The Northville Art House presents this open juried exhibition to showcase contemporary artworks and artists that push the boundaries of art imagery, practices, and theory. Artists are encouraged to explore and employ new techniques, technologies, and media to create compelling two- and three-dimensional artworks. Boundaries to consider include those set by traditional techniques, materials, concepts, art history, genre, subject matter, personal, societal etc. Significant consideration will be given to artworks that defy expectation, may provoke strong responses, or challenge social norms.
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Location: Northville Art House, 215 W. Cady Street, Northville, MI 48167
Gallery Admission and Hours: Free public exhibitions on view Tuesday - Friday 12 – 5 pm and Saturday 12 – 4 pm.
Juror: Tony Roko - https://artofroko.com
Prizes: $750 in cash awards for 1st– 4th Place: $400, $200, $100, and $50; Honorable Mention Awards.
Reception: Friday, September 6, 6 - 9 PM with Awards Presentation at 7 PM.
Eligibility: Artists, 18 and over, may submit a maximum of 3 works of art created in any media, including electronic and digital*, within the last 3 years, and not previously exhibited at the Northville Art House. The maximum size of all artwork is 54” in any direction, including the width of the frame for 2D work. Submitted artwork is preferred to be for sale.
*If accepted, artist must provide electronic and digital equipment.
Deadline: All entries MUST be submitted by Sunday, June 30, 11:59pm EST
Entry Procedures: Artists may submit up to 3 works of art. Enter title, medium, image size, and price for each piece; enter 0 (zero) for works not for sale. Only one image for 2D pieces and up to two images for 3D pieces may be submitted. Accepted works that differ dramatically from the submitted images may be refused.
Entry Images: Submit digital images in jpg or jpeg format less than 4MB labeled as LastName-ArtworkTitle.jpg.
Entry Fee: Non-refundable fees of $35 for non-members and $25 for Northville Art House members, entitles each artist to submit a maximum of 3 works of art.
Notification of Acceptance: Artists will be notified by email on or before Friday, August 2. A label will be supplied to temporary affix to the back of the artwork.
Delivery: All costs, including packing, shipping and liability for damage, are the artist’s responsibility. A pre-paid return label for shipped artwork must be included as well as instructions for special installations.
Pre-paid shipped artwork should arrive by Monday, August 26. Hand-delivered artwork drop-off times are Sunday, August 25 and Monday, August 26, 12 – 2 pm.
Presentation: Artwork must in excellent condition, ready for secure installation, and properly labeled before delivery. All 2D work must be framed and ready for hanging with hooks and a wire. Sawtooth hangers are not accepted. Canvases may be framed, wrapped or have painted sides. All 3D work must be free standing, stand on a pedestal, or hang securely with wire or rod. Unsuitably prepared, hazardous, unstable, or extremely fragile work will be declined.
Submit alternative installation methods for consideration at email@example.com.
Artists who deliver artwork that does not meet these standards may be given up to 24 hours to rectify the issue at the discretion of the Art House staff.
Art Sales: A 35% commission will be charged on all art for sale. Art may not be removed during the exhibition.
Pick-Up: All artwork must remain in the exhibition through September 28. Artwork may be picked-up on September 29 – 30, 12 – 2 PM, and after during regular gallery hours. Artists call or email ahead to authorize a representative to pick-up their work. Return artwork will be packed in the same or similar materials and shipped by October 4. Artwork not picked up 30 days after the exhibition will be considered abandoned and become the property of Northville Art House.
Terms and Conditions: Submissions to the exhibition shall constitute an agreement to comply with the terms and conditions set forth in this entry and in the Art Exhibition and Sales Agreement.
Questions? Email Ryan Kaltenbach, Creativer Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Artists may print entry form and submit by mail with payment or submit and pay in person or by phone.