Downriver Council for the Arts seeks emerging artists

Do you consider yourself an emerging artist? Are you just starting out in your art career? Would you like to be considered for a group exhibition at the Taylor-based Downriver Council for the Arts?

The Downriver Council for the Arts Home Gallery announces a call for entries for the seventh annual Emerging Artists Exhibition. The DCA will showcase up to four Downriver artists who have developed a body of work worthy of statewide exposure. The selected artists will be featured in a group exhibition March 8-April 13, 2007.

An emerging artist is defined as someone who has recently completed formal artistic training, or may be returning to the artistic field after several years pursuing other endeavors, or may have limited exhibition experiences.

Artists 18 years and older live within the following Downriver communities are eligible to apply: Taylor, Allen Park, Belleville, Brownstown Township, Ecorse, Flat Rock, Gibraltar, Grosse Ile Township, Huron Twp., Lincoln Park, Melvindale, River Rouge, Riverview, Rockwood, Romulus, Southgate, Sumpter Township, Trenton, Van Buren Township, Woodhaven and Wyandotte.

All two- and three-dimensional work in any medium created within the past three years will be considered. A non-refundable entry fee for DCA members of $20 and $35 for non members is required. The deadline for entries is February 15.

This year’s juror will be Julie Moreno. A long-standing member of the Metro Detroit artistic community, Moreno is a graduate of Olivet College and Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Moreno worked in art conservation for The Henry Ford, Detroit Institute of Arts and Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. In addition to being an exhibiting visual artist, Moreno is the gallery coordinator for the Padzieski Art Gallery and the Cultural Arts Coordinator for the City of Dearborn.

For an application or for more information, contact the DCA at (734) 278-6103, or by e-mail at dc4arts@cs-net.net. The DCA is located at 20904 Northline Road, Taylor. Gallery and office hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday-Friday, and noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays during exhibits.