The GAAC’s annual New Views exhibition is an opportunity to focus on a topical issue of interest and concern to the community. The 2019 New Views exhibition focuses on the concepts of home and place identity.
New Views: Home/Place is a juried exhibition of 2D and 3D work. We seek work that explores home and place identity from fresh, original and unexpected perspectives. Some thoughts for consideration:
• Places can be located on a map, or in the heart.
• Who lives in your place? Plant, human and other animals, minerals?
• What does it mean to live in-place?
• Home is a real, or imagined structure; or it could be a mythic place. How do you visualize your [real or imagined] “home”? In concrete or abstract terms?
• How do you experience and describe the place in which your [real or imagined] home is located?
• What do home + place mean in a community that has a seasonal identity?
• Is there a map to the [real or imagined] place where you are homed?
• What do domestic artifacts — tables, chairs, plates, bowls — say about a home?
2D and 3D work, including clay, drawing, fiber, furniture, metal, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture, wood.
2D work should not exceed 40” in width or 65” in length. 3D work must be freestanding and easily moved. Because of companion programs planned in conjunction with the exhibition, 3D work will be occasionally and temporarily relocated in the gallery and in the GAAC.
Applicants may enter up to two  submissions for the juror’s consideration. $25 GAAC member, $35 nonmember. This is a nonrefundable fee.
• Apply on-line: January 30 – May 8, 2019
• Jurying: May 10 -12, 2019
• Report: Tuesday, May 14, 2019
• Exhibition Dates: June 7 – August 8, 2019
• Opening Reception: Friday, June 7, 6 – 8 pm
• Artwork Delivery Dates: Friday, May 31, 9 am – 3 pm; Saturday, June 1, 9 am – 3 pm
• Artwork Pick-up Dates: Friday, August 9, 9 am – 4 pm; Saturday, August 10, 9 am – 4 pm
Linda J. Beeman is a mokuhanga artist, instructor and independent curator. Mokuhanga is an ancient form of Japanese wood block print making. Linda’s detailed prints have garnered top awards in juried competitions. Her work can be found in private and corporate collections around the world. Known for both the precision of her carving and her subtle, quiet colors, Linda’s prints transport the viewer to a place worth knowing and protecting. Linda’s study of mokuhanga has taken place throughout the United States and Japan. She was the founder, director and curator from 2013 – 2018 of Art From the Lakes, a multi-year exchange program dedicated to integrating professional artists from the sister-states of Michigan and Shiga Prefecture [Japan] in a bicultural exchange. Linda teaches throughout the United States; and she lives and works in her hometown, Owosso, Michigan. http://www.lindajbeeman.com/LindaJBeeman.com/Home.html
Three awards of merit will be given.
• Work submitted must be one-of-a-kind, innovative and original in design. Work derivative of other artists or work created in a workshop with the collaboration of an instructor is not acceptable.
• Work submitted must have been completed in the last two years.
• Work must be gallery ready when submitted. Paintings and other wall works should be finished or framed. Please use gallery wire. No saw tooth hanging hardware is allowed. No wet paintings will be allowed.
• No work will be accepted after the dates and times for delivery listed on the prospectus.
• The artist’s contact email provided on the application must remain active during the submissions and exhibition process. The artist is responsible for checking their email for exhibition acceptance and/or decline, and other information regarding the exhibition.
• The sale price written on the application is the FINAL price if the work is accepted in the exhibition. Exhibitors may not change sale price after the work is accepted for exhibition. If the work is NOT for sale, please indicate that information by writing “NSF” the appropriate space provided on the application.
• The GAAC will retain a 40% commission on work sold during the exhibition. Artists receive 60% of the final selling price. Artists will receive payment following the close of the exhibition.
• The GAAC staff and Exhibitions Committee reserve the right to the final selection of work to be shown in the exhibition.
NOTE: Accepted work may not be removed before the close of the exhibition.
As with every GAAC exhibition, there will be a full array of companion programs scheduled during New Views: Home/Place, including artist interviews, panel discussions and other activities. Companion programs are an opportunity to explore the exhibition’s themes in more depth and from other perspectives. Watch the GAAC website EVENTS page for more details.
Classes | Non-gallery programming
The GAAC will offer a variety of creative activities, classes and workshops that springboard from the themes of New Views: Home/Place. For more information, go to GlenArborArt.org and click on CLASSES.
For More Information
Contact Sarah Bearup-Neal, GAAC Gallery Manager: 231-334-6112.