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Juried Shows for Visual Artists

If you are an OCC visual artist looking for exhibit opportunities, this posting will be updated with information regarding call for entries. Many of the other galleries and art centers throughout Michigan and the midwest send us calls for entries, and I will compile them all in one convenient place for you. All information can be found in the discussions column.

Let's make our presence known!  If you hear of juried events or exhibit opportunities that aren't listed here, please post them or let me know.

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April 16-May 28, 2004, Colfax Campus gallery at the Colfax Cultural Center in South Bend, Indiana

"A visual reflection of individual artist's concerns for a socially just world"

Juror: Nyame Brown, Painter/Printmaker, Dept. of Art, University of Notre Dame, Indiana

Open to artists residing in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Ohio.

All media accepted. A maximum of 3 pieces will be juried from slides. There will be five equal cash awards presented totalling no less than $1,250. There is a jury fee of $15 per artist.

March 12, 2004: Deadline for receiving slides

For more information, contact:

Colfax Cultural Center, 914 Lincoln Way West, South Bend, IN 46616

(574)968-0817 or 289-1066

2/26/2004 5:07:56 PM

April 6-May 28, 2004, at the Saginaw Twp. Administration Building, Saginaw, Michigan

Juror: MaryAnn Wilkinson, curator of Modern Art at the Detroit Institute of Arts

Open to Michigan artists over 18

All media except photography and digital work accepted. A maximum of 3 actual pieces will be juried. April 2, 2004 is the postmark deadline for registration. April 16 and 17 are the drop-off dates for work to be considered by the juror.

For more information, contact:

Township Manager's Office at Saginaw Charter Township Offices


Or visit [ entry form.htm] for an entry form

2/26/2004 5:18:53 PM

July 9-August 6, 2004, at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham, Michigan

Juror: Katherine Chang Liu, full-time working artist who exhibits internationally

Artists must be current or former residents of Michigan. All watermedia on paper, including monotype, will be considered. Approximately $5000 in awards will be selected by the juror. A maximum of two entries may be submitted in 35mm slide format, postmarked no later than May 1, 2004. There is a $35 jury fee ($20 for society members).

for more information, contact:


2/26/2004 5:28:09 PM
GIFTS OF ART Call for Slides 2004/2005

Open to all Michigan Artists. "Gifts of Art" is an arts enrichment program of the University of Michigan Health System, with 9 gallery spaces, 2D & 3D, which are viewed by approximately 10,000 people a day (patients, visitors and staff)

Slide deadline is March 31, 2004

For more information, contact:


2/26/2004 5:32:53 PM

"The Photo Review" is a critical journal of photography of international scope and readership. Accepted prints will be reproduced in the Summer 2004 issue of "The Photo Review." Prize winners will be exhibited at the photography gallery at The University of the Arts, Philadelphia.

Juror: Katherine Ware, curator of photographs, the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Cash and equipment will be awarded to prizewinners.

All photographs (including digital manipulations) are eligible. Submit slides or unmatted, unframed prints up to 16"x20", or files on CD. There is a $25 entry fee for up to 3 images, plus $5 for each additional image up to a maximum of five images. All entrants will receive one complimentary copy of the exhibition catalog. Work must be received by mail between May 1 and May 15, 2004.

for more information:


The Photo Review

140 East Richardson Ave., Suite 301, Langhorne, PA 19047

2/26/2004 5:44:34 PM

May 27-June 23, 2004, Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, Michigan

Lansing Art Gallery is a non-profit gallery promoting Michigan artists and providing educational opportunities, entering its 40th year of exhibitions.

Juror: Lester Johnson, Professor of Fine Art, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI.

Open to Lansing Art Gallery members 18 years or older. All media accepted. Maximum of 3 entries juried from slides. No entry fee for members, non-members may enter by joining as artist members for $25. April 21, 2004 is the postmark deadline for slides and entries.

For more information, contact me (Peter):


Lansing Art Gallery, 425 S. Grand Ave., Lansing MI 48933

2/26/2004 5:53:08 PM

This is a non-juried, first-come-first-served style event. Works will be accepted until the gallery is full, March 1, 2, and 3 from 9am-7pm, and will be exhibited March 5-April 7.

For more information, call (517)346-7620.

2/26/2004 5:57:24 PM

Juror: Keith Carter, photographer, author and professor, Lamar University

$1,100 in cash awards

An exhibition catalog will be sent to entrants, museums, photography magazines and galleries. Exhibitors recieve three copies.

The exhibition will tour for two years.

Students may enter 5 slides each for $25 (which includes a one-year membership in TPS).

