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Calling all Artists
Posted: April 27, 2012

This summer, Edsel & Eleanor Ford House will play host to a celebration of imagination and inspiration with its second annual Fairy Tale Exhibit and Festival, Once Upon a Time: Grimmly Inspired. The family-friendly festivities highlight the 200th anniversary of the Grimm Brothers’ first published fairy tale.
 
The centerpiece of this year’s fairy tale exhibit will be a juried art competition for teens and adults. To commemorate the more than 200 stories published by Jacob and Wilhlem Grimm, Ford House is putting the call out for two-dimensional, three dimensional, digital and video artwork submissions that will be displayed at the estate from July 28 through Nov. 2. In addition to the juried entries, the exhibit will also feature reproductions of historic Grimm Brothers fairy tale art from the collection of the Detroit Public Library and offer an overview of the history of the Brothers Grimm.
 
Artists interested in competing in the exhibition should draw inspiration for their submission from one of the following nine Grimm Brothers’ fairy tales: the Frog Prince, Goose Girl, Hans my Hedgehog, Little Red Riding Hood, Mother Hulda, Puss in Boots, Hansel & Gretel, the Spindle, the Shuttle and the Needle and White Snake. The competition is open to high school students and adults and the submission fee is $25. Submissions will be accepted at Ford House on June 22 - 23 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and June 24 from noon – 5 p.m. 
 
For registration details and more information, click the picture below.
 

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