The Detroit Artists Market

ARTIST OPPORTUNITY - Call For Entry - Garden Party & Art Sale 2014

ARTIST OPPORTUNITY - Call For Entry - Garden Party & Art Sale 2014

April 03, 2014 - April 26, 2014

The Garden Party & Art Sale is a DAM tradition from our earliest years. It is a four hour art sale event, hosted outdoors. It offers our members a memorable event in a beautiful setting.

Garden Sale Calendar
April 26, 2014 - Postmark Deadline for entries
May 10, 2014 - Jury results mailed to artists via USPS
June 19, 2014 - Garden Party & Art Sale (Josephine F. Ford Sculpture Garden at the College for Creative Studies)

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METAPHYSICAL: A CCS Thesis Exhibition at the Detroit Artists Market

METAPHYSICAL: A CCS Thesis Exhibition at the Detroit Artists Market

April 10, 2014 - April 10, 2014


The Detroit Artists Market (DAM) is pleased to present a College for Creative Studies Fine Art Thesis pop-up featuring work by seniors; Sunshine Faiman, Alice Victoria Schneider, and Fatima Sow.  Through diversified mediums, each artist creates works that examine a passage of time. Artists investigate the concept of self through a physiological, cultural, and psychological standpoint, while allowing a concrete entryway into intimate themes. Pulling from profound elements, each artist work to obtain equilibrium amongst components they inquire.

Opens on Thursday, April 10th, 2014 6-9pm. Free and open to the public.


Exhibiting Artists
Sunshine Faiman
Alice Victoria Schneider
Fatima Sow

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Biannual All Media Exhibition 2014

Biannual All Media Exhibition 2014

April 18, 2014 - May 23, 2014

The Detroit Artists Market is pleased to present the Biannual All Media Exhibition 2014. Opening Friday, April 18th, 2014, DAM will host a public opening and awards reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  This year, the DAM invited artist and writer, Timothy van Laar, from the College of Creative Studies to select from over 200 pieces of artwork submitted for consideration. The All Media Exhibition will feature a wide array of work from 58 local artists.

Biannual All Media Exhibition runs from Friday, April 18th through Saturday, May 23rd, 2014.
Opening Reception: Friday, April 18th 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Exhibiting Artists
Brianna Barron
Robert Beras
Robert Bielat
Craig Billings
Austin Brady
Coco Bruner
Taurus Burns
Rod Carter
Chris Charron
Leslie Cislo
Robert Brian Cronin
Yoriko Cronin
Peter Crow
Laurie D’Alessandro
Kelly Darke
Janice Degen
Dominique de Gery
Rodney Denne
d’Ann deSimone
Joan Farago
Amy Fell Burford
Jan Filarski
Cynthia Foley
Carrie Fonder
Ani Garabedian
Bruce Giffin
Mary Ann Grauf
Howard Haarer
Carol Hanna
Al Hebert
Claudia Hershman
Craig Hinshaw
Eugenia Hoag
Bill Jackson,
Meighen Jackson
Yunjang Kang
Deborah Kashdan
Matt Kolbrener
Hiroko Lancour
Jean Lannen
Nicole MacDonald
Laura Makar
Sarah Nesbitt
Steven Padilla
John Pappas
Brian Pitman
Kathyrose Pizzo
Marcia Polenberg
Rachel Reynolds
Yvette Rock
Ann Smith
Eric Smith
Karen Snow
Roberta Socia
Weatherly Stroh
Bryant Tillman
Rick Vian
Tommy Wilson

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2014 ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS & EXHIBITION - CRANBROOK ACADEMY OF ART

2014 ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS & EXHIBITION - CRANBROOK ACADEMY OF ART

February 28, 2014 - April 05, 2014


DAM Annual Scholarship Awards & Exhibition: Cranbrook Academy of Art

February 28th, 2014 and runs through April 5th, 2014.

The Detroit Artists Market proudly presents its 2014 Detroit Artists Market Annual Scholarship Awards and Exhibition. The presentation of the scholarship awards to outstanding Cranbrook Academy of Art (CAA) graduate students will be presented at the opening on Friday, February 28th, 2014. This exhibition will present works by three scholarship recipients along with seven other student finalists and many distinguished CAA alumni.

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3RD Thursday DAM Pop-Up: Winter Classic “Now and Then” A CCS Exhibition

3RD Thursday DAM Pop-Up: Winter Classic “Now and Then” A CCS Exhibition

February 20, 2014 - February 21, 2014

DAM and the College for Creative Studies present....The Second Annual: Winter Blast "Now and Then" 

3RD Thursday - Thursday, February 20th, 2014 6pm-9pm at the Detroit Artists Market

A celebration of the amazing work of CCS Photography department alumni and an introduction to the work of the Photography department juniors.  This exhibition will be on display Thursday, February 20th - 21st, 2014. 

Winter Blast "Now and Then" is a collaborative exhibition with the College For Creative Studies Photography Department, CCS Career Services and the Alumni Office and the Detroit Artists Market. 

Gallery hours: 11am-6pm Tues-Saturday

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A DAM Pop-up show: “Urban Legends: An Allen Park Exhibition”

A DAM Pop-up show: “Urban Legends: An Allen Park Exhibition”

January 10, 2014 - January 10, 2014

DAM is pleased to present a DAM Pop-up exhibition...

"Urban Legends: An Allen Park Exhibition"
Friday, January 10th, 2014 - 6-9pm

"Five young women explore their passion for the city of Detroit, women's fashion, women's beauty, imagination, creativity, and science. " Allen Park High School

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“3” Kathryn Brackett Luchs, Lois Teicher & Marie Woo

“3” Kathryn Brackett Luchs, Lois Teicher & Marie Woo

January 17, 2014 - February 15, 2014

Detroit Artists Market is pleased to present “3” an exhibition featuring the dynamic works of three major figures of the Detroit arts community: Kathryn Brackett Luchs, Lois Teicher and Marie Woo. For over 3 decades their work has touched upon concepts and themes such as feminism, time/space, beauty and tradition. This diverse exhibition will feature metal sculpture, paintings, photography and video installation. DAM will also be hosting a gallery talk moderated by Sharon Zimmerman of the Kresge Foundation on Saturday, February 15th, 2014 11a.m. – 1p.m..

Gallery Talk
Saturday, February 15th, 2014 11a.m. – 1p.m. Moderated by Sharon Zimmerman of The Kresge Foundation.

3 Kathryn Brackett Luchs, Lois Teicher and Marie Woo opens Friday, January 17th, 2014 and runs through February 15th, 2014.



