The 31st Annual Mary Free Bed Fine Arts Exhibition, April 8 - July 31, 2013
The annual Mary Free Bed Fine Arts Exhibition focuses on contributions of Michigan artists who are physically challenged.
The 31st Annual Mary Free Bed Fine Arts Exhibition will be held April 8 - July 31, 2013. This exhibition focuses on contributions of Michigan artists who are physically challenged. The event promotes community awareness and education while providing a showcase for artists. The Mary Free Bed Guild purchases selected works from the exhibition for permanent display in the hospital. The remaining works, at the discretion of the artists, may be available for sale.
This year's featured artist is Lane Cooper. View his piece, Ole Blue, to the right.
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Dates to Remember
Call for Entries Deadline
Art Delivery Dates
March 25 – 26
(10:00 am – 2:00 pm)
Reception for Artists, Families, & Guests
(1:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
Art Exhibition for General Public
April 8 – July 31
(10:00 am – 4:00 pm)
August 6 -7
(10:00 am - 2:00 pm)
Open to any Michigan artist, 18 years or older, who is physically challenged.
Only works that are produced after physical limitation has occurred are accepted.
No entry fee is required.
Only recently completed original fine art is accepted.
Each artist may enter up to 3 pieces for possible inclusion in the show. The actual number displayed by an artist depends on space availability.
Works must be framed, wired, and ready for hanging when submitted. Due to the nature of the facility, the guild reserves the right to reject unsuitable subject matter.
First-time artists should submit a brief biography describing artwork, disability, and art background.
Every precaution is taken to ensure the protection of the entries. Mary Free Bed is not responsible for art delivered in damaged condition. Artists assume the risk for unclaimed works left after the end of the pick-up week, August 6 – 7, 2013, unless prior arrangements are made with Susan Boss at 616.454.2563 or Sue Steketee at 616.682.0566.
Deliver Artwork To:
Main Floor Lobby
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital
235 Wealthy SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-5247
All works must be delivered between March 25 – 26, 2013.