Buy, sell art at the DCAC’s Art Exchange Aug. 15-18

The DCAC is inviting all art collectors, artists and art enthusiasts to participate in its 4th Annual Art Exchange. This exciting Art Sale is also a fundraiser offering participants a chance to display and sell artwork with a portion of sales benefiting the Padzieski Art Gallery and its many community projects and programs.  

With an open invitation to all, the Dearborn Community Arts Council’s Padzieski Art Gallery is holding an Art Exchange and Art Sale on Aug. 15-18 from 12-7 p.m. 

This is the fourth Art Sale fundraiser to benefit the gallery and it offers a special opportunity for artists and collectors to sell their art. The Art Exchange also provides a venue for those looking to purchase beautiful gifts of art for the upcoming holidays or just to freshen up their own collections with new art.

The art exchange is a fundraiser for the Dearborn Community Arts Council. There is no admission fee to attend.

How to submit art

The DCAC will choose work from submissions from throughout our region. These works include paintings, prints, photography and other fine and decorative art.  Participating artists and collectors will split proceeds from the sale of their art with the DCAC for support of its various community programs and upkeep of the Padzieski Art Gallery.

Donations of art are also appreciated.

All art must be dropped off Thursday, Aug. 8, Friday, Aug. 9 or Tuesday, Aug. 13 between the hours of 3-7 p.m. at the gallery.

Artwork submitted must be properly wired and ready to hang.

Participants may submit their paperwork for including their art in the exchange by using the form below, or may pick up the form in the gallery.

The Padzieski Art Gallery is located in the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center at 15801 Michigan Ave. in Dearborn.

Art Exchange Submission Form

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You may submit up to five works of art for consideration. Please list all works in one form.


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.

OPENING RECEPTION AND SPECIAL EVENTS:

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.

ELIGIBILITY AND CONDITIONS:

  • 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.

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

JURORS:
DCAC board members and local artists Lance Rosol and Gayle Dickerson

AWARDS:
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

JURY AND ENTRY FEE:

  • $20 per entry (first two) and $10 (entries after first two)
  • You may submit up to two entries in each category
  • ENTRY FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE

ENTRY PROCEDURES:

  • 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.

HAND DELIVERY AND PICKUP OF ENTRIES:

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.

DECLINED WORK:

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.

SALES / GALLERY COMMISSIONS:

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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Mayors Arts Awards 2014

Celebrate the 30th annual Mayor’s Arts Awards on April 10

The public is invited to celebrate several people and organizations who made 2017 an exciting and productive year in the arts in the greater Dearborn community.

The Dearborn Community Arts Council and the Mayor’s Office are proud to present the 30th annual Mayor’s Arts Awards ceremony on Tuesday, April 10 at 7 p.m. in “Studio A” at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center. An afterglow reception to follow in the Padzieski Art Gallery. Admission is free to the awards and the afterglow and the public are invited to come and celebrate with the honorees.

The Center is located at 15801 Michigan Ave. in Dearborn.

The Mayor’s Arts Awards Selection Committee announces and congratulates these individuals and organizations being honored for their work in the arts in 2017:

2017 Volunteer Award: DAVID WOOD

2017 Artist Award: HAYDAR AL YASIRY

2017 DCAC Bravo Award:  LESLIE HERRICK

2017 Mayor's Award: NORETTA DUNWORTH

2017 Arts Educator Award: SHARON BALOGA

2017 Arts Patron Award: PARK PLACE CATERERS

2017 Arts Organization Award: STOUT THEATER COMPANY

These great friends to our community will be honored at the Awards Ceremony, recognizing their outstanding achievements and contributions for 2017. The DCAC looks forward to spotlighting these individuals and groups who have enriched our lives and our communities with their talent, as well as their dedication and support of the arts.

Entertainment for this year’s Mayor’s Arts Awards includes a musical theater performance by students of Stout Theater Company and a special performance courtesy of The Silver Strings Dulcimer Society. MC for the evening’s festivities is WHFR’s Susan McGraw, longtime host and General Manager at Henry Ford College’s popular radio station.

Anyone interested in purchasing ad space in this year’s program (only $20-$50) should contact DCAC Executive Director Ralph Valdez at rvaldez@ci,dearborn.mi.us or 313-943-3095.