The Detroit Artists Market


Posted on August 23, 2014 at 10:59

DAM invites you to participate in this Call For Entry for Art For The Holidays-  A DAM tradition!

The Detroit Artists Market is pleased to present our annual ART FOR THE HOLIDAYS. This is a one-of-a-kind shopping experience for all! The gallery transforms from a fine art exhibition space to a fun, energetic gift market featuring  artwork and hand-made items by local artists offering a wide range of mediums, products and price points. DAM Art For The Holidays shoppers and collectors will enjoy buying original artwork and gifts, while supporting the thriving and vital Detroit arts community. Art For The Holidays runs Nov. 7th—Dec. 30th, 2014.


Art For The Holidays is open to all current DAM Artist Members. Only original works are accepted. No commercial kits, prefabricated models, hobby crafts, or green ware. Any prints submitted for jury review must be from originals only. DAM reserves the right to reject any entry which is unsuitable in size or fragility, does not meet the guidelines specified, or is not representative of work submitted for jury review. DAM reserves the right to control artist inventory for an appropriate mix of work during the run of the show. As this is a cash-and-carry show; no large scale works, nor 2D works over 24 inches. Most priced under $500 retail. CLICK HERE FOR YOUR APPLICATION


The DAM retains 1/3rd (33.33%) commission on all sales. Payments to artists will be mailed no later than January 31, 2015.


  • Complete all parts of the application form. 
  • Submit a disc or flash drive with up to 10 digital images representing the scope of your work. Label the CD or flash drive with the artist’s name.
  • Digital images are to be submitted on a Windows capable CD or flash drive. JPEG format files are preferred.
  • Keep files to a maximum of 1.5MB, please.
  • Be sure your image file names do not have special characters like quotation marks or slash marks. File names need to be as follows: Name____Art Title____Entry number.jpeg
  • INCLUDE A PRINTED REFERENCE SHEET with thumbnail images, dimensions, medium and retail price of each entry.
  • Application form, disc or flash drive, reference sheet, and payment are to be submitted to DAM no later than Sept. 20th, 2014.



September 20th: Entry due

October 1st: Jury results mailed

October 21st-25th: Artwork DROP OFF at DAM 11am -6pm

Friday, November 7th: Art For The Holidays opens with “First Grabs Friday” Reception

December 30th: Art For The Holidays closes

January 2nd, 3rd; 6th-10th, 2015: Unsold artwork PICK UP 11am-6pm at DAM


Your 10 submitted images will be viewed and compared consecutively with all applicants within the medium. The jury process is anonymous and comprised of artists, educators, gallery professionals and board representatives. Artists will be notified in writing after October 1st.
If you wish to have your CD or flash drive returned to you, enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Images of accepted work may be used by DAM for publicity during the Art For The Holidays show.

Enclose a non-refundable jury fee of $10 ( plus a $30 Artist-level membership fee if you are not a current member). Checks payable to Detroit Artists Market. All major credit cards accepted.

Mail ( or drop off ) completed application to:
Detroit Artists Market
4719 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201

DAM is open Tues—Sat 11am—6pm

For questions please contact DAM staff at 313.832.8540 or email Peter Gahan: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Detroit Artists Market
4719 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201