Gallery Program Opportunities

Below is a listing of current opportunities at Ford and University Gallery:

2014 Great Lakes Drawing Biennial

Call for submissions for the 2014 Great Lakes Drawing Biennial at Eastern Michigan University.

Jason Franz, the executive director and founder of Manifest Creative Research Gallery And Drawing Center in Cincinnati, OH, is this year’s juror.

To be eligible for submission you must be 18 or older, and reside in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, or Wisconsin.
All works must be original, ready to exhibit, completed within the last two years, and not previously exhibited at Eastern Michigan University.
All works must be framed or otherwise suitable for exhibition. Attach completed identification cards to the back upper left hand corner of each accepted work.

A non-refundable fee of $25.00 entitles the artists to submit up to three works. Make check or money order payable to Eastern Michigan University Art Department. Entries without proper fee will not be accepted.

Cash awards of up to $1000 for Best in Show and up to five honorable mentions will be given out.

Deliver or mail selected works to:
University Gallery GLDB
Eastern Michigan University
900 Oakwood Street
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Shipping instructions, loan agreement, and insurance forms will be provided to all accepted artists via email upon selection.

All works will be insured while on exhibit at the University Gallery. Eastern Michigan University and its agents are not liable for damage to or loss of work in transit or hand-delivered works not picked up on specified dates.

Accepted works may be picked up at the University Gallery or shipped at the artist’s expense. Works not picked up after the close of the exhibition, or those that did not include the proper pre-paid return shipping labels, will become the property of Eastern Michigan University’s Art Department and may be disposed of at their discretion.

Submission of entry(ies) constitutes agreement on the part of the entrant to all conditions set forth above.

For additional information please contact:
Gregory Tom
(734)-487-1268 ext. 246


2014 EMU Alumni Exhibition

In an effort to continually enhance and expand dialog and relationships with Eastern Michigan University Art Department alumnus, the Eastern Michigan University Galleries announces the 2014 EMU Alumni Exhibition.

We’re seeking to provide visual artists who are graduates of Eastern Michigan University’s Art Department programs (BS, BFA, MA, and MFA) an opportunity to share their work in a supportive, thriving and artistic environment. This hurried open call will give alumni an opportunity to showcase their work at Ford Gallery on Eastern Michigan University’s campus in September 2014.

Deadline for submitting entries: June 20, 2014
Notification: July 15, 2014
Deadline for receipt of accepted works: August 15, 2014
Installation of accepted works: August 25 — August 29, 2014
Exhibition dates: September 3 — October 4, 2014
Reception with gallery talk/panel discussion: TBD
Pick-up and return shipping: October 20, 2014

Download the full application with submission requirements below.

For additional information please contact:
Gregory Tom
Gallery Director