Last week to enter the 50 Artists of the Great Lakes Bay Region 2021


April 19, 2021 to April 23, 2021 All working days 12:00 am - 11:55 pm

50 Artists of the Great Lakes Bay Region + Art Around the City 2021 will showcase the works of 50 artists who live and/or work in the Michigan counties of Saginaw, Bay, Midland, Isabella, Gratiot, Clare, Gladwin, and Arenac. A panel of experts in the visual arts and community leaders from the region will select the artists. 50 original artworks will be displayed in the Rowley and Tabor Galleries at Studio 23/ The Arts Center from September 23 – November 13, 2021.  In addition, 50 images from the selected artists will be installed and displayed as part of Art Around the City on the Bay City Riverwalk and downtown Bay City for two years.

There will a $1000 cash award for Best of Show selected by the panel of jurors as well as awards of merit and honorable mentions.

Open to all artists 18 years or older and live and/or work in the Michigan counties of Saginaw, Bay, Midland, Isabella, Gratiot, Clare, Gladwin, and Arenac. Works in all media are eligible. No giclees, reproductions, or copies of original artwork will be acepted. Digital files submitted must be non-altered representations of the actual works to be considered for exhibition. Artwork created within the last five years is eligible for submission. Artwork previously exhibited in juried exhibits at Studio 23 is not eligible. There are a limited number of entry fee scholarships available for this exhibit.

Please contact our curator, Valerie Allen, at for more information or ask questions. You can also call Studio 23 at 989-894-2323 during Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 5 pm to speak with our staff. 

Deadline for entry is 11:59 pm, April 23, 2021.

Click here for entry form. 

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