Port Huron Museums puts out call for local artists to submit works for upcoming exhibition

What’s happening: Port Huron Museums has put out a call for local artists to submit their work for consideration in an upcoming exhibition hosted by the organization. “Perspectives: Art out of the Pandemic” seeks to showcase those works created over the past two years. While the artworks aren’t required to be about or inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic, the exhibition looks to feature art that was created during it.

“Everyone agrees that the last two years have been turbulent and out of the ordinary for everyone, but times of struggle can inspire great artistic endeavors,” says Andrew Kercher, community engagement manager for Port Huron Museums.

How it works: Local artists are encouraged to fill out an online submission form, which is open now until the April 1 deadline. Artists can submit up to five works of art for consideration and in any medium, including photography, painting, sculpture, and more. Artists are also welcome to list their accepted works for sale throughout the exhibition, with a 25 percent commission reserved for Port Huron Museums.

The exhibition itself: “Perspectives: Art out of the Pandemic” will open on Saturday, April 23, and run through July. The exhibition will be located on the Mezzanine of the Carnegie Center Museum in Port Huron.

What they’re saying: “Perspectives: Art out of the Pandemic” is a “community art exhibit, which features pieces that have been created by local artists, throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We are excited to be an outlet for showcasing that talent,” says Kayla Wendt, collections manager for Port Huron Museums. “We've seen that creative expression is just one of the ways that people have navigated the uncertainties of the pandemic. This exhibit will be an opportunity for artists to showcase the products of those expressions. We are looking forward to showing the many pandemic 'perspectives' of local artists in this way."

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