Artist Opportunities

Painters & Potters 2023

July 20 – September 9, 2023

Public reception: July 20, 2023, 5 – 7 p.m.

This annual exhibit showcases the artwork created by the talented students and instructors of Studio 23 during the 2022–2023 terms. Students

Students, Faculty, and The 100 Day Project members of Studio 23 are invited to submit five images (jpegs) of artworks for Painters and Potters 2023 exhibit. Students must have been enrolled in a class between July 2022 – July 2023. All artwork must have been created during that time and not exhibited in Painters and Potters before.

Click here for application and details.


The Circuit

The Circuit is a partnership between Studio 23 and local businesses to bring a rotating display of artwork to lobbies, conference rooms, seating areas, and more within our community. We currently partner with six area businesses with a variety of spaces and needs. Artwork entered into The Circuit is rotated on a quarterly basis, visiting several locations before returning to the artist. Qualifying artists should have a large body of work and be prepared to part with 10-20 pieces, dependent on scale, for a time frame of 3 months to a year.

For information on displaying your artwork in The Circuit, contact Curator of Exhibits & Membership Amy Gibas at

Application for Exhibition

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

Application for Exhibition at Studio 23/The Arts Center

Off the Wall Member Gallery Boutique

Members of Studio 23 are eligible to display artwork for sale in the Studio 23 Off the Wall Member Gallery Boutique. Purchases made from the Off the Wall Gallery may be taken home the same day, or placed on layaway to be taken home once payment is complete. The Off the Wall Gallery is continuously updated as artwork is sold and new art is delivered.

For information on becoming a member, visit our membership page.

To schedule an appointment to discuss displaying your work, contact Curator of Exhibits & Membership Amy Gibas at

Studio 23 Visiting Artist Program

The mission of the Studio 23 Visiting Artist Program, through selection of an annual visiting artist, is to enhance the experience of Art for our community via exposure to a greater diversity of artists, art media, and artistic styles.

Application is open to artists of all media and styles, with preference for those that will meet the program’s mission of bringing more diversity to our community. Please see application below for application requirements, requirements of the selected artist, and details on funding.

This opportunity is made possible by the C Joanne Grabinski Visiting Artist Fund.


The deadline for application has passed. An exhibit of new work created by the selected artist will be held at Studio 23 from August 24 to October 21, 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.

Deadline for entry has passed. Application for 50 Artists of the Great Lakes Bay Region and Art Around the City will be available again in 2025.


Exhibition dates: September 21-November 11, 2023

Artists’ reception: September 21, 2023, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

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.

The deadline for entry has passed. Application for MI Artists All-State Juried Exhibition will be available again in 2024.