MARQUETTE — The DeVos Art Museum at Northern Michigan University is calling on artists across the U.P. and northern Wisconsin and Minnesota to submit pieces for the 13th annual North of the 45th exhibit.
From now through March 16, artists are encouraged to send in their entries of any medium for the exhibit. The exhibit will be juried by art professors and advocates who run art spaces in Wisconsin. Museum Director and Curator Emily Lanctot says that this experience makes them the perfect jurors for this exhibit showcasing art that comes from places outside the usual art centers.
“It’s a great opportunity to share the creativity that’s happening across the Upper Peninsula and upper Wisconsin and Minnesota,” said Lanctot. “It’s North of the 45th, so it’s really thinking about what art is happening in this region that’s north of the 45th parallel. It’s kind of an interesting region to select art from, because we have both rural and more urban areas like Minneapolis. So it’s interesting an eclectic and really great to see what’s happening in these areas away from some of the art centers.”
There is an entry fee of $20. The exhibit will run from June 19 to August 7. To submit artwork or to learn more about North of the 45th, click here.