Calls for Artists


CALLS FOR APRONS - Vintage through contemporary

Are you a maker, collector, or simply in possession of an apron that you adore? HVCA will be exhibiting aprons of all sorts and would like to show yours!

The Huron Valley Council for the Arts and its partners are now accepting aprons for Stories in the Apron Strings: a collection of old and new.

People have been wearing Aprons since ancient times. The word Apron comes from the Medieval French term naperon which means small tablecloth. Since this word was often mispronounced as an apron, in the 17th Century, the garment eventually became known as an apron. From blacksmiths to Grandma, aprons tell a story. Functional, ceremonial, decorative, or utilitarian, they all have a use and invoke the concept of purpose. The humble apron and the stories behind them will be exhibited in Steeple Hall Gallery at Huron Valley Council for the Arts (HVCA).

Categories: Aprons of all kinds including but not limited to bib, party, mother and daughter, pinafore, cobbler, dishwasher, X-ray, tabard, handkerchief, scalloped, waterproof, bungalow, waist, ceremonial, or religious. We are looking for aprons from all eras made out of any material used for an

Entry Instructions:
Aprons should be delivered to HVCA - 205 W Livingston Rd, Highland, MI 48357 beginning June 1 - 14, 2021 during regular Art Shop hours or by appointment. We also accept mail-in entries if return postage is included. HVCA is not responsible for return postage. Individuals are responsible for picking up their aprons on July 10, 2021 from 10:00 am -2:00 pm or you can make other arrangements by calling or emailing HVCA.

Thank you for your interest and participation in this Exhibit.

A written description of each apron is to be included, hand-written or typed to fit on a 4 x 6 index card. Please share the history of the apron, if known. Include the age of the apron (vintage), who may have worn, it or how it may have been used, i.e. worn by a maid, server, grandmother, mother, father, artisan, priest, etc. Aprons may be for sale or simply for display.
All submissions will be considered. Participation is open to everyone. All communications and questions should be addressed to Georgia at

Additional questions can be directed to the HVCA 248-889-8660 during business hours.  


Arts & Greens Holiday Art Market


Call Description:

The 15th Annual Arts and Greens Holiday Market is set amidst the beautiful greenery inside the Bogie Lake Greenhouses(BLG) in White Lake Twp., Oakland Co., MI. Sponsored by Huron Valley Council for the Arts (HVCA). HVCA and BLG are mindful of the Covid-19 pandemic and reserve the right to enforce CDC and local recommendations and make adjustments as necessary.

Categories: Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Photography, Sculpture, Clay, Fiber, Furniture, Glass, Jewelry, Metal, Mixed Media, Multimedia, Calligraphy, Digital, Wood, Experimental, Author, Edible, Other

Entry Instructions:
Complete all required fields and submit 3 images of current work plus 1, fully stocked booth image. Print a copy of your entry prior to submitting it for your records.


Friday, Nov. 19 - Artist check-in and set-up: noon-5pm
Saturday, Nov. 20 - 9am-5pm
Sunday, Nov. 21 - 11am-3pm


DEADLINE: August 1, 2021
Application Fee: $14
Booth Fee, billed and due upon acceptance:
$180 approximately 10'X10'
$160 approximately 8'x10'; and
$140 A-Frame (see descriptions below).

Late applications will be considered if space is available and wait-listed in case of cancellation.

Additional Information
Participation is open to all Michigan artists 18 years or older. Works in all media will be considered. All artwork must be original, created solely by the artist.

HVCA's Arts and Greens Holiday Art Market is a juried event. PAST PARTICIPATION IS NOT A GUARANTEE OF ACCEPTANCE. Only fine art and quality crafts of original design and execution will be accepted. No team logos or other copyrighted images allowed.



Invitation to join

The Art Shop is a cooperative gallery composed of and managed by artists who are members of the Huron Valley Council for the Arts (HVCA). Consider becoming a part of this team. 
For information, click here.  
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