Open Call for Submissions: "Citizen's Coping": Artists of all mediums are invited to examine how the last four years have changed them personally (or not), & express how the actions of this administration has affected them. NEW: Examine the effects of COVID-19 as well. Deadline to apply & enter submission is: 9/5/2020. Show Opens: 10/9/2020.
COVID-19 Community Documentation Project: The Harbor Springs Area Historical Society is committed to preserving materials that will help future historians, residents & visitors make sense of these uncertain times. They are seeking donations of items like written accounts of day-to-day life, scrapbooks, journals, letters; photographs – showing yard signs, grocery store shelves, family activities, daily life; artifacts – cloth masks, empty hand sanitizer bottles, items from local businesses, etc. Set ...
Living Through the Corona Virus: The National Writers Series has launched a web site, "Life in the Time of Virus." They want to hear about your experiences during this moment in history, where you live it, as you live it. Submit your story in one of these categories: elementary school, middle school, high school, & adult. Each category will be awarded first, second & third prizes. Use less than 500 words.
Otsego County Bus System: Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Otsego County Bus System will offer free grocery/prescription pick up & porch delivery for Otsego County residents. Call your store of choice, give them your shopping list, arrange payment over the phone, & leave your name & address. The store will then call OCBS for transportation of your groceries/prescriptions. 989-732-6224.
Outside Isn't Canceled! Grand Traverse Kids' Bike Library: To keep elementary-aged students pedaling by making sure they always have a bike that fits, no matter their family’s resources. See what's available online, schedule an appointment to pick up your bike from the Wheelhouse, & then ride it until it doesn't fit anymore.
Art in a Time of Coronavirus - A Postcard Response: Call-for-entry. Exhibit runs Sept. 11 – Nov. 5. This an exhibition of postcards created in response to the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic. Postcards will be installed in the GAAC’s Lobby Gallery, & exhibited in tandem with the Power Tools exhibition in the main gallery. The submission deadline is Aug. 12.
Make a Mask, Make a Difference Contest: Now through July 6 Oliver Art Center is accepting donations of handmade masks from crafters, designers, seamstresses & artists of all ages. The masks need to be latex free, made of breathable fabric, & washable. Submissions will be judged on overall creativity & originality. There will be both youth & adult brackets with cash prizes. Adults first place receives $250 & Youth first place receives $75. ...
Manitou Music Poster Competition: The Glen Arbor Arts Center is accepting submissions of original paintings for its 2021 Manitou Music poster competition. The deadline for on-line submissions is Sept. 17. Open to all current GAAC members.
NMC Hosts Virtual Barbecue: Runs May 15-30. Featuring puzzles & activities to download, Dennos Museum's first-ever virtual gallery show, performances from NMC music ensembles, special barbecue recipes, & more. Online donations support NMC programs.
New Views: Birdlandia: This virtual juried exhibition focuses on birds, both the literal & symbolic ways they help to describe our inner & outer lives, home, relationships, the state of the ecology & more.
Power Tools - A Juried Exhibition: Seeking submissions for this exhibit through Aug. 12. The exhibit runs Sept. 11 – Nov. 5 & is built on the belief that the visual arts provide powerful tools of expression.
Virtual Leland Air Exhibition: "Leland Air: A Plein Air Event." Paintings in this show will be created en plein air on Fri., May 22. Artists must send photos of their work by 8pm for the exhibit. The next day & a half those paintings will be uploaded to the Old Art Building website. An EarlyBird showing & sale will open on Sun., May 24 at 3pm. Then at 4pm the ...