West of Center Juried All Media Exhibition

The Northville Art House seeks contemporary artworks created in any media by artists, 18 and over, who experiment with traditional techniques, technologies, and media or employ new and emerging developments for the 12th annual West of Center: Juried All-Media Exhibition to be held September 1 – 26. Think one-of-kind works of art that push the boundaries of the media, techniques and the artists imagination. Juried by acclaimed painter Tom Hale, the exhibition awards over $700 in cash and prizes.


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

Admission and Hours: Free exhibitions on view Tu – Fr 12 – 5 pm and Sa 12 – 4 pm. (Closed until further notice. Planned for August 2020)


Prizes: $700 in cash awards for 1st – 4th Place: $350, $200, $100, and $50; Honorable Mention Awards.

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 12, 1 – 3 PM with Awards Presentation at 2 PM.


Tom Hale is a fine artist from Farmington Hills, MI, a U.S. Navy veteran and a graduate with Honors from California’s ArtCenter College of Design. He worked as a stylist for twenty years at General Motors, Chrysler, and American Motors.

Tom has completed over 3000 paintings and shown at over 400 exhibitions including the Ann Arbor Art Fair and popular automotive events such as Meadow Brook and Pebble Beach. Tom has been commissioned to create over 65 posters and won more than 350 awards highlighted by American Watercolor Society’s Gold Medal of Honor. View his work at http://www.tomhalegallery.com.


Eligibility: Artists, 18 and over, may submit a maximum of 3 works of art created in any media, including electronic and digital, within the last 3 years, and not previously exhibited at the Art House.

Artwork: The maximum size of all artwork including the frame is 54” in any direction. Artwork is preferred to be for sale.


Presentation: Artwork must be in excellent condition, ready for secure installation, and properly labeled with delivery. An optional label will be supplied to temporary affix to the back of the artwork.

All 2D work must be framed and ready for secure 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.

Alternative frames, hanging, and installation methods will be consider, please submit request to exhibits@northvillearthouse.org.

Artists who deliver artwork that does not meet the above presentation standards will be given up to 24 hours to rectify the issue. Accepted works that differ dramatically from the submitted images may be refused.


Notification of Acceptance: Notification by email on Tuesday, August 4

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

Delivery: All costs, including packing, shipping and liability for damage, are the artist’s responsibility. A pre-paid return label for shipped artwork, stamps or check/money order, must be included as well as any instructions for special installations.

  • Pre-paid shipped artwork should arrive by Monday, August 26.
  • Hand-delivered artwork drop-off times are Sunday, August 25 & Monday, August 26, 12 – 2 pm.

Pick-Up: Artwork may be picked-up on September 27 – 28, 12 – 2 PM, and after during regular gallery hours.

Artists may authorize a representative to pick-up their work by email. Return artwork will be packed in the same or similar materials and shipped by October 2. 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.

Please Note:  The uncertainty of the exhibition landscape for 2020 is pretty much guaranteed. We are actively planning our exhibitions and are optimistic they will run as planned. If we have to cancel, we will try our best to reschedule and/or we will create an online exhibition. Receptions will be held at the discretion of the Art House. Awards presentations may be held virtually.


Entry Form: Direct link: https://form.jotform.com/201396332831149

Prospectus: Download the Prospectus here>>

Procedures: Artists may submit up to 3 works of art. Enter title, medium, image size, and price for each piece; enter NFS for works not for sale. Only one image for 2D pieces and up to two images for 3D pieces may be submitted. 

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

Non-Refundable Fee: $35 for N0n-members and $25 for Art House Members

Deadline: All entries MUST be submitted by Sunday, July 12, 11:59 PM EST.

Questions? Email Ryan Kaltenbach, Creative Director at exhibits@northvillearthouse.org.