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Important Dates

Artist Submissions:   April 9 – April 29

Online Jurying Begins:   May 11

Online Acceptance Notification:   May 17

Acceptance of Artwork:   May 18 – June 2

Opening reception:   Friday, June 15, 5:30 – 7:30pm

Artist Pick-up:   July 30 – August 5

Jurors

Marc Dombrosky – Chair, Department of Fine and Performing Arts, Southwestern Michigan College

Shannon Eakins – Art Instructor, Southwestern Michigan College

ABOUT THE MAAC

The Michiana Annual Art Competition is a local juried fine art exhibition intended to recognize, foster, and reward excellence of top artists in Southwest Michigan and Northern Indiana. The MAAC is held each year at the Box Factory for the Arts in St. Joseph, Michigan. This marks the MAAC’s 16th year of success provided by the vision, energy, and generous funding by our association members, area businesses and corporate sponsors. Entry dates for this year are April 9 – 29, 2018 and all entries must be submitted online. The MAAC show will be open to the public on Friday, June 15, 2018 through Saturday, July 28, 2018, at the Box Factory for the Arts in St. Joseph, MI.

Awards Best of Show – $1000                    Best in Category – $250

Photography           Digital Imaging           Mixed Media           Painting           Drawing           Glass           Sculpture           Ceramic

ARTIST ENTRY INFORMATION

THIS MULTI MEDIA COMPETITION is open to residents of Southwest Michigan and Northwest Indiana.  Entrants may submit up to two works of art, which must be original in concept and execution, created within the last two years, have not been completed under instruction and have not been previously exhibited at the Box Factory for the Arts.

THE ENTRY FEE covers up to two pieces of art per artist.  The nonrefundable fee is $35. Acceptable payments are cash, check or credit card paid in person or online.  Entries will not be complete until this form, image files and payment have all been submitted. Artists may only enter once for a maximum of two pieces of art.

NOTIFICATION of entry into the MAAC show will be provided two ways; the quickest way will be to check our website at www.boxfactoryforthearts.org after May 10 for a list of accepted art.  We will also send an acknowledgment via email.  Please do not call the Box Factory for confirmation, our volunteers won’t know the status of your entry.

DELIVERY AND PICK UP OF ACCEPTED ENTRIES will be received in the lower (River Level) gallery of the Box Factory;  May 11 – June 2, 2018 from 10am to 4pm (except for Sundays and Memorial Day). Pick up after close of exhibit will be July 30 – August 5, 2018 from 10am – 4pm

FRAMING AND PRESENTATION for entries must be clean and prepared for exhibit.  Canvas and two dimensional art must be prepared and wired for hanging (no saw-tooth or similar hangers will be accepted).  All three-dimensional art must be self-supporting. Sizes for all art must not exceed 72” at its largest dimension or exceed 100 pounds.  Pieces larger than this or installation art pieces will only be considered with the approval of the Executive Director of the Box Factory for the Arts.  The Box Factory for the Arts reserves the right to refuse any work that is inappropriate, presented inadequately, or is misrepresented by the entry image.

SALE OF ART will be subject to a 30% commision charge that will go to the Box Factory for the Arts.  Artists will receive 70% of all art sales. All art must either have a sales price or be marked “NFS” (not for sale).  No “price on request” markings will be accepted. Works for sale will be sold as exhibited with no substitutions or copies of the same work permitted.

AWARDS will be selected by our judges panel.  All art remains the property of the artist unless sold.  Awards will be presented at the opening reception.

LIABILITY – all art is submitted at the owner’s risk.  Although every precaution will be taken, the Box Factory for the Arts does not insure work either in transit or while it is on our premises.  By submitting work, the artist waives any claim against the Box Factory for the Arts for loss or damage.

THIS MULTI MEDIA COMPETITION is open to residents of Southwest Michigan and Northwest Indiana.  Entrants may submit up to two works of art, which must be original in concept and execution, created within the last two years, have not been completed under instruction and have not been previously exhibited at the Box Factory for the Arts.

THE ENTRY FEE covers up to two pieces of art per artist.  The nonrefundable fee is $35. Acceptable payments are cash, check or credit card paid in person or online.  Entries will not be complete until this form, image files and payment have all been submitted. Artists may only enter once for a maximum of two pieces of art.

NOTIFICATION of entry into the MAAC show will be provided two ways; the quickest way will be to check our website at www.boxfactoryforthearts.org after May 10 for a list of accepted art.  We will also send an acknowledgment via email.  Please do not call the Box Factory for confirmation, our volunteers won’t know the status of your entry.

DELIVERY AND PICK UP OF ACCEPTED ENTRIES will be received in the lower (River Level) gallery of the Box Factory;  May 11 – June 2, 2018 from 10am to 4pm (except for Sundays and Memorial Day). Pick up after close of exhibit will be July 30 – August 5, 2018 from 10am – 4pm

FRAMING AND PRESENTATION for entries must be clean and prepared for exhibit.  Canvas and two dimensional art must be prepared and wired for hanging (no saw-tooth or similar hangers will be accepted).  All three-dimensional art must be self-supporting. Sizes for all art must not exceed 72” at its largest dimension or exceed 100 pounds.  Pieces larger than this or installation art pieces will only be considered with the approval of the Executive Director of the Box Factory for the Arts.  The Box Factory for the Arts reserves the right to refuse any work that is inappropriate, presented inadequately, or is misrepresented by the entry image.

SALE OF ART will be subject to a 30% commision charge that will go to the Box Factory for the Arts.  Artists will receive 70% of all art sales. All art must either have a sales price or be marked “NFS” (not for sale).  No “price on request” markings will be accepted. Works for sale will be sold as exhibited with no substitutions or copies of the same work permitted.

AWARDS will be selected by our judges panel.  All art remains the property of the artist unless sold.  Awards will be presented at the opening reception.

LIABILITY – all art is submitted at the owner’s risk.  Although every precaution will be taken, the Box Factory for the Arts does not insure work either in transit or while it is on our premises.  By submitting work, the artist waives any claim against the Box Factory for the Arts for loss or damage.

CATEGORIES

MIXED MEDIA
Submissions can originate from any media sources. This category is for artwork involving the use of two or more artistic media.

PHOTOGRAPHY
Submissions can originate from film or digital capture. Digital adjustments are limited to contrast, sharpness, color saturation, and “dust” spotting. No other computer manipulation will be allowed.

DIGITAL MEDIA
Submissions can originate from any type of digital media. Examples of digital media include video, photography, or any other artwork created using mainly digital mediums. This category is for the artist who uses digital sources or manipulation to create their work.

PAINTING
Submissions can originate from anything that has been applied by paint, pigment, color, or another medium. This category includes oil, acrylic, and watercolor paintings.

DRAWING
Submissions can originate from any two-dimensional works that use drawing instruments to mark paper or another two-dimensional medium. Instruments used for this category include graphite pencils, pen and ink, inked brushes, wax color pencils, crayons, charcoal, chalk, pastels, erasers, markers, and more.

GLASS
Submissions can originate from any artwork that is wholly made of glass. This category may be anything from a wall hanging to jewelry and tableware. The only requirement is that the piece is completely made of glass.

SCULPTURE
Submissions can originate from any three-dimensional artwork either representative or abstract. This category includes sculpture in the round as well as reliefs.

CERAMIC
Submissions can originate from any artwork that has been created using ceramic materials. It may take forms including art ware, tile, figurines, sculpture, and tableware.

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