4th Annual Beautiful Bountiful Michigan Art Exhibition 2023
April 1 - April 30
We are excited to tell you about the 4th Annual Beautiful Bountiful Michigan Art Exhibition 2023, presented by the River Raisin National Battlefield Park Foundation. This years theme is Scenic Michigan and a second category, “Scenic Michigan Present” and “Scenic Southeast Michigan Past”
Art acceptance dates: Thursday, March 23, 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Friday, March 24, 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, March 25, 10:00am to 5:00pm
No Art will be accepted after closing March 25.
Grand Opening Art Gala: Friday, March 31, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Exhibition Open: Saturday, April 1, 10:00am to 5:00pm
Exhibition End: Sunday, April 30, 10:00am to 5:00pm
Art pick-up: Monday, May 1 through Sunday, May 7, 10:00am to 5:00pm
The River Raisin National Battlefield Park Visitors Center is open 7 days a week, 10:00am to 5:00pm.
Scenic Michigan Present: Art should depict real scenic places in Michigan. It can include people, wildlife, and flora. Also barns, bridges, lakes, rivers, cityscapes, and more.
Scenic Southeast Michigan Past: Art should depict what Southeast Michigan looked like from the early days when explorers and settlers came to Southeast Michigan, to Frenchtown, to the War of 1812, to the early 1800’s. Art can include people dressed as they would have been at that time, homes, barns, watercraft, wagons, etc. as they would have been at that time in Michigan. Also rivers, lakes, wildlife and flora native to Michigan. Below is a work doc. with Selective Descriptions along Western Lake Erie written hundreds of years ago that I think will entice your creativity for Scenic Southeast Michigan Past.
GUIDELINES and General Information:
*There is no charge or entry fee for entering the Art Exhibition.
*Art must fit into the theme.
*You can enter up to 3 pieces of art total (Not 3 pieces in each category).
* Artists do not have to live in Michigan to participate.
*Original Art, no prints, posters, abstracts, or duplicated classroom art.
*Max. size of art 36”x 36” including frame. There are some exceptions with permission.
Thin canvases must be framed, thick gallery wrapped doesn’t need to be framed, sides must be painted/ finished.
* No sawtooth hangers, must be wired and ready to hang.
* Sculptures must be able to sit on a table or free standing on the floor and easily moved by one person.
* Art deemed not suitable or within guidelines may be rejected by NPS or curators.
* Mediums: Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Ink, Pencil, Charcoal, Pastel, Scratchboard, Wood burning, Wood carving, Stained Glass, Pottery/ceramics, Mixed Mediums, Photography, Fabric/Quilting. Other mediums may be acceptable if prior authorization is obtained.
* Contact Darlene at ( [email protected]) if you have any questions
Curators: Darlene Belair, Brandy Gerber, Becky Mullins, River Raisin National Battlefield Park Foundation, River Raisin National Battlefield Park Service