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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!
January 11 - February 22, 2024
We want to highlight the Upper Peninsula in all of its glory and we need your help. What does YOUR U.P. look like? Show us your best shots of the U.P. They can be nature, landscapes, cityscapes, pets, boats, home, etc. We want to know what makes the U.P. home for you.
This competition is open for all photographers, novice to professional. In the past this show has been a juried show, but who are we to say what your U.P. is?
This show is an opportune time to link both our emerging and our experienced artists in showing off the beautiful place we call home! Whatever your experience, join us in celebrating the U.P.
Photographers can enter up to three pieces, application, and entry fee are due by January 5th at the Bonifas. We hope you will consider entering this exhibit to celebrate where we live and to share your vision of the U.P.
Submissions due by June 6th, 2024
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.
June 27 – August 8, 2024
Reception: June 27, 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.
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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.
Saturday, November 4
10 am - 3 pm
Applications must be received by October 11. 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 or 2022 Holiday Art Fair or Waterfront 2022 you do not need to be juried in. All deadlines still apply.
New artists or crafters must submit three images that are representative of the work to be displayed. 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 when submitting.
Saturday, August 3rd, 2024
10am - 4pm
We are calling all our artists and food vendors to register for this year's Waterfront Art Festival. Now is the time to register and be a part of the biggest Waterfront to date!
Artists: This is a juried show if you have not participated in the past 2 years of Waterfront Art Festival or Holiday Art Fair you will need to send us images or samples of your work ahead of time to be considered for the 2024 Festival.
Applications must be received by July 21, 2024
Artists must complete an application to go with your payment. You can download, print, and fill out the application from our website and mail it to the Bonifas. Or email the completed PDF to email@example.com.
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.
Saturday, August 3, 2024
10 am - 4 pm
Applications must be received by July 23, 2024
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 supervision as needed will be provided by parent or guardian.
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!