Open Call

Our Open Call is now closed.

Please join us April 1st, at Bona Sera Cafe, for our group exhibition, “HOME”.

SUNDAY MARCH 20th, 2016


March 25th – Notification of Selection

March 29th, Tuesday, 6pm – 9pm – Drop off date at Bona Sera

March 30th, Wednesday 6pm – 9pm – Hang date

April 1st – Reception 6pm – 9pm



Is accepting entries for their upcoming group show, “HOME”

“How can we talk about Home without clichés? Our hearts, our families, our safety (or lack thereof) all exist in that mythic space. We are the most bare there, unobserved, except by our kin or the strangers we end up calling family for a while. Home changes from life to life. We know those broad ideas– those tropes of hearth and home, but what about the specific experience of home? How can one express through line, color, and form the individual’s experience of Home? How does an artist make a home, or how does the home make the artist?”

— Helen Vachon, Michigan Artist, EMU undergrad, and guest juror.






$5 for up to 5 Images


Images must be at least 150 dpi, no smaller than 600px wide on any side. Artist should submit up to 5 images of professional level work. Works need to be finished and hang-ready. All pieces should be available to be dropped off on Tuesday, March 29th. If you are not available to drop off during that time, it is up to the artist to make other arrangements.



Additional space in the lower level of Bona Sera allows us to display a limited number of 3D works. If the artwork requires a pedestal or stand of any kind, the artist must provide one or make arrangements.

Submissions must include images, submission form, and a 250-word bio. Fees must be paid by March 20th.


Image lists should be formatted as the following:

Image files should be named “lastname_firstname_entrynumber” –

ie, “Smith_John_1.jpg”

Questions, image files and submission form can be submitted to Please attach all image files as well as a completed submission form and a 250 word biography and/or statement.




  1. Submission form completed
  2. Artist bio and/or statement (250 word max) attached
  3. Five images of high quality attached
  4. $5 fee paid by cash or arranged to be paid online