2013-02-14 / Community

Journal seeking artist entries

SAULT STE. MARIE – Upper Peninsula and northern Ontario artists are invited to submit entries in the themed cover art contest for the 2013 issue of “Border Crossing”, the journal of art and literature at Lake Superior State University.

The contest is only open to residents of the U.P. and nearby Ontario, as part of the mission of Border Crossing is to provide an outlet where area artists may showcase their work.

Last year’s cover art contest focused on the theme of water, and the winning entry was from Sault Ste. Marie’s Jennifer L. Ganzhorn, who submitted “Splash.” This year’s contest has a theme of fire.

U.P. artist Jeanne Mannesto will judge this year’s contest. Mannesto, originally from Sault Ste. Marie, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in education from the University of Michigan, with a minor in English and fine arts, and a master’s degree from Central Michigan University. Her strong interest in the natural world has guided her artistic endeavors. She has exhibited her work in Sault Ste. Marie’s Alberta House Art Gallery, as well as with the EUP Craftsmen, the Les Cheneaux Arts Council, at the Algoma Fall Festival of the Arts, and in the Kenneth J. Shouldice Library art gallery.

For this year’s cover of Border Crossing, artists should submit work inspired by, or work which inspires reflection upon, the theme of fire.

The first prize winner will have his or her work appear on the cover and receive an installation and showing of his or her artwork during the 2013 issue’s launch party and reading. Second- and third-place winners may also be published inside the issue. Any medium is welcome, as long as the digital representation submitted can be featured in black and white.

The deadline for the contest is April 2. There is no entry fee. Artists interested in entering the contest should read the full submission guidelines and submit work through Border Crossing’s online submission manager, located at http://bordercrossing. submishmash.com/submit.

Apart from the cover art contest, Border Crossing also accepts general submissions of visual art from U.P. and northern Ontario artists. Visit the journal’s website at www.lssu.edu/bc to learn more.

For more information, contact Barbour, jbarbour@lssu.edu, (906) 635-2657; or McMyne, mmcmyne@lssu.edu.

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