Open calls for Art 

3rd Annual HART Community Fundraiser 

2021

Wings of Wonder Tribal Raptor Rehabilitation Center

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ABOUT THIS YEARS ORGANIZATION:
 
Higher Art Gallery is honored & excited to have the opportunity to play a part in helping  Wings of Wonder (WOW) to raise funds for the building of The new Migizi Raptor Aviary & Rehabilitation Center.  
It all started 34 years ago with Rebecca Lessard who is a well known and respected expert in the field of Raptor Rehabilitation & Education.  She has dedicated her life to birds of prey, taking in injured birds, rehabilitating them, and whenever possible releasing them back into the wild. In 2001, she founded Wings of Wonder, a 501(C)3 non-profit organization located in Empire, MI, for this purpose.
2021 brings Rebecca out of retirement with a new focus: partnering with longtime friends and colleagues at the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians to bring to our area the first Tribal Eagle Aviary and Rehabilitation Center east of the Mississippi River.
We invite you to visit the Wings of Wonder Website and learn all about the details of this amazing project and how the Wings of Wonder Legacy which Rebecca started will carry on and continue to do this important work. You can even donate directly to this project through their site. WHY WAIT ? Check it out!

About the Art:

"Artists for Wings of Wonder"

Exhibit dates : Friday, September 10th - September 30th

Opening Reception & Fundraiser Event:  Friday, September 10th 

"Artists for Wings of Wonder" is a raptor themed exhibit which will feature approximately 35 Artists. The participating Artists will be a mix of Invited Artists, ( many of which will be Native American ) ,Members of Project Civilartzation and a handful of Artists who are  submitting  work for show. 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

~ Are you a member of Project Civilartzation and want to be a part of this show? Great! There is NO submission fee for you to submit a piece for consideration. All you have to do is follow the instructions for submissions below.

~ Not a member of Project Civilartzation, but would like to participate? Also Great, however, full disclosure, we will only be accepting around 7-10 pieces from submissions due to space issues. If you would still like to send an image for consideration, please read all the away down to the bottom and be sure to include the $20 submission fee which will be donated directly to the Migizi Raptor Rehabilitation Center. 

Exhibit Parameters 

~ Due to space, only ONE piece will be shown per artist.

~ Size and dimension :  

2-d work should not exceed 16" in ANY direction. 

Sculptural and Pedestal work should not be taller then 24" and should not be wider than 15"

Mediums accepted:

painting, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, assemblage, collage, photography, sculpture, encaustic, pastels.

Subject Matter: 

In keeping with the spirit of the Wings of Wonder organization , all work MUST be RAPTOR inspired. 

Here is a list of what is included as a raptor or Bird of Prey:

Hawks, Owls, Eagles, Vultures, Osprey, Falcons

Please take a look at the Wings of Wonder website (link above) and scroll through the beautiful images to have a clear picture of the work which is being done to keep these creatures thriving in the wild. It is very inspiring .

Where , How & by when:

~ Please send UP TO 3 images for consideration, however only 1 will be included in the exhibit. 

~ Send images USING J PEGS to the email: higherartgallery@gmail.com

~Include in subject line: "Wings of Wonder Submission"

~ Be sure to include dimensions, materials, price and title. 

~ Submissions will be taken now and UNTIL August 1st. 

~ Responses to submissions will be emailed within a few days of receiving. If you do not hear from us within 10 days of sending submission, please inquire. 

~ Lastly, if you are NOT  member of Project Civilartzation , please click this link upon sending your Jpegs for the submission fee.  

Receiving of Artwork deadlines Etc...

~We need all work to the gallery between August 27th- September 2nd

~Artwork retrieval : please plan to pick up artwork the week the show comes down. 

~Shipping arrangements etc can be made in advance

How the Fundraiser will Work:

Higher Art Gallery looks forward to partnering with non-profit organizations in our community and region to bring ART and GOOD causes together. We believe that through the power of Art, change can be effected. We also feel very strongly about the work that Artists do, so while we will not turn away an artist who would like to DONATE a piece to this show, we much prefer to split things like this:

Opening night Fundraiser:  September 10th 

Earnings are as follows: WOW: 40% / Artist : 40% / Gallery: 20%

** opening night fundraiser purchases are highly encouraged, so an increased amount is contributed to WOW.

Remainder of show: September 11th- September 30th

Earnings are as follows: WOW 20% / Artist 40% /Gallery 40% 

More details on this will come as we learn more about where things are with Covid as the Summer winds down, but here are some basics for the fundraiser evening:

It is a ticketed event. 100% of the ticket earnings will go directly to WOW. 

The tickets will be limited. Due to space and possible covid restrictions, we will most likely offer tickets in blocks of time. 

There will be a silent auction, and other items such as experiences, and products donated by our generous community to help raise funds for WOW. 

We hope we can once again have a fun, festive, catered event like we have done in past fundraisers...but all of those details will be planned as we get closer to knowing where things stand.

** If you or your business would like to help sponsor or promote this event with In Kind donations, marketing help etc.. please reach out to us.