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 2018. Deadline to apply is September 14.
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 (60″) 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 $10 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.
Registration: Aug 6 – Sept 14
Jury Selection: Week of Sept 17
Artists Notified: Sept 24
Art delivery dates: Sept 25-28 9 am – 4 pm ***All work must be delivered to Historic Charlton Park on those dates or otherwise arranged with Shannon at 269-945-3775.***
Artist Reception and Award Ceremony: October 11
Exhibition: Oct 12 – Dec 9, 2018
About the Juror – Patti Sevensma
Having grown up on the shores of Lake Michigan, Patti Sevensma compares her love of creating to her life-long fascination with the serene, but often turbulent lake. “It’s beautiful, awesome, and terrifying all at the same time. Making art is the same way. Every project is an adventure in and of itself.” As the lake is ever changing, Patti, too, continues to change as a multimedia artist. She is learning not only to enhance her creative process, but also to make her life more exciting and fulfilling.
Patti’s innovation has always been at work. Early on, she developed a love of drawing, designing, and even sewing her own clothes. As her sons entered high school, Patti focused on becoming a professional photographer and also began taking art classes at GRCC along with local instructor Loretta Sailors, who has been a significant influence on her work. Patti also took workshops led by nationally known artists in drawing, watercolor, collage, and mixed media. Her goal has always been to try as many mediums as possible before she dies.
Patti’s artwork is on display at Flat River Gallery and Framing in Lowell; Mullaly’s 128 Studio and Gallery in Elk Rapids; Museum Contempo in Sheldon, WA; Frames Unlimited Galleries in Grand Rapids and other locations in the Midwest. She is a member of the National Collage Society and President of the International Society of Experimental Artists.
Artist Exhibition Signup
The 2018 awards are generously sponsored by Chemical Bank of Middleville.