Artist Opportunities

Current Opportunities (See below for details)

  • Student Art Exhibit, May 5 – 20 – Deadline: April 18
  • The Graded Wash, Aug 2 – 26 – Deadline May 26
  • Group & Solo Artists, Open
  • Emerging Artist, Open

18th Annual STUDENT ART EXHIBIT, May 5 – May 20, 2017

The Student Art Exhibit, first held in 1999, features fine art created by students in the local community. The exhibit provides students an opportunity to display creative work from the classroom in a public place that honors their work as an effective path to learning and knowledge for all. The exhibit promotes the appreciation and importance of fine art in schools and aims to demonstrate to students the experience needed to work as art professionals or pursue post-secondary degrees in the fine arts. We encourage all of our students to participate in the exhibit and we thank our educators, parents, guardians and community members who support their creative interests.

Eligibility: Student artists from invited schools may submit original 2D & 3D work created in any media.

Guidelines: See Student Art Exhibit Guidelines>> for full eligibility and details.

Awards: 1st Place: $50, Second Place: $25, Third Place: $10; plus additional prizes

Deadline: Online entry forms MUST be submitted on or before 11:59 PM EST on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

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The Graded Wash: Juried Watercolor Exhibition, August 2 – 26, 2017

Eligibility: Artists, 18 and over, may submit a maximum of 3 original works of art in watercolor on any surface, created within the last 2 years, and not previously exhibited at the Northville Art House.

Prospectus: See Guidelines for full eligibility and details.

Juror:  Jill Stefani Wagner, PSA-MP

Awards: 1st Place: $300, Second Place: $200, Third Place: $100, Honorable: $50

Deadline: Online entry forms MUST be submitted on or before 11:59 PM EST on FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2017.

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Exhibition opportunities include solo exhibitions, two-person shows, and group shows. Selected artists will participate in a Northville Art House sponsored exhibition. (The Art House currently sponsors nine to eleven exhibits a year, both juried and invitational.)  Upon review, the Northville Art House reserves the right to select all works exhibited at the Art House Gallery.  Once scheduled, the Art House provides the exhibiting artist(s) with publicity, postcards, hangs/installs the exhibit, handles  the sale of work, and provides an opening reception. The Art House charges a 35% commission on all sales. The duration of Art House exhibits is usually three to four weeks.

To submit work for consideration, please complete the Artist Application for Solo or Group Exhibition. The Exhibition Committee reviews art submissions approximately twice a year, in June and November, and will contact you as promptly as possible with their decision, but be advised that Art House exhibits are usually booked over a year in advance.

Download the Artist Application here: Exhibition_Application

To submit work for consideration, please mail the completed application to:

Northville Art House
Attn:  Exhibit Committee
215 W. Cady Street
Northville, MI  48167

For more information or with questions, contact:


The mission of the Northville Art House is simple:  we want to bring the best of the arts to our community through exhibits and education.  One way we do that is through our Emerging Artist Wall. 

The Northville Art House offers an exhibition wall, measuring 8’ x 8’, for emerging artists, or artists without significant exhibition experience, to gain the experience of showing their 2D work in a gallery setting. All artwork is required to be appropriately framed and properly wired or wrapped, ready-to-hang canvas.  (No saw tooth hangers.)  This exhibition wall also provides emerging artists with an opportunity to sell their work, therefore any included work is encouraged, but not required, to be for sale. The Art House charges a 35% commission on all sales. The duration of Emerging Artist exhibits is usually four weeks, but can run for up to eight weeks. Email us at with additional questions.

Download the application here:  Emerging_Artists_Wall_Application

To submit work for consideration, please email the completed application to: or mail to:

Northville Art House
Attn:  Emerging Artist Wall
215 W. Cady Street
Northville, MI  48167

The Exhibition Committee will contact you as promptly as possible with their decision.  Submission of this application means agreement with the terms and conditions listed above. 

For more information or submission of forms, contact: