Redefining the Classroom

Call goes out for submissions to fourth annual 5x7 Art Show

Posted: February 17th, 2017

LITTLE BIG SHOW – Retired Lake Superior State University geology professor Ken Hatfield - himself an accomplished regional artist - examines I See More Than Meets The Eye by Kinzey Heikkinen, one of more than 90 5x7 canvases donated by Michigan and Ontario artists during a reception held last spring for the annual 5x7 Art Show in LSSU's Arts Center Gallery. Submissions for this year’s show are due by April 14 for unveiling during an April 21 preview reception, followed by a viewing that runs through May. (LSSU/Kati Doty)

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SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. – The Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Sunrise Rotary Club and Lake Superior State University’s Arts Center invites all regional artists to be a part of the fourth annual 5x7 Art Show fundraiser by creating, submitting and, donating works on a 5x7 canvas. Submissions may include paintings, drawings, tiles, sculpture, fabric, 3-D artifacts, or photographs. This year’s theme is “Through a Window.”

The deadline for submission is April 14. Registration forms and 5x7 canvases are available at the LSSU Arts Center Gallery, as well as at The Art Store in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., which is this year's canvas sponsor. The gallery's website - – has an entry form, answers to frequently asked questions.

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This year’s exhibition opens with a preview reception in the LSSU Arts Center Gallery 6-8 p.m. on April 21, a sponsored event to include music, hors d’oeuvres, and a cash bar. The reception will provide a first opportunity to view and purchase original works of art for only $50. Artist names will be hidden on all artwork until they are revealed at the end of the reception.

A panel of local artists will jury the top three submissions. A first-place honor is $300; runner-up, $200; and second runner-up, $100. Recognition takes place during the preview reception. All submissions will be displayed in the LSSU Arts Center Gallery April 21 - May 31.

Proceeds from the reception and sales will benefit Gallery exhibition programming and the Sunrise Rotary Club’s mission to support global clean water projects and local initiatives.

For more information, contact Sharon Dorrity, LSSU Arts Center Gallery director, at 906-635-2665 or by e-mailing Gallery hours are 12-4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 2-5 p.m. Thursday.


CONTACTS: Sharon Dorrity, LSSU Arts Center Gallery Director, e-mail, 906-635-2665; John Shibley, e-mail, 906-635-2314.