RECONNECTING OUR COMMUNITY THROUGH A SHARED LOVE OF THE ARTS
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.
Reception and Juror’s Talk to be announced
We are pleased to announce the 2022 North of the 45th call for art. John Foster, a writer and scholar of art brut, photography, and self-taught art is the juror for North of the 45th. He has spent 40 years as an artist, educator, graphic designer, photographer, and curator of exhibitions throughout the United States. He has written for Raw Vision, Intuit’s Outsider, Folk Art Messenger, Missouri Historical Society Gateway, The Design Observer, and ENVISION. Additionally, John has been at the forefront of discovering important self-taught artists of the 20th century—namely “The Electric Pencil,” later identified as Edward Deeds. In 2019, John discovered a long-lost sculpture by William Edmondson (1875-1951), a self-taught sculptor who, in 1937, was the first African American artist to be given a solo exhibition at MoMA.He holds an MFA in painting from Washington University in St. Louis. Learn more about John Foster’s work and art collection at www.accidentalmysteries.com/.