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Oscoda Art Walk
Take Flight

Exhibition Title: Take Flight

 Exhibition Dates: June 25 – Aug 22, 2022

Entry Deadline: April 9thth 2022

Notification to view results: On or around April 13th 2022

Delivery Dates: April 17-23, 2022

Pick up Dates: Aug. 23-27, 2022

Judging Dates: April 24th - 30th
***Winners Announced: Due to the time it takes to reproduce the winning pieces and to fabricate and install the pedestals for the unveiling that coincides with Oscoda’s 37th Annual Art on The Beach, the winners will be announced at the reception on June 24th at the Huron Shores Artisan Hall.. 112 N. State  St. Oscoda, MI


Juror: A professional panel will be jurying in pieces for acceptance. Judging will be by Heiner Hertling.

Judge: Heiner Hertling, Howell, Michigan

Heiner Hertling embraces the visual arts in many different forms, may it be colorful oil paintings, sensitive watercolors or pastels, monumental bronze or wood sculptures and even jewelry. After a short stint as a commercial artist in New York he moved to Detroit where the auto industry employed some of the best illustrators and artists for their advertising.  After joining a studio and working for 20 years he ended up owning his own.  From intricate detailed realism to bold colorful impressionistic paintings nothing in the arts seemed to be off limits to Heiner. The discipline and craftsmanship he learned though his advertising career and his enthusiastic light-hearted nature also made him a nationally known teacher and mentor.  His television series “Your Brush with Nature”, a Plein Air painting show has given him a stage to share his knowledge internationally. For more about Heiner please visit his website:


Location: Huron Shores Artisan Hall 112 N. State St. Oscoda, MI 48750


Qualifications: Open to all Artists working in 2D mediums who are able to hand deliver their accepted work to Huron Shores Artisan Hall in Oscoda, MI.


Subject/About the Show:  Take Flight, what does it mean to you, from flights of birds to flights of fancy, what does your heart envision? Consider what is inspiring about Michigan and all her natural resources. This juried show will culminate in 21 winning art pieces being reproduced on rigid weatherproof panels and mounted on decorative pedestals. They will be displayed throughout Oscoda's downtown Art District to be admired and viewed by the public. Artists will have the option to to add a QR code to their piece to drive viewers to their website. Work presented should be considered for general viewing audiences of all ages. Artists will need to email a high resolution image (300 dpi) upon acceptance. 


Acceptable Artwork: Entries may be representational or abstract work in drawing, painting or mixed media.

Acceptable Mediums for painting: Oil, Acrylic, water medium, egg tempura, encaustic, Batik, Ink.

Acceptable Mediums for Drawing: Conte Pencils, crayon, colored pencils, pastels, graphite, pen & ink, scratchboard, original hand pulled prints

Not accepted: Craft, Jewelry, Fiber, Fabric, Photography, video digital prints, any work containing computer generated elements of any kind.


Fees: $35 for first entry and $5 for each additional entry up to 3 total pieces. Entry fees are non-refundable, and acceptance is not guaranteed.

Awards: $1660 total prizes awarded:
1st Place: $500, 2nd Place: $300, 3rd Place $150 (2) Honorable Mentions @ $75 each, (16) Merit Awards @ $35 each



By submitting images to this juried opportunity it is understood and agreed that images may be displayed the Oscoda Township website,  facebook and other social and print media promoting this event.  Replicas of award pieces will be displayed on Art Pedestals through out the Oscoda Art District; Artists will retain copyright to their images (s)


All work must be for sale. 65% to artists, 20% to Huron Shores Artisan Hall, 15% to Art & Placemaking Sub-Committee of Oscoda Township


Images should be 1900 pixels on the longest side and 72 dpi. Images should be .JPG and under 4 mb.


For help with your entries, contact or call 888-666-1351.

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