2017 Tri-County High School Exhibition Call for Entries

The Art Department Gallery (ADG), Wayne State University (WSU), Detroit, MI presents a call for entries for its annual Tri-County High School Exhibition.  The exhibition dates are March 24 through April 7, 2017.  The exhibition will feature approximately fifty artworks by high school students from Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.  (All students selected to exhibit their work in the show will be offered a $1000 WSU Department of Art and Art History Scholarship. Students accepted into the Department of Art and Art History can redeem their offered scholarship upon enrollment with a declared major in Art, Art History or Design and Merchandising.)

ELIGIBILITY:  Open to all 10th through 12th grade-level public, private, and home-schooled students from Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.  Students applying for admission to Wayne State University and other high school students are eligible. 

ACCEPTED WORKS:  Submissions will be juried and selected by a committee from the Department of Art and Art History.  Selections will be based on quality, presentation, and proper application format.

Selected works can be hand delivered or shipped.  Instructions will be included in a notification e-mail letter. The artist entrant will be responsible for transporting their work to and from the gallery. Every precaution will be taken to handle artwork with the utmost care. However, the Art Department Gallery and Wayne State University will not be responsible for damage or loss from any cause.

NOTIFICATION:  Notification of accepted and non-accepted works will be sent via email.

AWARDS:  Seven awards will be given for outstanding artworks in the exhibition: First Place, Second Place, Third Place, 3 Honorable Mentions,  and 1 Outstanding Teacher Award

 First Place: WSU $3,000 Scholarship Award, Workshop Award, and $150 Dick Blick Certificate.
Second Place: WSU $2,000 Scholarship Award, Workshop Award, and $150 Dick Blick Certificate
Third Place: WSU $1,000 Scholarship Award, Workshop Award, and $150 Dick Blick Certificate
Honorable Mention: Workshop Award and $150 Dick Blick Certificate
Teacher Award:  Workshop Award and $150 Dick Blick Certificate 

Awarded scholarships can be redeemed by students who successfully apply and are accepted into the James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History’s Bachelor of Fine Arts program at Wayne State University.

CONDITIONS:  Students can submit a maximum of three artworks.  Artwork must be original.  Copies of published photos are not acceptable.   Applicants are encouraged, but not required to submit two-dimensional work with a maximum size of 48” in any direction. Sculptural and ceramic work must fit through a 6’ by 8’ door and weigh less than 70 pounds.  Video works are eligible.  All accepted video works will be presented on flat screen monitors provided by the gallery.   Selected videos must be looped on a DVD and have a pixel aspect ratio of 720 x 480 or higher.  Artists may not substitute another work for an accepted work, alter a work after submission, nor withdraw a work after it has been accepted. The Art Department Gallery reserves the right to refuse any entry which does not match the images submitted or meet the criteria. The gallery reserves the right to refuse work that is not appropriate for the space.

ENTRY PROCEDURE:  Please use the online entry form to upload your submissions.  The entry form will be available for submissions from January 30 through February 20, 2017.  Apply below.

January 30:  call opens
February 20:  deadline for submissions
February 21-February 27:  jury
February 27:  notification via email
March 14-18:  delivery of works
March 21-23:  installation
March 24: Show Opening Reception with Awards Presentation at 6:30PM (5-8PM) 
April 7:  Exhibition Closes 
April 11-14:  artwork pick up


QUESTIONS:  For more information if you are having difficulties submission through this process, please contact laura.makar@wayne.edu

Submissions for this form have closed on February 20, 2017 at 11:59 pm.