5X7 Art Show Looking For Submissions

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Sault High student Tasha Cook explores artworks on display in the LSSU Arts Center Gallery during last year’s first annual 5x7 art show cosponsored by LSSU and Sault Ste. Marie (Mich.) Sunrise Rotary. In the foreground is Judy Merrill-Smith's By the Shore 1954, which took first-place honors in the show's juried competition. Submissions for this year’s show are due by April 10 for unveiling at an April 24 reception and viewing that runs through May. (LSSU/John Shibley)
The Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Sunrise Rotary Club and Lake Superior State University’s Arts Center invites all regional artists to be a part of the second annual 5×7 Art Show fundraiser by creating, submitting and donating works on a 5×7 canvas. Submissions may include paintings, drawings, tiles, sculpture, fabric, 3-D artifacts, and more, including photographs. This year’s theme is “Joy.”
The deadline for submission is April 10. Registration forms and 5×7 canvases are available at the LSSU Arts Center Gallery, as well as at The Art Store and Alberta House, both in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. The gallery’s website – lssu.edu/artscenter/5×7 – has an entry form, answers to frequently-asked questions, and scans of 2014’s top three winners along with many of last year’s entries.
This year’s show opens with a preview reception in the LSSU Arts Center Gallery on April 24, a sponsored event that includes music, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. The reception will provide a first opportunity to view and purchase original works of art for only $50.
A panel of local artists will jury the top three submissions. A first-place honor is $300; runner-up, $200; and second runner-up, $100. Recognition takes place during the preview reception. All submissions will be displayed in the gallery April 24 – May 29.
Proceeds from the reception and sales will benefit LSSU Arts Center Gallery exhibition programming and the Sunrise Rotary Club’s mission to support global clean water projects other local initiatives, such as supplying dictionaries for third-graders, supporting competitive swimming events, and hosting winter family fun nights.
For more information, contact Sharon Dorrity, LSSU Arts Center Gallery director, at 906-635-2665 or by e-mailing acgallery@lssu.edu.