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

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 45% from all sold artwork to continue growing the organization.

Artists participating in this show will earn 55% from sold artwork.

To Learn more about Project Civilartzation scroll over to the page dedicated to it OR click:


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. 

© 2016 by Higher Art Gallery 

Phone- 231-252-4616

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

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