'North of the 45th' Exhibit Seeks Entries

Michael Letts' 2019 entry, Bestiary VI, carbon pencil on paper

Northern Michigan University's DeVos Art Museum is accepting submissions for its annual “North of the 45th” exhibition through March 16. Artists living in Michigan, Wisconsin or Minnesota north of the 45th parallel are welcome to submit their work.

The jurors for this year's show are Brad Killam, associate professor at the College of Du Page in Illinois, and Michelle Grabner, a curator who serves as the Crown Professor of Art at the Art Institute of Chicago. Both founded The Suburban, a project space in Oak Park, Ill. that has been operating for more than 20 years and expanded into Milwaukee in 2015.

They will be responsible for selecting the work for this year's exhibition, as well as choosing the winner of the Jurors' Choice Award worth $500. Other prizes include a $250 Audience Choice Award and a Permanent Collection Acquisition Award.

Entries are due at 11:59 p.m. EST Monday, March 16. Work in all media is welcome, provided it hasn't previously been displayed in the museum. All entries must be submitted on devos.slideroom.com. There is a $20 fee to submit up to five images. Chosen artwork must be shipped or delivered to the museum by June 1st. Shipped artwork will be returned to the artist at the museum's expense. 

For more information, contact Emily Lanctot at elanctot@nmu.edu or 906-227-1481.

This story was prepared by Claire Ellis.

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