Calls for Art

Calls for Art 2024

We welcome your submissions to the following shows throughout the year. Pieces are due at OAC the weekend before show open. When ready, registration forms will be added online, or simply fill one out when you drop off your work. Some shows, such as the Juried Show, will have different requirements or entry fees, which will be updated as information is available. Work will be reviewed upon submission, and must be exhibit-ready. See show application forms for specific details of entry and participation.

Artists are welcome to apply for a FEATURED ARTIST spot in our North Hall at any point during the year, when space is available.  Contact Julie Pierce at gallery@oliverart.org for more information.

Watch this space as we will make updates and additions frequently throughout the year!

If you have questions, please contact Julie Pierce at gallery@oliverart.org

All details are subject to change at the discretion of OAC.

FISHER ROOM – UPCOMING FEATURES:

Printmaking Invitational – March 1 – April 5          (open call to fill – call Ext. 102 or email gallery@oliverart.org to inquire)

Photography Invitational – July 5 – August 2    (open call to fill – call Ext. 102 or email gallery@oliverart.org to inquire)

The Art of Fishing (all art submitted must relate to fish/fishing in some way) – August 30 – October 4


OAC Student Show 2024

Featuring work by local elementary through high school students in all media, this exhibit will run from April 12, 2024 – May 10, 2024 in the Beck and Borwell galleries and South Exhibit Hall.

Entry fees: Free to all area students

Drop Off: School representatives call Ext. 102 to set up dates.  Homeschool students are welcome to participate as well – call for info.

Opening Reception: April 12, 2024, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Exhibition Closes: May 10, 2024 at 4:00 pm

Pick Up of unsold artwork: TBD

All artwork submitted through school representatives and teachers (and parents of homeschool students)


OAC Summer Member Show 2024 – Sponsored by Suzy Voltz, Real Estate One Beulah

Featuring work by current Oliver Art Center members in all media, this exhibit will run from June 21, 2024 – July 26, 2024 in the Beck and Borwell galleries and South Exhibit Hall.

Entry fees: Free to current OAC members

Drop Off: June 15 and 16 from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm at OAC. Entry forms will be available online, or pick one up at drop-off. Pre-registration is not required. You can update your membership online or in person now, or at drop-off. Current members are those who have paid membership dues within the last twelve months at the time of entry submission.  Eligibility requirements on entry forms.

Opening Reception: June 21, 2024 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Exhibition Closes: July 26, 2024 at 4:0 pm

Pick Up of unsold artwork: July 27, 2024, from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm.

Watch this space for application forms.


Coastal Caravan 2024
A juried outdoor art fair open to all media. Original, handmade works only.

Join us July 20th, 2024 on the grounds of the Oliver Art Center for our 2nd Annual Coastal Caravan Art Fair event! We will hand-select participating artists and craftspeople to create a unique shopping experience on the shores of Betsie Bay.

Applications are now open! Please submit your applications by March 1st.

Entry Fees: $50.00 for a 10′ x 10′ outdoor booth

Date: July 20th, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Find our online application here.


Juried Show 2024

A juried exhibit featuring works in all media, this show will run from September 13, 2024 – October 18, 2024 in the Beck and Borwell galleries and South Exhibit Hall.

Entry Fees: TBD

Drop Off: September 7, 2024 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Opening Reception: September 13, 2024, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Exhibition Closes: October 18, 2024 at 4:00 pm

Pick Up of unsold artwork: October 19, 2024, 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Watch this space for application forms and details.


OAC Winter Member Show 2024

Featuring work by current Oliver Art Center members in all media, this exhibit will run from December 6, 2024 – January 3, 2025 in the Beck and Borwell galleries and South Exhibit Hall.

Entry Fees: Free to current OAC members

Drop Off: November 30, 2024, from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm. Pre-registration is not required. You can update your membership online or in person now, or at drop-off. Current members are those who have paid membership dues within the last twelve months.

Exhibition Closes: January 3, 2025 at 4:00 pm

Pick Up of unsold artwork: January 4, 2025 from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm.

Watch this space for application forms.


Winter Market at OAC

The Winter Market at OAC will feature small works of art, fine crafts, and gift-appropriate items for sale in our Fisher Room holiday display November 19th, 2024 through the end of the year. Please watch this space for application information.

Participating artists will receive our standard Gift Shop commission of 60% of retail.  You will set your retail price.


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