North of the 45th Exhibition Call for Art – Annual Upper Midwest Juried Exhibition  


Jan 20 2024 - Mar 13 2024

North of the 45th Call for Art

2024 Annual Upper Midwest Juried Exhibition

**Eligibility: **Open to MI, MN, and WI residents, 18+, living north of the 45th parallel + 1 degree. The exhibition represents artists residing in the Upper Midwest region. Work in all media made in the last three (3) years is welcome. Work previously exhibited at the museum is not eligible.

**Submissions: **All entries must be submitted by creating an account at There is a $20 fee to submit 1-5 images; the juror will select specific artworks for the exhibition based on submissions.

Awards: • Jurors’ Choice award, with a prize of $500 • Audience Choice – Based on votes by visitors to the exhibition.• Permanent Collection Acquisition Award. (Dependent on the acquisition committee approval.)

*Timeline *(all dates are 2024): The deadline to submit is March 13, 11:59 PM EST; Notification about acceptance: April 16; Artwork due at the museum by 5 pm June 3; exhibition dates: June 13 – July 12; Reception to be announced.

Jurors: Shawn Powell and Annie Wischmeyer

Shawn Powell lives and works in Kent, Ohio. He has presented solo exhibitions at 106 Green, Brooklyn, NY; Chapter, New York, NY; Abattoir Gallery, Cleveland, OH; and in Tennis Elbow at The Journal Gallery, New York, NY.  His work has been in numerous group exhibitions at venues such as Marrow Gallery, San Francisco, CA; The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA; NADA Miami, NADA New York, and will be featured in the survey exhibition Moreover: 50 Paintings curated by Michelle Grabner at the Green Gallery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin this spring. He has been featured in print or online in Vanity Fair, Brooklyn Magazine, Hyperallergic, Artmaze Mag, Juxtapoz Magazine, as well as in Secret of the Friendly Woods with the Wassaic Project.  He was awarded 2021 and 2023 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award Grants.  Powell has participated in the Alfred/Düsseldorf Residency in Düsseldorf, Germany and the Poor Farm artist residency at the International Center for the Arts in Monte Castello di Vibio, Italy.  His work is included in the Akron Art Museum permanent collection, Fidelity Art Collection, and the Cleveland Clinic Collection.  Powell received his BFA in Painting and Art History from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA in Painting from Hunter College.  He is an Associate Professor and the Graduate Coordinator at Kent State University.

Annie Wischmeyer is a curator and writer based in Kent, Ohio. She is the Curatorial Consultant for Curated Storefront in Akron, helping to develop new installations and expand the scope of the organization’s mission of transforming Akron into a dynamic urban destination through the arts.  For the FRONT Triennial’s second edition she served as a part of the curatorial team, overseeing projects across the area with a special focus on ensuring a robust regional presence. She was previously a curator at the Akron Art Museum and Associate Curator of the Hunter College Galleries in New York City, where she organized numerous exhibitions and interdisciplinary public programs.  Since 2020, she and her partner, the artist Shawn Powell, have run Gazebo Gallery from their home, bringing in artists from around the country to stage ephemeral outdoor exhibitions.