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The last Art Detroit Now 3RD Thursday of the year - with special guest DJ DABNOSE!

The last Art Detroit Now 3RD Thursday of the year - with special guest DJ DABNOSE!

December 19, 2013 - December 19, 2013

DJ DABNOSE will be playing some obscure Christmas music (the good stuff) and, of course, party jamz! So come have a snack, enjoy the tunes and get some holiday shopping done from our Art For The Holidays exhibition..You'll find something for everyone!

Spend your Thursday evening with us on this December edition of Art Detroit Now's 3RD Thursday!

Happy Holidays!

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Art For The Holidays 2013

Art For The Holidays 2013

November 08, 2013 - December 28, 2013

Holiday Week Schedule

  • Today, Sunday, December 22nd is our last day open before Christmas - come see us today until 5pm!
  • We will be CLOSED Monday, December 23rd through Wednesday, December 25th.
  • DAM will be OPEN this Thursday, Friday and Saturday (December 26-28) 11am-6pm for a few more days to enjoy Art For The Holidays. Bring your family and out-of-town guests! 
Donate Today
With so much art and activities happening in the upcoming year, we need everyone's help to bring the best of Detroit art to the public. We want you on our growing list of DAM members and donors who are leading the way to provide more opportunities for local artists and develop supportive audiences.  As a 501(c)3 nonprofit group, contributions from individuals like yourself are a crucial part of our budget - we can't do it without you!  Please make a difference now in support of our mission - with your charitable contribution to the Twelve DAM Days of Christmas!

Many thanks from everyone at the
Detroit Artists Market for an incredible year -
Happy Holidays!


ART FOR THE HOLIDAYS
November 8th, 2013 – December 28th, 2013
The Detroit Artists Market proudly presents its annual Art For The Holidays! A favorite Detroit art and shopping destination for more than 80 years, Detroit Artists Market (DAM) transforms the gallery from a fine art exhibition space to a fun, energetic gift market featuring more than 125 area artists. The wide range of original art at Art For The Holidays includes paintings, jewelry, metal, photography, books, cards, glass, ceramics, fibers and much more. Art For The Holidays shoppers and collectors will enjoy buying local, finding unique gifts of art for friends and family, and supporting the thriving and vital Detroit arts community. Art For The Holidays runs Nov. 9th— Dec. 28th, 2013.

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Noel Night

Noel Night

December 07, 2013 - December 07, 2013


It’s Noel Night at DAM!

Come enjoy live music by Steve Jarosz, have a snack and shop...DAM loves being a part of your fun filled Noel Night!

We are open regular hours beginning at 11am, and official festivities kick off at 5pm.

DAM members (Individual level and up) enjoy our 10% Members Discount on all purchases during Art For The Holidays!

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First Grabs Friday - Art For The Holidays Preview Party

First Grabs Friday - Art For The Holidays Preview Party

November 08, 2013 - November 08, 2013

First Grabs Friday - Art For The Holidays Preview Party

You are invited to this special FIRST GRABS FRIDAY Preview Party on Friday, November 8th, 2013, from  5 - 9 p.m.  DAM members’ tickets are only $10, and non-members pay just $20 at the door for the exclusive opportunity to shop FIRST at this year’s Art For The Holidays. DAM Members (Individual level and up) receive 10% off on all Art For The Holidays purchases.

Get your tickets today!

TICKETS
Current DAM members tickets are only $10 (all membership levels)
Non-members pay just $20
Special Offer: purchase a new DAM membership and get a members’ rate ticket free! ($50 value for just $40 Individual membership)

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ADN Gallery Week at DAM: Danny Kroha Friday, Oct 4th!

ADN Gallery Week at DAM: Danny Kroha Friday, Oct 4th!

October 04, 2013 - October 04, 2013

GALLERY WEEK at DAM: Danny Kroha performs Friday, Oct 4th  7pm & 8pm

Friday, October 4th, 2013 – performance begins at 7pm

Danny Kroha, performs American Folk + Blues
Musical performances begin at 7pm-7:30pm & 8pm-8:30pm  (FREE)

Danny Kroha is a founding member of the influential blues-punk band, The Gories. He presently has a band called Danny & The Darleans. Kroha also plays old time gospel, blues, folk and hokum songs on the acoustic guitar, harmonica, diddley-bow, dulcimer, and kazoo. Danny will be performing two short sets, 7-7:30pm & 8-8:30pm.

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THE CHOSEN The Exhibition Committee Selects

THE CHOSEN The Exhibition Committee Selects

September 13, 2013 - October 19, 2013

THE CHOSEN
The Exhibition Committee Selects
September 13 - October 19, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, September 13th 6:00-9:00 PM

This September the Detroit Artists Market Exhibition Committee revisits six remarkable artists, last featured in the Biannual All Media Exhibition 2012, in an exploration of their latest work.

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DAM’s EC Pop-Up Show!

DAM’s EC Pop-Up Show!

July 18, 2013 - July 18, 2013

This Third Thursday, July 18th
DAM is pleased to bring you a one-night-only special event...
"DAM's EC Pop-Up Show!"
feat. musical guest, DJ DABNOSE of TIME STEREO
Thursday, July 18, 6-9pm

DAM presents an eclectic selection of works by some of DAM’s Exhibition Committee members and music by TIME STEREO’s own DJ DABNOSE

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FIREPOWER Ceramics 2013

FIREPOWER Ceramics 2013

August 02, 2013 - August 30, 2013


FIREPOWER Ceramics 2013 opens August 2nd and runs through August 30, 2013.
DAM will host a public opening reception on Friday, August 2nd, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

This August the Detroit Artists Market (DAM) takes our inspiration from the heat of summer and transforms it into FIREPOWER Ceramics 2013. DAM assembled a curatorial team to bring their varied perspectives to consider ceramics from different angles. This curatorial team includes Tim Mast, an avid collector with an insightful eye; Tom Phardel, an accomplished ceramic artist and instructor; and Linda Ross, an experienced art dealer and consultant. FIREPOWER Ceramics 2013 features a large array of work by some of Michigan’s most talented ceramicists. It will include one-of-a-kind sculptural pieces highlighting the myriad directions an artist can take this medium. This is a show not to be missed by collectors!  Additionally, DAM will offer an engaging selection of decorative and functional ceramic works for purchase. Do not miss this opportunity to experience FIREPOWER Ceramics 2013 at the Detroit Artists Market.

