Call Details
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    Event date(s)
    September 17, 2024 to November 2, 2024
    Bonfield Gallery
    Application fee
    $35.00 per artist (CTAC members $20.00, GUILD members free)

    Crooked Tree Arts Center in Petoskey, Michigan, is accepting submissions for Identity Maps, CTAC's 2024 juried photography exhibition. 

    Artists residing in the Great Lakes Region (Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and the Canadian province of Ontario) are invited to submit up to 3 original works for consideration.

    The poet Elizabeth Brewster wrote: “People are made of places”, and as we know, places are also transformed and inflected by people. The exhibition aims to gather works that explore dynamic relationships between individuals, communities, identities, and places.

    Submissions must be original works of art created with photographic media. Broad interpretation of the theme, traditional and experimental approaches, and photographic mixed media works are welcome. However, we cannot accommodate video works for this exhibition. Work must have been created within the past three years and should not exceed 42 inches in any dimension or weigh more than 50 pounds. 

    This opportunity is open to Great Lakes region artists, including residents of Michigan, Ohio, Minnesota, Indiana, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, and the Canadian Province of Ontario who are at least 18 years old.

    $1000 in prizes will be awarded. ($500 for first, $300 for second, and $200 for third place.)

    Juror: Amy Sacka, Detroit Photographer 

    Applicant Calendar

    • The exhibition will be on view in the Crooked Tree Art Center -Petoskey's Bonfield Gallery, from September 17 to November 2, 2024, from 10 am to 5 pm, Tuesday through Saturday.
    • The call for entry is open from July 2 to  August 4, 2024.
    • Notifications will be sent via email by August 12, 2024.
    • Work must be delivered to Crooked Tree Arts Center - Petoskey between September 3 and September 7, 2024, between 10 am and 4:45 pm. The artist is responsible for transporting work to and from Crooked Tree Arts Center - Petoskey, either through shipping or in-person drop-off and pick-up.  
    • The exhibition opens on September 17, 2024.
    • The opening reception is on September 21, 2024, 3 to 5 pm.
    • Unsold artwork must be picked up between November 5 and November 9, 2024 between 10 am and 4:45 pm or by arrangement.
    • If shipping artwork, the artwork must arrive with a return shipping label. Arrangements for return shipping will be made by November 9, 2024.

    Image credit: Amy Sacka, Perchville Polar Plungers, 2018


    The opportunity is open to artists residing in the Great Lakes Region (Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and the Canadian province of Ontario) who are at least 18 years old. Traditional and digital photography, and photography-based  mixed media works are eligible; video is not eligible.


    The juror, Amy Sacka, is a documentary photographer and writer based in Detroit, Michigan. Her work celebrates the culture and environment of Detroit and the Great Lakes at large. From her widely exhibited long-term project on diminishing Great Lakes ice to her award-winning, lyrical street projects on Detroit, Amy’s work unearths important insights into Midwestern identity and the meaning of home. Amy is a two-time National Geographic grantee and two-time Critical Mass Finalist, whose documentary work has been featured in publications from National Geographic to The Washington Post, the Guardian, Detroit Free Press and LensCulture, and exhibited everywhere from Les Recontres de Arles to Cortona on the Move, the Detroit Institute of Arts and beyond.