Art Gallery

5×7 Art Show

Sunrise Rotary Club has partnered with the Lake Superior State University Arts Center Gallery for the 5 x 7 Art Show Fundraiser.  Works of art are requested of artists in all forms of media on a 5 X 7 canvas…think paintings, drawings, fabric, photography and mixed media for the juried show and fundraiser on April 19, 2019 in the Arts Center Art Gallery.

Remaining 2018 5 x 7 Art will be featured from until May 31, 2018 in the Arts Center Art Gallery.

The registration form for artists is available here.

The official opening of the art show will be on April 19, 2019 in the Arts Center Art Gallery.

The preview reception that includes music, hors d’oeuvres, and cash bar.

The reception is from 6-8 p.m. when those in attendance will have the first opportunity to view and purchase these original works of art for $50.00.

The artist’s name will be hidden on all artwork until it is revealed at the end of the show. The three best, as determined by a local panel of artists, will be awarded prizes – Best in Show: $300; 2nd Place $200; Third Place $100 at the preview reception.

Sponsorship

Sponsorships will be used for cash prizes to be awarded to the top three 5 x 7 works of art to be judge a local artist panel and reception expenses. All sponsors will Reception and will be listed on the 5×7 Art Show web page.

Interested businesses may complete the 5×7 Art Show Sponsor Form and submit it, along with the sponsorship fee, to Sharon Dorrity, LSSU Foundation, 650 W. Easterday Avenue, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783 to help make this event a success!

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Questions

Artist Information

Please make a small work for us! This is the third year of what we hope will grow into a premier annual event/fundraiser. Your participation makes a real difference! The proceeds from the sale of your generously donated original art will be shared equally for the good works of Rotary, locally and globally, such as third world water projects, youth, and literacy projects and the LSSU Arts Center Gallery for exhibition programming. 5×7 canvases are provided if you so desire and may be picked up at the Alberta House or at the Art Store in Sault Ste. Marie Michigan

5×7 Art Show Registration Form and mail or deliver with each finished piece to the

LSSU Arts Center Gallery during hours of operation OR
Mail to:
Sharon Dorrity
LSSU Foundation
650 W. Easterday Avenue
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783

Deadline for submissions is Friday, April 12

Guidelines for the Exhibition

  • 2019 Theme: “Beginnings
  • Artwork is due no later than Friday, April 12, 2019. Deliver to the LSSU Arts Center Gallery
    from noon-4pm or mailed to Sharon Dorrity, LSSU Foundation, 650 W. Easterday Avenue, Sault
    Ste. Marie, MI 49783 with completed registration form.
  • No limit on the number of works submitted
  • The artwork must be that of the registered artist.
  • Artwork must be completed, dry, and free of loose media. (i.e., no flaking or rubbing off)
  • Artwork should be unframed on a 5 X 7 backing or canvas board. The board may be provided by
    the artist or one will be provided upon request for any artist agreeing to donate a piece of art.
  • Any media is acceptable but the work cannot extend beyond the 5 X 7 sides or protrude more
    than 1 inch. Sculptures must be on a 5 X 7 base and be no more than 7 inches high or wide.
  • Do NOT write your name on the front of the work. Please write your name on the BACK of the
    canvas: 1) Artist’s name 2) Title of work 3) indicate the top of your work
  • The Rotary Club has the right to refuse to display any work it feels is not appropriate.
  • The three best, as determined by a local panel of judges, will be awarded prizes – Best in
    Show: $300; 2nd Place: $200; 3rd Place: $100 – to be awarded at the preview reception.
  • The donated work will become the property of the Rotary Club and will be displayed for sale
    approximately one month at the LSSU Arts Center Gallery.
  • The artist may make arrangements for unsold art to be returned. Any unsold and unclaimed art
    will be sold or donated at the Rotary Club’s discretion.
  • The LSSU Arts Center Gallery and the Rotary Club have the right to use images of any work on
    advertising materials or publications including social and digital media.

What’s the deadline?

The deadline to register is Friday, April 12th, but we welcome early submissions. Artwork must be delivered by April 12th.

How do I submit work?

Your work can be delivered in person to the LSSU Arts Center Gallery during April 8 through April 12 (Monday through Friday noon-4pm) or mailed to Sharon Dorrity, LSSU Foundation, 650 W. Easterday Avenue, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783 with completed registration form.

Where does the money from the "sale" of my piece(s) go?

Proceeds from the event will benefit LSSU Arts Center Gallery exhibition programming and support the Sunrise Rotary Club’s mission to include global clean water projects and local initiatives such as dictionaries for third graders, competitive swimming events, and winter family fun nights.

Will the artists find out who purchased their artwork?

Not from LSSU. The buyer will receive a customer receipt with the artist’s name and contact information. The buyer may then contact the artist. Due to the scale of this exhibition we are not able to provide the buyer’s information to each artist.

How will the work be sold?

All artwork will be showcased at the LSSU Arts Center Gallery, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan from April 19 – May 31 and sold for a set price. Name recognition is hidden on all artwork and will be displayed anonymously. The 5 x 7 Preview Reception will be held on Friday, April 19, 2019 – 6 – 8 pm at the LSSU Arts Center where attendees will have the first opportunity to view and purchase an original work of art.

If my piece does not sell during the exhibition will I get it back?

The artist may make arrangements for unsold art to be returned. Any unsold and unclaimed art
will be sold or donated at the Rotary Club’s discretion.

Will all artworks be displayed?

The Rotary Club has the right to refuse to display any work it feels is not appropriate.

Do I need an art background to submit artwork?

No. We want everyone to participate.

Can I submit more than one piece?

Yes, there is no limit on the number of works an artist can submit.

Can my piece be 3D (three dimensional)?

Yes, but it must be lightweight, free of loose media, and not protude more than an inch.

Can I submit metal, ceramic, or fabric works?

Absolutely–any medium is welcome as long as we can hang it. Please keep in mind that it will be hanging by Velcro or by a wall hanging nail, so when creating the work, consider how to hang the work when you create it (hole, wire, backer, etc.). Also, consider mounting delicate works to a 5″ x 7″ paper, panel, or board. The finished work must also not protrude any further than an inch.

I want to frame my pieces in wood frames, if I supply the hanging materials can I submit these works?

No. The idea is to keep the works consistent and low cost for the artists. They can include a mat however with exact outside dimensions of 5″ x 7″.

Does 5"x7" include a border or mat? Can my piece be smaller than 5x7 inches?

The external dimensions of the piece should be exactly 5×7 inches including border and mat. Smaller pieces may be mounted to 5″ x 7″ paper or board.

Can I submit a series?

Of course. We cannot guarantee that the complete series will be installed together or in order, but we will try.

If the work is hung anonymously, will I receive any marketing benefits?

We will be using artists’ names to market the event even though your work won’t be labeled as such on the wall. Following the preview reception, artist signage will be displayed by their artwork during the month of the exhibit.

Can I sign my work?

Only on the back, along with the title of the piece, the media, and an indication of the top.

Can I build a 5x7 video installation?

No, but video and media based artists may submit a DVD in a 5″ x 7″ package.

For further information, please contact Sharon Dorrity, LSSU Arts Center Gallery manager at 906-635-2665 or .