Complete entry form may be downloaded from the TPS website

Entries due in San Antonio, April 2, 2004.

3/4/2004 8:57:17 PM


Jurors: Ursula Kammer-Fox, Carol Wells, Eric A. Gordon

Submit slides of up to 3 wall-hung works in any media, including video but not ceramics and jewelry, which address the theme of "Regime Change: Explore the de/construction of power. By what forces, strategies and mechanisms does significant change happen?"

July 2, 2004 is the entry deadline.

Selected works will be on display September 13 through October 31, 2004, in the Gallery, 1525 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90035-4231.

Artists can download the show prospectus from Or, write to A Shenere Velt Gallery at the address above and enclose a SASE.

A Shenere Velt means "a more beautiful world" in Yiddish. For more information contact or call (310)552-2007.
3/18/2004 8:31:54 PM

Have your photos published in a book by Phaidon! From Massive Change:

Everything that happens, everywhere you go, there is always a camera.

As you know, we are working on an ambitious, international project entitled "Massive Change: The Future of Global Design." Here is an opportunity to contribute to the Massive Change project and have your work published.

We are seeking images that document the extraordinary and ever-increasing human capacity to understand the world and universe through the image.  Specifically, we are looking for quantities of images that fall into any of the categories below:

. ID photos & passport portraits . photo booth strips . travel & tourism -- posing in front of landmarks . posing with famous people . posed group photos . major news events . massive crowds . rock concerts . underwater photos . birthdays -- blowing out candles . weddings -- bride and groom portraits . silly pet photos . lomography . UFO sightings . security camera stills . helmet cams -- extreme sports . infrared & night-vision . x-rays -- teeth, broken bones, airport security . ultrasound -- prenatal photos

Selected submissions will be published in one or more of the following: a book published by Phaidon Press; an internationally touring exhibition opening in October 2004 at the Vancouver Art Gallery; a website at; and other project applications including a documentary feature film.

* To be included in the book published by Phaidon Press, images must be recieved by Monday, March 22, 2004. To be included in the exhibition, images must be recieved by Monday April 12, 2004. Submissions for the film are ongoing.

Send your submissions to
Massive Change
Image Submissions
197 Spadina Avenue, Suite 501
Toronto, Ontario
M5T 2C8

Specifications: We are accepting digital files, prints and transparencies. Please note that submissions will not be returned. Low resolution files are acceptable as we will follow up to obtain a higher resolution image as necessary. All forms of video are acceptable.

Read more about the Massive Change project and image submissions at:

Terms of Submission: Massive Change is an international discursive project on the future of global design. The Massive Change Editors (Bruce Mau Design and the Institute without Boundaries) are researching, gathering and assembling information for use within this ambitious effort, to be realized now through 2007, which will take the form of a book, an international exhibition, a line of product, public events, a website, and a documentary film project. By submitting work, you grant permission to the Massive Change Editors to reproduce your submission(s) in the context of the Massive Change project. You understand that you will retain copyright in the work and will be given full credit for material that is reproduced

3/19/2004 12:42:23 PM

RANKIN ART GALLERY, BIG RAPIDS, MI., August 31-September 30, 2004

The purpose of the All-Michigan All-Media is to showcase the diverse talents of Michigan artists in a juried exhibition at Ferris State University's Rankin Art Gallery.

AWARDS: $500 First Place, $300 Second Place, $150 Third Place.

JUROR: Robert L. Barnum, MFA in painting and printmaking from Idaho State University.

ENTRY PROCEDURE: Submit up to two entries in slide form, $20 entry fee, include a SASE for return of your slides.

DEADLINE: postmarked by June 16, 2004.