“This exhibition draws attention to a diverse group of ceramic sculptors. Their works attest to the possibilities contained within a medium that remains open to further innovation. They work in a variety of styles and approaches, but they have in common the goal of transforming clay matter into fresh, visually powerful objects imbued with meaning.”  –Linda Ross

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2013 Garden Party and Art Sale

2013 Garden Party and Art Sale

June 20, 2013 - June 20, 2013

The Detroit Artists Market is pleased to announce our 2013 Garden Party and Art Sale, taking place this year on Thursday, June 20th, 2013 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the home of Angela Topacio and Matt DiDio, found in the historic setting of Detroit's Woodbridge neighborhood. For directions click here.

The Garden Party and Art Sale is a tradition that began in the 1930s, when the Detroit Artists Market was founded, as a special way of bringing together artists and patrons for a fun and beautiful afternoon. This year features artworks by more than 100 emerging and established local artists and will include paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture, jewelry, glass, ceramics, fiber, and much more!

Our special musical entertainment is Steve Jarosz Latin and Flamenco Trio. Guests will also enjoy appetizers and sweets generously provided by Angelina Italian Bistro, Motor City Brewing Works, Mudgie's Deli, Slows To Go and Whole Foods Market.

Click here to become a DAM Member and join in the fun! Please plan to join us at this year’s event. The Garden Party and Art Sale admission is a DAM membership.  Membership in the Detroit Artists Market – a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization – is easy and affordable.  Membership and memberships for guests may be renewed or purchased prior to the event or at the door.  All art sales support local artists and the Detroit Artists Market.  Click here to begin or renew your membership today, or call DAM at 313.832.8540.

While the gallery will not be open on June 20th for the Third Thursdays gallery crawl, please join us that day at the Garden Party and Art Sale! The event is just a few blocks away in the nearby Woodbridge neighborhood.

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EDGE

EDGE

June 07, 2013 - July 13, 2013

The Detroit Artists Market (DAM) is pleased to present EDGE, a group exhibition of twelve artists reconfiguring established thinking and current perceptions of art. Juried by Melanie Manos, the exhibition runs June 7th–July 13th, 2013. DAM will host a public opening reception Friday, June 7th from 6:00 – 9:00pm where gallery visitors can experience this exhibition featuring paintings, sculpture, multi-media, and interactive works.

Gallery Talk: Saturday, June 22nd from 2:00-4:00pm. DAM will be hosting a gallery talk open to the public with the juror and exhibiting artists.

Featured Wall Artist: Matt Lewis, painting

EDGE features artists:
KT Andresky
Scott Berels
Jeanne Bieri
Coco Bruner
Rick Cronn
Nanci LaBret Einstein
Marissa Jezak
Ted William Lottman
Kate Paul
Amy Nicole Swift
Sue Carman-Vian
Tommy Wilson

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LINE BY LINE - Drawing Explored

LINE BY LINE - Drawing Explored

April 19, 2013 - May 24, 2013

The Detroit Artists Market (DAM) is pleased to present LINE BY LINE Drawing Explored, a group exhibition with 31 local artists. Curated by Jennifer Seibert and Jack O. Summers, the exhibition runs April 19th – May 24th, 2013. DAM will host a public opening reception Friday, April 19th from 6-9pm where gallery visitors can meet the artists and have an opportunity to view and purchase the wide array of works investigating the notion of drawing. DAM will also host a Gallery Talk with the exhibiting artists on Saturday, April 27th from 2-4 pm.

LINE BY LINE Drawing Explored artists:
Corrie Baldauf, Jeanne Bieri, Joyce Brienza, Coco Bruner, Sandra Cardew, Jeff Cancelosi, Larry Cressman, Topher Crowder, Sergio De Giusti, Anne Fracassa, Lynn Galbreath, Denes Galfi, Adrian Hatfield, Tom Humes, Marc LaChance, Addie Langford, Molly Nuzzo, Michael Reedy, Rachel Reynolds, Amy Sacksteder, Gypsy Schindler, Claudia Shepard, Dolores Slowinski, Brian Spolans, Ryan Standfest, Brooks Stevens, Sally Schluter Tardella, Amanda Thatch, Greg Tom, Cody VanderKaay, and Alison Wong.

Mark Your Calendar
April 18th, 6-9pm - THIRD THURSDAY presented by Art Detroit Now. Sneak peek of "LINE BY LINE Drawing Explored", plus special guest musician Brittney Stoney.
April 19th, 6-9pm - Opening Reception
April 27th, 2-4pm - Gallery Talk
May 16th, 6-9pm - THIRD THURSDAY
May 24th, 6pm - Exhibition closes

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2013 Annual Scholarship Awards and Exhibition - Wayne State University

2013 Annual Scholarship Awards and Exhibition - Wayne State University

March 01, 2013 - April 06, 2013

The Detroit Artist’s Market proudly presents its 2013 Annual Detroit Artists Market Scholarship and Exhibition Program that includes the presentation of the scholarship awards to outstanding Wayne State University art students. The Detroit Artists Market (DAM) exhibition will present works of art by the ten student scholarship finalists as well as many distinguished alumni and faculty members. The DAM exhibition will open on March 1, 2013 with a reception: Members’ preview from 6 – 7pm, and the public opening from 7 – 10pm. The exhibition will run through April 6, 2013.

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DAM Design Show - “Design Aria”

DAM Design Show - “Design Aria”

January 18, 2013 - February 16, 2013

2013’s design show, the DAM Design Aria, turns the spotlight on what is new from Detroit’s top designers. The ensemble has been carefully orchestrated to include multiple design elements; lighting, chairs, tables, jewelry and graphic design, creating a display in harmony. DAM will once again host a runway show, On Stage, with costumes out of Michigan Opera Theatre’s design room.

2013 Design Show Opening Reception: Friday, January 18, 2013, 7pm – 10pm

"On Stage" fashion event at 8:30pm

Tickets available online HERE or call us at 313.832.8540:

DAM Member     $55 per guest

Non-Member      $65 per guest

Fabulous Attire Requested

Please RSVP by January 11, 2013

Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 313.832.8540

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12 DAM Days! - at Art For The Holidays

12 DAM Days! - at Art For The Holidays

November 09, 2012 - December 23, 2012

12 DAM DAYS!

Please join all of the Detroit Artists Market supporters this holiday season in the 12 DAM Days of Christmas by donating $12 to the DAM today. Starting on 12-12-12 and running for the next twelve days, we are inviting our friends and supporters to help keep the doors of the DAM open for another 80 years by giving just a little bit to support local art and artists.  
Who:       You!
What:      Donate $12 to support the DAM and Detroit art and artists
When:     Between 12/12/2012 and 12/24/2012
How:       Click HERE to donate NOW - and have your gift DOUBLED with a match from St. John Providence Health System Foundations!

