Attention all Barry County artists!

Together the Thornapple Arts Council and Historic Charlton Park are hosting a juried exhibition of artists from Barry County to be on display at Charlton Park in the Irving D. Charlton Memorial Museum building in the Fall of 2017.  Deadline to apply is September 15, 2017.


All artists residing in Barry County. Only original work of the artist’s own design completed in the last two years should be entered. Digital media, 2-D, and 3-D works in any medium will be accepted. Work may not exceed six feet (72″) in any dimension. Work must be available the entire duration of the exhibition and may not be delivered late or released early. The Thornapple Arts Council and Historic Charlton Park reserves the right to refuse any work that is inappropriate, framed inadequately, or misrepresented by entry image.

Condition of Entries

All works to be wall-hung must be fully prepared for hanging with proper hanging devices (“D”-rings and/or wires). Please note “top” where necessary. Artists are responsible for insuring their own work.  If accepted, artists are responsible for the delivery and pick-up of their work prior to and after the exhibition.


The fee is $5 per submission with a maximum of 2 submissions per artist. Cash, Checks (made out to the Thornapple Arts Council) and credit card will be accepted. Payment must be received before your application will be considered

Fill out the form below to submit your works. Images must be included with the application. The Thornapple Arts Council and Historic Charlton Park reserve the right to refuse or dismiss any work from the exhibition as they deem necessary.

Important Dates:

Registration: Aug 7 – Sept 15, 2017
Jury Selection: Week of Sept 18
Artists Notified: Sept 25, 2017
Art delivery dates: Sept 26-28 9 am – 4 pm ***All work must be delivered to Historic Charlton Park on those dates or otherwise arranged with Claire at 269-945-3775.***
Artist Reception and Award Ceremony: October 12, 2017
Exhibition: Oct 13 – Dec 10, 2017

About the Juror – TBA

Artist Exhibition Signup

The 2017 awards are generously sponsored by Chemical Bank of Middleville.