Call for Entry

Annual Scholarship Awards and Exhibition, featuring Wayne State University

Call for Entry: October 26, 2021 – January 4, 2022

DAM would like to invite all currently enrolled WSU sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students from all departments, including ceramics, design, fibers, metals, painting, photography, print media, and sculpture to apply for the John F. Korachis Annual Scholarship Awards and Exhibition. Three scholarships will be awarded to select students exhibiting masterful execution of concept, design and media expertise. All the scholarship finalists will be invited to exhibit their juried work, along with select WSU alumni and faculty at the DAM during this year’s Wayne State University Scholarship exhibition.

More information found here: 2022 WSU Scholarship Awards and Exhibition


Call for the Wall

Call for Entry: November 2, 2021 – November 27, 2021

To celebrate DAM’s 90th  year (1932-2022) we are hosting a Call for the Wall, scouting the area for new artists to exhibit a solo exhibition on the Featured Artist Wall, a 15’w x 7’h display area prominently located at the gallery’s Forest Avenue entrance. These solo shows will be timed to coincide with the annual rotation of exhibitions presented in the adjacent main gallery. DAM was born out of the Great Depression, and at that time the organization’s mission was to give early career artists a voice, a venue, and a source of income. This modern-day program marks a renewed commitment to up-and-coming artists from the Detroit area.

Here is how to qualify:

We are looking for early-career artists, who have never shown in a DAM exhibition, and who live in the four-county area: Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw. Artists must be unrepresented by any gallery or organization. Works chosen for display must be priced at or below $500.

There is a non-refundable jury fee of $10 to participate in the Call for the Wall for non-members, and active members can submit for free. New members receive a free year-long artist membership with the $10 jury fee. You may submit up to 5 works inside of your one entry. Do not submit separate entries, as you will be charged a non-refundable $10 jury fee once per entry. DAM is a regional gallery and memberships are for artists living and working in MI.

To enter the Call for the Wall, please complete your application via EntryThingy.