The Detroit Artists Market Annual Art For The Holidays Show is a one-of-a-kind gift shopping experience for all!  The gallery transforms from a fine art exhibition gallery to a fun, energetic gift shop featuring all hand-made items by local artists offering a wide range of artwork and price points.  This show includes jewelry, glass, metal, ceramic, photography, accessories, paintings, drawings, sculpture, books, cards, framed prints, and the list goes on! DAM kicks off the sale with “First Grabs Friday”, a special Preview Party on Friday, November 9, 2012, from 5 – 9 p.m.  DAM members’ tickets are only $10, and non-members pay just $20 at the door for the exclusive opportunity to shop FIRST at this year’s Art For The Holidays . This market-style show opens free to the public beginning the next day – Opening Day is Saturday, November 10, 2012 from 11am – 6 p.m.  Art For The Holidays runs through December 23rd with regular gallery hours of Tuesday through Saturday, 11am to 6pm.  In December, DAM adds Sunday hours: December 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd from 12 noon to 5pm.  DAM Members (Individual level and up) receive 10% off all purchases during Art For The Holidays.  Gift Certificates and Gift Memberships are also available – share the Detroit Artists Market with your friends and family this year!  Every purchase at DAM means more dollars going directly to local artists and staying in our community.  Make a difference and have fun buying great art!
      

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BIG SHOW

BIG SHOW

September 14, 2012 - October 20, 2012

The Detroit Artists Market presents THE BIG SHOW
September 14 – October 20, 2012

The Detroit Artists Market invites you to come and immerse yourself in the experience! THE BIG SHOW is a group exhibition celebrating DAM’s 80th anniversary year with large scale works by 14 local artists. Selected and juried by the DAM Exhibition Committee, THE BIG SHOW runs September 14 – October 20, 2012, opening with a public reception Friday, September 14th from 6pm – 9pm. DAM will host a Gallery Talk with the exhibiting artists on Saturday, October 6, 2012 from 2pm – 4pm.

Photo Credit: Vanessa van Eeghen, New Creation

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80 Bucks Benefit

80 Bucks Benefit

August 16, 2012 - August 25, 2012

The Detroit Artists Market (DAM) will host a special benefit exhibition to celebrate its 80 years of serving Detroit.  The 80 Bucks Benefit features original artwork from many of the Detroit area’s best contemporary artists. All artworks, donated by the artists, will be sold at the special price of $80 each. Want to be the first to preview and purchase artworks for only $80?  The First-Dibs Preview runs from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 16th. The First-Dibs Preview of the 80 Bucks Benefit provides the exclusive opportunity to preview and purchase artwork. Tickets are $80 to attend, for either one or two people.  Door times will be strictly enforced, and all sales of artworks at $80 each are first-come, first-served.  Access to the First-Dibs Preview will be in high demand and guests are encouraged to reserve their tickets today at 313.832.8540 or by clicking HERE (use the blue button at bottom of page).

The Public Opening of the 80 Bucks Benefit offers the opportunity to view and purchase available artworks for only $80 each.  There is no cover charge for the Public Opening, which will be held on Friday, August 17th, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Door times will be strictly enforced, and all sales of available artworks at $80 each are first-come, first-served.

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DAM Night Show

DAM Night Show

June 08, 2012 - July 14, 2012

DETROIT ARTISTS MARKET NIGHT SHOW

June 8- July 14, 2012
       
The Detroit Artists Market is pleased to present NIGHT SHOW. Opening June 8, 2012, DAM will host a public opening that evening from 6 to 9 p.m.  Gallery visitors can meet the artists and have an opportunity to view and purchase the wide array of paintings, photography, mixed media on exhibit.
       
The DAM NIGHT SHOW is presented by one of the Midwest’s oldest non-profit galleries, located in Detroit’s Cultural Center.  This show is part of DAM’s 80th anniversary year with a curated exhibition of contemporary art by 31 Michigan artists.  

Exhibiting artists:
Diana Alva, Christopher Anderson, Lowell Boileau, Doug Bulka, Taurus Burns, Jason Carter, Chris Charron, Clara DeGalan, Anne Fracassa , Bruce Giffin, Adrian Hatfield, Al Hinton, Ralph Jones, Ray Katz, Jim Klein, Andrew Krieger, Stephen Magsig, Rachel McCoy-Bannerman, Jim Nawara, Sabrina Nelson, Frank Pahl, Catherine Peet, Lisa Poszywak, Lucille Procter Nawara  , Michael Reid, Christopher Samuels, Christopher Schneider, Steve Shaw, Graeme Skelton, Clint Snider, and Rick Vian.

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Garden Party and Art Sale

Garden Party and Art Sale

June 21, 2012 - June 21, 2012

DAM is closed to the public until June 8, 2012, 6-9pm for the opening of our next exhibition "Night". Please call us at 313.832.8540 with any questions - see you then!

DETROIT ARTISTS MARKET GARDEN PARTY & ART SALE
Thursday, June 21, 2012, 4pm – 8pm

Celebrating 80 years of promoting contemporary art, the Detroit Artists Market is pleased to announce our 2012 Garden Party and Art Sale, taking place this year on Thursday, June 21, 2012 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the home of Mr. Michael Hartt in the historic Indian Village neighborhood.


Become a DAM Member and Join In the fun! The Garden Party and Art Sale admission is a DAM membership.  Membership in the Detroit Artists Market – a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization – is easy and affordable.  Membership and memberships for guests may be renewed or purchased prior to the event (use the "Become a member" buttons to purchase online) or at the door.  All art sales support local artists and the Detroit Artists Market.

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Biannual All Media Exhibition 2012

Biannual All Media Exhibition 2012

April 20, 2012 - May 24, 2012

Detroit Artists Market is pleased to present its Biannual All Media Exhibition 2012. Opening April 20, 2012, DAM will host a public opening and awards reception that evening from 6pm to 9pm. This show is part of DAM's 80th anniversary year with a juried exhibition of contemporary art by 26 Michigan artists. This year the Detroit Artists Market invited guest juror Leon Johnson, artist and educator, to select the show from 200 area artists and 400 pieces of artwork submitted for consideration. Leon Johnson will present a gallery talk on Saturday, May 5, 2012 from 2pm to 4pm. The Biannual All Media Exhibition 2012 will run through Thursday, May 24.

