Change of Seasons

Adult Guidelines

(youth guidelines can be downloaded here) 


  • Adult division is to Michigan artists 18 years and older. 
  • Original works completed within the past two years and not previously exhibited in a juried Nuveen exhibition are eligible. Original implies work not taken from another artist’s work. 
  • Adult entries should be completed without the assistance of an instructor. 
  • Any medium is accepted. 
  • There is no theme or required subject matter. 
  • Due to wall space restrictions, a limited number of large pieces (50"x50") can be accepted. 

Entry Procedure and Fees

  • There is a non-refundable entry fee (total) of $15 for ACWL Artist members and $25 for non-members. 
  • Each artist may submit up to two works. 
  • Notifications will be emailed. If preferred, please provide a self-addressed, stamped envelope to receive jury notification via US Mail. 
  • Award winners will be notified by phone.

Framing and Labeling

  • Adult work must be properly framed with no exposed glass edges, wired, and ready to hang. 
  • No saw-tooth hangers accepted. 
  • Unsuitably prepared work may be declined.

Conditions and Liability

  • Accepted adult division artwork must remain on display at Nuveen Center for the duration of the exhibit. 
  • All works in the adult division must be for sale. 
  • No “Price on Request” (POR) accepted. 
  • A 36% commission will be charged on all adult division artworks sold during the exhibit. 
  • Nuvven Center takes every precaution to ensure the protection of artwork. However, we are not responsible for any loss or damage. 
  • Insurance is the responsibility of the artist. 
  • Registration grants ACWL permission to use images of submitted artwork for marketing and publicity purposes.

About the Juror

Professional artist Devin DuMond, earned her BFA in illustration and digital media and an MFA in drawing from Kendall College of Art and Design. She has over 15 years of professional graphic design experience, has spent the last 6 years teaching drawing and digital media at Kendall College of Art & Design and Grand Valley State University, and most recently, started Hatch Creative Services, a design and consulting business, with her husband, Jason DuMond. Her award winning artwork has been exhibited throughout West Michigan and sold nationwide. When not in her studio, Devin stays busy raising her adventurous daughter and spending time with family.

Awards and Prizes

1st  Place Award $300 

2nd Place Award $200 

3rd Place Award $100 

ACWL Award $100

Adult Application: Apply Online Here

Youth Application: Download Here

Adult Submissions Due: Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Youth Submissions Due: Saturday, February 25, 2017

Artist in Residence

The Arts Council of White Lake is a 31-year-old non-profit that serves to encourage, initiate, and facilitate an enriched artistic, cultural and creative environment throughout the White Lake community. Through services such as art education, concerts, lessons, and a flourishing gallery we are able to promote and support the arts in the surrounding Whitehall and Montague area. The Nuveen Art Center is located in the center of Whitehall, MI and is the home of our gallery and classrooms.

Thanks to the support of the White Lake Fund of the Muskegon Community Foundation we are excited to offer a new opportunity for local artists. We will be offering an 8-week residency, starting the week of March 21, that will immerse and introduce a practicing artist to the White Lake Community. A $3,000 stipend will be rewarded to the participating artist with the completion of the 8-week program. The artist will enrich the lives and artistic vision of local students through a public lecture, in-school workshops, and a space making project.

Submissions Due: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

click here to learn how to apply

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