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The 13th Annual Wayne Art Center Plein Air Festival kicks off Monday, May 13, with the arrival of 32 juried, nationally-recognized and emerging artists working to capture the cool atmosphere and lush greens of spring in the Delaware Valley. Traveling from location to location over the course of five days, artists swiftly paint “en plein air” (French for open air), creating a trove of work unimaginable to most. Artists then showcase their work in Wayne Art Center’s light-filled galleries through June 29, 2019.

Become part of the celebration! WAC staff is hard at work planning Wayne Plein Air-related activities for all ages! Visit often for a complete calendar of events and additional details.

As we work to make this year’s Wayne Plein Air Festival the most successful to date, we hope to engage more members of our local community than ever before. We welcome individual and organizational engagement through sponsorship and volunteer opportunities. If you are interested in sponsoring or volunteering for Plein Air, please contact our Development Team at 610-688-3553 or e-mail

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Bay Harbor Arts Festival call for artists

New this year:

  • The dates and times for the 2019 show
    • Friday, July 26, from 10am– 6pm
    • Saturday, July 27 from 10am – 6pm
    • Set-up for vendors starting at noon on Thursday, July 25
    • Artists Reception Thursday night at 6 pm in the Loft
  • We’re bringing back the competition so we will have prizes for 1st $750, 2nd $500, and 3rd $250 place
  • The Bay Harbor Arts Festival will be laid-out throughout the Village Main Street.  We will also have a Green market for artisans on the south lawn.
  • Our goal is to have 100 Artisans for this extraordinary event!
    • Regular Booth (10’X10’): $250
    • Corner Booth (while spaces last): $325
    • Double Booth (10’X20’): $450
  • On-site vendors will include 1-3 food trucks for patrons and participants.

In Addition…

  • We will continue to market the event on radio, in area newspapers and publications, online on websites and social media platforms, through email marketing and more. It’s our 20th!
  • We will have live music on Friday & Saturday, as well as a stilt-walker, live statue, theatrical face painting, and many performances from area dance companies and theater groups.
  • Tours will be held at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts to see this magnificent work of architecture.
  • A true community festival atmosphere!

Click HERE for application and details


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Flint Institute of Arts logo
• Juried Flameworking Exhibition •
Artwork selected for the exhibition will demonstrate the tremendous range and vitality of the art form, including both sculpture and functional objects.
Artist scupting by flamework

more info HERE

Deadline April 8, 2019

Call For Artists

7th Annual Self Portrait Contest

The most obvious subject in art is looking right at you in the mirror. It’s the person you know best; only you know every little detail of your face. Go surreal, abstract or fantasy, draw your reflection, paint yourself… Anything goes as long as it’s creative, original, and it’s you! Media of your choice*. (see more in details)

Deadline April 14, 2019


Call For Artists

Deadline March 16, 2019

Learn More HERE

Become an Isle Royale Summer 2019 Teen Artist

Isle Royale National Park begins accepting applications for the summer 2019 Isle Royale Teen Artist Exploration January 2, 2019. This artistic discovery is geared to all aspiring teen artists who want to develop their art through experiencing wilderness, and is open to all visual and performing artists, writers, and composers ages 13 to 18 at time of participation.

Elisha Houle, the 2016 teen artist said of her time on the Island: “Isle Royale and the Teen Artist Exploration has opened my life to so many amazing things. My art has taken on a new dynamic; I appreciate so much more the wild and natural ways of life the Island showed me.”

Over the course of a week, two selected teen artists will explore their art and the island–hike and backpack along wave-washed shores, canoe quiet bays of Lake Superior, or take boat tours. An artistic mentor will provide coaching during the artistic and wilderness exploration. Interested artists must be available for at least one of the two potential sessions:

·        Tuesday July 16 through Wednesday July 24, 2019
·        Tuesday July 30 through Wednesday August 7, 2019

Selected artists and their families (up to 6 people total) will receive complimentary transportation to and from the island provided on the Ranger III, a 165-foot ship operating from Houghton, Michigan. Housing will be provided by the park in the Rock Harbor Lodge Housekeeping Cottages. The cottages are equipped with kitchenettes including utensils and dishware, a private bath with tub, shower, and dressing room, one double bed and one bunk bed, linens, towels, electric heat, and a studio type living area.

Isle Royale and Keweenaw Parks Association, and the Copper Country Community Arts Council sponsor the program. The selected artists will be a park volunteer and be required to donate to the park a piece of artwork representative of their stay on Isle Royale. If seventeen or younger, a legal guardian must accompany the teen artist.

Visit the Teen Artist Exploration website for the online submission process: To be considered, all application components must be digitally received by 11:59 pm on February 16, 2019. Entries received after February 16 will not be considered. Notification to all applicants will be made by May 1, 2019. For further information visit the park’s website, call (906) 482-0984, or email

Deadline February 16, 2019

Call For Artists
Down River Council for the Arts  Call for Gift Shop Artists!
We provide artists a unique retail space to sell one-of-a-kind, handmade items. The Gift Shop is open during normal DCA hours and special DCA events.
No deadline – accepting submissions throughout the year.

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Paint Creek Center for the Arts is currently accepting exhibition proposals from emerging and established artists based in the Midwest region. PCCA presents 6 to 8 exhibitions per year in our Main Gallery, from two-person exhibitions to large group exhibitions. Aside from our annual exhibitions such as our Student & Faculty Show, High School Scholarship Exhibition, and our Holiday Art Market, we are seeking diversity in our upcoming exhibition calendar year as well as showcasing artwork that will educate and enrich the community.
Rochester, Michigan
No deadline – accepting submissions throughout the year.