Smart spectacles and masterful manipulations: a look at the 3D Juror’s picks

by Tori Pelz ArtPrize goers are not unfamiliar, to say the least, with the role of spectacle in art. This year, we have been entertained by a shoddy sculpture of a lynched Sadam Hussein that was “censored,” prompting the artist to burn the work in a ridiculous gesture of martyrdom. We’ve been charmed by giant … Continue reading

MMAR Show Call for Artwork-May 10-12

The Muskegon Museum of Art’s Regional Exhibition if an annual staple. Work is being accepted on May 10, 11, and 12. This year registration is open to all artists over 18 in Michigan. Opening Reception and Awards: Thursday, May 31, 5:30–8:00 pm Show is on display until August 8th. Download Entry Forms and information here. … Continue reading

GR Poets Conference

Something i have aways liked about GR is our renegade poetry scene. In early April poetry goes main stream with a poetry conference at GRCC. From APRIL 2-5 youcan join up with other poets and find out what is happening in the writing scene. I just have to mention that even the dang press release is poetic! … Continue reading

KIA Billboard contest- Thru March 23

Get selected. have your work posted on billboard in Michigan. The KIA is looking for 10 artists to feature during 2012. To Apply beginning March 1, 2012: Email your bio/artist statement and 5 images of individual works to or deliver a CD of your works to the KIA. Please label the CD 2012 Billboard Art Contest … Continue reading

Photography Exhibit- Regional April 25th

Open to Michigan Photographers, entries are due on April 12th. Cost is $25 to enter and Grand Rapids photographer Tim Motley is the 2012 juror. The NCCA-Artsplace is located in a fantastic venue in downtown Fremont Michigan. If you haven’t been there before it is worth the drive to check out this great little art gem. … Continue reading

Call for Proposals

The UICA is currently looking for artists to apply for it’s 2012-2013 show year. From their Rampstreet, Vertical, Lobby, Vault, Front street, Race Street, Over, In, South, Exit, Green and Black box window spaces there are tons of display spaces waiting for your art. To get a PDF of the submission Guidlines email Steve at … Continue reading