Fall Member Show 2020

Fall Member Show
October 2020-January 2021, Neighborhood Empowerment Center, 600 W. Maple, Lansing Michigan

Registration: Monday, October 12 by 5:00 pm.
Check in: Thursday, October 15, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
On display until: January 6, 2021

Eligibility / Exhibit Requirements – Membership must be current by October 8, 2020.

For your safety and to follow current Covid guidelines, drop-off will be in the lobby area.  Personal distancing, limited contact, and mask requirements must be followed.  
The pick-up date for the current Volunteer Show is extended until Thursday, October 15 in order to limit exposure for members and volunteers.  Members will be allowed to pick up artwork and drop off artwork in the same visit.  Pick-up will be from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. Thursday, October 15 at the NEC building.  (So if you only need to pick up work, you can come between 3:00 and 4:00.  If you have work to drop off AND work to pick up, between 4:00 and 5:00.  If you only have work to drop off, you can come between 5:00 and 6:00.  This is to reduce crowding.  But works will be returned and accepted through this whole time period, 3:00 – 6:00, if you cannot meet those limitations.)
If you would like to volunteer to hang the Fall show, contact Nanette Mathe at midmichiganartguild@gmail.com.
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 are not eligible for submission. No direct copying of stock images, historic photos, or of any reference to which you do not hold total copyright are 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 a label attached to the back of the artwork including your name, the title, media, and price.  The Guild reserves the right to decline any work that does not meet the above requirements.
Also, NEC reserves the right to decline any artwork they consider unacceptable.  Work must be acceptable for all ages.  (There is a Head Start program in the building.) Work must remain at NEC for the entire show.
Liability and Insurance – NEC 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.
Sales and Commission – Works do not have to be for sale.  NEC does not take a commission on sales, but requests  a 10% donation to the CAHP (Capital Area Housing Partnership on any sales.

Exhibit Calendar

  • Registration is now closed.
  • Thursday, October 15: Check-in at NEC.  4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
  • Wednesday, January 6: end of show.

If you cannot make the posted times, please arrange for someone to deliver/pick up your work. No other times will be available. This is for minimum disruption of gallery business.

Registration – 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 committee to pre-print tags and plan for space requirements, and is required prior to check-in for the show. 

All registrations will receive a confirmation email.