Detroit Artists Market 2019 Exhibition Schedule

 

All Media Exhibition
Juried by Tylonn J. Sawyer

January 18 – February 16, 2019
Reception Jan 18 from 6-9 p.m.
This exhibition features artwork in varied media from 51 DAM member artists.
Juror Tylonn J. Sawyer 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.

Annual Scholarship Show
Featuring the work of Wayne State Students

March 8 – April 13, 2019
Reception March 8 from 6-9 p.m.
Emerging artists from Wayne State University will be on display. The top three artists will receive a scholarship to help continue their art education.
Curator: John Korachis

Transformation

April 26 – May 25, 2019
Reception April 26 from 6-9 p.m.
Transformation is the process of marked change, as in appearance or character.
The show will include sculpture, drawing, painting, photography, light art and paper cut outs by established and emerging artists Christopher Corey Allen, Noura Ballout, Coco Bruner, Ray Katz, Carlo Vitale, S. Kay Young, and Alivia Zivich.
Curator: Maureen Devine

Thank You, Mies

June 14 – July 13, 2019
Reception June 14 from 6-9 p.m.
Detroit’s art scene is rife with overheated expressionism, gritty assemblages, and interrelational social practice. As a counter to this, curator Dennis Nawrocki spotlights 17 artists whose minimalist work focuses on clarity and order instead of overt emotions. These artists have picked up the baton of formalism and forged ahead with groundbreaking art best defined by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s mantra, “less is more.”
Curator: Dennis A. Nawrocki

I’m With The Band

August 2 – August 31, 2019
Reception August 2 from 6-9 p.m.
An exhibition exploring the connection between artists who are also musicians
Curator: Jeff Cancelosi

Fly|Drown

September 13 – October 19, 2019
Reception September 13 from 6-9 p.m.
A multi-part performance initiative conceived by Detroit performance artist Jennifer Harge, which invests in the creation of black space through personal, collective, and ancestral memory.
Curator: Taylor Aldridge

Art for the Holidays 2019

November 8 – December 30, 2019
First Grabs Opening Reception Nov 8th 5-9 p.m.

Juried DAM Members-Only Exhibition. DAM’s festive annual market launches the Holiday Season. Enjoy the brilliant display of one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your shopping list, created by the finest Michigan artists. Paintings, prints, ceramics, glass, jewelry, fibers, and more!

10% off purchases for DAM Individual Members and above.

Exhibitions & Events

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.

Scholarship Application/Call For Entry forms are available below. Be sure to fill out both page 1 and 2 of the call form. Additionally, the Call For Entries can also be found on the Detroit Artists Market Facebook and the CAA hotline. You can also secure copies of the application form from your corresponding Department. Completed application forms must be delivered to the Detroit Artists Market by January 10, 2019.

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.

Scholarship Application Page 1

Scholarship Application Page 2

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,

 

Art for the Holidays

*Special Note: Artists who are exhibiting in Art for the Holidays are required to bring their work to DAM between Oct 16 and Oct 20. Questions pertaining to AFTH can be directed to Helen Vachon at hvachon@detroitartistsmarket.org, or feel free to call DAM at 313.832.8540.

Friday, November 2, 2018 – Sunday, December 30, 2018

Mark your calendar for DAM’s festive annual market that launches the Holiday Season. Enjoy the brilliant display of one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your shopping list, created by the finest Michigan artists. Paintings, prints, ceramics, glass, jewelry, fibers, and more!

10% off purchases for DAM Individual Members and above.

 

FIRST GRABS FRIDAY

Nov. 2, 2018 5 – 9 p.m.

Event is free and open to the public.

NOEL NIGHT

Dec. 1, 2018 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Event is free and open to the public