Open calls for Art 

3rd Annual HART Community Fundraiser 


Wings of Wonder Tribal Raptor Rehabilitation Center

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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 25 Artists. The participating Artists will be a mix of Invited Artists ,Members of Project Civilartzation and a handful of Artists who are  submitting  work for show. 

~ 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:
~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 to come, but the fundraiser evening will be very exciting...
It is a ticketed event. 100% of the ticket earnings will go directly to WOW. 
Catered Hors D' Oeuvres, Wine and Live music will be a part of the evening.
A live performance by Native Dancer, Roberta Shalifoe of Eagle Spirit Dancers will be the highlight of this evening.

The tickets will be limited due to space, so we ask that everyone, other than exhibiting artists purchase a ticket if you plan to come to event. 

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. 

** 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. 

2nd annual "Tree of Art & Small Gift show
November 19th-January 1st ( Show Run)
Deadline to send images or ideas : October 20th

This Holiday season we will be accepting submissions for small objects to display and sell on our "Art Tree"
In addition to the Tree, we are looking for small, high quality, handmade objects of Art or Function to offer visitors through the gift giving season. 

Some of the things for The Tree could be:
Ornaments, tiny Paintings, Glass work, Fiber work etc.
All work for tree must have a way to hook or hang from the tree. (not limited to these ideas)
Small Gift Show pieces could be: 
handmade cutting boards, small ceramic functional pieces,  wood turned bowls, handmade leather products, etc. (not limited to these ideas)

Interested in having your work in this show?
Please send jpegs along with detailed info including price to:

There is NO FEE for submissions.
The split is: 50/50 on sold artwork