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Seeking artwork that celebrates the places or moments in time that provide us a chance to retreat, relax, and recharge

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GETAWAY

 

Call for Entries

LowellArts invites artists to submit artwork for an exhibition titled GETAWAY. Entries must be original works and can be in any media. We are seeking artwork that celebrates the places or moments in time that provide us a chance to retreat, relax, and recharge. Entries can be either representational or abstract depictions of locations, objects, or an atmosphere meant to inspire, uplift, and transport the viewer to a place of rest or renewal.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES

April 1, 11:59PM

QUICK FACTS

  • Submit 1 or 2 pieces

  • Artwork can be any media

  • Artwork must be completed within the past three years

  • Artists should be at least 14 years old and reside in Michigan

Important Dates

 

Entry Deadline

April 1, 11:59PM

Notification of Acceptance

April 8 (via email)

Drop-off Dates/Times

Wednesday, April 21, 10am-6pm

Thursday, April 22, 10am-6pm

Friday, April 23, 10am-6pm

Saturday, April 24, 12-5pm

Exhibition Dates

May 1 to June 12

Pick-up

Tuesday, June 15, 10am-6pm

Wednesday, June 16, 10am-6pm

Thursday, June 17, 10am-6pm

Friday, June 18, 10am-6pm

 

 


 

Requirements for on-line entry form

  • Artist name, address, phone, email​

  • One to two image files (per entry) to upload to form, size not to exceed 10MB each

  • Title, media, price, date of completion, and dimensions of each artwork

  • 1-3 sentence statement about how artwork fits the theme​ (optional)

  • $25 Entry Fee. Payment accepted via paypal link, by mailed check, or over phone with credit card.

Call for entries details

 

ARTIST ELIGIBILITY

Open to artists who reside in Michigan, age 14 or older.

 

ARTWORK ELIGIBILITY

Open to all visual arts media, both two-dimensional and three-dimensional. Only original works completed in the last three years and not previously exhibited at LowellArts are eligible. Commercial reproductions, including giclée prints, will not be accepted. Traditional print media, photography, and digital art should be from a limited edition. The exhibition will be juried to ensure that artwork fits the theme and is appropriate for all viewing audiences.

ARTWORK SIZE

2-Dimensional entries may be no larger than 62 inches in any one direction, including the width of the frame. 3-Dimensional entries must fit through a standard door frame and be no larger than 62 inches in any one direction. Only artwork easily handled by two people will be accepted.

ENTRY PROCESS

  • Each artist may submit up to 2 works. 

  • Artists should fill out an on-line form, and upload 1 to 2 images (per entry) to the form.

  • All entries will require a title, media, price, and dimensions to be listed.

  • A written statement (1-3 sentences) about how their artwork fits the theme is optional.

  • LowellArts reserves the right to not display artwork that differs from the submitted images or information provided by the artist.

ENTRY FEE

There is a non-refundable $25 entry fee, to be paid via check, credit card, or paypal. All artists accepted into the exhibition will be required to have a current LowellArts membership. Annual membership to LowellArts is $20 for students and $40 for individuals.

ART SALES

Accepted artwork must remain on display for the duration of the exhibit. LowellArts requires a 30% commission on all artwork sold during the exhibition. All artwork in the exhibition must be listed for sale.

DELIVERY

All accepted entries must be hand-delivered or shipped to: LowellArts, 223 W Main St, Lowell, MI 49331. For shipped work, please include a prepaid return shipping label with the entry. All packing and shipping costs are the responsibility of the artist.

PICK-UP

Accepted entries must remain on display through the duration of the exhibition. Artists must call ahead to authorize someone other than themselves to pick-up their work, otherwise artwork will not be released to anyone except the artist. Artwork not picked up at the designated times will be considered abandoned and become the property of LowellArts. Shipped artworks will be sent back in the packing materials they arrived in.

LEGAL AGREEMENT

LowellArts will take every precaution to ensure protection of artwork. Owners of artwork will release and hold harmless LowellArts, its staff, and volunteers of any liability that may arise by damage, loss, or theft while artwork is on the LowellArts premises. LowellArts is not responsible for any damage to art objects incurred during regular handling of the work during installation and exhibition. Artists wishing to otherwise insure their work should contact their insurance agents directly. All artwork must arrive ready to install and meet the entry conditions as described by LowellArts. If these conditions are not met, the artwork will not be included in the exhibition. Entry to the exhibition also constitutes the artist’s consent to LowellArts to use images of their artwork for publicity purposes. All artwork not picked up at the designated times will be considered abandoned and become the property of LowellArts.

Mission

 

LowellArts connects artists and audiences through the visual and performing arts

ENTRY CONDITIONS 

  • Artwork must be ready for presentation upon delivery.

  • All hanging works should be framed and fitted with secure hanging wire. D-Rings are allowed for larger, heavy 2-dimensional pieces. 

  • Fabric wrapped canvases are allowed and do not require additional framing. 

  • Frames with exposed glass edges are not acceptable. 

 

  • Saw tooth hangers are not permitted. 

 

  • Entries must be dry, completely assembled, framed, matted, or mounted.

 

  • Multiple panel pieces (diptychs, triptychs, etc.) cannot exceed 62 inches in any one direction once installed. 

  • 3-dimensional entries that hang must have adequate hanging hardware or hanging system. 

  • Work requiring special handling or installation will be accepted only at the discretion of LowellArts.

 

  • Unsuitably prepared, hazardous, unstable, or extremely fragile works will be declined.

  • If you are unsure about your work conforming to these conditions, please contact LowellArts at info@lowellartsmi.org before entering.

LowellArts
223 W Main Street

Lowell, MI 49331

616-897-8545

info@lowellartsmi.org

Gallery Hours:

February 13 to April 10

TUES thru FRI  10am-6pm

SAT 12-5pm

Accessibility

LowellArts is accessible to all visitors – whatever their ability. Ramped entrance directly accessible from the handicapped parking area. Automatic door accessibility. Wheelchair accessible restrooms and pathways. Certified Service Animals welcome. Feel free to call in advance of your visit so we can accommodate any special needs.

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LowellArts is supported in part by:

LowellArts is supported by an award from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.