Exhibiting Artists: Douglas Bedard, Jennifer Belair, Jef Bourgeau, Alan Casadei, James Collins, Charles Dean, Barbara Dorchen, Jan Filarski, Mary Ann Grauf, Jim Grogan, Jim Hittinger, Tony Hope, Rosemarie Hughes, Ralph Jones, Steven Kuypers, Marco Mancinelli, David Mikesell, Michael Reid, Jackie Rines, Yvette R. Rock, Michael Sklenka, Daniel Steadman, Jeremy D. Thacker-Mann, Lorraine Trovator-Cantori, Ryan Weiss.

Featured image detail of Jim Hittinger's oil painting "Military Wedding"

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Detroit Artists Market: The First 80 Years - at the Detroit Historical Museum

Detroit Artists Market: The First 80 Years - at the Detroit Historical Museum

February 24, 2012 - May 24, 2012

As part of the celebration of their 80th Anniversary, the Detroit Artists Market presents a special exhibition focused on their extensive history and unfailing support of local arts.  Detroit Artists Market:  The First 80 Years will be shown in the Community Gallery at the Detroit Historical Museum from February 24 through May 24, 2012.

See The Exhibition
Detroit Artists Market: The First 80 Years will be shown in the Community Gallery at the Detroit Historical Museum from February 24 through May 24, 2012. The exhibition is free with museum admission.  The Detroit Historical Museum is located at 5401 Woodward Avenue, Detroit 48202.    Museum hours are Wednesday-Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.;   Saturday, 10:00 a.m.  to 5:00 p.m.; and Sunday - Noon to 5:00 p.m.

SHARE YOUR DETROIT ARTISTS MARKET MEMORIES WITH US!  Click Here for more information

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2012 Scholarship Awards and Exhibition: College For Creative Studies

2012 Scholarship Awards and Exhibition: College For Creative Studies

March 02, 2012 - April 07, 2012

The Detroit Artist’s Market in celebration of its 80th anniversary proudly presents its 2012 Annual Detroit Artists Market Scholarship and Exhibition Program which includes the presentation of the scholarship awards to outstanding College for Creative Studies students.  The Detroit Artists Market (DAM) exhibition will present works by the three scholarship recipients along with the five other student finalists and many distinguished alumni and faculty members.

The exhibition opens on Friday, March 2nd with a members’ preview from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and public preview from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.   DAM will host  a Gallery Talk on Saturday, March 17th from 12noon - 2pm. The exhibition will close on Saturday, April 7, 2012.

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DAM Design Show 2012 - Come Cocktail With Us!

DAM Design Show 2012 - Come Cocktail With Us!

January 13, 2012 - February 18, 2012

2012’S DAM DESIGN SHOW will celebrate COCKTAIL!

Thirteen local designers will share their own process of creating cocktail tables, side tables and bars, starting with sketches to the finished salable product. During the exclusive Opening Event, DAM will once again host a runway show, featuring women’s cocktail evening wear by Emily Thornhill of Homeslice Clothing.

DAM DESIGN SHOW OPENING EVENT

Friday, January 13, 2012 - 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Click Here to get your copy of the invitation

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Art For The Holidays

Art For The Holidays

November 11, 2011 - December 23, 2011

Join us on Tuesday, December 20th for "Holiday Bonuses"!

  • Bonus #1 - Detroit Artists Market is giving you what everyone needs most right about now - more time!  On Tuesday, December 20th we’ll stay open until 8 p.m. for extra time to enjoy the gallery and do some shopping.  We still have tons of original art by more than 160 local artists - perfect for gifts or treating yourself.
  • Bonus #2 -  We’re giving the DAM members’ 10% discount to everyone on the 20th!  Experience the thrill of being a DAM member when you get 10% off your purchases.
  • Bonus #3 - Jewelry! We will have several of the talented jewelers here during the later hours to show you their work,  talk with you and answer any questions, and help you pick out the perfect pieces.

The Detroit Artists Market Annual Art for the Holiday Show is a one-of-a-kind gift shopping experience for all - November 11 - December 23, 2011. 

Art For The Holidays runs through December 23rd with regular gallery hours of Tuesday – Saturday, 11am to 6pm.  In December, DAM adds Sunday hours: December 4th, 11th, and 18th from 12 noon to 5pm.

(featured artwork by Chris Charron)

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Personal Visions - The DAM Exhibition Committee Selects

Personal Visions - The DAM Exhibition Committee Selects

September 09, 2011 - October 15, 2011

The Detroit Artists Market is pleased to present Personal Visions . The opening reception is on Friday, September 9, from 6-9 pm.

Personal Visions showcases the work of eight talented artists who were selected by the DAM Exhibition Committee from the exhibiting artists of the 2010 All Media Exhibition. Committee members selected the artists by process of vote. During the last year, the committee visited the studios of the eight exhibiting artists to view and discuss their work.  “Personal Visions shows the evolution in each of these diverse artists’  work over the past year, a continued conversation and more in-depth understanding and appreciation of each participant’s personal style and point of view.” Melissa Jones, DAM Exhibition Committee member and show coordinator.

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DAM Small(er) Show

DAM Small(er) Show

August 05, 2011 - August 27, 2011

The Detroit Artists Market is proud to present the DAM Small(er) Show opening Friday, August 5th, 2011 and running through August 27th.   Detroit art collectors both experienced and new will not want to miss this LARGE selection of SMALL art works by more than 100 talented Detroit area artists.  All pieces for this cash-and-carry show are limited in size to 8” by 8”, and all work is priced at $250 or less. The DAM Small(er) Show Opening Reception is August 5, 2011 from 6 – 9 p.m.   This event is free and open to the public. 

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UNMENTIONABLES: The Underwear Show

UNMENTIONABLES: The Underwear Show

June 10, 2011 - July 16, 2011

The Detroit Artists Market is pleased to present Unmentionables: The Underwear Show . Opening Friday, June 10, 2011, DAM will host a public opening and reception that evening from 6pm – 9pm. Gallery visitors will have an opportunity to meet the co-curators, Gary Eleinko and Jack Summers, and the exhibiting artists.  Unmentionables runs through July 16, 2011. Join us Thursday, June 23rd for a panel discussion with the curators and select exhibiting artists.

There are many aspects to how underwear is viewed in American society and its many subcultures: we can find attitudes from erotic and fetish to the mundane and so-very-basic essential to our wardrobes. Co-curators Gary Eleinko and Jack O. Summers created this exhibition to see how such a subject would be interpreted from a fine arts point of view.  Thirty-three area artists will present two- and three-dimensional artwork including fiber, jewelry adornments, photography, painting and sculpture.

