditions. Accepted entries must remain on display until the end of the exhibition. ABDM reserves the right to reproduce accepted entries for publicity purposes.

 Opening Reception and Award Ceremony: September 28, 7-9PM

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Application Deadline: Monday 8/19/19 - No extensions possible!
  • Jury Notification Emailed though Cafe by end of the day Monday 8/26/19
  • Delivery of Art For Final Jury: Friday, September 13 or Saturday, September 14 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mailed entries must be received no later than September 12 
  • Juror Talk: September 15th, 2-3pm
  • Pick up of Non Accepted work: Thursday, September 19 or Friday, September 20, between 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. or Saturday, September 28 prior to the opening of this exhibit from 6 - 7 p.m.
  • Opening Reception and Award Ceremony: September 28, 7-9PM
  • Pick up of Exhibited Work: November, 4, 5 or 6, 2019 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. or Saturday, November 9, between 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.  
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