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Michigan Scapes
July 13, 2018 to August 5, 2018
Secunda Museum, Howell, MI & Brighton Fine Art Festival, Brighton
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Application Dates:
Feb 21, 2018 - May 15, 2018
Application Fee:
$25.00 for Brighton Guild members
$35.00 for non-members
Notification Date:
Jun 5, 2018

Brighton Art Guild presents:

  Application Dates:
Mid- February to May 15, 2018

Application FEE:
$35 for Non Members

$25 for Brighton Art Guild Members

Notification Date:
June 12, 2018

Juried Exhibition of Michigan Scenes by Michigan Artists

July 13 to August 5


Michigan Scapes is an exciting juried competition for Michigan artists featuring Michigan scenes from traditional landscapes and waterscapes to lively streetscapes and iconic skylines.  Artists are encouraged to depict locations that are personally meaningful. Accepted artists will be asked to write a short description of the location and why it resonates with the artist. These descriptions will help engage the viewers by telling the story behind the piece. During July and August 2018 the Brighton Art Guild will host accepted works in Brighton, Michigan.


$800, Best in Show; $500 First Place; $400, Second Place; $300, Third Place; $300 People’s Choice (sponsored by Keller Williams Brighton/Fowlerville),


Jim Nawara recently retired from Wayne State University after spending several decades teaching art. He has an M.F.A., from University of Illinois. Primarily a landscape painter, Nawara’s work often depicts the effects of human activity on landscape. His images suggest a momentary balance between human endeavor and other natural forces. His work is represented in numerous collections nationwide, including the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Museum of Fine Art (Boston). He has juried many local groups.

All works will be “blind juried.”



All artists must be current Michigan residents, 18 years and over. To qualify for Brighton Art Guild Member rate, you must be current with your membership by April 30, 2018. Apply for Brighton Art Guild membership at Brightonartguild.com

Artwork Specs:

2D art only including painting, photography, digital and original prints. No giclee or lithographs accepted.

All work must depict a Michigan scene. Specific locations will be noted on gallery cards.

All work must be original and created solely by the artist. Reference photos must have been taken by the artist or used with permission obtained from photographer.

All work must have been created within past two years (2016 or 2017).

Artists may enter TWO pieces.

Size: Maximum width 38” wide, framed. Please note our display screens are 38” wide. Multiples such as diptychs must not exceed the maximum width limit of 38”.

Digital size: jpeg, 1400 x 4000 pixels longest dimension, 300 pixels per inch

Works must be dry and wired, ready to hand at drop off. NO sawtooth, stick on hangers or single hole mounting. Large canvases need not be framed but must be professionally finished along the edges.

Michigan Scapes Responsibilities and Costs

The Brighton Art Guild is not responsible for loss or damage of any artwork no matter the cause. Artists are encouraged to take insurance to cover their works during shipping and on display.

Shipping costs are the responsibility of the artist. Please include return shipping  label, directions, and return postage. A $35 packing fee will be charged artists for all art that needs to be return shipped, payable to Brighton Art Guild. 

Sales: The Brighton Art Guild charges a 20 percent commission on all works sold and will charge sales tax.  Brighton Art Guild will process sales at the Secunda Museum exhibition, the reception, and the art fair. Award winning art will remain on exhibit until August 5. All other art on display may be removed when purchased OR on Sunday, August 5 at 4 PM. Where possible, the artist will be notified of a sale prior to pick up time. Be sure we have a working email or text number.

The Brighton Art Guild retains the right to refuse display due to technical accuracy, misrepresentation, inadequate framing or damage from packaging.

The Brighton Art Guild reserves the right to use accepted images in the promotion of Guild activities and publications.

Artists are responsible for the delivery and pick up of their art. UPS/Fed Ex recommended when shipping. See address below.

Please ensure that the artwork includes a label with the following information artist, title, price, depicted location, and artist contact information.

Accepted artists will be asked to provide a 50-word ‘story’ about the depicted scene, i.e. family vacation spot, Location specifics, to be printed and posted by the work.


Brighton Art Guild address: PO Box 65, Brighton, MI 48116.

Email: Brightonartguild@gmail.com

Questions: Sarah Grusin, Michigan Scapes Chair, 703 635 4135. sarahgrusin@gmail.com

Shipping address: Secunda Museum/Cleary University, Michigan Scapes, 3750 Cleary Dr., Howell, MI. 48843


Michigan Scapes Calendar

May 15, Tuesday, Entry Deadline

June 12, Tuesday, Jury Notification. Go to Juried Art Services for results

July 1, Saturday, Shipping Deadline. Secunda Museum/Cleary University, 3750 Cleary Dr., Howell, MI. 48843

July 7, Saturday, Drop off/Delivery:  Secunda Museum/Cleary University, 3750 Cleary Dr., Howell, MI. (off Grand River, Museum is behind the Johnson Center).

July 13, Friday, Opening Reception and Awards: Times TBA, Secunda Museum, Cleary University, Howell, Michigan.

August 3, Friday, Festival Open House, Times TBA, Michigan Scapes Tent (St. Paul & Main Sts.), Downtown Brighton.

August 5, Sunday, Art Pickup: 4 PM to 5 PM, Michigan Scapes Tent (St. Paul & Main Sts., OR by prior arrangement. Works will be stored at CoBACH, 202 W. Main St., Brighton, MI.) CoBACH hours: Su, Tu to Fri, 5 to 8 PM, Saturday 11 AM to 5 PM.

Brighton Art Guild

PO Box 65

Brighton MI 48116

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