LowellArts Members Exhibition

New & You is an exhibit showcasing the visual artwork done by you - our loyal members and supporters.

A LowellArts Exhibit For You

 

New & You

August 29 - October 17

New & You is an exhibit to showcase the visual artwork done by you - our loyal members and supporters. This exhibit is a new version of our bi-annual LowellArts Members Exhibition.

 

We are looking for NEW art made by YOU.

Commit by June 1.  Enter by July 31. Drop-off August 18 to 22.

Quick Facts

 

To PARTICIPATE:

1. Be or become a LowellArts Member.

2. You don't need to be a professional.

3. Be at least 14 yrs. old.

Enter:

1. One piece of art.

2. Something new.

3. Something suitable for all viewing audiences.

4. Something ready to display.

5. Something for sale.

Steps:

1. Review the timeline.

2. By June 1 - Commit by filling out an on-line form.

3. By July 31 - Finalize entry and attach image to an on-line form.

4. By August 18 to 22 - Finish the art and bring it in.

Timeline

June 1 - Commit

July 31 - Finalize Entry

August 18 to 22 - Deliver

Aug 29 to Oct 17 - Exhibit dates

October 20 to 22 - Pick it up

Who can participate?

1. You must be a current LowellArts Member to participate. 

If you are not already a member, you can become one! If you are wondering what membership is all about, the premise is simple. The LowellArts is a non-profit. Our mission is to connect you with arts programs and events. Your membership ensures that the LowellArts mission stays a reality for you and everyone. Annual memberships are $20 for students, $40 for individuals, and $65 for families.

2. Any type of artist or craftsperson can participate.

Any artwork or fine craft is eligible to be submitted by the artist or craftsperson who made it. All skill levels are welcome, you do not need to be considered a professional. The goal is to showcase the creations of as many of our members as possible, and we hope that represents a very diverse cross-section of the community! Since this is an exhibit in a gallery, we are looking for pieces that can be displayed in a gallery setting.

3. You must be at least 14 years old to participate.

We want to encourage younger artists who are serious about making art. We are looking for artists who are at least 14 years old who are looking for a place to display their best work. We also want to encourage individuals of all ages to submit their best work - whether you consider yourself an artist or not - we want to see your art on display. This could be the start of something new for you, no matter what age you are.

What can I Enter?

1. Only one piece of artwork in any media that meets the size restriction can be entered.

We want to accommodate as many pieces as possible, so only one piece per artist please. 2-dimensional entries may be no larger than 62 inches in any one direction, including the width of the frame. 3-dimensional work must fit through a standard door frame, be no larger than 62 inches in any one direction, and be no heavier than what can be lifted by 2 people.

2. The artwork must not have been previously displayed at LowellArts, and must be considered new to you!

Show us your new work! Only original artwork completed within the past 2 years is eligible. Maybe making art is not new to you. We want to encourage the more "seasoned" artists to show something new, maybe work in a new medium or a different subject matter. Surprise us.

3. All artwork must be family-friendly and suitable for all viewing audiences.

This is not a juried show, meaning the goal is not to see whose work is the best. However, artwork will be screened to make sure it is able to be displayed in a professional manner and that it is appropriate for all viewing audiences.

 

4. All artwork must be dropped off ready to display with adequate hanging hardware.

2-dimensional artwork must be framed, fabric wrapped canvases are allowed and do not require additional framing. Frames with exposed glass edges are not acceptable. Saw-toothed hangers are not acceptable. All of the artwork submitted must be presented in a professional manner. Please refer to the longer list of guidelines (that will be provided later) to make sure your artwork is ready to display.

5. All artwork must be for sale.

Artwork must remain on display for the duration of the exhibit, but all pieces need to be for sale. If it sells while on display, a nice red dot will be placed next to your piece. LowellArts requires a 30% commission on all artwork sold during the exhibition. We will take care of getting payment (including sales tax) from the buyer and connect them with their piece after the exhibit.

What are the next steps?

1. Review the timeline to make sure you can complete the piece and deliver it on time.

Accurate information regarding the medium, size, and price of the piece will need to be submitted (via an on-line form) by July 31. ​ Drop-off of the artwork is August 18-21, 10am-6pm or August 22, 10am-5pm. ​The exhibit will open to the public August 29 and will be on display through October 17. Pick-up for artwork is October 20-22, 10am-6pm.

2. Complete the short, on-line Commitment Form to reserve a spot in the show by June 1.

The form will gather basic information about you and general information about the piece you intend to enter. Any info you can share about the medium, approximate size, and shape of your piece is appreciated. Remember, we are looking for NEW work so it is ok if you simply do not know yet. For planning purposes, we ask that you commit to participating and share any info that you can.

 

 

3. Finalize what you will enter and submit an image on-line by July 31.

Accurate information regarding the medium, size, and price of the piece will need to be submitted (via an on-line form) by July 31. At this point in the process we will also ask you to attach an image to the on-line Final Entry Form so that we can see your piece before you bring it in. If it is not finished, that is ok. This is a screening process to make sure it is suitable for all viewing audiences.

4. Finish the art and bring it (or ship it) to LowellArts August 18 to 22.

When your piece is finished and you have make sure it is ready to display (framed, wired, etc.), either drop it off in person during the drop-off days or ship it to LowellArts. Drop-off dates and times: Tuesday through Friday, August 18 to 21, 10am-6pm & Saturday, August 22, 10am-5pm. Shipped work should abe scheduled to arrive August 18 to 21, 10am-6pm. Shipping address: LowellArts, 223 W Main St, Lowell, MI 49331. Shipped work must arrive with a return shipping label.

LowellArts
223 W Main Street

Lowell, MI 49331

616-897-8545

info@lowellartsmi.org

Gallery Hours:

TUES thru FRI  10am-6pm

SAT 12pm-5pm

Hours resume on June 16

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.