Art exhibits have been a significant part of the Neville Public Museum's history since its beginning in 1915. In 1942, museum director, Earl Wright, initiated this juried art competition. Since that time, the Art Annual has become an important bridge between the artistic communities of Northeastern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. This year is the 73rd juried exhibition, which continues to connect generations through the arts here at the Neville Public Museum. This year's juror is Graeme Reid, Director of Collections and Exhibitions at the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA).
The Art Annual is open to anyone 18 or older that currently lives and produces art in the 24 counties of northeastern Wisconsin and the 14 counties of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (see prospectus below for specific counties).
Submissions Accepted February 1st - March 31st 2018
First Place: $500
Second Place: $250
Third Place: $100
February 1- March 31, 2018: Submission Window for online and mailed entries. April 16, 2018: Notification of juror’s decision emailed by this date. Please provide a preferred email address and check your SPAM folder in the event of blocked emails.
May 16 -18, 2018: Hand delivery of accepted artwork at the Neville Public Museum
Work will be accepted only on:
Wednesday, May 16: 10 AM to 7 PM
Thursday, May 17: 10 AM to 5 PM
Friday, May 18: 10 AM to 5 PM
May 24, 2018: Private Awards Ceremony (open to exhibiting artists), 6 PM to 8 PM
May 26, 2018: Exhibition opens to the public (continuing through July 29, 2018)
July 29, 2018: Final Day of the 73rd Art Annual, Noon to 5 PM
July 31, 2018: Pick up of artwork begins