August 7 – 29: Dreams & Nightmares: Juried All-Media Exhibition

Dreams and nightmares have long been a part of creative imagination and expression. Following the curiosity of ancient philosophers, artists, particularly from the sixteenth to the 20th century and later, have turned their attention to the subject of dreams. This exhibition highlights work inspired by thoughts, images, emotions and sensations experienced in the mind of today’s artist.

Artwork Criteria: 

  • Open to the artists’ interpretation based on the dreams & nightmares theme.
  • Subject matter may be spiritual, romantic, surreal, fantasy, strange, dark, disturbing, or misguided, etc.
  • Work may be inspired by a dream during sleep, a daydream, a hypnotic occurrence, or an out-of-body experience.

Reception: Friday, August 7, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm with Juror’s Talk and Awards Presentation at 7:00 pm.

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

Juror: Denise Rhode, Ann Arbor, MI 


  • Jean Paul Aboudib Age Of The Goddess / The Legend Of Azriel
  • Robert Beras Dream 37
  • Chris Boyko Novel: Yearn, Detach, Grandiose / Telephone: Gossip, Gamble, Twist
  • Allen Brooks The Beast /  The Devil’s Place
  • Se’an Cahill Mother
  • Denise Carter Meal Of The Day / Residual
  • Daria Fileta Dream Of Cherry Blossoms / Who Am I
  • Daniel Geanes Sarah: Viceland
  • Hana Ichikawa Dreams And Nightmares
  • Jennifer Johnstonbaker Misfired
  • Peggy Kerwan The Other Me
  • Maria Latour Landscape #27
  • Rosemary Lee Smile Mona
  • Feng Ling Demolition
  • Krysta Logan Immolation
  • Kathleen McNamee Rebecca’s Dream
  • Ashley Miller Rhett Butler In A Fishbowl
  • Jacob Muldowney Coven
  • Julie O’Connor Beyond The Green Bubble
  • Kenneth Ricci Don’t Mind Me
  • Bill Schahfer Anne’s Ghost / Tea With Mr. Bones
  • Chuck Schroeder Evil Inside / Mad Hatter
  • MJ Seltzer Contagion / Legacy
  • Erik Smith Deep
  • K.K. Sparks The Jennie Wade Nightmare
  • Pamela Stoddard Resting Place
  • Bob Wesley Done With You
  • Ellen West Immigration / Saturn
  • Jane Zich Future Of An Unknown Past / Imagine Us / Negotiating With The Underground


Delivery Dates:

  • Pre-paid shipped artwork should arrive by Monday, August 2.
  • Hand-delivered artwork drop-off times are August 1 – 2, 12 – 2 pm. 
  • Artwork should be labeled with name and title. A temporary label will be supplied.
  • Accepted works that differ dramatically from the submitted images may be refused.


  • 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.


  • Artwork may be picked-up on  August 30 – 31, 12 – 2 pm, and after during regular gallery hours, Tu-Fr 12 – 5pm, Sa 12 – 4 pm.
  • Artists call or email ahead to authorize a representative to pick-up their work.
  • Return artwork will be packed in the same or similar materials and shipped by September 4.
  • 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. Work is preferred to be for sale. Art may not be removed during the exhibition.

Presentation: See Presentation Standards for recommendations.

  • Artwork must 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.*
  • Canvases may be framed, wrapped or have painted sides.
  • All 3D work must be free standing, stand on a pedestal, or hang securely with wire or rod.
  • Unsuitably prepared, hazardous, unstable, or extremely fragile work will be declined.
  • *Submit alternative installation methods for consideration to Ryan at

Please note that all exhibition entry fees are non-refundable as these funds are spent in preparation of the exhibitions (and, in this case, the remaining funds are designated for the rescheduled exhibition).

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


Denise Rohde received a BFA from Rutgers University and studied photography at the University of Illinois with renowned American photographer Art Sinsabaugh. She has participated in several group and solo exhibitions in Michigan, Illinois, Georgia and Florida, received awards from Eastman Kodak Company and Planned Parenthood, and has work in many private collections.

“I have used and abused my own photographic images to journey to a world of my own sometimes fun, sometimes strange, and sometimes frightening. I never know where they will take me or where I’ll end up. The works continue with a surreal theme. The inner play of juxtaposed images lends to the mystery and surprise of each piece.”

Questions? Email Ryan Kaltenbach, Creative Director at