Wizard of Oz art deadline extended

ESCANABA — Coinciding with The Wizard of Oz musical, Bay College has issued a “call for art” for a special Wizard of Oz art exhibition to be displayed at Bay College’s Escanaba Campus from Sept. 25 until Nov. 12. The deadline for submissions has been extended to Aug. 16 at 12 p.m.

Submissions are encouraged in a variety of mediums that explore the significant contributions The Wizard of Oz has had as a cinematic and literary art form, its historical and cultural significance in our shared culture and Americana, and the complex and multilayered meanings of the story. Entries in all media are accepted including but are not limited to sculpture, film, video, sound, drawing, performance installation and photography. The works can explore and are not limited to the topics of childhood, play, home, utopia, mortality, witches, family, and more.

In addition to transforming Bay College’s campus to the “Land of Oz” by helping bring the story of The Wizard of Oz to life through various art forms in conjunction with its theater adaptation, the Wizard of Oz Art Exhibition has competitive prizes including a Curator’s Choice Permanent Collection Acquisition Award of $500 and an Audience Choice Award of $200. The submission form is found on Bay College’s website at www.baycollege.edu/oz.

For more information about the call for art, including all instructions, important dates, and rules, contact Kristine Granger, Visual Arts Instructor/Coordinator, at (906) 217-4252 or Kristine.granger@baycollege.edu.