2022 Michigan Made | Holiday Exhibition

Call to artists! Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center seeks artists for the Michigan Made | Holiday Art Exhibition, which will feature artworks that range from fine art to small gifts, including jewelry, paintings, pottery, metal work, leather goods, paper products, glass works, woodworking, and more. We seek contemporary fine art, inspired modern craft, and items designed by Michigan makers!

In addition to our annual exhibition, we also sell a collection of the work on our online sales Gallery. In addition to our regular open hours, the Gallery will be open for special events.

Meet the Co-Curators:

The 2022 Michigan Made | Holiday Art Exhibition will be co-curated by Sydney Richards, Assistant Director of Development at the University of Michigan's Museum of Art (UMMA) and the Gallery's Exhibitions & Gallery Sales Director Katrina M. Daniels.

Sydney comes to us from the University of Michigan Museum of Art with a deep passion for the arts and community. She studied the History of Art at Michigan State University. She began her career at the Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center to pursue her passion in education and exhibition-related roles. Sydney is excited to return to the Gallery and serve as co-curator of the Holiday Art Exhibition!

Mark Your Calendars!

September 7, 2022: Submission Deadline

September 16, 2022: Jury Notification

October 13 – 15, 2022: Artwork Intake (drop off or ship)

November 2, 2022: Exhibition Opens

December 23, 2022: Exhibition Ends

January 3 - 7, 2023: Artwork Pick Up

Eligibility

The 2022 Michigan Made | Holiday Exhibition is open to all artists 18 years of age or older who reside 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 & Education Centers' Framing and Presentation Guidelines. Saw-toothed hangers are not acceptable. All of the artwork submitted must be presented in a professional manner and be ready for display. Artwork does not have to be holiday-themed.

Current Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center Artists

Fine craft artists (jewelers, potters, etc) currently showing their artwork with the gallery are exempt from the jury if showing the same media as currently represented. Two-dimensional artists (painters, photographers, etc) and sculptors must present new images for the jury. Please contact our Gallery Coordinator Sarah Parker (sarah@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 & Education Center retains a commission of 45% for all members of the gallery and 50% for non-members. The cost of an artist membership is $40 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 the protection of artwork. However, Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center is not responsible for the loss or damage of artwork. The Gallery reserves the right to final curatorial, installation, and marketing decisions.

Promotions

Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center 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. The 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 2022 Michigan Made | Holiday Art Exhibition. Entries should include:

– one to ten images of artwork – images should be named as the title of artwork (ex. titleofartwork_lastname.jpg)

– media, price range, and an 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.

Artwork Delivery

All accepted entries must be hand-delivered or shipped to:
Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center, 300 S. Washington Sq., Suite 100, Lansing, MI 48933. The Gallery is located in downtown Lansing in the historic Knapp's Building.

Shipped Work

Shipped works must be prepaid and arrive by October 15, 2022. For shipped work, please include a prepaid return shipping label with the entry. Shipped artworks will be returned in the packing materials they arrived in. All packing and shipping costs are the responsibility of the artist.

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 & Education Center 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 & Education Center 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 


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