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Our July 2024 show features an Artist Choice Juried Exhibition,  

Identity: An Indigenous Perspective

Exhibit runs from July 2-July 27

Reception: Saturday, July 13 from 2:00-4:00 pm

Apply on-line: through June 7, 2024 at 11:59 pm est. ($25 application fee/Click HERE to apply)

Identity is a subject often explored by artists.  This includes personal and social identity, both as individuals, and as a part of a group.  This exploration often questions stereotypes while looking at gender, sexuality, race and heritage.  

Our July call for entry Identity: An Indigenous Perspective is a tribute to Great Lakes area Indigenous artists.  We invite all indigenous artists from The Great Lakes States (MI, WI, IN, OH, IL, MN, PA, NY) who are members of a Federally Recognized Tribe to apply for the exhibition.

We are interested in what identity means to you as a Native Artist in 2024.  What does it look like and feel like. This is an opportunity for your voice to be heard through the first ever art exhibition featuring Native Artists of the Great Lakes States.

This show is an artist’s choice of medium in 3-D or 2-D.  The art does not have to be “Indigenous Art”, but rather art made by an indigenous artist.  

We are in Chippewa County in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. SAAC has a history of providing exhibition opportunities for all. Our county's population is 17% Native American and is the home of two federally recognized tribes: The Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians and Bay Mills Indian Community. SAAC has collaborated with both tribes on projects and has tribal members as past and current board members.

Important dates

  • Exhibition runs July 2 - July 27, 2024

  • Apply on-line: through June 7, 2024 at 11:59 pm est. ($25 application fee/Click HERE to apply)

  • Notification of acceptance: June 11

  • Shipped work deadline: June 24 - 27

  • Drop off: June 25 - 29

  • Pick-up: July 30 - August 3

  • Reception: July 13, 2:00-4:00 pm


The juror for this show will be announced at a later date.  Awards of $300 for best of show, $200 for runner-up, and $100 for 3rd place will be given.

Application Requirements

  • Artwork must be original. (No reproductions, patterns, classwork or kits accepted. Printed media must be hand-pulled by the artist.)

  • There are no size limitations, although size might become a consideration upon final selections.

  • Artwork must be labeled with the artist's name and title of work (on the back of 2D work, at the base of 3D work). Please indicate the top of work.

  • Work must be ready to safely hang/display (no sawtooth hangers please).

  • Sault Area Art Center will retain 30% commission on all works sold for non-SAAC members or 20% for $100 level members.  To become a member, CLICK HERE

  • Artwork may not be removed from the exhibit prior to the closing date.

  • Please indicate price of work and if not for sale, label "NFS".

  • Shipping by a commercial carrier:  Sault Area Art Center 217 Ferris St. Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783

  • Return of Shipped work:  The exhibitor is responsible for providing a pre-paid return mailing label by July 27. Please do not send stamps or checks.

  • By entering work in this exhibition, the artist gives SAAC the right to use images for digital and print promotional purposes


  • The Sault Area Art Center has the right to reject any work that does not meet the requirements of the exhibit.

  • The Sault Area Art Center and the Sault Area Arts Council are not responsible for loss, theft, or damage to artwork.

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