Public Art

The ACWL-Nuveen hosts a community art project at the Lakeshore Art Festival each year.

This year, in collaboration with PADNOS Shoreline Recycling, the Lakeshore Art Festival is hosting a Public Art Project and is currently seeking sculptors to apply. Click HERE to learn more and to apply.

Change of Seasons Exhibition

Adult Entry Form             Youth Entry Form

Adult Division

Download the Entry Form & Details

Submit your artwork here

Pay below or in person at the ACWL-Nuveen

 106 E. Colby St. Whitehall, MI

  Payment must by received by February 21 to be considered for exhibit participation

The Details

The Arts Council of White Lake - Nuveen Center is celebrating the 20th year of the annual Change of Seasons Juried Exhibition - March 14 - April 17, 2020.  The origin of the exhibit in 2000 at the White River Gallery in Montague, was to showcase diverse artwork that would bring a spark of creative inspiration to Michigan’s incessant mid-winter. The exhibit is two-fold with a juried adult division and an open call for K-12 students. Twenty years later we are keeping the tradition alive and invite talented artists from across Michigan to share their creativity and get artwork out of their studios and into the ACWL-Nuveen Gallery! 

 

Eligibility

Open to Michigan artists 18 years and older - Original works completed within the past two years and not previously exhibited in a ACWL-Nuveen Center exhibition are eligible. Original implies work not taken from another artist’s work - Adult entries should be completed without the assistance of an instructor - All mediums accepted - There is no theme or required subject matter for this show - Due to wall space restrictions, a limited number of large pieces (50” x 50”) can be accepted.

 

Entry Procedures and Fees

There is a non-refundable entry fee per individual of $15 for ACWL members and $25 for non-members. Each artist may submit up to two works. Adult entries must be submitted through an online application found at https://www.artswhitelake.org/call-for-artists - Chosen artwork must be dropped off during the designated times unless other specific arrangements have been made.  All forms must be completed online in their entirety to ensure correct identification and pricing. Notifications will be emailed - Award winners will be notified by phone the morning of the reception.

 

Framing and Labeling

All accepted artwork must be ready to display. 2D artwork must be properly framed, include hanging wire, and have no exposed glass edges. No saw-tooth hangers accepted. Affix entry labels firmly to the back of 2D entries in the upper right corner - For 3D works tape or pin label securely to the piece. Unsuitably prepared work may be declined.

 

Conditions and Liability

Accepted adult division artwork must remain on display at the ACWL-Nuveen Center for the duration of the exhibit. All works in the adult division must be for sale. NO “Price on Request” (POR) accepted. A 30% commission will be charged on all adult division artworks sold during the exhibit. ACWL will take every precaution to ensure the protection of the artwork however we are not responsible for any loss or damage. Insurance is the responsibility of the artist. Registration in this exhibit grants ACWL-Nuveen permission to use images of submitted artwork for exhibition publicity. 

Cash Prizes

1st Place Award   $300

2nd Place Award  $200

3rd Place Award   $100

ACWL Award $100

Two Honorable Mention Ribbons

Timeline

Submission Deadline - Friday, February 21

Jury Notification Emailed  - Wednesday, February 26

Drop Off Accepted Artwork - Tuesday March, 3 through Friday, March 6 - 11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Opening Reception - Saturday March 14th - 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.  - Award Presentation begins at 1:30 p.m.

Exhibition Dates - March 14 - April 17, 2020

ACWL-Nuveen Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Saturdays 11:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m.

Pick Up Exhibited Artworks - April 18 - 20, 11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Any artwork left after April 30th will become the property of ACWL-Nuveen

Change of Seasons 2020 Juror - Sally Rose

Artist Sally Rose recently retired as head of the Fibers program in the Department of Art and Design at Central Michigan University. She has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions locally, nationally and internationally, receiving an honorable mention in the 4th Cheongju International Craft Biennale in Korea. Her work is included in the Lark Book - 500 Paper Objects: New Dimensions in Paper Art, and is represented in the collections of the R.C. Williams Papermaking Museum in Atlanta, Georgia, and the Budapest Museum of Fine Art in Hungary. Her training includes a BFA from Colorado State University and an MFA from Indiana University-Bloomington.

Submit your artwork here

Youth Division

Download the Entry Form & Details

Eligibility

Open to any student in grades K-12. Original works completed within the past two years and not previously exhibited in a juried ACWL-Nuveen exhibition are eligible. Youth artists may have minimal help and instruction on their entries.  Any medium is accepted. There is no theme or required subject matter. Youth competition is divided into the following grade categories: K-2nd, 3rd-5th, 6th-8th, and 9th-12th. Accepted youth entries will be displayed at the ACWL-Nuveen.

Entry Procedure and Fees

Youth competition entry fee is $5 per piece. Each artist may submit up to two pieces. Youth entries must be delivered to the ACWL-Nuveen, 106 E. Colby St.,  Whitehall MI 49461. Artwork must be dropped off during the designated times unless other specific arrangements have been made. All forms must be completed in their entirety to ensure correct identification, pricing and notification.

Framing and Labeling

Youth entries must be mounted on a stiff backing and wired for hanging. Framing is optional. If framed, works must be wired for hanging—no saw-tooth hangers will be accepted. Affix entry labels firmly to the back of the artwork in the upper right corner. For three-dimensional work, entry labels must be tied, taped or pinned securely to each piece. Unsuitably prepared work may be declined. 

Conditions and Liability

Youth division artwork must remain on display at the ACWL-Nuveen for the duration of the exhibit. Youth division artwork may be for sale or marked NFS if not for sale. A 15% commission will be charged on all youth division artworks sold during the exhibit. ACWL-Nuveen takes every precaution to ensure the protection of artwork. However, we are not responsible for any loss or damage. Registration grants ACWL-Nuveen permission to use images of submitted artwork for marketing and publicity purposes.

Cash Prizes

Prizes to be awarded in each of the four grade categories:

1st Place Award   $50

2nd Place Award  $25

3rd Place Award   $15

Honorable Mention Ribbon

One winner chosen from all entries:

ACWL-Nuveen Award $50

Timeline

Drop Off Artwork - Tuesday March, 3 through Friday, March 6 - 11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Opening Reception - Saturday March 14th - 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.  - Award Presentation begins at 1:30 p.m.

Exhibition Dates - March 14 - April 17, 2020

ACWL-Nuveen Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Saturdays 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Pick Up Exhibited Artworks - April 18 - 20, 11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Any artwork left after April 30th will become the property of ACWL-Nuveen

2019 Change of Seasons Youth Winners with Juror Damian Goidich

Exhibits

The Nuveen Center is accessible to all visitors–whatever their ability. Each room is wheelchair accessible, including classrooms and restroom. Guide animals are also welcome. Feel free to call us in advance of your visit so we can accommodate any special needs. 

Email: Nuveen@artswhitelake.org

Phone: 231-893-2524

© 2019 by Arts Council of White Lake - Nuveen Center     All images and artwork are copyrighted and property of the original artist; used here with permission.