2023 Michigan Made | Holiday Art Exhibition - Call to Artists

Holiday Call to Artist Details | Deadline to Apply is Sept. 6, 2023 at 11:59 PM

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, metalwork, 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 Your Co-Curators!

This year's exhibition will be co-curated by Kelcey Edwards and the Gallery's own Exhibitions Director Katrina M. Daniels.

Mark Your Calendars!

September 6, 2023, Submission Deadline
September 15, 2023, Jury Notification
October 11 – 14, 2023, Artwork Intake (drop off or ship)
November 1, 2023, Exhibition Opens
November 9, 2023, Opening Reception
December 23, 2023, Exhibition Ends
January 3 - 6, 2024, Artwork Pick Up


The 2023 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. 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. 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.

Learn more about memberships here: https://lansingartgallery.org/memberships/


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 2023 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 (artwork must be for sale), and the 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.

Entry Conditions

The artwork must be ready for presentation upon delivery. All hanging works should be framed and fitted with secure hanging wire. Fabric-wrapped canvases are allowed and do not require additional framing. Frames with exposed glass edges are not acceptable. Saw tooth hangers are not permitted. Entries must be dry, completely assembled, framed, matted, or mounted. 3-dimensional entries that hang must have adequate hanging hardware or a hanging system. Work requiring special handling or installation will be accepted only at the discretion of Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center. Unsuitably prepared, hazardous, unstable, or extremely fragile works will be declined.

All art not removed a month after the end of the exhibition, will become the property of the gallery. Entries will be handled with all possible care, but Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center does not provide insurance for artwork and is not responsible for loss or damage from any cause whatsoever. Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center reserves the right to remove artwork for any reason. Entry to the exhibition also constitutes the artists' consent to the Gallery to use images of their artwork for publicity purposes. Participating artists will be required to sign a contract and complete a W-9 form for tax purposes.

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 inside the historic Knapp’s Building in downtown Lansing. Shipped works must be prepaid and arrive by October 14, 2023. For shipped work, please include a prepaid return shipping label with the entry. All packing and shipping costs are the responsibility of the artist.