6 Feet Apart Art: Clothesline Exhibit

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    The Glen Arbor Arts Center is moving art outdoors as part of its 6 feet Apart Art series of creative, pop-up events. The first event is the Clothesline Exhibit, July 24th – August 27th. Open to the public, the challenge is to create an unframed painting, drawing, photograph, or collage on a single sheet of paper that creatively interprets northern Michigan’s landscape and woodlands. Each work will be placed in a sealed plastic envelope and pinned to a clothesline in front of the Glen Arbor Arts Center (GAAC) building.

    Inspiration for this exhibition came from the GAAC’s new outdoor gallery. In May, the GAAC installed on two exterior walls, (5) 5 feet X 5 feet panels with reproductions of paintings by Empire artist, Mark Mehaffey. Mehaffey’s work interprets and celebrates the northern Michigan landscape and woodlands and will be exhibited until April 2021.

    Clothesline Exhibit works of art must be no larger than 5” x 7”. One submission is allowed per person. The deadline for entry is July 15th. There is no fee to submit a work of art.

    Please mail finished works of art to: Glen Arbor Arts Center, PO Box 305, Glen Arbor, MI 49636. Hand delivered works may be deposited in the sealed plastic tub stationed outside the main entrance. Please include the following information on the back of your work: title, your name, contact phone number, and email.
    Your work may be picked up at the Glen Arbor Arts Center after August 27th. To have work returned by mail, please provide a self-addressed stamped envelope.

    The 6 Feet Apart Art series was developed in response to the challenges posed by COVID-19. Practices such as social distancing will be built into 6 feet Apart Art events, and will offer a safe alternative to traditional indoor art activities, gallery exhibitions, and performance. The series will take place at the GAAC and turn the front yard and parking area into art venues.

    For more information, please contact Sarah Bearup-Neal, Glen Arbor Arts Center's Gallery Manager at sarahb@glenarborart.org.