Call Detail





Holiday Art Shop - Ann Arbor Art Center
Ann Arbor Art Center
117 W. Liberty St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48014

Entry Deadline: 9/27/17
Application Closed
Number of Applications Allowed: 2


REQUIREMENTS:

Media
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 5
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 5

Entry Fee (Holiday Art Shop): $25.00

The Ann Arbor Art Center is seeking handmade works of art for the annual holiday shopping exhibition. The Holiday Art Shop is designed to give patrons the opportunity to purchase original, handmade works of art as holiday gifts or to add to their personal art collection. 

The Ann Arbor Art Center is located directly in downtown Ann Arbor, MI and welcomes thousands of holiday shoppers each season. There are several events and activities that attract visitors to the gallery, including the Winter Art Tour, and Midnight Madness, as well as regular gallery programming and art classes.

All artwork mediums are welcome, including painting, jewelry, sculpture, ceramics, photography, prints, glass and textiles. Artwork does NOT have to be holiday themed but should be suitable for gift-giving and cash-and-carry.

Artist Calendar

Wednesday, September 27: Submission Deadline

Monday, October 2: Artists Notified of Jury Results via email

October 3 – October 31: Artwork Drop-off (by appointment only)

Friday, November 10: Exhibit Opens

Saturday, December 30: Exhibit Closes

Sunday, January 7 - Thursday, January 11: Pick-up of Unsold Artwork

 About the Ann Arbor Art Center:

For 107 years, the Ann Arbor Art Center has been sparking creativity in people of all ages and artistic abilities. Our mission: “to be a contemporary forum for the visual arts through education, exploration, collaboration and exhibition, and to engage minds, expand perspectives and inspire growth in students of all ages, teachers, artists and the community.”

Through innovative programming, thought-provoking exhibitions, a gallery shop offering handmade artist work, and a variety of hands-on learning opportunities, the Art Center engages over 50,000 people annually in a variety of ways who are inspired to explore the power of the visual arts.

Visit www.annarborartcenter.org to learn more.

 Eligibility

The Holiday Art Shop call for entries is open to all artists over 18 years of age who are authorized to work in the US. All artwork must be original and of the artist’s own creation. All artwork must be professionally presented, and ready for installation and sale upon arrival at the Art Center. Any work that does not meet gallery standards may be excluded from the exhibition. Only well-crafted, original artwork will be accepted. Giclees, reproductions or manufactured work will not be accepted. Artwork does NOT have to be holiday themed.

Members

As a benefit of membership, all members of the Ann Arbor Art Center receive a 50% discount on their submission fee when entering the special discount code at checkout.  To receive the special discount code, verify your membership by calling 734.994.8004 x123.

Interested in becoming a member? Call 734.994.8004 to join! New members are eligible for a discounted submission fee to the Holiday Art Shop call for entries. Memberships are tax deductible and start at just $35. More at: annarborartcenter.org/get-involved/memberships/

Current Art Center Gallery Shop Artists

Artists who are currently showing their artwork in the Gallery Shop are exempt from jury if showing the same media as currently represented and do not need to resubmit to this call. You must contact the gallery via phone or email no later than October 1 with your intentions of bringing new work.

Entry Guidelines

All artwork must be professionally presented, and ready for installation and sale upon arrival at the Art Center. Any work that does not meet Gallery standards may be excluded from the Holiday Art Shop exhibition. Artwork is accepted based on our current customer needs and requests. Only well-crafted, original artwork will be accepted. The Ann Arbor Art Center does not accept giclees, reproductions or manufactured work.

PLEASE READ THE LEGAL AGREEMENT FOR FULL DETAILS ON PARTICIPATION