MARCH (APPLY): North of the 45th Parallel

North of the 45th Parallel
yearly exhibition at the DeVos Art Museum on the NMU campus.

Entries Due: March 22, 11:59 pm EST

Cost: $20 Entry Fee (Up to 5 Images)

Exhibit Dates: June 17 – August 9, 2019


  • Open to all residents of Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin living North of the 45th parallel. There is wiggle room for people within 1 degree of this area, but the idea is to represent artists living in the upper Midwest region.
  • Work in all media is welcome and there are no size limitations.
  • Any work previously exhibited at the museum is not eligible.


  • All entries must be submitted by creating an account at
  • There is a $20 fee to submit up to five images; the juror will select specific pieces for the exhibition based on these submissions.


  • A Juror’s Choice award will be selected by the juror, with a prize of $500. The Juror’s Choice recipient will also receive a one-on-one portfolio review with the juror.
  • An Audience Choice award in the amount of $250 will be given at the close of the exhibition, based on votes by visitors to the exhibition.
  • A Permanent Collection Acquisition Award
    (This award is dependent upon approval by museum committee.)


  • March 22, 11:59 PM EST: Entries Due
  • April 29: Jury decisions sent via e-mail
  • June 3, 5:00 PM ET: Artwork due at the museum*
    June 17-August 9: Exhibition dates
  • August 9: Reception

*Accepted entries will need to be shipped or delivered to the museum ready to display. Paid shipping label for artwork return must be included with shipped work. Artists who hand-deliver their work can take it after the reception or can pick it up from 12 -6 pm on August 10 and August 11.


Steven L. Bridges is Associate Curator at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University. Most recently, Bridges curated the major exhibition Oscar Tuazon: Water School, and co- curated the exhibitions Michel Parmentier and Michigan Stories: Mike Kelley and Jim Shaw. Other notable projects include Beyond Streaming: A Sound Mural for Flint, a residency and exhibition for which artist Jan Tichy was invited to respond to the Flint water crisis. Previously, Bridges was the Curatorial Assistant at the MCA Chicago where he curated solo exhibitions of the work of artists Faheem Majeed and Jason Lazarus. He also assisted the major retrospective exhibition of the work of Doris Salcedo, which traveled to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Pérez Art Museum Miami. From 2011–15, Bridges co- curated the annual Rapid Pulse International Performance Art Festival in Chicago. His essays and articles have been published in numerous journals and in exhibition catalogs and other online

and print media. In 2017, he was named a curatorial fellow at the FACE Foundation.

Accepted artists will be required to submit images and artist statements for the exhibition publication.