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ARTISTS

The Bonifas is always looking for new artists to showcase their work in gallery exhibits. Each year we host a variety of exhibits for artists to participate in, including the annual favorites of Northern Exposure, Bonifas Membership Show, and Youth in Art. Work is displayed in our beautiful Powers and Studio galleries at the Bonifas, and duration of shows last 6 to 8 weeks on average. All mediums are in consideration for display. Work will need to be submitted for approval by the Bonifas staff, but you need-not be a professional artist to submit—just a love of creating!

 

CURRENT ARTIST OPPORTUNITES

POWERS GALLERY

Barb Symon Scholarship
DUE BY MARCH 16TH, 2023

The Barb Symon Scholarship was established by Charles Symon in memory of his wife Barbara who was a highly respected weaver and a founder of the East Ludington Gallery. This scholarship is offered to encourage further study in an artist’s field of arts or crafts through workshops or classes.

Download Application here (PDF)

 

Bonifas Membership Show

July 7 – August 25, 2022
Reception: July 14, 6 - 8 pm

Download Application here (PDF)
Pay entry fee here
Get a Bonfias Membership

 
Northern Exposure XXIX

November 17 – December 29, 2022
Reception: November 17, 6 - 8 pm

Northern Exposure is entering its 29th year and we would love for you to be a part of it. This is a juried show—meaning that you enter digital images of your work, we submit the photos to the juror, they select who gets into the show, and then we contact you letting you know if you made it in or not. Artists are invited to submit up to three pieces for jurying. The judging will be based on three equally weighted criteria: Creativity, Originality & Craftsmanship. Once a piece has been juried into the show, no substitutions will be accepted.

Download Application here (PDF)
Pay enter fee here

 
Bonifas Membership Show

March 30 – May 18, 2023
Reception: March 30, 6 - 8 pm

A 40+ year tradition, the Bonifas Membership Show, has encouraged members to share their creative explorations at every level of ability. This show is open to all artists 18+ who are current members of the Bonifas. All work must be the artists’ own design, original in concept and execution and not previously exhibited in the Bonifas Gallery. The artwork should have been created within the last two years. Original works only (no prints). Any medium, traditional or experimental, qualify for entry. There are no size limitations.

Application will be forthcoming.

Get a Bonfias Membership

 

The Studio Gallery

NO CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

Please check back often.

VENDORS

Do you love to sell your creations at art markets and fairs? Well, the Bonifas hosts 2 of the largest arts and crafts fairs in the central U.P.! The Waterfront Art Festival and Holi-day Art Fair draw large crowds each year and are a great way to sell your pieces. The summertime Waterfront Art Festival also includes a Young Artist Market that allows young upcoming artists and crafters an opportunity to sell products.

CURRENT VENDOR OPPORTUNITIES

Waterfront Art Festival

Saturday, August 6, 2022
10 am - 4 pm

Applications must be received by July 22, 2022
Each participating artist must submit : an application, images for jurying (if you haven’t participated in the past, and payment.

Eligibility: All work must be the artist’s own design/concept/execution. Only original works or signed/numbered prints may be exhibited, with no more than half of the work displayed being reproductions. Reproductions must be labeled as such. Examples of unacceptable work: commercially-made products, kits or settings of jewelry or lapidary work, items from commercial fabric forms.

Download Application here (PDF)
Pay entry fee here

 

Young Artist Market

Saturday, August 6, 2022
10 am - 4 pm

Applications must be received by July 22, 2022
Any artist age 18 and under can apply to have a small space under the young artist tent at the Festival. There will be a $10 fee per 4’ space, and the Art Center will provide a card table and two chairs if desired. Please RSVP if you would like to reserve a table. Artists can bring their own display if they want, as long as it fits in the space. Come prepared for rain or sunshine. Adult su-pervision as needed will be provided by parent or guardian.

Download Application here (PDF)
Pay entry fee here

 

Holiday Art Fair

Saturday, November 5
10 am - 4 pm

Applications must be received by October 12.
Space is limited.

Eligibility: All media welcome, including but not limited to: fine art, photography, wood work, pottery, glass, fiber, basketry and jewelry. All work must be of original design and made by applying artist.

Entry & Jurying: If you participated in 2021 Holiday Art Fair or Waterfront 2021 you do not need to be juried in. All deadlines still apply.

New artists must submit three images that are representative of the work to be dis-played. Each image should be clearly labeled with the artist’s name and medium. The Art Center reserves the right to reject any work which is not of the same quality as shown in the images. Include with your images, the entry fee, application form, and stamped self-addressed envelope.

Download Application here (PDF)
Pay entry fee here

INTERESTED IN TEACHING?

We are always looking for new classes and instructors to teach innovative and exciting classes! For more information on teaching a class, call us at 906-786-3833.

ARE YOU PART OF AN ARTS ORGANIZATION?

The Bonifas loves partnering with other organizations, and encourages you to call us at 906-786-3833 to discuss collaboration!