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126 S. union St. Traverse City, Mi. 49684

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Current Calls for art


Annual All Media Juried Exhibit:



Artists respond to the last 4 years


As this exhibit lands smack dab during the month of the 2020 election, we would like to invite Artists of all Mediums to examine how the last 4 years have changed them personally (or not), and express how the actions of this administration has affected you.

As a way to deeply explore this theme, we are releasing this call well in advance to allow not only spontaneous creativity, but  deeper reflection..

Historically speaking, great art movements have been spurred during war and politicly heated times. The last 4 years  under this administration certainly qualify as a time in which all of us have been changed  & affected in some way. It certainly is taking a toll on many of us emotionally and mentally. 

Artists are asked to examine how the policies , ideologies &  actions which have been taking place for the last 4 years  have affected you, your family and perhaps your art practice. 

We ask you to refrain from repetitious satirical depictions  of Trump, and instead focus on the personal impact which you have felt and how you cope.

After all , Social Media presents us with a daily dose of caricatures & memes.


Exhibit Dates: October 9- November 9 -2020

Opening Reception: October 9th/6-8 pm

Deadline to for submissions: Midnight September 5th 2020

Artist Notification: September 8th, 9th

Juror:  Board of Project Civilartzation

Entry Fee: $25/ or FREE TO MEMBERS OF PROJECT CIVILARTZATION . Read below how to become a member***

About the Exhibit:

 In October, Higher Art Gallery became the incubator for the non-profit art organization  called :"Project Civlartzation." 

In addition to producing exhibits which are alligned with Project Civilartzation's Mission which is to provide opportunities for artists who have been underserved due to lack of power or resources, we are also pleased to offer a yearly opportunity for all artists to be considered to participate in The Project Civilartzation Juried All- Media Exhibit

  Entry Fee, and a portion of Sales from this and all Project Civilartzation Projects go directly towards building the non-profit and on-going costs associated with Project Civilartzation.

Project Civilartzation will earn 40% from all sold artwork to continue growing the organization.

Artists participating in this show will earn 60% from sold artwork.

To Learn more about Project Civilartzation scroll over to the page dedicated to it OR click:  https://www.higherartgallery.com/membership


This Exhibit is open to all  submissions in all types of media including but not limited to

Sculpture, Painting, Photography, Functional Ceramic, Video, Wood Working, Collage and other 2-d media, Fiber etc.

Conceptual and Installation type art are welcome and considered for this exhibit as well.

Size Restrictions etc.:  Due to space, all 2-d OR wall hanging work is to be no larger than 60"x48" and not weigh more than 30 lbs. 

No restrictions on floor or pedestal sculpture size.

Instructions for Submission:

All Artists may submit up to 2 pieces for consideration.

MEMBERS may submit up to 3 pieces for consideration for  free

Please send Jpegs of your work via email to :


In the subject line include: Juried show submmission

Along with the images, be sure to include the dimensions, materials and price if it applies.

Due to the theme of this show, we ask you to also include a very short description about the work

Lastly:   Please click this pay button to send your Entry fee UNLESS you are already  a member.




If you would like to become a member and learn how you can help play a big part in helping support our mission, visit this link https://www.higherartgallery.com/membership

Members do not pay fees for Open Calls

Become a Member today and bypass the above Entry Fee


Important Dates and Places:

Artwork must be recieved by: October 1st

Ship or drop off work to: 

Higher Art Gallery

126 S. Union St.

Traverse City. Michigan 49684

Artist agrees to be responsible for costs associated with return shipping. It is reccomended to enclose a return shipping label with the work. 

Annual Community Fundraiser Exhibit: OPEN CALL


An Art Exhibit exploring the ideas of comfort and home to help benefit Traverse City's only homeless youth shelter: Pete's Place.

Higher Art Gallery is so happy to announce our second annual community fundraiser show which will help benefit Pete's Place.  Pete's Place is our regions only Homeless youth shelter. They provide free, temporary or longer term safe place for youth ages 12-17.

To learn more about this organization, please click here.

In this Open Call, Artists are welcomed to submit  artwork which explores ideas of home, and what it means to you. The physical place you call home, or the state of mind which brings you a sense of comfort.

We would like the artwork to relay an overall message of transcendence, peace and resilience which is a direct reflection of how we hope the youth which are faced with issues of homelessness will embody. 

Artists may also explore how they GIVE comfort to others.   Perhaps you, have experienced homelessness or faced difficult situations in which you were unsafe and turned to an organization similar to Pete's Place for Safe-haven. 

Deadline for submission:  August 1st 2020 ( for marketing selected works )

Artist Notifications:  no later than August 5th

Show Dates: September 4th- October 4th ( Opening Reception /Fundraiser Night September 4th- 6-8:30)



~All Mediums/Styles are welcome. Call Open to Artists from across the globe.

~Per all  Open Calls, Members of Project Civilartzation are not required to pay the submission fee. 

If you are interested in learning how to become a member of Project Civilartzation, please CLICK HERE.

Members may submit UP TO 3 images for consideration 

Non Members- may submit UP TO 2 images for consideration. 

Please send J-pegs of images to: higherartgallery@gmail.com

Include in the subject Line: " To Comfort submission"

Along with the images, please include the titles, price and medium (materials).

Lastly, please be sure to click the link  and send your corresponding  payment.  The fee from the exhibit submissions go directly  towards helping to cover the expenses of the show so that as much as possible can benefit Pete's Place. Submissions from non-members without the fee will not be considered complete.


Gallery/ Artist Split :

For the the Opening Night,  20% of all sales from this show will go directly to PETE'S PLACE, which will be:

40 Artist/40 Gallery/20 Pete's place

For the Remainder of The Exhibit, 10% of all show sales will go directly to Pete's Place, which will be:

45% Artist/45% Gallery/10% Pete's Place

If you are considering becoming a part of this exhibit, we thank you for your generosity & desire to take part in an exhibit for such an important cause. 

The Opening Night Fundraiser is a ticketed event in which 100% of the tickets go directly to the charity. We serve a catered menu along with wine and lively activities to help raise more money for our evening's beneficiary. 

We will have a sponsor for the event to help cover food and wine costs, however in order to have 100% of ticket fees go directly to the charity, we utilize the submission fee to cover the rest.


Artwork must be received no later than August  25th


It is the artists responsibility to cover costs associated with delivering artwork to gallery and return shipping. 

The shipping address of the gallery is: Higher Art Gallery 126 S. Union St. Traverse City, Mi. 49684

Thank you and please email us with any questions