13th ANNUAL NORTH OF THE 45th: Call for Entry

June 19 - August 7, 2020

Entry Deadline Soon!

Submit work by March 16, 2020 @ 11:59 PM EST

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Open to residents of Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin living north of the 45th parallel + 1 degree of this area. The idea is to represent artists residing in the Upper Midwest region. Work in all media is welcome. Work previously exhibited at the museum is not eligible.


All entries must be submitted by creating an account in the DEVOS slideroom portal. There is a $20 fee to submit up to 5 images; the jurors will select specific pieces for the exhibition based on these submissions.


Jurors’ Choice: Selected by the jurors, with a prize of $500
$250 Audience Choice Award: Based on votes by visitors to the exhibition
A Permanent Collection Acquisition Award: Dependent on acquisition committee approval


March 16, 11:59 PM EST: Entries Due
April 21: Jury decisions sent via e-mail
June 1, 2020 @ 5:00 pm EST: Artwork due at the museum*
June 19-August 7: Exhibition dates
June 19, 2020: Opening & Jurors' Talk


Brad Killam is an artist based in Wisconsin. He is an Associate Professor at College of Du Page, IL where he has taught for over ten years.
Michelle Grabner is an artist, writer, and curator based in Wisconsin. She is the Crown Professor of Art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she has taught since 1996.
Together Brad and Michelle founded The Suburban in 1999 in Oak Park, IL, hosting a range of international contemporary art. After 16 years in the Chicago vicinity, The Suburban began programming exhibitions in Milwaukee’s Walker’s Point neighborhood. In 2009 Grabner and Killam opened The Poor Farm in rural Waupaca County, Wisconsin. The Poor Farm is dedicated to annual historical and contemporary exhibitions, lectures, performances, publications, screenings and alternative educational programs.