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 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

Creature and Creepers

October Window Exhibit

An exhibit featuring the real, mythical, and imaginary creatures that send shivers down our spines.

Open to all mediums. Entry fee is $5 for Studio 23 members and $10 for non-members. Artists limited to one piece of artwork per entry. Work will be displayed in the Studio 23 gallery window from October 14th to November 19th, 2022.

Registration Deadline: Sunday, October 9th, 11:59 p.m

Follow this link for registration and guidelines.

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 agibas@studio23baycity.org.

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 agibas@studio23baycity.org.

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.

The deadline for entry has passed. The MI Artists application will be available again in 2024.

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.

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.