Entries for this distinguished exhibition are currently being accepted through August 15, 2016. Michigan artists are encouraged to enter online at www.cantonvillagetheater.org. Interested artists may also request an entry form hardcopy by calling The Village Theater at Cherry Hill at 734/394-5300 ext. 8.
"Since before the Village Theater opened in 2004, I have looked forward to this annual exhibition,” said Jennifer Tobin, Canton Arts Coordinator. “It is a great opportunity to view seasoned artists’ new work while being introduced to emerging artists in Michigan. This is a once-a-year chance to see a broad variety of works in one exhibition. There is truly something for everyone! The opening reception, September 29, 2016, is a wonderful, free event complete with a wine and cheese reception and a program featuring the top winning artists talking about their work. Art lovers should be sure to attend."
All media is accepted for this outstanding exhibition. Only digital image files on CDs will be accepted for review. Work submitted on CDs must be in JPEG format and 300 dpi. No slides will be accepted for consideration. Paintings and hangings should not exceed five feet wide or six feet high, 40 pounds in weight and must be properly and appropriately framed and prepared for hanging. Sculpture dimensions must not exceed 5’ x 5’ x 6’ and 200 pounds in weight. Original works of art must have been completed in the last three years. A non-refundable entry fee of $15 for each submitted piece is required.
The competition will award $1,950 in cash prizes: Best of Show $750; Second Place $500; Third Place $300; two Honorable Mentions of $100 each; and four Merit Awards of $50 each. The Postmark/Hand Delivery deadline for entries is August 15, 2016. Juried result notification will be mailed by September 9, 2016
This year’s distinguished juror will be EmmaJean Woodyard. She has been a staunch advocate and nurturer of the arts in Michigan for 30+ years and currently serves as the Executive Director of the Dearborn Community Fund (DCF) whose mission is to provide support for cultural, arts and recreation activities for Dearborn residents. She has launched such programs as: Art in Public Places, a yearlong sculpture exhibit; Youth in Arts Festival; and Pockets of Perception Design Team Project that involves high school students in designing and producing public art. Woodyard is a graduate of Wayne State University and has served on numerous boards including: ArtServe Michigan, the Wayne County Council for Arts, History & Humanities, and Downriver Council for the Arts. She has served on the grant review panels for the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the Detroit Bicentennial.
The Village Theater has exhibition hours throughout the year (except for major holidays), Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., by appointment, and during all public performances. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
The Village Theater at Cherry Hill, located at 50400 Cherry Hill Road, Canton, MI 48187, is a regional center for the arts that offers the magic of live theatre, soul-stirring music, the thrill of the dance, and the enjoyment of fine art exhibitions and events, in addition to providing a home for several cultural organizations and community groups.
For more additional information about the 24th Annual Canton Fine Arts Exhibition, call 734/394-5300 or visit www.cantonvillagetheater.org.