Opportunities for Art Exposure

Monthly Member Art Contest

Each month members are invited to bring up to 2 pieces of their own art to showcase and discuss.  All  members present at the meeting vote on their favorite choice in each of 4 categories: Portrait, Representational, Abstract and 3 Dimensional.  A 1st and 2nd place winner is identified and awarded a certificate in each category.

Annual Art at the Museum Show and Sale

Each year, the Royal Oak Historical Museum provides SOAA an opportunity to display member art in a juried exhibition.   The show runs from October 20 -  November 2.  A small fee is charged for participating artists.

Show days and Times:

October 20-Opening Reception from 2:00 - 5:00 PM

Otherwise - Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 1:00-4:00 PM

Reference October Newsletter for further details

Royal Oak Library

The Royal Oak Library has monthly rotating exhibits in the main entrance display/showcases.  SOAA artists may submit their work for display during the designated month for our organization.  

Royal Oak Arts Council Annual "Celebration of the Arts"

The Royal Oak Council of the Arts organizes a community art show spanning all aspects of art including, but not limited to, music, theater, film, dance, various art mediums and much more.  This event is held annually at  Royal Oak Middle School of which SOAA is one of many participants who may display and sell their work.

Gallery and/or Other Venues for Displays

Often Galleries offer SOAA members space to display and sell their art work.  Winterset Galleries in Keego Harbor was a recent partner (July 2018).

Lawrence Street Gallery in Ferndale, MI often offers opportunities for juried or other art exhibits.  Reference their website for current opportunities:


Stay tuned to learn more about "Meet the Artists" Opportunities at Lily's Seafood in Royal  Oak

Other Opportunities

Artwork Archive is an interesting Blog site designed to help artists sell their art, manage their business and increase their exposure in the art industry. The blog is FREE and quite interesting. www.artworkarchive.com Check it out!

SOAA explores, on an on-going basis, other opportunities to display and sell members' art