For Artists

This page offers application downloads or information for artists and art organizations about opportunities at the Bonifas Arts Center. There are also teaching and exhibit opportunities for artists in the Upper Peninsula. Give us a call at 906-786-3833 for more information.

Waterfront Art Festival Celebrating 50 years in 2022!

Saturday, August 6th, 2022.

The Waterfront Art Festival features 60+ exhibitors and vendors. Artist please register to join us for the Waterfront Art Festival. 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 2022 Festival.

You can download the application or make a payment online.

Regional Competition For U.P. Artists 
Nov. 11 - Dec. 30, 2021

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The Bonifas Arts Center supports its annual regional competition, Northern Exposure, expressly to both encourage Upper Peninsula artists to create new artworks and to showcase a comprehensive look at the contemporary artwork being created in the U.P. 

Eligibility: Open to all artists age 18 or older residing in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan for over 6 months of the year. To encourage new work, all entries must have been completed within the last 2 years, and not previously exhibited in the Bonifas main gallery. All work must be of the artist’s own design and original in concept and execution. Only original works may be exhibited. Avoiding copyright infringe-ment is the responsibility of the artist and not the Bonifas. 

Media: Works in any medium, traditional or experimental, qualify. There are no size limitations, although size may be a factor in the final jury considerations. 

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Bonifas Arts Center 
Nov. 6, 2021 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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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 2019 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 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. 

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First Monday of the Month, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

We will be offering monthly artist gatherings at the Bonifas on the first Monday of the month at 6 until 8 p.m. These gatherings will be for artists to get together and talk about what they are working on currently. Get inspiration and meet like-minded people that just want to talk about what they love to do.

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