1. in a GALLERY@VT Exhibition
  2. with a Concert Band
  3. in a Theatrical Production
  4. by Renting the Village Theater
  5. by joining our Usher Team

27th Annual Canton Fine Arts Exhibition: October 1 - 26, 2019

The Canton Commission for Culture, Arts and Heritage is proud to present the 27th Annual Canton Fine Arts Exhibition to promote art created by Michigan artists.  Chosen artists' work will be displayed to the public in October at The Village Theater at Cherry Hill, located at 50400 Cherry Hill Road.  The goals of this exhibit include bringing quality art to our community and providing highly talented artists with opportunities to present their work in Canton.

Important Dates

August 9 

Postmark Deadline/Hand Delivery for entries

September 5 

Artists notified by email of juror results

September 29 

Deliver accepted work to The Village Theater:  6 pm - 8 pm

September 30 

Deliver accepted artwork to The Village Theater: 10 am - 12 pm

October 4 

Artist Reception 6:30 - 9:00 pm; Program at 7:30 p.m. at Village Theater

October 1 - 26 

Exhibition display open to public Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; during public performances visit for schedule; and by appointment by calling 734/394-5308

October 27 

Work picked up by artists & buyers:  6 pm - 8 pm

October 28 

Work picked up by artists & buyers: 10 am - 12 pm


A total of $1,950 in cash will be awarded for:

Best of Show: $750
Second Prize: $500
Third Prize: $300
Honorable Mention (2): $100
Merit Awards (4): $50

The juror will select the award winning entries upon review of the actual works of accepted art prior to the Exhibition.

Juror: Kay Masini

Kay Masini is a full-time artist who paints with various media.  She works in different styles to explore new ways of communication through art.  Her art vocabulary keeps expanding and, with it, her knowledge and appreciation of unique and different points of view.  She has studied styles of Realism and Abstraction and experimented with the different media used in creating arts.  She studied at the Chicago Art Institute and at Oxford University in England.  Masini holds a Bachelor of Art degree from the Dominican University in Illinois.

A member of national and international art organizations, she has held offices on the boards in Michigan and Minnesota.  Her current memberships include (ISEA) the International Society of Experimental Artists (Signature Member): the Three Cities Art Club; Plymouth Community Arts Council; the International Vriendenkring in Belgium (where she was given a solo exhibition).  Her work is included in collections in the U.S. and Europe and has earned many awards.

She has designed prize-winning stage sets, book covers, and has published a Christmas booklet of her paintings and poems.  Two of her paintings were selected for the first of the Norht Lights book series, "The Best of Acrylic Painting".

Entry Procedure

Entry Procedure

-Entries must be received by or postmarked by August 9, 2019 to be considered.  

-Entries will be juried from digital CD or USB Drive.  

-Complete Entry Form including the Juror Results card section with your name and the name of your submitted  pieces.  Print the Entry Form below by right clicking on the image below and selecting "Open image in New Tab" and then "CTRL + P" on your keyboard to print OR Click Here to Download a PDF  Print your name as clearly as you wish it to appear on the program.

-Mail Entry Form including the Juror Results Card, CD or USB Drive, and entry fee to:

 Canton Fine Arts Exhibition

 The Village Theater at Cherry Hill

 50400 Cherry Hill Rd.

 Canton, MI 48187

You may also hand deliver the form with CD or USB Drive, and entry fee directly at the theater, Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

Entry Form and Jurors Results Card

CD Entries/USB Drive

All entries must be digital images.  Work submitted on CDs or USB Drives must be in JPEG format.  Images shoudl have the title of the artwork precede jpg file: e.g. - sunflowers.jpg.  Artist's name should be on the CD or USB Drive.  Files must be kept to a maximum of 3 MB.  Include a reference sheet with images representing the images on the disk.  Next to each image, include the following information: artist name; title of work; media, and dimensions.


Entry Fee

non-refundable $15 fee must accompany EACH entry.  Each piece of art being submitted is considered one entry.  Entries not accompanied by the correct total entry fee will not be considered.  To determine your total entry fee, simply multiply the number of entries you are submitting by $15.  Check must be made payable to "Canton Township" and include Driver's License number.


Participation is open to all artists ages 18+ who live or work in Michigan.  Original works in all media can be entered provided they have not been shown previously in the Canton Fine Arts Exhibition.  All artwork must be original in concept, design, and execution.  No mechanical reproductions after original works in other media (such as giclee, prints) accepted, unless used as part of a mixed media work or collage.  Fine Art Photography accepted.  Works must have been completed within the last 3 years.  Hanging artwork must not exceed: 6 feet in height, 5 feet in width, or 40 lbs. in weight.  Works must be properly framed, clean, & wired for hanging.  Sculpture dimensions must not exceed 5'X5'X6' adn 200 lbs in weight.

Presentation Requirements

Accepted entries must be ready for presentation.  Framed works must be clean and ready for hanging with appropriate glass or Plexiglas & hanging wire (No clips, Sawtooth Bars, etc.) Unprepared works cannot be accepted.

Rights and Reproductions

The Canton Fine Arts Exhibition reserves the right to photograph & reproduce all accepted entries, regardless of the copyright, for the sole purpose of publicity.


A 35% commission will be charged on all sales made during the exhibition.  Price accordingly.


The Canton Fine Arts Exhibition and The Village Theater at Cherry Hill will exercise all reasonable care with your original artwork.  However, its members, volunteers or anyone connected with the exhibition will not be responsible for loss or damage.  It is suggested that the artist carry their own insurance.


Submission of a work to the juror shall constitute an agreement to comply with all conditions set forth in this prospectus.  The juror reserves the right to reject any work not accurately represented in submitted image.  Decision's of the juror are final.  All artists will be notified of the juror's decision.  It is the artist's responsibility to deliver works of art to The Village Theater and for the prompt removal of art from The Village Theater within the specified time period.

Artist Registry

We are seeking artists for inclusion in a resource directory for consideration of possible future collaborations. All artistic media will be considered, including visual art, performing arts, and multimedia, such as painting and sculpture. All local artists within 30 miles of Canton are eligible for inclusion and will be considered for future projects.

To be considered for inclusion in this artist directory, please email the following information:

  • Contact Name
  • Address
  • Phone
  • Email Address
  • Type of Media
  • Brief Description of Work

Artists are encouraged to submit their information as soon as possible.

Please mail or email your press pack and/or artist info and pricing to:
The Village Theater
50400 Cherry Hill Road
Canton, MI 48187

We will review all publicity materials received and contact you with questions or interest in booking. Canton Township receives a great deal of interest from entertainers, with only a limited amount of opportunities. Please allow a reasonable amount of time to review submitted materials. All information will be kept in our resource files for future consideration.