Rankin Art Gallery, Juried Exhibition 2004


820 Campus Drive

Big Rapids, MI 49307

ph: (231) 591-2563

5/25/2004 12:22:25 PM
My posts on this have become more sporadic, as I am no longer working at the gallery. However, I still get calls for entries and will continue to post them. It just won't be as often, so if anyone else gets show announcements, calls for entries/proposals, etc., please post them up here. This next one's a big one...9/29/2004 10:54:31 PM
Call for Entries: Art on the Vent -- $40,000 award</p> Presented by Detroit Artists Market and Detroit & Canada Tunnel Corporation</p> The Detroit Artists Market in collaboration with the Detroit & Canada Tunnel Corporation is coordinating a large-scale art project entitled "Art on the Vent," involving the main air vent and surrounding structures of the Detroit Windsor Tunnel. Local artists are invited to submit proposals for the main air vent.</p> The surface dimensions are 90' wide by 20' high. A sign company will install scaffolding and prep the surface for the artist. Proposals should include the following:</p> Typed resume, Scale drawing or painting of proposed mural/art installation, Typed artist statement about the mural/installation concept, 5-10 images of previous work (slides, jpegs, prints accepted), SASE for materials that need to be returned to the artist</p> Artists may submit a proposal as an individual or collaborative project. A stipend of $40,000 will be provided. All proposals are due to the Detroit Artists Market on or before October 15, 2004.</p> The Detroit Windsor Tunnel is the busiest passenger border crossing on the U.S. Canadian border. It is in the top 15 crossings US crossings nationally. Traffic exceeds 16.5 million vehicles a year including over 850 trucks and 5,000 commuters passing through the Tunnel both ways, everyday. Its high exposure makes it the ideal setting for this public art project, which lends to the enhancement of the downtown area and will be viewable for quite a distance.</p> We are only interested in mural proposals that will enliven Detroit's downtown and are a large-scale symbol of pride, encouragement and accomplishment for the region. This unique international border crossing is an ideal setting for an art piece that will present a positive city impression and represent a rich creative spirit and atmosphere for tunnel customers as well as those visiting the downtown area, including those who visit with the sole purpose of viewing the mural. Vibrancy, creativity and forward thinking are encouraged concepts.</p> Each year, 3.5 million vehicles use the Detroit & Canada Tunnel providing potentially 7 million 24-hour viewings of the mural project. This one-of-a-kind undertaking will serve as a model for other international border crossings worldwide. It will gain international publicity for the muralist(s), the city of Detroit and its cultural community, and it will be a prospect for documentary filming. Collateral material using the mural's image may also be reproduced to further promote the project, giving the artist even greater exposure.</p> "Art on the Vent" will be unveiled July 2005, just in time for the Major League All-Star game to be held in Detroit in July 2005, as well as for the 2006 Super Bowl. With the thousands of visitors to Detroit annually, the mural project is projected to become a tourist attraction for out-of-towners, while proving to be a source of pride, strength, honor and community power for Detroit and its surrounding cities. With highly successful new developments like Ford Field, Comerica Park, the newly restored Detroit Opera House and the DSO's Max M. Fisher Music Center, "Art on the Vent" will serve as a continuation of the physical progress actualized on Woodward Avenue. The DAM and Detroit & Canada Tunnel Corporation mural project will be a unique and dramatic contribution to those riverfront enhancement initiatives.</p> Timeline</p> October 15, 2004 Proposals due</p> January, 2005 Notification of accepted proposals</p> May, 2005 Artist(s) begin project</p> July, 2005 Unveiling</p> Compensation</p> Main Air Vent $40,000 (includes artist fee for design and implementation)</p> Please deliver proposals on or before October 15, 2004 to Detroit Artists Market at 4719 Woodward Avenue, Detroit MI 48201. If you have any questions, contact DAM at 313-832-8540 or e-mail at 11:01:24 PM
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Detroit Design Show January 14 - January 23, 2005 The Detroit Artists Market invites furniture artists/makers/designers to submit portfolios for 2005 Detroit Design Show. This will be a group show, featuring the work of both furniture and fashion designers. Gayle Camden will curate the furniture element of the exhibition. Gayle is a board member of the Friends of Modern Art, Detroit Institute of Arts and was a founding member and former chairperson of the Modern Decorative Arts Group at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Mrs. Camden is the founder and owner of GSC Design Associates and a graduate of Art Institute of Pittsburg; School of Interior Design. Gail Camden has been a Professional Member of the American Society of Interior Designers since 1976 and has been featured in numerous local and national publications and in the HGTV series Designers At Home. The Detroit Artists Market Founded in 1932, Detroit Artists Market (DAM) is Detroit's oldest cultural institution devoted to promoting and exhibiting the work of contemporary artists. DAM has earned the trust of artists, collectors, critics, and art educators by faithfully helping artists to help themselves and by continually