Artist Opportunities

Application for Exhibition

Studio 23 hosts six exhibits per year, including solo, group, and juried and student exhibitions. We are currently planning for the 2023-2024 exhibition seasons. For information on how to submit an application for exhibition, follow the link below.

Application for Exhibition at Studio 23/The Arts Center

MI Artists

All-State Juried Exhibition

MI Artists is a bi-annual, state-wide juried exhibition for artits living and working in the state of Michigan. Open to all Michigan artists 18 years of age or older. Works in all media and mixed media are eligible. Only original works completed within the past five years will be accepted.

Our 2022 Juror will be Laura Whitesides Host, president of Lawrence Street Gallery, a cooperative artist gallery in Ferndale, Michigan.

For more information on application, follow the link below. Deadline for application is Friday, August 5th, 2022.

Application for MI Artists State-wide Juried Exhibition

Summer Solstice: Farms of the Great Lakes Bay Region Plein Air Paint-Out

Sponsored by Michigan Sugar

The Farms of Great Lakes Bay Region Plein Air Paint-Out is open to Michigan artists and will take place on farms within a 30 mile radius of Bay City, Michigan. Artists will have the opportunity to create paintings on location at farms who supply Michigan Sugar with sugar beets.

This event is part of our Summer Solstice Art-A-Thon. In lieu of registration fee, we are requesting  that each artist start a Facebook Fundraiser for Studio 23 where family and friends can pledge donations in your name.

Application for Summer Solstice Plein Air Paint out

Painters & Potters 2022

Studio 23’s annual Painters & Potters exhibit features the artwork of students and faculty at Studio 23. Students who have taken an adult level class between July, 2021 and July, 2022 and 100 Day Project members are eligible to submit up to 5 works of art for this exhibit.

For information on how to apply, follow the link below. Deadline for Entry is July 9, 2022.

Application for Painters & Potters 2022

Artist-in-Residence Program

Studio 23 is currently accepting applications from fiber and textile artists residing in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, or Wisconsin. An exhibit of new work created by the selected artist will be held at Studio 23 from September to November 2022.

This opportunity is made possible by the C Joanne Grabinski Artist-in-Residence Fund.

The deadline for application has passed. The application will be available again in 2023.

50 Artists of the Great Lakes Bay Region

50 Artists of the Great Lakes Bay Region is a bi-annual juried exhibition which showcases the works of 50 artists who live and/or work in the Michigan counties of Saginaw, Bay, Midland, Isabella, Gratiot, Clare, Gladwin, and Arenac. Each of the 50 artists featured in this exhibit is also included in our Art Around the City project. Art Around the City is an outdoor exhibition that you can view in Downtown and Uptown Bay City, Veterans Park, and Bigelow Park around the Bay City Railtrail.

Application for 50 Artists of the Great lakes Bay Region will be available again in 2023.