Shear Madness: Juried Collage Exhibition

January 13 – February 6, 2021

The Northville Art House seeks original two-dimensional collage artworks composed by papier collé, decoupage, photomontage or otherwise arranging and affixing pieces of paper, fabric, photographs, or other mixed media to a surface; assemblage not accepted.


Edee Joppich received a BFA from Marygrove College followed by graduate studies at Wayne State University. For five decades she has shared her gifts with others through her art, instruction, and mentoring of aspiring artists. She founded Bay Street Gallery in Northport, MI, presenting the work of Michigan artists as well as a rotating collection of her collages and paintings. Her work has been purchased for many corporate collections including Ford Motor Company, Pennzoil, Masco, MichCon, Campbell Ewald and a number of major hospitals as well as private collections across the United States. Edee has received awards and honors including a fellowship in the International Society of Experimental Artists and a Signature membership in the National Collage Society. She has juried over 200 shows including competitions with the University of Michigan, International Society of Experimental Artists, and the Greater Flint Arts Council.


Location: Northville Art House, 215 W. Cady Street, Northville, MI 48167

Admission and Hours: Free public exhibitions on view Wed – Fri 10 am – 3 pm & Sa 11 am – 3 pm. Extended hours as advertised.


Prizes: $650 in cash awards for 1st – 4th Place: $300, $200, $100, and $50; Honorable Mention Awards.

Opening Reception: (Tentative) Saturday, January 16, 1 – 3 PM with Awards Presentation at 2 PM


Eligibility: Artists, 18 and over, may submit a maximum of 3 original collage works of art composed by arranging and gluing or otherwise affixing pieces of paper, fabric, photographs or other mixed media to a surface. Collage techniques such as papier collé, decoupage and photomontage acceptedAssemblage and similar three-dimensional accumulation of objects not accepted. Work must be created within the last 5 years, and not previously exhibited at the Art House. The maximum size of all artwork including the frame is 60” in any direction.

Juror’s Note: Strong preference will be given to collage work with quality craftwork and technique. Please explain all media used in creation of artwork. Example: Instead of mixed-media on canvas, enter medium as inkjet print, newspaper, and hand-made paper on canvas; use specific type of media such as silk, felt, chiffon etc. instead of fabric.

Prospectus: Download the PDF Document>>


Non-Refundable Fee: $35 for non-members and $25 for Art House members entitles each artist to submit a maximum of 3 works of art.

Procedures: Enter title, medium, image size, and price for each piece; enter NFS for works not for sale. 

Images: Submit digital images in jpg or jpeg format less than 4MB labeled as LastName-ArtworkTitle.jpg.



Deadline: All entries MUST be submitted by Sunday, November 22, 11:59 PM EST. 

Notification: Artists will be notified by email on Monday, December 14 by 5:00 PM EST.


Presentation: Artwork must be in excellent condition, ready for secure installation, and properly labeled before delivery. All 2D work must be framed and ready for hanging with hooks and a wire. Sawtooth hangers are not accepted. Unsuitably prepared, hazardous, unstable, or extremely fragile work will be declined. Artists who deliver artwork that does not meet these standards will be given up to 24 hours to rectify the issue.

Delivery Dates:

  • Hand-delivered artwork drop-off times are January 3 – 5, 12 – 2 pm.
  • Pre-paid shipped artwork must arrive on January 4 – 5. If otherwise, email to schedule and notify.
  • Artwork should be labeled with name and title. A temporary label will be supplied for optional use.
  • Accepted works that differ dramatically from the submitted images may be refused.

Social distancing practices for delivery and pick-up will be implemented and communicated at notification of acceptance. 


  • All costs, including packing, shipping and liability for damage, are the artist’s responsibility.
  • A pre-paid return label, stamps or payment for shipped artwork must be included as well as instructions for special installations.

Please note that shipping providers may be experiencing delays. Please send promptly and email tracking number to


  • Artwork may be picked-up on February 7 – 8, 12 – 2 pm
  • And after during regular gallery hours, Wed-Fri 10am – 3pm, Sat 11am – 3 pm.
  • Artists call or email ahead to authorize a representative to pick-up their work.
  • Return artwork will be packed in the same / similar materials and shipped by February 12.
  • Artwork not picked up 30 days after the exhibition will be considered abandoned and become the property of Northville Art House.


Art Sales: A 35% commission will be charged on all art for sale. Art may not be removed during the exhibition.

Terms and Conditions: Submissions to the exhibition shall constitute an agreement to comply with terms and conditions set forth in the call for entries, entry form and in the Art Exhibition and Sales Agreement.

Questions? Email Ryan Kaltenbach, Creative Director at