teaching our community about fresh talent in our very midst. With little fanfare and modest means, DAM has been a steady and productive part of the city's cultural infrastructure for over six decades. In June 2000 DAM relocated to a more visible and central location along the cultural corridor developing between the Detroit Institute of Arts and Orchestra Hall. This new setting allows DAM to serve artists better. Our new site also permits us to contribute our programs to the consolidation of urban renewal efforts in and surrounding the cultural corridor area. Submission Guidelines Eligibility: The Detroit Artists Market is currently accepting applications from furniture artists/designer/makers residing in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Ontario, Canada. Images of Work: 5 to 10 slides, jpegs or prints with a corresponding image list will be accepted for submission. Image list should include artist name, title of work, media, year and size. Images submitted must be of work available for exhibition. Works submitted must have been created after January 1, 2003. Received works that were not accurately represented by images submitted can be rejected. Resume: A printed resume (two pages maximum) is required. The resume should include the artist name and address on the top left hand corner of each page. Deadline: All submissions must be received at the Detroit Artists Market no later than 6 pm on Sunday, October 31, 2004. This is not a postmark deadline, but a deadline for the date and time submissions are due at the Detroit Artists Market. Please submit applications in person or mail to the address below. A self addressed stamped envelope (SASE) is required for return of submission materials. The Detroit Artists Market "2005 Design Show" 4719 Woodward Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48201 Artists will be notified no later than November 15, 2004. Artists are responsible for transporting or shipping their works to and from DAM. For questions or additional inquiries, please call 313-832-8540 ext. 14, or email Sales: DAM receives 1/3 commission on all sales made during the exhibition. Hours of Operation: The Detroit Artists Market is open Tuesday thru Sunday, 11am - 6pm. DAM will be open during pick up and drop off dates from 11am - 6pm Calendar: October 31 (6 pm).....................Submissions due at the Detroit Artists Market November 15...........................Notification of jury results January 4-January 7...................Accepted artwork due at the DAM January 14, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm.....Creative Black Tie Preview January 14, 8:00pm - 11pm.........General Public Opening Reception January 14 - 23........................Exhibition January 25 - 29........................Pick up artwork at the Detroit Artists Market ________ Initials Signature: Please sign below, initial page 2 on the lower right hand corner and return this page and page 2 along with your submission materials. Please print clearly or type applicant information below. &#65533; I have read and agree to the guidelines above. _____________________________________________________ ___________ Signature Date Applicant Information: Full Name: ______________________________________________________________ Address: ________________________________________________________________ City, State, Zip: __________________________________________________________ Phone: (____)___________ Email: ___________________________________________ Your Checklist: The following must be completed and included with your submission to the Detroit Artists Market. Submissions are due at DAM on or before February 15, 2004, 6pm. q Completed application (page 2 and 3 of this document) q Labeled slides, disk or prints with corresponding image list q Printed Resume (2 page maximum) q SASE with sufficient postage for return of submission materials10/8/2004 10:49:48 AM
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16TH ANNUAL ART AND SOCIAL JUSTICE JURIED EXHIBITION, April 22 - June 3, 2005. Content limited to concerns for a socially just world. Artists residing in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Ohio are eligible to enter. All work submitted must be original, have been completed in the last 3 years and be related to issues arising from the theme of the exhibition. A maximum of 3 pieces per artist will be accepted for jurying. Jury fee of $15 per artist. Entries judged by slide only. MARCH 11, 2005 -- Deadline for receiving slides. This year's juror is Abner Hershberger, Painter/Printmaker - M.F.A. University of Michigan; Professor Emeritus of Art, Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana. SEND OR DELIVER ENTRY PACKET TO: Colfax Campus Gallery Committee, Colfax Cultural Center, 914 Lincoln Way West, South Bend IN 46616. QUESTIONS? Call (574)968-0817 (gallery) or (574)289-1066 (office), or e-mail deaandrews@sbheritage.org2/10/2005 2:37:29 PM
