2022 - 2023 Call to Artists for Group Exhibitions
Dalina A. Perdomo Álvarez
Dalina A. Perdomo Álvarez (she/her) is a Puerto Rican curator and writer who is currently a Curatorial Assistant at the MSU Broad Art Museum. She was the 2018-2020 Curatorial Fellow at the Museum of Contemporary Photography and has previously worked at the Video Data Bank and The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture. She received her MA in Film Studies from the Department of Cinematic Arts at The University of Iowa, and her BA from the University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez.
Janet Teunis (she/her) is a visual artist and the Program Director at Lowell Arts. She graduated in 1998 from the University of Michigan School of Art with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree. In 1999, she held a position at LaFontsee Galleries. In 2000, she joined the staff of the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) and worked in various positions for over 13 years. Her responsibilities at UICA included: artistic and programmatic leadership, human resources, management of programs and events, management of operations and marketing, and special event planning.
Anthony Marcellini is an educator, curator, writer, and artist who has produced exhibitions, lectures, and public cultural events with a focus on social practice, public art, and disabilities, in cultural venues and universities across the world. Marcellini is the Program Manager of the Progressive Art Studio Collective (PASC) a program he developed and launched with the Wayne County disability services organization Services To Enhance Potential (STEP). PASC is the first art studio program for adults with developmental disabilities and mental health needs in Detroit and Wayne County. From 2018 to 2020, Marcellini was the Programs and Exhibitions Manager of the Friendship Circle Soul Studio, an art studio for disabled adults in West Bloomfield, MI, where he expanded the studio program and worked to align Soul Studio to the history and ideology of disability art studios and culture. For over 9 years prior Marcellini was an active teacher in colleges and universities in the US and Europe, where he taught studio art, curatorial practice, theory, and art and design history. Marcellini received his MFA in 2009 from California College of the Arts with a concentration in Social Practice.
Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center is accepting proposals for group exhibitions (note: a group should not exceed five artists) for 2022 and 2023. Artworks of all media are eligible; including but not limited to: painting, sculpture, printmaking, mixed media, fiber, photography, graphic design, installations, short film, and video games. Utilizing guidelines approved by our Board of Directors, a panel of art specialists will adjudicate exhibition proposals. Proposals showcasing innovation in theme, media, or style will be given preference. Adjudication will be based on originality/creativity, quality and consistency, technical competence, and strength of the concept.
All exhibitions are 4 – 8 weeks long and include a community reception and an artist talk. The exhibition schedule will be determined by Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center.
More details and the application can be found HERE.
Elizabeth Charles believed in the arts as a vehicle for self-expression and as a means to develop a deeper understanding of our humanity. As a student, Elizabeth actively championed human equity and diversity. In 2020, the Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center and Elizabeth's father, Norm Charles, established the fund in her honor. Funding is provided by Norm Charles, Phyllis Mellon, as well as additional funders who seek to continue her championship by supporting Michigan artists and amplifying their voices through monetary awards and promotions. Preference will be given to artists with a vision for or emphasis on enhancing awareness and equity across race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or ethnicity.
If you are applying for this funding, in addition to an exhibition, please check the box in the application and give a brief description of how your work aligns with the Elizabeth Charles Funding.
• Successful applicants will be given $1000 to support their work.
• Emerging and established artists are encouraged to apply.