The Port Huron Museum wants to feature your work in an upcoming exhibit.
Portraits of Port Huron is an upcoming temporary exhibit at the Port Huron Museum Carnegie Center, located at 1115 Sixth St. The exhibit will feature Portraits from the museum’s collection and aims to show how portraiture has developed over time.
The museum is calling artists in the Port Huron area to submit their own portrait pieces. All mediums and skill levels will be accepted. Additionally, artists do not have to create a piece specifically for the exhibit.
“Part of the exhibit is the community feature,” said Kayla Wendt, curator of collections and exhibits. “We’re featuring that as a look into modern portrait art.”
The deadline to submit for the exhibit is Feb. 28. Applications, which are through google forms, can be found at www.phmuseum.org/portrait.
If the artist chooses, they can place their art for sale while in the exhibit. The artists set the price, and the museum will take a 25% commission fee.
The museum plans to have interactive elements in the exhibit. One station will be for children to practice portrait skills. Other interactive stations are yet to be determined.
“We’re still working on a couple of details and there are a few puzzle pieces falling into place,” said Andrew Kercher, manager of community engagement.
The museum aims to always have something new to keep public interest alive. Wendt said they want to rotate new exhibits every three to four months. Additionally, the Carnegie Center is also an arts museum, not just a history museum.
“We’ve been trying over the last few years to incorporate more art into our exhibits,” Wendt said.
Portraits of Port Huron is set to open March 31 in the museum’s main gallery.
Discovery City, which has been an exhibit for nearly a year and a half, will be replaced by Portraits of Port Huron. Kercher said the exhibit has run its course with the museum. However, the museum intends to have future exhibits aimed at children, especially in the wintertime.
“We know how many people are looking for something indoors to do in the winter,” Kercher said. “There will be more things for kids in the future.”
Discovery City will close Feb. 19. Kercher said the exhibit may come back to Port Huron in the future as well.
The museum will continue to have free admission until April 1. Kercher said they are looking for grants that would allow the museum to have free admission for another year.
Contact McKenna Golat at [email protected] or (810) 292-0122.