Artist Opportunities

Studio 23 Plein Air Showcase

Artists who have participated in Studio 23 Plein Air events in 2022 are invited to deliver 1 to 3 plein air artworks for a Plein Air Showcase. Let’s bring some warm weather and sunshine into the gallery during the cold weeks of winter!

Entries should be artwork created during Studio 23 Plein Air events. Artworks started as plein air and finished at home are acceptable. Artworks based on preliminary studies created during plein air events are also acceptable. Please limit Not for Sale entries to one.

Deadline to register: January 6, 2023

Follow this link for registration and guidelines.

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 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.

Artist-in-Residence Program

Studio 23 will be accepting applications for our Artist-in-Residence Program in early 2023. An exhibit of new work created by the selected artist will be held at Studio 23 later in the year. Dates and requirements are coming soon.

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

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.