Featured artwork: Claudia Shepard , "Undercurrents" (detail)

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Northern Lights

Northern Lights

April 29, 2011 - May 27, 2011

The Detroit Artists Market proudly presents Northern Lights , an aptly-named exhibition showcasing the work of 20 artists from northern Michigan.  A unique opportunity for DAM, this exhibition introduces talented artists and works not seen before in Metro Detroit, and will surprise and enrich your notions of what “Up North” art can be.

The Northern Lights Exhibition will open at the DAM on Friday, April 29th with a public preview from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Join us for the afterglow at Northern Lights Lounge located at 660 W. Baltimore Street, Detroit 48202. Appetizers for the reception will be provided by Northern Lights Lounge and musical entertainment by Kresge Fellow Joel Peterson and Friends. The exhibition will close on Friday,  May 27, 2011.

Please join us on Saturday, April 30, noon – 2pm,  for a Gallery Talk at DAM with several exhibiting artists who will discuss their work, the unique characteristics of creating art in northern Michigan and the significance of this show.

Featured artwork: Meredith Krell, Coyote Lodge

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Scholarship Awards and Exhibition: Cranbrook Academy of Art

Scholarship Awards and Exhibition: Cranbrook Academy of Art

March 04, 2011 - April 09, 2011

The Detroit Artist’s Market proudly presents its 2011 Annual Detroit Artists Market Scholarship and Exhibition Program that includes the presentation of the scholarship awards to outstanding Cranbrook Academy of Art graduate students.  The exhibition will present works by the three scholarship recipients along with the six other student finalists and select alumni.  The DAM exhibition will open on March 4, 2011 and run through April 9, 2011. Opening Reception will be held on Friday, March 4, 2011. Members Preview: 6pm – 7pm Public Preview 7pm – 10pm.

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2011 DAM Design Show

2011 DAM Design Show

January 14, 2011 - February 19, 2011

GALLERY TALK TODAY - Saturday, February 12th, 2-4pm.   Join us this Saturday for an up-close and personal conversation with the talented designers behind this year’s DAM Design Show!  We’ll learn more about their work, their visions and processes, and how design fits into our community and our lives.

The 2011 DAM DESIGN SHOW draws attention to Detroit’s ever-expanding   vision of art and design and focuses on the impact local designers have   on our lives. This year’s exhibit looks at BATH , from hardware to   furnishings to attire. 22 local designers will share their own process   of creating items for the bath from sketches to the finished saleable   product.  During this exclusive opening event, DAM will once again host a runway show, featuring men’s and women’s bath and spa attire created by five of the area’s apparel designers.

The 2011 DAM Design Show is sponsored by Masco Corporation ,  a leader in brand name products for the home, including Delta®,   Brizo®  and Hansgrohe® faucets, Alsons® showerheads and BrassCraft®   plumbing products.

Click Here or on "Download Attached Document" to get your invitation to the 2011 DAM Design Show Opening Event

2011 DAM Design Show Opening Reception
Friday, January 14, 20117 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Ticketed Opening Event

  • DAM Members $45 per guest
  • Non-Members $55 per guest

Creative black-tie attire
Please R.S.V.P. by January 8, 2011E-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 313.832.8540
Exhibition runs January 14 - February 19, 2011

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Art For The Holidays

Art For The Holidays

November 12, 2010 - December 23, 2010

The Detroit Artists Market annual Art For The Holidays is a one-of-a-kind gift shopping experience for all!  The gallery transforms from a fine art exhibition gallery to a fun, energetic gift shop featuring all hand-made items by local artists offering a wide range of artwork and price points.  This show includes jewelry, glass,  metal, ceramic, photography, accessories, paintings, drawings,  sculpture, books, cards, framed prints, and the list goes on!

Art For The Holidays runs through December 23rd with regular gallery hours of Tuesday – Saturday, 11am to 6pm.  In December,  DAM adds Sunday hours: December 5th, 12th, and 19th from 12 noon to 5pm.

DAM Members (Individual and up) receive 10% off on all purchases during Art For The Holidays .  Gift Certificates and Gift Memberships are also available – share the Detroit Artists Market with your friends and family this year.   Every purchase at DAM means more dollars going directly to local artists and staying in our community.  Make a difference and have fun buying great art!



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Tenebroso - Sergio De Giusti

Tenebroso - Sergio De Giusti

September 10, 2010 - October 16, 2010

The Detroit Artists Market (DAM) is proud to celebrate long-time friend and Italian American artist, Sergio De Giusti, in his solo exhibition,  Tenebroso.  The Public Opening reception will be Friday, September 10,  2010 from 6pm – 10pm.  DAM will also host a Gallery Talk on Saturday,  October 2nd, 2-4 p.m. with Sergio De Giusti. De Giusti, best known for his figurative bas reliefs and sculptures, will display new artwork created over the past year. The exhibit is a collection of charcoal drawings, reliefs, bronze sculptures and watercolors. The title of the show, Tenebroso, is an Italian reference to the shrouding of his images in darkness. His strong Italian influence is evident in his themes of cloaked subjects and landscapes, sacred symbols, and Baroque mannerisms.

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THAT DAM BOX SHOW

THAT DAM BOX SHOW

August 10, 2010 - August 20, 2010

CLOSING BIDS RECEPTION THIS FRIDAY - August 20th, 6-9pm.  Bidding closes at 8:45 p.m.  Come in early to get your bidder number and see all the boxes!


The Detroit Artists Market brings back THAT DAM BOX SHOW this summer for an auction you won’t want to miss!  Nearly 300 local artists were given old film reel boxes, donated by Wayne State University Library Systems, to create original works of art.  These boxes will be on display and silent auction beginning Tuesday, August 10th.  Be sure to see the show and find your favorite works prior to the final day - the show closes with a Final Bidding Reception on Friday, August 20th from 6-9pm.  Bidding will be fast and furious that evening, and the bidding closes at 8:45pm sharp!  All auction proceeds benefit the mission and programs of the Detroit Artists Market.

Click here to see a wonderful THAT DAM BOX SHOW video short created by Gary Schwartz

Gary Schwartz is an award-winning animator, director,  artist, filmmaker and teacher. He has taught animation throughout the country and in Europe. Through his company, Single Frame Films, Gary has produced,  designed and directed animation for Disney, Sesame Street,  MTV, Fox Television, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and others.

