Try a little birdwatching this summer at the Nuveen Center! Our fine, feathered friends are the focus of this exhibit, interpreted in a variety of mediums by community members of all ages. From the majestic to the diminutive, this exhibit takes an artistic look at these diverse and beautiful creatures of the sky. This is a juried show with cash prizes in student and adult categories.
● Eligibility: Artists may be amateur or professional, of any age. Artwork can be created in any medium (painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, etc), but must reflect the theme of birds. Artists are invited to submit up to three pieces for display. ● Entry Fee: Adult category artists will be charged an entry fee of $5 per piece submitted. Student category artists will be charged an entry fee of $5 total, for up to three pieces. ● Preparing your Work: Two-dimensional entries must be mounted on a stiff backing and wired for hanging. No saw tooth hangers will be accepted. Framing is optional. Affix entry labels firmly to the back of the entries, in the upper right corner. For three-dimensional work, entry labels must be tied, taped, or pinned securely to each piece. ● Prizes: Artwork will be judged in two categories—Adult (18+) and Student (Pre-K through 12th grade). For the Adult category, the juror will award one Best in Show prize of $100 and two Honorable Mention prizes of $50. For the Student Category, the Juror will award one Best in Show prize of $50 and two Honorable Mention prizes of $25. ● Juror: Catherine McClung is well-known for her exquisitely detailed watercolor paintings of birds in their natural habitat. Originals and limited edition prints of her work can be purchased at galleries throughout Michigan, including Gallery Uptown in Grand Haven. Her highly collectible work has been featured on calendars, note cards, wrapping paper, cross stitch patterns, and posters. She regularly creates work to be featured on collector’s plates and dinnerware patterns for Lenox Fine China and was invited to create an ornament for the White House Christmas tree in 2002. She is also the illustrator of the children’s book “The Far Flung Adventures of Homer the Hummer,” published in 2005. ● Selling your Work: You may choose to sell your artwork or mark it NFS (Not For Sale). If your work is sold, the Nuveen will take a 15% commission from the selling price. Please price your work accordingly. ● Drop off Times: Please bring your artwork to the Nuveen Center on Friday, May 17 from 12 - 5 p.m., Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., or Tuesday, May 21 from 12 - 5 p.m. If these times don’t work for you, please contact the Nuveen Center to arrange alternate drop off times. Due to space limitations, not every piece of artwork entered is guaranteed a place in the show. If we receive more pieces than we can display, an appropriate number of pieces will be selected by the juror. Pieces featuring birds found in Michigan will be given precedence. Declined artwork must be picked up within one week of notification during the Nuveen Center’s regular business hours. ● Opening Reception: An opening reception will be held on May 30, from 5-7 p.m. Awards will be announced at 6 p.m. This reception will be open to the public. ● Pickup Times: Please pick up your artwork Tuesday or Wednesday, July 16 or 17, from 12 - 5 p.m. If these times do not work for you, please arrange an alternative pickup time with the Nuveen Center. ● Liability: Nuveen Community Center for the Arts takes every precaution to ensure the protection of artwork. However, we are not responsible for any loss or damage.