12 x 12 Member Show 2023

16th Annual 12×12 Show – 

Framer’s Edge Gallery, 1856 W. Grand River Ave., Okemos

Once again the challenge of the square format! 

Registration deadline:  Tuesday, May 23, 5:00 pm
Drop off art:  Tuesday, May 30, 10 am – 5:00 pm
Reception:  Sunday, June 25, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Pick-up:  Wednesday, June 28, 10 am – 5:30 pm


 Open without a fee to members who have paid dues for 2022–2023.

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY.  Artwork may be disqualified for not following these rules.  Ask questions if you don’t understand something. 

The challenge is to design your composition within a 12×12″ square format.  The artwork image itself must be 12×12″.
You may NOT paint a false border within to change it to a rectangle, round, oval, etc.
You may NOT paint the mat as part of your artwork.
You may NOT paint the frame as part of your artwork.
You may NOT hang it at an angle.
Unframed gallery-wrapped canvas (no staples showing) with painted sides allowed.
Canvases/panels may be framed up to approx. 3″ frame.
If work is matted it must be square and the opening must be square; up to 3″ each side accepted, plus a narrow frame.

Work must be original, conceived and created by the artist, and not exhibited in a previous judged Guild show. Artwork created in an instructional setting, including, but not limited to workshops and art classes is not eligible for submission. No direct copying of stock images, historic photos, or of any reference to which you do not hold total copyright is allowed. However, using such images in a piece (eg. collage) where those images have been significantly transformed is allowed. 

Copies and reproductions of original works of art, whether embellished or not, are not eligible for submission. However, prints such as photographs, lithographs, woodcuts, engravings, etching, screen prints, and digital works are acceptable as long as they are labeled as such.

Each member may submit 1 (one) piece.  All entries must be dry and wired for hanging (NO sawtooth hangers!) with the artist’s name clearly attached to the back of the artwork.  The Guild reserves the right to decline any work that does not meet the above requirements.

NO narrative explanations or description of artwork.  Words may be included as a part of the composition/artwork.

Email a .jpg of your entry as a reply to the NewsByte, with the file named according to the title and name of artist.   Example:  Picture Jane Cloutier.jpg.
Also, Framer’s Edge reserves the right to decline any artwork they consider unacceptable.  Work must remain at Framer’s Edge for the entire show and ALL work MUST be for sale.

Framer’s Edge and MMAG will take all precautions to safeguard your work, but neither can be responsible for the loss or any damage to your work. You are responsible for insuring your artwork if you wish.

Framer’s Edge will take a commission of 35% on sales.

If you cannot make the posted times, please arrange for someone to deliver/pick up your work. We will not be responsible for your work.  Work dropped off early (unless your piece is already at the gallery being framed by Framer’s Edge) will NOT be eligible for judging.  Artists who do not pick up their work on time are NOT eligible to enter the next MMAG show.

ALL WORK MUST BE REGISTERED BEFORE CHECK IN.  No work will be accepted at check in that has not been registered by the deadline. Sorry, no walk-ins. Registration allows the gallery to preprint tags and plan for space requirements, and is required prior to check-in for the show. Registration is now closed.