Downloadable artist application, entry form, and labels.

For anyone who identifies as a woman. You can submit up to 2 pieces of art (must have been completed within the last 3 years) for a $20 entry fee.

We will accept entries that meet all of the requirements:

  • Is a woman or identifies as a woman
  • Artwork up to two pieces by March 5 (schedule available from March 1 – 5, 2021)
  • Artist application (policies and procedures are in here)
  • Entry Form (eligibility details are in here)
  • Payment via check or online. $20.00



  • Monday, March 1 from 12pm – 3pm
  • Tuesday, March 2 from 12pm – 3pm
  • Wednesday, March 3 from 12pm – 3pm
  • Thursday, March 4 from 4pm – 6pm
  • Friday, March 5 from 4pm – 6pm

Enter through Hardy Hall doors on Maple Street. (101 Maple Street, Manistee, MI 49660).

*You do not need to submit pictures. The art curators (Lynn Williams, Mary Wahr, and William Hattendorf) will take pictures of your artwork.


The concept and title for this exhibit were meant to celebrate “Women of a Certain Age.” Immediately, we realized the need to expand our scope. We landed on an art exhibit for all women of all ages, talents, and medium. The search for a new title that captures all of those elements ensued.

We began by reflecting on the last year. During lockdowns and separation from family, a lot of people found comfort in creating. Women were no exception. After all, creativity is nourishment for the soul.  Women took on new hobbies, honed their skills for old ones, and invented new unique ones. They soothed their souls by sharing their creative experiences. This show is a call out to all women of any age who have a creative soul and would like to share their inspiration with the community. Through the arts, we can all be ‘Soul Sisters.’

Lynn Williams and Mary Wahr