South Haven Center for the Arts 71st Annual Member Exhibition
April 3rd through May 16th, 2020
The Exhibition committee invites South Haven Center for the Arts members to join us in interpreting the theme ‘Setting Stones’. We began by thinking of stones and rocks as monuments-think Stonehenge, the 300th year anniversary of the Pilgrim’s landing at Plymouth Rock, shrines, tombstones. Then we looked at other idioms: walls and boundaries, set in stone, rolling stone, stone cold, written in stone, set in stone. This is a wide open theme, and the committee looks forward to seeing how many ways it can be interpreted.
Members may submit two pieces to the show, with the understanding that at least one will be included, both if there is space.
Work not meeting these guidelines will NOT be hung.
Exhibition Terms and Conditions:
Deliver/Pick-up work: Deliver and pick up work at the SHCA during the times listed below or by appointment. Any work not picked up after 30 days of the exhibition’s closing may become property of the South Haven Center for the Arts. No work will be released before the close of the exhibit.
Tuesday: 10 am – 4 pm
Wednesday: 10 am – 4 pm
Thursday: 10 am – 7 pm
Friday: 10 am – 4 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm
Sales Price: Sales will be encouraged. You may not alter the price of work after submitting your application. The South Haven Center for the Arts will receive 35% commission for sale of any work.
Hand Delivery: Works can be hand-delivered during specified delivery and pick-up times. Work must be labeled with artist name, title, medium and price. Unsold pieces of art that are not to be return-shipped must be picked up during posted gallery hours on the dates below. If the unsold pieces are not retrieved within two weeks of the exhibition close, and pick-up arrangements have not been agreed upon, the items will become the property of the South Haven Center for the Arts. Packaging for artwork may be stored at the SHCA and a name label must be put on every piece of packaging to be stored at the art center. Instructions for any special handling or re-packing needs must be included.
Removing artwork: No artwork may be removed by the artist prior to the conclusion of the exhibition. SHCA reserves the right to temporarily remove any piece of work for reasons the organization deems necessary.
Installation: Only works appropriately prepared for installation will be accepted. Work must be labeled with artist name, title, medium, and price. 3D works must be stable and pose no physical threat to visitors. No work can be hung from the ceiling. 2D work must be “ready to hang”, including wire. No saw tooth hangers or exposed glass edges allowed. If any special hardware is needed for hanging, it must be included with work when dropped off, along with hanging instructions. Wire must be at least 2 inches below the top of the frame. Look closely, if your frame is wide, you want to leave enough space for a hanger to fit below the inner edge of the frame so that it will hang appropriately.
Maximum size is 36” in any direction, INCLUDING frame. This size limitation goes for both 2D and 3D work.
Insurance: SHCA staff and volunteers will handle your work with care. South Haven Center for the Arts carries art insurance for work on display in the gallery. We are not responsible for insuring artwork when it is traveling to and from the gallery.
• Artist and label information must be email to or mailed on form below for insurance and label information Friday, March 20, 2020
• Drop Off Work: Thursday, March 26, 2020 10am-7pm., Friday, March 27 10-4pm and Saturday, March 28 10am-4pm - (or by appointment)
• Opening Reception: Friday, April 3, 5-7pm
• Last day of the Exhibition: Saturday, May 16, 2020
• Pick-Up Work: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday May 19, 20, 22 (10am-4pm)
and Thursday, May 21, 10am-7pm