Michigan Made | Holiday Art Exhibition - Call to Artists

Submision Details

For over 30 years, we have offered an annually-curated holiday experience for our community featuring Michigan artists. We intend to 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.The safety of our staff, artists and community is of the utmost importance for the Gallery. In order to ensure safe conditions and the success of the Holiday Exhibition we will be introducing a new approach to the 2020 Michigan Made | Holiday Art Exhibition. These include: a brand new online sales Gallery, and personalized, appointment-based, in-person shopping opportunities.

Our Call to Artists

We will be seeking contemporary fine art, inspired modern craft and items designed by Michigan makers.


The 2020 Michigan Made | Holiday Art Exhibition will be co-curated by Grand Rapids based Dayna Walton of Solstice Handmade and the Gallery's Exhibitions & Gallery Sales Director Katrina M. Daniels .

Mark Your Calendars!
October 2: Submission Deadline

October 12: Jury Notification

October 17 – 21: Artwork Intake

November 5: Exhibition Opens

December 23: Exhibition Ends

January 5 - 7: Artwork Pick Up

The 2020 Michigan Made | 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 & Education Centers' Framing and Presentation Guidelines. 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 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 & 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 protection of artwork. However, Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center is not responsible for loss or damage of artwork. The gallery reserves the right to final curatorial, installation, and marketing decisions.

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. 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 2020 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.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.