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POSTCARD EXHIBITION & SALON SALE

Exhibition: February 1-15, 2018

Salon Reception: February 15, 5:30-8:00 pm (sale starts at 7:00 PM)

Create Awesomeness, Buy Awesomeness.

Our popular Postcard Salon event returns for 2018. Join us by creating your own cards for the show and attending the party on February 15. All postcards will be on sale for $30 each, so show them, sell them, and buy them.

THE RULES:

  1. “Postcard” refers to size: 4” x 6.” It doesn’t have to go in the mail, or even look like a postcard.
  2. Entry is free. Artists may enter up to five postcards, which must measure 4”x 6” exactly and be on a heavy stock paper, rigid backing, photo paper, or other similar material. We can handle wood, glass, and ceramics too, but you must attach a secure hanging device to these heavier pieces. Works on paper do not require hangers. “Thickness” is variable—if we can hang it on a nail, you can send it.
  3. All media are welcome – paint, marker, pencil, collage, ceramic, found objects, textiles — you name it, we hang it. Artists of all skill levels are encouraged to participate.
  4. Subject is up to you. Creativity and originality are appreciated by viewers and coveted by buyers. No previously submitted postcards allowed. No digital copies will be accepted. (Digital art and photography are fine.)
  5. All cards are for sale on February 15 for $30. The MMA splits the sale price 50/50. Join us for the party on Thursday, February 15, beginning at 5:30PM. Sale begins at 7PM with a five-minute head start for MMA members.

This year, 10 cards will be selected for our first ever Postcard Awards. Winning artists will receive $100.

TO ENTER:

Cards are due by January 21, 2018.

Cards may be hand delivered or mailed to the MMA at:

Attn: Postcard Salon
Muskegon Museum of Art
296 W Webster Ave
Muskegon, MI 49440.

Cards MUST arrive at the MMA in an envelope with your name, address, and phone number or email. We won’t accept cards without this information.

Label the back of your cards with your name and the title.

Artists wanting their cards returned by mail MUST provide a SASE. Cards can be picked up in person beginning February 17. Cards left after March 30, 2018 become the property of the MMA.

If you have any questions on the rules, contact Brent Williams at (231) 720-2575 or bwilliam@mpsk12.net.

Support for the 2018 Postcard Salon has been provided by MMA Michigan Artist Series Media Sponsor Blue Lake Public Radio.