56th Annual Greater Michigan Art Exhibition

September 23rd, 2017 – November 5th, 2017


The 56th Annual Greater Michigan Art Exhibition is one of the few remaining statewide visual arts competitions in Michigan. Organized by Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art (ABDM) at Midland Center for the Arts, this exhibition provides a forum for the most recent developments by Michigan artists. The gallery spaces at Midland Center for the Arts provide a dramatic stage for the display of contemporary work and are especially suited for the exhibition of large-scale works. Each year we bring to Midland reputable arts professionals from around the country to serve as jurors for the exhibition. From leading artists, to curators, to directors to galleries and museums, our jurors bring their experience and knowledge about the contemporary art scene into the curatorial selection and awards designations. Cash awards and exhibition awards underscore the formal and expressive accomplishments of the artists included in the exhibit.


Mr. Jason Franz
Founding Executive Director & Chief Curator, Visual Artist and Educator for Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati Ohio.


  1. Best of Show     $ 1,000
  2. First Prize     $ 500
  3. Second Prize     $ 300
  4. Third Prize     $ 200
  5. Two Alden B. Dow Museum Solo Exhibition Awards
  6. Delta College Artist Award     $ 300
  7. Saginaw Valley State University Artist Award     $ 250
  8. Northwood University Artist Award     $ 250


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 three years will be accepted. NO GICLEES, REPRODUCTIONS OR COPIES OF ORIGINAL ART WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED. Digital files submitted for jurying must be a non-altered representation of the actual works to be considered for exhibition.


$40 for up to three images

This is a two-phased jury process.  Please take note!

If you are accepted through the first jury process you are guaranteed inclusion in the exhibition with a minimum of one work after the final jury.


Entry deadline extended to August 21, 2017.

Entry Process: All applications will be processed online through CaFÉ (CallForEntry.org).

CaFÉ is free to participating artists and includes detailed tutorials. After reviewing our prospectus AND the CaFÉ tutorial, if you have questions contact us via phone @ 989-631-5930 x.1404, or email, [email protected] and we will assist you.


Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 7 – 9 pm. Remarks & Award presentation to begin at 7:30 pm.