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.
EDITED 3/25/20- NOW WITH THE EFFECTS OF COVID 19 WE WOULD ALSO LIKE ANYONE WHO WOULD LIKE TO EXAMINE THIS AS WELL..
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 Project Civilartzation Members
About the Exhibit:
In October, Higher Art Gallery became the incubator for the non-profit art organization called: "Project Civilartzation.
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.
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 submission
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.
***Alert- due to Covid 19 and the effects on artists, the fee is waived for this show. You can bypass the button, unless you would like to consider this entry fee a donation to us.
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 .
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.
A pop- up Exhibit featuring Michigan Photographers
Due to Covid 19, we unfortunately were forced to postpone a show and then move some others around. This left a gap in between 2 shows, and we thought it would be an opportunity to showcase a short exhibit focused on Michigan based photographers.
Most likely we will not be able to plan an opening reception under the current circumstances. However all work will be placed into our online shop with a virtual opening.
Exhibit Dates: August 14th- August 28th
Deadline to Apply for Exhibit: July 20th. Confirmation from gallery will be no later than July 21st.
Submission requirements: Artist may submit up to 3 images for consideration. All subject matter will be considered and can range from Landscape, journalistic, street style, portrait or experimental in nature. NO COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY. Must be Monochromatic or Black and White. Mono-Michigan is Michigan based photographers, does NOT have to be Michigan subject matter
Artwork received by: No later than August 8th . Shipping cost to and from the gallery is the responsibility of the artist. Art work may be dropped off. If your artwork is accepted into the show, we will arrange date and times.
How to Submit Artwork images: Please email Jpegs of images along with TITLE, PRICE AND FRAMED DIMENSIONS TO:
Please include " Mono-Michigan" in the subject line of email.
Gallery/Artist Split for this exhibit is : 45/55 .
There is a $15 submission fee . Please click the link to pay, and then submit images for consideration. Please email with any questions.
Thank you for sending us your images and taking part in this show!