NOW OPEN: Submit your photos for DCAC Juried Photography Exhibition

The Dearborn Community Arts Council is proud to present the 24th annual Juried Photography Exhibition, set for Feb. 1-28, 2019 at the Padzieski Gallery. This year's show will honor well-known Dearborn artist, teacher and photographer Teresa Lousias, who passed away Dec. 5. Awards this year will include

The gallery is located inside of the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave. in Dearborn.

The exhibition is sponsored by photo and video gear store ProCam of Livonia.

Amateur and professional photographers alike are invited to submit their works for consideration in the show.


The Opening Party & Reception with Awards will be held Friday, Feb. 1 from 6-8 p.m. There will be a Special Memorial Gathering held Saturday, Feb. 2 at 12 p.m. to honor Teresa Lousias. Lastly, the Paczki at the Padzieski Gallery Talk with Polish treats and beverages, featuring the winning photographers discussing their work, will be held Thursday, Feb. 28 at 1:30 p.m.

All three events are free to attend.


  • Open to both amateur & professional photographers
  • Jurying will be from actual work (no slides, websites, etc.)
  • The DCAC and the City of Dearborn are responsible for works on city premises, but not for work delivered early, in damaged condition or left after the close of the exhibit.
  • We reserve the right to determine qualifying categories.

There will be three separate categories: Black & White, Color and (Digitally) Altered

DCAC board members and local artists Lance Rosol and Gayle Dickerson

Best of Show: $100 cash plus $100 ProCam gift card

B & W First Place: $50 cash plus $50 ProCam gift card
B & W Second Place: $50 cash plus $25 ProCam gift card

Color First Place:$50 cash plus $50 ProCam gift card
Color Second Place:$50 cash plus $25 ProCam gift card

Altered First Place: $50 ProCam gift card
Altered Second Place: $25 ProCam gift card


  • $20 per entry (first two) and $10 (entries after first two)
  • You may submit up to two entries in each category


  • Artists submitting photographs for this exhibit must complete the entry form and checklist, sign the form, attach a label to the back of each piece and enclose the correct entry fee. Your label must include artist’s name, title, category, price.
  • All prints must be framed under glass or plexiglass and be ready for hanging with attached wire.
  • Size is limited to 36 inches by 36 inches, including frame
  • Photographers are responsible for delivery and pick up of their work.


Entries must be dropped off between 12-7 p.m. Jan. 15 and 16. Mailed works will not be accepted. Deliver entries to the Padzieski Art Gallery inside the Ford Community Performing Arts Center, located at 15801 Michigan Avenue Dearborn MI, 48126.

Call 313-943-3095 with any questions.

All work must be picked up after the exhibition on Feb. 28 between 5-6 p.m. or on March 1 between 12-6 p.m. Any accepted or declined work NOT picked up by 6 p.m. March 1 becomes DCAC property.


Participants will be notified by email ONLY if their work is declined.  A return response will be requested. All declined work must be picked up on Jan. 24 between 2-6 p.m.


A 30 percent commission will be charged on all sales made during the exhibition. Please price work accordingly. All purchases to remain in gallery during exhibition.

Photography Exhibition Entry Form

Juried Photography Exhibition Entry Form

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Exhibition Payment via PayPal

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Shop local for unique art at the Holiday Boutique through Dec. 22

Each year, holiday shoppers and art lovers alike anticipate the transformation of the Padzieski Art Gallery into a Holiday Boutique and gift shop of fine art, practical crafts and personal hand-made gift items.

The Dearborn Community Arts Council's Holiday Boutique presents a pleasurable alternative to aggressive mall crowds and the frustrations of online shopping by offering “one-stop shopping” in the relaxed atmosphere of the Padzieski Art Gallery, open daily through Dec. 22.

Proceeds from the Holiday Boutique benefit local artists, as well as the gallery, community programs and other services provided by the DCAC.


Sunday, Nov. 25: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 26: 12-4 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 27: 12-6 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 28: 12-6 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 29: 12-6 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 30: 12-8 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 1: 12-8 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 2: 12-6 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 3: 12-8 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 4: 12-6 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 5: 12-6 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 6: 12-6 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 7: 12-8 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 8: 12-8 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 9: 12-6 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 10: 12-4 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 11: 12-6 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 12: 12-6 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 13: 12-6 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 14: 12-8 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 15: 12-8 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 16: 12-6 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 17: 12-4 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 18: 12-6 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 19: 12-6 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 20: 12-6 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 21: 12-8 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 22: 12-6 p.m.

For more information, contact Dearborn Community Arts Council Executive Director Ralph Valdez: or 313-943-3095.

“Expressions” of colored pencil art open through Nov. 9 in the Padzieski Gallery

Established in 1990, the Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA), has grown throughout the U.S. with a membership which also includes other countries from around the world. The Midwest Chapter is presenting their latest work“Expressions,” a juried competition at Dearborn’s Padzieski Art Gallery through Nov. 9 with a special Artist’s Reception /Opening Party & Awards Ceremony open to the public and with refreshments offered on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 7-9 p.m.

The judge for this show is Bonnie Auten. Auten is a multi-award winning Colored Pencil artist whose work is featured online and in various books, magazines and other publications. She believes art should be rendered well, but should serve as a window into the personality and perspective of the artist.  It is her philosophy that “Fine art must catch the eye and hold the heart.”

Colored Pencil art is experiencing a whole new level of appreciation throughout the art world. The sophistication and creative potential expressed in this medium is exciting for artists and art lovers world-wide. The DCAC and the Padzieski Art gallery are proud to bring this art form back to Dearborn following the success of last year’s “Glorious Color” exhibit. All awards will be announced at the Artist’s Reception and Opening Party on Oct. 18.