GOVERNOR'S RESIDENCE MICHIGAN ARTISTS PROGRAM. Governor Jennifer Granholm and the Detroit Artists Market will select artwork for the Living, Dining and Garden Rooms of the Governor's Residence in Lansing, Michigan. This is a statewide call for entries open to artists residing in Michigan or who were born in Michigan. Artworks included in the program may be offered for sale through the Detroit Artists market. Pictures of the rooms can be seen on First Gentleman Daniel Mulhern's website at under the "photo gallery" section. Works in all media are eligible. Selected works must be ready for hanging/installation. SUBMIT 5-10 SLIDES or PC COMPATIBLE DIGITAL IMAGES with a corresponding slide or digital image list. Submissions should be labeled with artist name, title, media, year and size. The "top" of the slide or image should also be clearly labeled. A PRINTED RESUME (2 pages max.) IS REQUIRED. Resume should include artist name and address in the top left corner of each page. ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE RECEIVED AT THE DETROIT ARTISTS MARKET NO LATER THAN 6 P.M. ON SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2005. Please submit in person or mail to the address below. A self-addressed, stamped envelope is required for return of slides. QUESTIONS? Call 313-832-8540 ext. 14, OR E-MAIL SEND SLIDES AND RESUME TO: Detroit Artists Market, "Governor's Residence Michigan Artists Program," 4719 Woodward Ave., Detroit MI 482015/10/2005 10:03:06 AM
ALL-MICHIGAN ALL-MEDIA 2005 JURIED EXHIBITION at RANKIN ART GALLERY, Big Rapids, MI. This year's juror is Boyd Quinn. He has been a full-time professor of Fine Arts at Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids for 17 years. ACCEPTED WORKS MUST GO THROUGH A TWO-STEP PROCESS. FIRST, work must be accepted as a slide entry. Accepted works are then delivered to Rankin Art Gallery by hand or mail for the juror to award prizes during the final review. POSTMARK DEADLINE FOR SLIDE ENTRIES is July 15, 2005. August 15-20, 11am-2pm ACCEPTED WORK DUE AT THE GALLERY. August 30-September 23 EXHIBITION ON DISPLAY. First Place, $500. Second Place, $300. Third Place, $150. ELIGIBILITY: Open to all Michigan artists 18 and older, working in any medium, both 2-D and 3-D, completed within the last 2 years and not previously shown at Rankin Art Gallery. Utilitarian works and jewelry are ineligible. 2-D work must not exceed 48" in any direction. All 2-D works must be framed and ready to hang. Free-standing works must not exceed 90" in height and 36" in depth and width. All works must be for sale and the price listed on the entry form. The Gallery will take a 20% commission on sales. If work is not for sale, list it as "NFS" and be sure to include an insurance value. SLIDES: Entrants may send 1 slide for each 2-D work and no more than 3 slides for each 3-D work submitted. Please contact the gallery prior to sending slides for slide specifications. Slides will only be returned if a SASE is included. EACH ARTIST MAY SUBMIT UP TO TWO ENTRIES. THERE IS A $25 ENTRY FEE. Contact the Gallery for an entry form and juror's results form, which are necessary for entry. CONTACT: Rankin Art Gallery, Juried Exhibition 2005, ASC 3052, 820 Campus Dr., Big Rapids MI 49307. PHONE (231)591-6690. E-MAIL WEBSITE 10:18:55 AM
August 19, 2005, Entry Deadline 14th Annual National Pastel Painting Exhibition November 4 - 20, 2005 Expo New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM Pastel Society of New Mexico Call for Artists Entry open to all artists 18+. Original artwork at least 80% Soft pastels. Max. 3 slides, $25 (members), $30 (non-members). Judge: Doug Dawson. Jurors: Gil Dellinger, Eric Michaels, Sally Strand. Cash & merchandise awards apprx. $10,000. Prospectus on website: or send SASE to: PSNM-O, PO Box 3571, Albuquerque, NM 87190-35718/2/2005 4:50:18 PM
Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2005 National Deadline: August 19, 2005 - Open to all artists age 18 and older. 60 painted and sculpted finalist portraits will comprise the lead exhibition for the Smithsonian Institution's National Art Gallery reopening. Winner receives $25,000 plus $5000 commission to create a portrait for the Gallery’s permanent collection... 4:51:33 PM
Grants for Public Art Projects International Deadline: April 30, 2006 - Grants for projects that challenge the current market dominated system of art production. Grants up to $5000(USD) for works produced by artists, with no geographical restriction, that intend to exhibit in spaces of daily life... 8/2/2005 4:52:24 PM
Expo XXV' International Juried Exhibition International Deadline: November 17, 2005 - B.J. Spoke Gallery of NY invites artists to participate in it's annual international juried competition. Open to all media except crafts. Awards include group exhibitions. Judge, Adrian Sudhalter of the Museum of Modern Art, New York... 4:52:33 PM
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Greetings All, I am seeking submissions for an upcoming exhibition this fall at Iona College. The gallery is located in the Fine and Performing Arts Center right on campus. I will be co-curating this show along with a fellow colleague, professor Stan Lapa. The submission guidelines can be found here: Additional info about the Iona Council on the Arts is here: I encourage all to submit, and PLEASE feel free to STRETCH the context of this subject matter! Regards, Ryan Seslow. AN OPEN CALL TO ARTISTS. . . 5 SCULPTORS / 5 PHOTOGRAPHERS AN INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION October 30 to December 8, 2005 The Iona College Council on the Arts is looking to invite qualified artists to exhibit their works in the Brother Kenneth Chapman Gallery in the Iona College Arts Center. Deadline for submission of slides or CD-ROM is Sept. 8, 2005. Interested sculptors and photographers (digital and manipulated images are allowed) should send a short bio and 6 to 10 examples of their works noting titles and dimensions to: Prof. Stanley Lapa, Dept. of Fine and Performing Arts Iona College New Rochelle, NY 10801 For return of materials, artists must include a SASE. Artists will receive notice of invitation by Sept. 30 th with additional exhibit/installation information.9/6/2005 10:43:13 PM
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