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Statewide call to collegiate artists! $2,000 in awards, deadline January 23, 2020

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Posted at 8:55 AM, Nov 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-20 12:46:21-05

LANSING, Mich. — 2020 Michigan Collegiate Art Exhibition Jurors
Leah M. Gose is a visual artist specializing in photography and book arts. She is an Assistant Professor and Chair of Photography at Kendall College of Art & Design in Grand Rapids MI. Leah holds a B.A. in photography from the University of Colorado – Boulder and an M.F.A. in photography from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas. Her current work explores memory loss through re-contextualized personal memories and appropriated family photographs. Her work has been exhibited in various venues both nationally and internationally

Laurén Brady is a visual artist, writer, and educator. She received an MFA in Studio Art from Michigan State University in May 2019. Her work has been included in several solo, small group, and national juried exhibitions and was featured in Studio Visit Magazine Volume 44 and the international art blog, For Example: Art. She was awarded artist residencies at La Macina di San Cresci in Greve in the Chianti, Italy, and with The Sable Project in Vermont. Along with her painting practice, Laurén currently is working as Development Manager at a non-profit art center and is an Adjunct Professor of Art at Michigan State University.

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-second 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 2020. Artworks of all medias are eligible; including but not limited to: paintings, sculpture, mixed media, photography, graphic design, installations, short film, and video games.

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

Eligibility
• Artists must be enrolled in a university or college that is located in Michigan (both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible)
• 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

Application Deadline: January 23, 2020 at 11:59 PM, applications and more information can be found here. [lansingartgallery.org]

The 2020 Michigan Collegiate Art Exhibition is generously supported by Michigan State Universities College of Communications, Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering, and the Residential College of Arts and Humanities. Additional support from Jack & Sue Davis.

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