“Artists Among Us” Call for Entries

“Artists Among Us," an all-media juried art competition and exhibition, returns to the Padzieski Gallery in Dearborn Oct. 21-Nov. 13, and artists are now invited to submit their work.

Hosted by the Wayne County Council for the Arts, History and Humanities, with support from the Dearborn Community Arts Council, the annual show features works of all mediums.

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Requirements and Rules

Eligibility: The exhibition is open to all persons 18 and older who live, work or attend  educational institutions in Wayne County.

Entry Fee: The entry fee of $20 each is non-refundable. Each artist may submit up to two pieces. Entry fees are payable to  WCCAHH.

Sales:  WCCAHH retains a 30 percent commission. Michigan sales tax is collected on all sales. Artists will receive payment within 30 days after the exhibit closes.

Delivery: Works will be delivered to the Padzieski Gallery during the times specified on the Exhibition Calendar (see below). Artists wishing to ship work are responsible for meeting the deadline and assume all shipping costs.

Pick-up: Artwork not claimed within two weeks of the designated pick-up date will be deemed abandoned and will become the property of the DCAC.

Entry requirements: Two dimensional artwork no larger than 24x36 including frame must be ready to hang including finished framing and a wire attached hanging device. Work not ready to hang, as determined by input staff, will be rejected.

All artwork must be labeled on the backside for 2D work or on the bottom for 3D with:

  • Artist's Name
  • Address, City, Zip code
  • Daytime Phone & Email
  • Artwork Title
  • Medium, Dimensions, Price

Liability: WCCAHH and the Padzieski Art Gallery are not responsible for loss or damage. Every precaution is taken to assure protection of the work.

Exhibition Calendar

  • Oct.19, 12-6 p.m.: Artwork is submitted for jurying at the Padzieski Art Gallery.
  • Oct. 20: Artists will be notified only if their work has been rejected.
  • Oct. 21: Exhibit Opens. Artists Reception  TBA
  • Nov. 13: Exhibit Closes
  • Nov. 13, 4-7 p.m.: Pick up artwork


Best of Show: $150
First Prize: $100
Second Prize: $75
Third Prize: $50
Honorable Mention: $25

Jurors: The Wayne County Council for Arts, History & Humanities Exhibition Committee will jury this exhibit.

About the WCCAHH: The purpose of the Council is to act in cooperation with Wayne County arts and humanities organizations, federal, state and local governments to increase knowledge, understanding, appreciation and support of arts and humanities programs. The goal is to enhance the quality of life throughout Wayne County while simultaneously fostering and preserving an appreciation of the diverse culture, history and art of Wayne County.

The Council is governed by a volunteer, geographically diverse board of arts and cultural professionals. The council coordinates two on-going major projects to meet its purpose. Artists Among Us is an exhibition opportunity for artists throughout Wayne County, 18 years and older. The Annual Recognition Awards program honors artists, performers, educators, patrons and organizations for their efforts & contributions to enriching the cultural life of Wayne County.

All inquiries regarding this exhibit may be directed to Stella Greene by calling 734-216-0753, or emailing stellamgreene@gmail.com.