West of Center: Art That Push Boundaries



The Northville Art House seeks contemporary artworks created in any media by artists, 18 and over, who build upon artistic tradition and embrace new experiments in the visual arts for the 13th annual West of Center: Art that Pushes Boundaries. Artists are encouraged to push the boundaries of art imagery and practices. Boundaries to consider include those set by traditional techniques, materials, concepts, genre, subject matter, personal, societal etc.

Juried by Tara Welch, Executive Director of Studio 23/The Arts Center, the exhibition has $700 in cash awards for 1st-4th place plus honorable mentions. Non-refundable fee of $35 for non-members and $25 for members, entitles a submission of 3 works in any media, including electronic and digital, maximum size 54 inches. Entries will be juried from JPEG images submitted online. Deadline: July 18, Notification: July 30.

West of Center will open on Wednesday, September 1 and runs through September 26. A virtual exhibition will be presented simultaneously. A Live @ 5 reception will be held on Friday, September 10, 5 – 8 pm, with awards announced at 6 pm.

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$700 in cash prizes
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$700 in cash prizes includes 1 - 4 place, $350, $200, $100, $50 plus honorable mentions


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$35 nonmembers / $25 members
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Call for Entry | Snowden Exhibition




Deadline for entries: Sunday, January 14, Midnight 

The Scarab Club invites submissions for its Snowden Exhibition (formerly called the Silver Medal Exhibition), an annual unthemed, all-media exhibition, open to all artists. The exhibition is named for the late artist and educator, Gilda Snowden. The purpose of the Snowden Exhibition is to recognize the diversity and achievement of artists whose work shows creativity of concept, excellence of design and expertise of media; to display these works to regional audiences and to be an educational opportunity for students.

Sarah Rose Sharp is a creative generalist and writer of arts criticism and philosophy. Her writing is a mechanism for inclusivity and understanding between art makers and consumers, Detroiters and non-Detroiters. Her work leverages positive regard, accessibility, promotion of viewer agency, clarity of language, and sincerity of tone as tools for enabling an appreciation for art in viewers of all kinds. An active participant in the Detroit art scene, Sharp is a regular contributor to Knight Arts, Essay’d, ZIPR, Infinite Mile and Hyperallergic.

Exhibition: February 21 – March 31, 2018
Deadline for entries: Sunday, January 14, Midnight
Results: Saturday, January 20
Intake: Sunday, February 18, noon-5 pm
Reception: Friday, February 23, 5-8 pm
Gallery Talk: Thursday, March 8, 6 pm
Pick-up: Sunday, April 1, 2018, noon-5 pm

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