Call Details
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    Call Opens
    Deadline
    Event date(s)
    Enter February 8 - March 21
    Venue
    Carnegie West Gallery
    Application fee
    $0-$20
    Description

    ​LINK TO APPLICATION.

    Calling artists in the Northwest Lower Michigan region to submit artwork for consideration for AGRICULTURA, an agriculture-themed exhibition at Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City, on display from April 26 through May 25, 2024. 

    All mediums and styles are welcome. We ask artists to submit work on topics related to agriculture, such as: organic farming, factory farming, urban agriculture, farm shares, soil, seeds, pollination, pesticides, farm-to-table concept, GMOs, fences, and any other approaches to the subject. Artists should consider questions such as: What is the relationship between humanity and the land we cultivate? In what ways does agriculture shape our cultural identity and sense of community? How does the portrayal of agriculture in art reflect broader societal values? How can art serve as a catalyst for reimagining our relationship with the natural world and fostering greater stewardship of the land? 

    Broad, artistic interpretations of the theme are encouraged. Representational images of farm life, including spaces and structures, are eligible. Varying degrees of representation and purely abstract works related to the theme are also welcome. Florals and still life imagery should have clear and thoughtful connections to ideas of agriculture and farming.

     

    Eligibility

    ​Crooked Tree Arts Center in Traverse City, Michigan  is now accepting submissions for the exhibition AGRICULTURA.

    BRIEF DESCRIPTION
    Michigan artists are invited to submit original works of art for the juried exhibition: AGRICULTURA. Entries are open to all media and styles but must specifically relate to agriculture or farming. Please see the main call page on our website for the full philosophy and prospectus of the exhibit. 2D works, or 3D wall hanging works should not exceed 30 inches in any dimension or weigh more than 50 pounds. 3D freestanding works should not exceed 78 inches in any dimension. 3D work must arrive assembled and be stable for safety concerns. 3D work may be displayed on pedestals as available or on the floor as appropriate. Diptychs and triptychs are allowed but are to be priced as one piece, and each piece counts toward the submission max of three (3). Works are to have been created and completed within the last three (3) years.

    ELIGIBILITY
    This opportunity is open to Michigan artists 18 and over residing in Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Crawford, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Mason, Otsego, and Wexford Counties.

    Works must be original works of art created and completed within the last three years. Works of all media are eligible.

    Applicant Calendar:

    • The exhibition will be on display in Traverse City’s West Carnegie Gallery from April 26 to May 25, 2024.
    • Submit entries online: February 7 - March 21, 2024.
    • Notification will be sent by Friday, March 29, 2024.
    • The artist is responsible for transporting work to and from Crooked Tree Arts Center (Traverse City), either through shipping or in-person drop-off and pick-up.
    • Work must be delivered to Crooked Tree Arts Center (Traverse City) by April 13, 2024, during posted CTAC gallery hours. Note holiday hours.
    • If shipping artwork, the artwork must arrive with a return shipping label.
    • Unsold artwork must be picked up during gallery hours on May 27 - June 1, 2024, or by appointment.
    • Works delivered with return shipping arrangements will be sent by June 7, 2024. 

    Image File Size and Format Guidelines:

    • Medium (72.3 KB or 1280 x 720 px) - high resoluntion images only please.
    • Images should be titled with Last Name, Title. For example: Iler, Old McDonald
       

    Terms and Conditions

    • The call is open to U.S. residents residing in the Michigan counties Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Crawford, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Mason, Otsego, and Wexford.
    •  Submissions must be original works created by the artist submitting the work.
    • Artists may submit up to three entries.
    • Works must not have been previously exhibited at Crooked Tree Arts Center-Traverse City.
    • Accepted two-dimensional canvas artwork or works on paper must be framed and wired for hanging.
    • Crooked Tree Arts Center galleries are sales galleries, and works can be for sale. Sales price is set by the artist. Crooked Tree Arts Center will retain a 40% commission on all sales. Works do not have to be for sale. NOTE
    • CTAC reserves the right to sell artwork at a discounted price to CTAC members. Discount will be taken from CTAC’s portion of the sales price.
    • Photographs of artworks and the exhibition may be used for CTAC promotional purposes.
    • A non-refundable fee of $20.00 per artist is required for entry (CTAC members pay only $10.00 and Guild Members may enter for free).  Should you have questions about your membership status or are interested in becoming a member,  please call CTAC at (231) 941-9488.
    • Accepted work may NOT be removed until after the close of the show.
    • Work not picked up by specified pick-up dates becomes property of Crooked Tree Arts Center unless prior arrangement has been made with Crooked Tree Arts Center staff. The artist forfeits any claim to the work and Crooked Tree Arts Center cannot be held responsible for any method of disposal arising from forfeiture.
    • Accepted work may be hand-delivered during the delivery window, or may be shipped. Shipped work must include a return shipping label. Shipping and delivery expenses are the responsibility of the artist.
    • By submitting work to this exhibition opportunity, the artist agrees to all terms and conditions described in the exhibition prospectus.
       

    Submission Procedure:

    • Submit up to three works. Please be aware that one, two, three, or none of them may be accepted for the exhibition.
    • Entries must be submitted online through Neon (our CRM system that manages memberships and event registrations). Once you have purchased your application you will receive an email receipt wth a link to complete the application on a Google Form. If you do not have a google account you will be prompted to create a free account. If you have any questions please contact brian@crookedtree.org
    • Complete the required entry forms, including, the title, medium, size, and retail price of the work. If works are not for sale, please type NFS where asked for the price and include insurance value for inventory purposes. 
    • ONCE PAYMENT HAS BEEN RECEIVED (or you have registered for free as a Guild Member) YOU WILL RECEIVE AN  EMAIL ASKING FOR IMAGES OF YOUR ARTWORK ALONG WITH THE TITLE, MEDIUM, DIMENSIONS AND PRICE (and please rename your image files with all this info).
    • Delivered works must be clearly labeled with the artist's name, artwork title, and medium; the label should be secured to the back of the work. ​
    • Please make sure that your email address in the application form is accurate, as all exhibit communication will be delivered via email.
    • And PLEASE CALL US IF YOU HAVE ANY DIFFICULTIES APPLYING and we will be glad to help you through the process: 231-941-9488
    • THANK YOU!