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Wordage

Wordage

June 25, 2010 - July 24, 2010

The Detroit Artists Market (DAM) is pleased to present “Wordage”.  Opening Friday, June 25, 2010, DAM will host a Public Opening and reception that evening from 6 to 9 p.m.  Gallery visitors can meet the artists – and will have an opportunity to view and purchase the wide array of paintings, sculptures, photography, and mixed media on exhibit. 

This year’s summer exhibition at the Detroit Artists Market was curated by Jack O. Summers, artist and educator. contemporary art by 25 Michigan artists.  “Wordage” Exhibition runs through July 24, 2010.

Exhibiting artists: Suzanne Anderson, Randy Asplund, Barbara Brown,  Loralei R. Byatt, Israel Davis, Rose E. DeSloover, Andrea Eis, Dave Fischer, Lynn Galbreath, Dick Goody, John Gutoskey, Michelle A. Hegyi,  Alvey Jones, Christine Monhollen, Scott Northrup, Ann Pearlman,  Catherine Peet, Julie Renfro, Jaye Schlesinger, Stephen William Schudlich, Ryan Standfest, Kaiser Suidan, Sally Schluter Tardella,  Graceann Warn and Vagner M. Whitehead.

DAM’s Elements Gallery features artist Ryan Asplund.  In contrast to the contemporary styles of works in the main gallery, Mr. Asplund’s art directly reaches back into the past.  He will present a gallery talk from 2 to 4 PM on Saturday, June 26, 2010, discussing his work in creating illuminated manuscript art.

 

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Up Next at Detroit Artists Market

Up Next at Detroit Artists Market

June 17, 2010 - June 17, 2010

June 17, 2010 - Annual Garden Party and Art Sale.  4-8 p.m.   This special afternoon features art by more than 80 local artists.  Hosted this year in Grosse Pointe Park at the home of a DAM member, this event also offers delicious food from area restaurants and markets, and music by Hot Club of Detroit.  This event is FREE to DAM Members, and memberships at all levels can be purchased at the door.  Use the link on the right to get your invitation, or call 313.832.8540 for more information.

Next Exhibition - "Wordage" - June 25 - July 24, 2010 .  Opening Reception Friday, June 25, 6-9 p.m.  An exhibition focused on ways text can intermingle with media and images.  Text and image can interact and often create a dialogue, a layered composition that evokes a more complex reaction from the viewer.  Curated by Jack O. Summers.

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2010 All Media Exhibition

2010 All Media Exhibition

April 30, 2010 - June 05, 2010

The Detroit Artists Market is pleased to present its “All Media Exhibition 2010”. Opening April 30, 2010, DAM will host a Public Opening and Awards Reception that evening from 6 to 9 p.m.  Gallery visitors can meet the artists – and will have an opportunity to view and purchase the wide array of paintings, sculptures, photography, mixed media,  metal, clay, and glass on exhibit.  This year, the Detroit Artists Market invited guest juror Curtis Rhodes, artist and professor emeritus from Western Michigan University, to select the show from more than 210 area artists and more than 400 pieces of artwork submitted for consideration.      above: Darien Johnson, "Single"

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2010 Annual Scholarship Awards and Exhibition: Wayne State University

2010 Annual Scholarship Awards and Exhibition: Wayne State University

March 12, 2010 - April 17, 2010

The Detroit Artists Market proudly presents its 2010 Annual Detroit Artists Market Scholarship and Exhibition Program that includes the presentation of the scholarship awards to outstanding Wayne State University art students.  The DAM exhibition will open with a public reception with the artists on Friday, March 12th from 7-10 p.m.   The exhibition runs through April 17, 2010.  The exhibition at Detroit Artists Market (DAM) will present the juried works of the three scholarship recipients along with the six other student finalists.  Many distinguished alumni and faculty will, by invitation, also exhibit their work in this Scholarship Exhibition.

 

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DAM Design Show 2010

DAM Design Show 2010

January 15, 2010 - February 20, 2010

Join us Saturday, February 13th from 2-4pm for a Gallery Talk with the DAM Design Show light designers .  Moderated by Philip Cooley, this is a great opportunity to hear from the designers about their work and join in on the conversation about design in Detroit.  We look forward to seeing you!

Each year in January, Detroit’s attention turns to design and creativity.  In 2010 the Detroit Artists Market will take its own look at design with the DAM Design Show.  The show opened with a ticketed event on January 15, 2010. Adding to this exclusive reception was an accessory runway show produced by Detroit Fashion Pages including shoes, handbags and hats by local designers.

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Art For The Holidays

Art For The Holidays

November 06, 2009 - December 23, 2009

Art For The Holidays returns! This DAM annual favorite offers original art from more than 100 local artists in a fun and festive market setting.  With hundreds of artworks at every price point, Art For The Holidays helps you shop local, shop smart, and shop with style!

LAST DAYS - Tuesday, December 22nd, 11am - 6pm and Wednesday, December 23rd, 11am - 6pm

 

Artists Pick-up - starts Tuesday, January 5, 2010

 

NEXT EXHIBITION - the 2010 DAM Design Show: January 15 - February 13.  For more information visit "News" or click on the "DAM Design Show" link to the right

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Landscape: A Modern Sequel

Landscape: A Modern Sequel

September 11, 2009 - October 17, 2009

Detroit Artists Market begins the 2009-10 exhibition season with “LANDSCAPE: A Modern Sequel ”.  The focus in this exhibition is to bring together a group of artists who interpret the landscape genre in a unique and individual manner.  Featuring work by Yoriko Cronin, Andrew Krieger, Nicole Macdonald, Catherine Peet, George Rahme, Corine Smith.

This month’s Featured Artist in DAM’s Elements Gallery is Brigette Neal featuring several brand new assemblages.

Home Page: Catherine Peet (detail), Yoriko Cronin (detail), Nicole Macdonald (detail).  Events Thumbnail: George Rahme (detail)

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DAM SMALL SHOW - Last Days!

DAM SMALL SHOW - Last Days!

August 07, 2009 - August 22, 2009

Detroit art collectors won’t want to miss this LARGE selection of SMALL art works by more than 70 recognizable (and new) Detroit area artists, who have been specially invited to showcase their work in a unique format. Pieces for this show are limited in size to 12” by 12” and each of the artists represented have been able to feature MORE, highly collectible, original pieces in an extremely affordable price range. ALL work is priced under $250.

 

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DAM Participating in Community Foundation Challenge-Arts&Culture

DAM Participating in Community Foundation Challenge-Arts&Culture

August 18, 2009 - August 18, 2009

DAM has been selected to participate in an exciting online giving program!  The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan is providing up to $1 million of general operating support to match gifts designated to support participating arts and cultural organizations made online to the Community Foundation. A match of $1 will be provided for every $2 contributed.  This is a quick and easy way to give to the Detroit Artists Market, which has been showing and selling the best of Detroit area artists for more than 75 years.   For more program details, please visit the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan .

