Exhibitions & Events


FLY | DROWN is a performance that uses mundanity as a tool for accessing pleasure for Black femme queer bodies. The performance utilizes somatic techniques that are particular to these bodies as they move between public and private spaces. FLY | DROWN was awarded a $25,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as a winner of its Knight Arts Challenge, which funds ideas that engage and enrich Detroit through the Arts. The award will support DAM’s performance and installation of FLY | DROWN, by dancer and choreographer, Jennifer Harge, curated by Taylor Renee Aldridge. This grant requires a match, so please support the project by donating here.

DAM’s Annual Scholarship Exhibition – Wayne State University – Spring of 2019

The Detroit Artists Market has selected Wayne State University as the beneficiary of the 2019 John F. Korachis Annual Scholarship and Exhibition Program. All currently enrolled Wayne State University sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students from the James P. Duffy Department of Art including ceramics, design, fibers, metals, painting, photography, print media and sculpture are invited to apply for this scholarship and exhibition program. Non-students do not qualify for this exhibition.

All the scholarship “finalists” (usually 12 students) selected by the scholarship committee, will be invited to participate with each finalist showing multiple works of art in the forthcoming scholarship exhibition that will open on March 8, 2019 at the Detroit Artists Market, along with the invited alumni and faculty. All exhibited works must be for sale. The three student scholarship recipients will be announced during the exhibition opening reception.

The opening reception of the scholarship exhibition will be Friday, March 8, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and continue through April 13, 2019 at the Detroit Artists Market Gallery, located in the Cultural Center Area at 4719 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48201. The opening of the scholarship exhibition is a celebratory event that is extremely well attended every year. The Gallery also provides a focus of interest on the students’ artwork during the entire exhibition period.


If you have any questions, please contact Helen Vachon, DAM Exhibitions Manager, by email at hvachon@detroitartistsmarket.org or by phone at 313-832-8540. You can also contact the Scholarship Committee Chairman, John F. Korachis, at 313-963-4100.

All Media Exhibition, Juried by Tylonn J. Sawyer

Tylonn J. Sawyer, our juror for the All Media Exhibition, is an American figurative artist, educator, and curator living and working in Detroit. His work centers around themes of individual and collective identity, race, history and pop culture. His drawings and paintings have been included in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad. Sawyer is a full-time instructor of art at Oakland Community College and teaches drawing at the College for Creative Studies. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in drawing and painting from Eastern Michigan University and a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from the New York Academy of Art: Graduate School of Figurative Art.

Participating Artists Include:

Alex Youkanna, Amber Resseguie, Antoine McDowell, Beth Billups, Boisali Biswas, Bruce Giffin, Candace Law, Carole Harris, Carole Morisseau, Catherine Peet, Chris Charron, Christine Ritchie, Christopher Crowder, Claudia Hershman, David Tyndall, Dominique Chastenet De Gery, Elise Martin, Evan Condron, Frances Seikaly, Gregory Carr, Irina Bondarenko, James Brown, Janis Walker, Jaye Schlesinger, Jide Aje, Joan Jones, Feather Chiaverini, John Kilpatrick, Karmen Wettlin, Kip Kowalski, Kristen Canda, Larry Zdeb, Lawrence Sekulich, Leman Lambert, Marco Sbrocca, Mark M. Burton, Maurits Sier, Mia Risberg, Michael O’Reilly, Myles Gallagher, Nina Caruso, Pat Duff, Priscilla Phifer, Rick Vian, Sajeev Visweswaran, Sandra Rice, Steven A Hauptman, Todd Mitchell, Whitney Sage, Yvette Rock, and Yvette van der Velde,