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Muskegon Museum of Art 89th Regional Exhibition
Muskegon Museum of Art
296 W Webster Ave
Muskegon, MI 49440

Entry Deadline: 7/28/17
Days remaining to deadline: 62


Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 4
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 4

Entry Fee (Muskegon Museum of Art 89th Regional Exhibition): $35.00

Muskegon Museum of Art 89th Annual Regional All-Michigan Exhibition

Dates: September 28 – November 8, 2017

Eligibility: All Artists 18 years or older residing in Michigan may enter.


Entry: Entry is digital, through the (CaFÉ) website. Search keyword “Muskegon.” Free registration is required. Artists may submit up to two images per artwork, for a total of four images. Submit images for one or two artworks only.

Deadline: Deadline for entry is July 28, 2017

Number of Entries: Each artist may submit up to two works in any medium. Video entries may not be submitted.

Digital Entry: Digital image files must conform to the requirements as listed on the CaFÉ site. Be sure to supply the title, media, and dimensions of your entries. Incomplete entries will not be juried. Accepted works that differ dramatically from the submitted images or information may be refused at the discretion of MMA staff, so make sure your entry accurately reflects your artwork(s).

Eligible Entries: Only original works completed in the last two years and not previously exhibited at the Muskegon Museum of Art are eligible. Commercial reproductions, including giclée prints, will not be accepted. Traditional print media, photography, and digital art should be from a limited edition. Two-dimensional pieces may not exceed 6 feet wide by 8 feet high. Three-dimensional pieces may not exceed 8 feet high by 6 feet by 6 feet. Only work easily handled by two people will be accepted.

Questions? Please call the MMA at 231-720-2575.

Notification: Artists will be notified of the jury results by email no later than August 11, 2017. With this notification you will also be provided identification labels to attach to your work.

Delivery: For hand-delivery, accepted artwork must arrive at the Muskegon Museum of Art on September 14, 15, or 16. Artists may deliver between 11AM and 7:30 PM on Thursday, September 14, and between 11AM and 4:30PM on Friday September 15 and Saturday September 16. Call 231-720-2571 if you need to drop off prior to September 14. No objects will be accepted after September 16.

Ship artwork to: REGIONAL, Muskegon Museum of Art, 296 W Webster Ave, Muskegon, MI 49440.Works shipped by carrier must be prepaid and arrive at the MMA by Friday, September 15, 2017. For shipped work, please include a prepaid return shipping label with your entry. All packing and shipping costs are the responsibility of the artist.

Attach identification labels securely on the back, upper left corner of two-dimensional artworks and under the base or securely tied to three-dimensional artworks. Labels must be those provided in the email of acceptance and should be completely filled in. Please notify the MMA if you require the loading dock for delivery by calling 231-720-2571.

Entry Condition: Works must be ready for presentation. All hanging works should be framed and fitted with wire or D-Rings. Sawtooth hangers are not permitted. Entries must be dry, completely assembled, framed, matted, or mounted. All works on paper must be framed and glazed. Multiple panel pieces (diptychs, triptychs, etc.) cannot exceed 6 feet wide by eight feet high when installed. Work requiring special handling or installation will be accepted only at the MMA’s discretion. Unsuitably prepared, hazardous, unstable, or extremely fragile works will be declined. If you are unsure about your work conforming to these conditions, please email Brent Williams at before entering.

Entry Fee: Artists may submit one OR two works. The fee for entry is $35. MMA Members receive a discounted entry fee of $20. Members should call 231-720-2571 to receive their discount code before entering. Refunds cannot be provided after entry.

Art Sales: All accepted work is eligible for sale through the MMA Store. The MMA commission is 30%, and must be included in the purchase price. Work offered for sale will be sold as exhibited. If the work is not for sale, please indicate “0 (zero)” for value on entry form. Price On Requests (PORs) will not be accepted.

Prizes: Best of Show: $1,500, 2nd Place: $1,000 3rd Place: $750 Additional prizes awarded, including purchase awards (purchase awards are equal to the stated sale price of the work).

Liability/Publicity: Entries will be handled with all possible care, but the MMA is not responsible for any loss or damage for any cause whatsoever. Submitting a work of art to this exhibition implies agreement on the part of the artist with all stated conditions. The MMA assumes the privilege of photographing or using any work entered in the exhibition for the purpose of publicity or education, unless the artist notifies the MMA in writing to the contrary.

Pickup: Accepted entries must remain in the exhibition through Wednesday, November 8, 2017.

MMA staff will return shipped artworks in the packing materials they arrived in. Return of shipped artwork will begin Friday, November 10, 2017.

In person pickup:

November 9, Thursday, 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
November 10, Friday, 11:00 am – 4:30 pm
November11, Saturday, 11:00 am – 4:30 pm

Due to limited storage, prompt pickup is required. Please call if you must make special pickup arrangements.

Written authorization, along with the notification card, is required for the MMA to release work to anyone other than the artist. Shipment costs are the responsibility of the artist.

Works not picked up by December 29, 2017 will be considered abandoned and will be discarded.

Juror: This year’s juror is independent curator, writer, and artist Petra Fallaux. She is the former director of the Hewlett Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University, where she oversaw eight to fourteen exhibitions a year that included multi-disciplinary shows in the visual and performing arts and various sciences. Fallaux was the founding director of the Regina Gouger Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University, which serves as the University’s primary contemporary art gallery. Today, she works as an independent writer, curator, juror, teacher, grant panelist, and artist. She has curated or juried exhibitions of not only traditional media, but new media including textiles, film, architecture, industrial design, holograms, and digital. A teacher, Fallaux specializes in film and film editing, dyeing and screen printing, and arts management and administration.