2019 Michigan Collegiate Art Exhibition
Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center’s Michigan Collegiate Art Exhibition is supported in part by Michigan State University’s College of Communication Arts and Sciences, College of Arts and Letters, College of Engineering and the Residential College of Arts and Humanities. Additional support from Jack & Sue Davis and Rich Sneary.

Call for Student Artwork
Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center is seeking collegiate artists to participate in a statewide competition with over $2,000 of awards. Located one block from the State Capitol at 119 North Washington Square, Lansing Art Gallery is a non-profit arts organization in its fifty-first year. Engaging the next generation of creative entrepreneurs, the Michigan Collegiate Art Exhibition will encourage artistic excellence, provide networking opportunities, and enhance professional capacity through a competitive exhibition to be held in March 2019. Artworks of all medias are eligible; including but not limited to: paintings, sculpture, mixed media, photography, graphic design, installations, short film, and video games. For film or specialty entries, student must provide AV equipment if accepted. Artwork should not exceed 8’ in any direction. Applicants may submit up to three works of art.

2019 Michigan Collegiate Art Exhibition Jurors
Returning Juror: Steven Hughes, Associate Professor of Illustration at Northern Michigan University
Steven Hughes received his training at Kent State University, earning an MFA in Visual Communication Design with a concentration in illustration. He operates a freelance art studio, Primary Hughes Illustration, and serves as Associate Professor responsible for the Illustration program at Northern Michigan University. His work has been used by The New York Times, American Greetings, Toronto Blue Jays Care Foundation, Paint & Draw magazine, Light Grey Art Lab, Case Western Reserve University, Ohio Magazine, and been displayed in numerous gallery exhibitions around the US. Recently, one of his paintings was acquired by director Martin Scorcese. Hughes’ illustrations have won numerous awards, including a Silver and Bronze Awards from the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles (SILA), Merit Awards from 3×3 Magazine’s Annual Show, Creative Quarterly 100 Best, Art Renewal Center International Salon Finalist, and a Silver Medal in painting from The National Art Museum of Sport. His work has also been featured in publications that include, Illustration NOW! 5, AcrylicWorks: The Best of Acrylic Painting, Infected by Art, and Drawing Inspiration by Michael Fleishman.

Dr. Jjenna Hupp Andrews, Assistant Professor of Studio Art at Mott Community College
Dr. Jjenna Hupp Andrews is an Assistant Professor of Studio Art at Mott Community College in Flint Michigan, where she teaches Sculpture and Art Foundation courses. Dr. Andrews received her BFA in Metalsmithing/3D and MFA in Sculpture from Central Michigan University. She earned her Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies, with a concentration Humanities and Society and a focus on visual/media culture and critical visual literacy at Union Institute & University. She was a Lecturer II in the Department of Fine Arts & Art History at The University of Michigan – Flint, for over 13 years, and adjunct faculty at Delta College for over 12 years, where she taught a variety of Studio Art, Art History, and Art Appreciation courses. You can learn more about Dr. Andrews work here.

Quinn Jiles
Bio coming soon!

Awards Include:
• $1000 Best of Show
• $500 First Place
• $250 Second Place
• $150 Third Place
• $100 Honorable Mention
• Plus additional named awards

• Artists must be enrolled in a university or college that is located in Michigan
• Artists must be enrolled in at least one art or design related course
• Artists must be 18 years of age or older
• Artists may submit individual work in all media, including artwork designed for installation
• Artwork must be original in concept and design
• Artwork must be properly prepared for presentation
• Artwork must have been created within the past three years
• Artwork may not exceed 8’ in any direction

Entry Fees
There is a non-refundable entry fee of $10 due at the time of application. This nominal entry fee shows that the applicant is committed to the exhibition and helps fund operational costs for the exhibit including juror stipends, promotional and administrative costs. Scholarships are available if needed; please contact Katrina M. Daniels at katrina@lansingartgallery.org for more information. Students who are members of Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center may enter for free. Student memberships are available here for $25 annually.

Submission Deadline (online only): February 1, 2019 at 11:59 PM
Jury Notification to Students: by February 8, 2019 Artwork Delivery: February 20 – 23, 2019
Exhibition: March 1 – 27, 2019
Reception and Awards Presentation: Friday, March 15, 2019 from 6 – 8 PM
Art Removal: March 28 – 30, 2019

Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center will widely promote exhibiting artists through press release distribution locally and statewide, radio interviews, emails, print materials, social media, public speaking engagements, and word-of-mouth. An online exhibition catalog will feature all selected artwork.

Artist is responsible for delivery and removal OR shipping, insurance and return postage for artwork to be returned. All art not removed by April 7 will become the property of the gallery. Entries will be handled with all possible care, but Lansing Art Gallery does not provide insurance for artwork and is not responsible for loss or damage from any cause whatsoever. Lansing Art Gallery reserves the right to remove artwork for any reason. Permission to photograph accepted work for publicity purposes shall be granted unless specifically denied in writing. Lansing Art Gallery will charge 50% commission on sales for non-members and 45% for members. Participating artists will be required to sign a contract and complete a W-9 form for tax purposes.

Entry Guidelines
Entries must be made online, via Submittable. Applicants must create a user account to submit the entry form. Submissions should represent the exact works of art the artist intends on exhibiting in the Michigan Collegiate Art Exhibition. Entries should include:
– Up to 3 works of art. Two-dimensional artworks should be represented in 1 photo each, while three-dimensional artworks are allotted up to three photos. IMPORTANT: Images should be named as the title of artwork (ex. titleofartwork.jpg)
– Media, retail price (if applicable), and artwork size for each image
– Artist statement to be used for promotional purposes, including the website

Click the link below to submit!