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From A Different Perspective

From A Different Perspective

June 26, 2009 - July 25, 2009

The Detroit Artists Market presents its first summer show, “From a Different Perspective”, from June 26th to July 25th.  The opening reception is on Friday, June 26th, from 6-9 pm.

The show features six regional artists who work outside of the traditional forms of painting, sculpture, and drawings. Their subject matter and style derives from comic book illustration, the surreal, alternative culture, and assemblage.  The works are often edgy and have some sense of humor, from droll and understated, to the more outrageous and obvious.  

 

 

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All Media Exhibition

All Media Exhibition

May 01, 2009 - June 06, 2009

The Detroit Artists Market (DAM) is pleased to present its 2009 All-Media Exhibition.  Opening May 1, 2009, the show will kick off DAM’s spring season with a juried exhibition of contemporary art by 48 Detroit and Michigan artists.  DAM will host a Public Opening and Awards Reception from 6 to 9 PM on Friday, May 1, 2009. Gallery visitors can meet the artists – and will have an opportunity to view and purchase the wide array of paintings, sculptures, photography, mixed media, fiber, metal, clay, and glass on exhibit.

Featured image: Marnie Fender, Detroit , acrylic

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DAM Annual Scholarship Awards and Exhibition: College for Creative Studies

DAM Annual Scholarship Awards and Exhibition: College for Creative Studies

March 13, 2009 - April 18, 2009

The Detroit Artists Market proudly presents its 2009 Annual Detroit Artists Market Scholarship and Exhibition Program that includes the presentation of the scholarship awards to outstanding College for Creative Studies undergraduate students.  The Detroit Artists Market (DAM) exhibition will present works by the three scholarship recipients along with the seven other student finalists and many distinguished alumni and faculty.  The DAM exhibition will open to the public from 7-10 p.m., Friday, March 13, and run through April 18, 2009.  This year’s exhibition and scholarship program commemorates the contributions of the world renowned College for Creative Studies and the DAM.

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Hughie Lee-Smith

Hughie Lee-Smith

February 13, 2009 - February 28, 2009

The Detroit Artists Market is proud to announce a special exhibition of works by Hughie Lee-Smith (1915-1999).  “Hughie Lee-Smith Returns” opens to the public on Friday, February 13, 2009 and runs through Saturday, February 28, 2009.  A Gallery Talk is scheduled on Saturday, February 21, 2009, from 4-6pm.

Art (c) Estate of Hughie Lee-Smith/Licensed by VAGA, New York NY

Home page image: Detail, "Factory Worker", Hughie Lee-Smith, oil on canvas, ca. 1980s; Exhibitions page image: Detail, "Untitled A", Hughie Lee-Smith, oil on canvas, 1980

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DAM Design Show 2009

DAM Design Show 2009

January 16, 2009 - January 31, 2009

UPDATE :

See the 2009 DAM Design Show Jewelry Runway via YouTube: Runway Part One , Runway Part Two , Runway Part Three

And check out pictures at Detroit Fashion Pages

 

 

Each year in January, Detroit turns its attention to design and creativity. In 2009 the Detroit Artists Market will take its own look at design with the DAM Design Show.  This show will look at the entire creative process from concept to design to creation of an artistic and functional piece. Ten designers will take on this process in creating “Chair”. The show will exhibit pieces from their creative process, including concept sketches, scale models, and the finished piece. The DAM Design Show will provide an intimate look into how design “happens”, and results in unique functional pieces.  Following the DAM Design Show, these chairs will be shown at Mezzanine, February 4-15, 2009.

In addition to the chair designers, DAM will showcase jewelry designers, whose work will be featured in a special fashion show during the opening ticketed event.  Concept and production pieces will be shown through the run of the show.

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Art For The Holidays

Art For The Holidays

November 07, 2008 - December 21, 2008

The Detroit Artists Market Annual Art for the Holiday Show is a one-of-a-kind gift shopping experience for all!  The gallery transforms from a fine art exhibition gallery to a fun, energetic, gift shop featuring all hand-made items by local artists offering a wide range of products and price points.

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INSIDER

INSIDER

September 12, 2008 - October 18, 2008

The INSIDER exhibition is an exploration of artists in the Detroit area whose works all share an unrestrained, graphic and often harsh expression with the materials they utilize. Varying in subject matter and mediums, a common thread that ties the works together is a raw sensibility, inward expression and passion, which bind artists from Art Brut, Outsider Art, and contemporary mainstream artists.

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2008 Summer Craft Market

2008 Summer Craft Market

July 25, 2008 - August 23, 2008

The DAM Summer Crafts Market expands the boundaries of last year’s highly successful ceramics market by adding wood artists to the mix. More than forty selected local artists have created beautiful pieces that express the transformative nature of these two most basic of media - clay and wood.

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Paint by Numbers

Paint by Numbers

June 06, 2008 - July 12, 2008

A special auction benefiting the Detroit Artist Market featuring over 100 artists interpreting a design by Paint by Numbers creator Dan Robins.

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The Market Presents: Tom Parish and John Hegarty Revisited

The Market Presents: Tom Parish and John Hegarty Revisited

April 18, 2008 - May 24, 2008

“The Market Presents: John Hegarty and Tom Parish Revisited” is a special feature of the Detroit Artists Market 75th Anniversary season. It honors two artists who are still actively listening to their muses. Both embody the soul of Detroit’s art culture. It also gives DAM an opportunity to remember and honor Mary Denison , who in 1982 began her tenure as DAM’s first full time Art Director. A catalog will document the exhibition. The original version of this show was the second in a series Ms. Denison initiated to recognize mature artists of stature in the community who had no local venue for their art.

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2008 DAM Annual Scholarship and Exhibition Program: Cranbrook

2008 DAM Annual Scholarship and Exhibition Program: Cranbrook

February 29, 2008 - April 05, 2008

This year’s exhibition and scholarship program commemorates the contributions of the world renowned Cranbrook Academy of Art and the DAM, both of which have recently celebrated their 75th anniversaries. The student finalists of the John F. Korachis Scholarship Awards were chosen by the DAM scholarship and exhibition committee. The selection process began with an open invitation to Cranbrook graduate students and was concluded with individual studio visits and interviews with the finalists. After lengthy deliberations, the recipients of the awards and scholarships were finally chosen for their originality, dedication and exceptional art work.

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