Northern Fanfare

Here’s a Call to Artists for an art show and contest at the Shell Lake Arts Center in Shell Lake, Wisconsin.

In celebration of our 45th year of arts camps, we will be hosting an art show, auction and contest next summer at our facility.

 Theme…”Northern Fanfare!”

“Music in the Northwoods” is the subject.  We have been hosting music camps since day one in 1968…especially jazz.  Our camp motto is “Master Teachers, Magic Setting.” 

SLAC is located in a small town in northern Wisconsin…woods, lake, camp atmosphere.  So, we want you to put it all together in an artwork.

For added interest…we have several old, used musical instruments and parts available for your use, as well as old sheet music and charts.  They may be incorporated into your artwork or used as inspiration for your two-dimensional work.


$500 for Best Portrayal of Theme

$250 for People’s Choice (over 5,000 concert attendees will see the artworks and vote all summer long)

$250 for Most Creative Use of a Musical Instrument

Artworks due at Shell Lake Arts Center by April 16, 2012

Pick-up unsold artworks by September 15, 2012

Application should include three representative photos (digital or actual photos) of your current artwork as well as a one paragraph description of the artwork that you plan to submit that fits the theme of the show.  See separate application form.

Sale and auction:  All pieces will be available for sale by silent auction, both in person at the arts center all summer, and online.  SLAC will take 35% of final selling price.  You may set a minimum bid amount.

Size:  Maximum of 72” in any dimension or 150 pounds.  (Exceptions can be made for works to be displayed outdoors.)

More information:  Call Mary @ 715 468-7341