Celebration of the Arts began in 1972 and is a 13 day festival of the arts. In its 41st year, Celebration has grown to represent one of the largest juried sacred art shows in the country. It features artists from throughout the region in a variety of mediums including oils, acrylic, watercolor, sculpture, fiber, photography, and more. During the 13 day festival there are many individual events including concerts, drama, and art activities.
February 14-15, 2014 - Artwork received from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
February 18, 2014 - Notification Cards Mailed
February 21, 2014 - Artists' Reception from 7:00 - 9:00 pm, open to the public
February 22 - March 4, 2014 - Show open to the public from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
February 23, 2014 - Gallery Walk from 9:30 - 10:30 am
February 26, 2014 - Gallery Walk from 12:00 - 1:00 pm
March 5, 2014 - Show open to the public from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
March 5, 2014 - Off the Wall Party from 4:00 - 7:00 pm
March 5, 2014 - Ash Wednesday Service at 7:00 pm
is a Professor Emeritus of art at Hope College, where he served on the faculty from 1964 to 2003. He has studied, taught, and exhibited across the United States and around the world. Michel describes his work as lyrical and colorful abstractions and derives his inspiration from a variety of sources...."the color, atmosphere and energy in nature, the sense of history and timelessness discovered in cultural artifacts, and his roots in Abstract Expressionism." He maintains a studio in Traverse City, Michigan. More information is available at www.delbertmichel.com..
• The 2013 Gallery is now online. Click here >>
• Our People´s Choice Selection is "The Path Changer," by George Peebles. This piece will hang in Wesley Hall for everyone to enjoy.
• The 2013 Awards have been selected. Click here >>
• The 2013 Artists have been selected. Click here >>
• The 2013 Special Series Flyer has been mailed and is available online. Click here >>
• The 2013 Entry Form has been mailed and is available online. Click here >>
• The 2013 Juror has been selected.
If you would like to be added to our mailing list for Celebration, please submit the "Join The Mailing List" form below or contact Ruth Strohmer, Mailing Coordinator
at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate if you are an artist. PLEASE PROVIDE YOUR MAILING ADDRESS!.
Friday, February 21 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm in Wesley Hall
Presentation of awards, jazz, and special desserts! Open to the public.
Gallery Walk-through Celebration of the Arts
Sunday, February 23 at 9:30 am in Wesley Hall
Wednesday, February 26 at 12:00 pm in Wesley Hall
Experience this year´s show through the special insight of Nancy Clouse, artist and faculty member from Grand Rapids Community College.
Ash Wednesday Service
Wednesday, March 5, 7:00 pm in the sanctuary
This is a traditional service including the imposition of ashes.
We look forward to having you with us!
Oils, acrylics, watercolors, prints, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, fiber, textiles, collage, photography, multi-media, etc.
$20.00 for the first entry, $10.00 for the second entry. Entries are limited to two pieces per person. Make checks payable to: First United Methodist Church (FUMC) Arts Council.
1. Work should express a religious or spiritual quality. A note of
explanation may be attached for the juror?s use.
2. All works must be dry and ready for presentation.
3. Two-dimensional work must be framed and ready to hang with proper hangers and wire.
4. No unframed glass will be accepted.
5. Works to be hung must not exceed 5 ft. x 7 ft. and should weigh no more than 30 lbs.
6. No slides of artwork will be accepted.
7. No prints will be accepted. Original artwork only.
SALE OF WORK
Works may be sold. FUMC Arts Council takes no commission. Those works not for sale (NFS) must be so marked.
Entries will be handled with all possible care. FUMC will not be
responsible for loss or damage from any cause whatsoever.
1. Download the Entry Form Click here >>
2. Fill out and attach the identification cards to the back upper left corner of each entry.
3. Deliver the cards with the artwork (do not mail) to FUMC, 227 Fulton St E, Grand Rapids, MI (use back parking lot entry) February 14 - 15 between 10 am - 4 pm. See website or call (616) 451.2879 in case of bad weather.
For shipping instructions, contact Carol McNally, Associate Director of Music and the Arts, at email@example.com.
Pieces must be received by Thursday, February 13, 2014 to be entered into the show.
Notification cards will be mailed Tuesday, February 18.
PICK UP PROCEDURE
Entries not selected must be picked up February 19 - 21 between 10 am - 6 pm. Selected entries should be picked up March 6 - 7 between 10 am - 6 pm. All entries must be picked up by the artist or artist representative with the mailed notification card.