Competitions & Contests

2025 Northwest Michigan Regional Juried Exhibition

Entry Dates 2024-11-30T17:00:00+00:00 - 2024-09-01T10:00:00+00:00 129 Days Left


2025 Northwest Michigan Regional Juried ExhibitionJanuary 24 - May 25, 2025
The Dennos Museum Center invites artists in Northwest Michigan to submit up to two (2) artworks to be juried for the 2025 Northwest Michigan Regional Juried Exhibition. Held regularly at the Museum for over 30 years, the exhibition features art made by regional artists over the last year and juried by an arts professional outside of the region. A list of important dates and additional information can be found below.Teresa Dunn, JurorTeresa Dunn is a Mexican American artist raised in a small town in Southern Illinois. Her identity, life, and art are influenced by her racial and cultural heritages and the complexities of being a brown woman in the Midwest.Dunn received her MFA from Indiana University Bloomington in 2002. She is a three-time recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Fellowship, was a Jacob K Javits Fellow, and was recently awarded grants from the Puffin Foundation Ltd and the Sustainable Arts Foundation.Her most recent body of work “US” has been shown in solo exhibitions at the Dennos Museum Center in Traverse City, Michigan and First Street Gallery in New York and now at the Buckham Gallery in Flint. “US” will travel to Baber Gallery at Central Michigan University and El Corrido de Javier Salas Vera will be exhibited at the Grand Rapids Art Museum, both in 2024. Dunn was recently commissioned by Paloozanoire to contribute a painting to Black & Brown Faces, an exhibition of 15 Black and Brown artists at the Cincinnati Art Museum. Dunn’s series “Longing to Be” was shown in solo shows at The Marathon Center for Performing Arts (Ohio), the University of Alabama Huntsville and the Pendleton Center for the Arts (Oregon). Her series ”Cover the Waterfront” was exhibited in a one person show at the Zillman Art Museum (Maine) which was reviewed in Art New England. Recent group exhibitions include at National Arts Club and The Painting Center both in New York, “Disrupted Realism” featuring Anne Harris, juried by John Seed, at the Buckham Gallery, for which she was awarded second prize. Dunn’s solo exhibition “Étrange réalité” at Galerie l’Échaudé in Paris was reviewed in AZART and Miroir de l’Art and critic Vincent Delaury wrote the catalog essay. Dunn won Best in Show at the 2008 Biennial of Contemporary Realism at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. Other achievements include inclusion in the inaugural Miami University Young Painters Competition. Notably Dunn’s work is included in John Seed’s sequel to Disrupted Realism, More Disruption: Representation in Flux from Schiffer Publishing. Other publications include featured cover artist in All SHE Makes inaugural print publication with interview by Teri Henderson and her essay and artwork were included in An Artist and a Mother a collection of writing and images from artist mothers by Demeter Press. Dunn attended the Vermont Studio Center and Cuttyhunk Island Artist Residencies. She has conducted many artist lectures including at the University of Washington Seattle and the Rome Art Program in Rome, Italy. Dunn’s work is in collections including the Dennos Museum Center, the Zillman Art Museum, Kinsey Institute, Venice Baroque Orchestra, and Wright State University Art Galleries. Teresa Dunn is Professor of Painting and Drawing at Michigan State University in East Lansing where she has taught since 2006.IMPORTANT DATES
Call for Submissions: September 1 - November 30, 2024 at 5PM
Jurying Announcement: December 17, 2024
Delivery of Accepted Artwork by Mail: January 6-10, 2025
Hand Delivery of Accepted Artwork: January 7-12, 2025 during regular museum hours (11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.).Final Jury & Prize Selection: January 23-24, 2025(Juror reserves the right to reject a work upon in-person inspection and review when compared to the digital image, or due to hanging/installation constraints.)
Reception & Awards Presentation: January 24, 2025
Pick up of Accepted Works after Exhibition Closing: May 27-June 1, 2025 (Works not picked up by June 1, 2025 at 4pm without prior arrangement will revert to unrestricted gifts and become the property of the Dennos Museum Center.)REGION
The region includes Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Clare, Crawford, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Isabella, Kalkaska, Lake, Leelanau, Manistee, Mason, Mecosta, Missaukee, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola, Otsego, Roscommon, and Wexford Counties, and all of the Upper Peninsula. Submissions from outside of these counties will not be considered.ELIGIBILITY
Artists 18 years and older who reside and work in the region are invited to participate. Original work completed during the current calendar year is required for eligibility; student work completed under the supervision of an instructor is not. Work previously exhibited at the Dennos Museum Center will not be accepted.ENTRY PROCEDURE
Register via to submit up to 2 artworks with digital images and accompanying application fee no later than November 30, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.ENTRY FEE (covers up to 2 artworks)
$20 for emerging artists (ages 18-24)$30 for Dennos Museum Center member artists (current members age 25+ at time of submission)
$40 per non-member artist (ages 25+)MEDIA & PRESENTATION
Works in all artistic media will be accepted for consideration by the juror. Entries must be ready for presentation. Two-dimensional works must be framed in a professional manner and all other hanging pieces must be prepared with suitable devices for hanging appropriate to their media. Plastic clip-on frames are not eligible. Three-dimensional work must be able to free stand or hang with appropriate hardware. Unprepared works will not be accepted. In the spirit of allocating an equitable amount of gallery space to each exhibited artist, large-scale installations and 2D works with a single sided dimension in excess of 60 inches will not be considered.DELIVERY OF WORKS
Works may be shipped to arrive during the dates noted above under "important dates." Work must be shipped in reusable containers/crates/boxes and PREPAID return shipping must be included. Dennos Museum Center staff shall not be responsible for return shipping should prepaid shipping be missing. It is the responsibility of the artist/lender to email or mail a prepaid shipping label upon request. Shipped works received after the shipping deadline may be excluded from the exhibition at the discretion of curatorial staff. Hand delivered works may be dropped off according to the dates and times listed above. Please contact the Museum Registrar directly to make additional arrangements at 231-995-1574. Shipments should be addressed to:
ATTN: Juried Show
Dennos Museum Center
Northwestern Michigan College
1701 E Front St
Traverse City, MI 49686SALES
If selling work, a 40% commission will be retained by the Dennos Museum Center. All sales will be handled by the Museum Store.LIABILITY AND INSURANCE
The Dennos Museum Center's insurance policy cannot insure works for the regional art exhibition while in transit or during exhibition. Maintaining insurance (i.e., art show and festival insurance) for work is the sole responsibility of the artist. The Dennos Museum Center and Northwestern Michigan College shall not be responsible for any loss or damage resulting from transit or while work work is on display at the Dennos Museum Center.Submission and/or exhibition of work at the Dennos Museum Center shall constitute agreement with conditions stated in this prospectus. The juror reserves the right to a final selection of accepted works. The decision of the juror is final. Notification will be sent following the jurying process. Accepted work may not be removed before the close of the exhibition. The Dennos Museum Center reserves the right to photograph and reproduce all accepted works for marketing and publicity purposes.AWARDS SCHEDULE
Best-in-Show (all media) $1,000
Juror's Award (2D) $500
Juror's Award (3D) $500
Honorable Mention (all media, up to 4 works) $250Dennos Museum Center Volunteer's Choice $250USER PROCESS ENTRY TUTORIAL