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Call for Artists

A Community Art Exhibit

What’s Certain about Uncertainty is a traveling exhibition featuring objects from the Greater Michigan area that focus on the pandemic that unleashed unparalleled consequences effecting economics, health care, and social norms across the globe. As the pandemic was gripping our nation, Midland, Michigan experienced a catastrophic flood that washed away the fabric of the community leaving behind devastation. However, this devastation was soon overcome by the hope and inspiration of community members who continue to rebuild what was lost, courageously moving forward thru pandemic and flood by relying on each other, supported by friends and neighbors, as well as by local, regional, state and national agencies.

We look forward to inviting the public to experience these stories of heroism as the exhibition travels from Midland Center of the Arts, to downtown partners and various churches in our community that will culminate in a day of storytelling. We invite artists to submit your work to this themed exhibition via the application below. Deadline for submission is February 28, 2021.

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We are experiencing occasional technical difficulties with this form. If you attempt to submit your artwork and it returns an error message, please contact [email protected] and we will notify you when the form is fixed.

if child, please use parent/guardian's information
Artwork Information #1
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Artwork Description

Midland Center for the Arts reserves the right to reject an entry based on content or the physical limitations of the gallery.  Artists agree to insure their own artwork in transit and within all venue locations. We reserve the right to photograph and reproduce accepted artwork for education and publicity purposes. Artists agree to leave their artwork for the specified time of the exhibition. If artwork is not picked up within 90 days of the close of the exhibition, it becomes the property of the Midland Center for the Arts.  Please check below indicating that you agree with these conditions set forth by the contract, along with the timeline and rules of this exhibition stated within this application. 

Additional Information

Timeline for Exhibition:
Exhibition Dates / April 12 - July 25, 2021
Storytelling & Art Reception Date / April 17, 2021 at Midland Center for the Arts, 2 - 5 PM
Artwork Drop-off / April 2 - 3, 2021 from 10 AM - NOON and 1 - 4 PM
Artwork Pick-up / July 26 - 28, 2021 from 1 - 4 PM
Submission Deadline / February 7, 2021 at 11:59 PM

*Dates subject to change

  • You must be a Michigan based artist that can both drop off and pick up artwork. No shipping please.
  • Non-artists and artists welcome to apply.
  • Photography (cell phones and cameras OK), sculpture, drawing, painting and watercolor accepted.
  • 2D artwork must be ready to hang in a black frame.  It does not have to be matted.  Adult frames should be at least 24 x 20 inches and children should be 8 x 10 inches or larger.
  • The Center has a limited supply of free matts and frames for those that need them due to financial hardship.  Please contact Regina Schreck at [email protected] for further information. 
  • Children's frames should be in an 8x10 frame with a hanging device.
  • They must be an original work of art dealing with the pandemic or flood or other major issues of 2020.
  • For those that are not accepted into the gallery space, your artwork will be shown on a television screen within the gallery and traveling exhibition space, and on our website.    
  • For photo uploads, please label your files as such: LastName.Artwork#.jpg
  • The artwork will travel between exhibiting locations, so by submitting your artwork you are giving Midland Center for the Arts permission to transport your work.