Ends on September 15, 2017

The 2017 Holiday Exhibition will feature artworks that range from fine art to small gifts including jewelry, paintings, pottery, metal work, paper products, glass works, woodworking, and more. The exhibition will be co-curated by artist Shannon Stackhous and Exhibitions & Gallery Sales Director Katrina M. Daniels. They will be seeking contemporary fine art and inspired modern craft. As an expansion to this year’s exhibition, the gallery will also be accepting items designed by Michigan makers!

Mark Your Calendars!
September 15: Submission Deadline 
September 20: Jury Notification 
October 24 – 28: Artwork Intake 
November 7: Exhibition Opens
November 10: Artist Reception
December 22: Exhibition Ends 
January 2 - 4: Artwork Pick Up 

Eligibility
The Holiday Exhibition is open to all artists over 18 years of age that have a residence in Michigan. All artwork must be original and of the artist’s own creation. Original artworks in any media will be considered. All artwork must have been created within the last three years and meet Lansing Art Gallery’s Framing and Presentation Guidelines. Artwork does NOT have to be holiday themed.

Current Lansing Art Gallery Artists
Fine craft artists (jewelers, potters, etc) currently showing their artwork with the gallery are exempt from jury if showing the same media as currently represented. Two dimensional artists (painters, photographers, etc) and sculptors must present new images for jury. Please contact Katrina M. Daniels (katrina@lansingartgallery.org), with your intentions of bringing new work.

Sales and Liability
All artwork must be for sale. Artists must determine their own prices. Lansing Art Gallery retains a commission of 45% for all members of the gallery and 50% for non-members. The cost of an artist membership is $35 a year and includes such benefits as a subscription to the gallery’s e-newsletter, postal invitations to events, reduced tuition on classes and workshops, and more. (Click here for more information on membership.) Artwork will be handled with all possible care, and precautions will be taken to assure protection of artwork. However, Lansing Art Gallery is not responsible for loss or damage of artwork. The gallery reserves the right to final curatorial, installation, and marketing decisions. 

Promotions
Lansing Art Gallery will widely promote this exhibition through press release distribution locally and statewide, a dedicated page on the gallery’s website with a blurb about each participating artist, radio interviews, emails, print materials, social media, and word-of-mouth. The gallery prints and distributes postcard invitations for the opening reception of the exhibit. Each exhibiting artist will receive a small number of postcards for personal distribution, as well an e-vite to distribute online, and several web-ready graphics to help promote the exhibit via social media. Lansing Art Gallery will use the images provided in the artist’s submission and reserves the right to photograph artwork for promotional purposes.

Entry Guidelines
Entries should be made online only. Submissions must accurately represent the body of work that will be displayed in the Holiday Exhibition. Entries should include:
– one to ten images of artwork – images should be named as the title of artwork (ex. titleofartwork.jpg) 
– media, price range, and average size of artwork 
– artist statement to be used for promotional purposes, including the website
– links to websites or social media pages relevant to your artwork – examples would include a personal website or online portfolio, Facebook page, Instagram, etc. 

Please contact Exhibitions & Gallery Sales Director Katrina M. Daniels at katrina@lansingartgallery.org with any questions.

Eligibility
• Artists must be living in Michigan.
• Artists must be 18 years of age or older.
• All artwork must be original art of the artist’s own creation.
• All accepted artwork must be finished and ready for display.
• Gallery personnel will display artwork.
• Artwork must have been completed within the past 3 years.

Utilizing guidelines approved by our Board of Directors, art specialists will adjudicate your artwork. These professionals adjudicate on a rotating basis, ensuring the gallery represents a variety of tastes and styles. Lansing Art Gallery makes every effort to contact artists within one month of submission receipt.

You may upload a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 10 images of artwork per submission. Please fill in the blanks for each image appropriately, including title, media, price, and size.
Image names must match either the title of each piece of artwork, or the image number. (ex: titleofimage.jpg, image1.jpg) Each entry must include an artist statement. You may upload this statement, or type it in the appropriate text field. 

Commission
Lansing Art Gallery retains a commission (45% for members and 50% for non-members) of all sales. Artists are not required to be members of the Gallery.

Declined Artwork
If work is declined, artists may submit artwork again in six months for reconsideration. Juror comments are available upon request.

If you have any questions regarding this application or the jury process, please contact Exhibitions & Gallery Sales Director, Katrina M. Daniels at katrina@lansingartgallery.org or 517-374-6400 ext. 3.