The Jury Process
Exhibitions Director Sarah Hopkins convenes and publishes a diverse jury panel of arts professionals from across the state with expertise in varying disciplines with the following categories considered: race, ethnicity, culture, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, national origin, veteran status, social economic class and religion. The jurors serve on a rotating basis, ensuring artistic quality and merit. Jurors evaluate submissions using guidelines to ensure a process that is ethical, fair, and reasonable. Additionally, jurors are required to disclose conflicts of interest if applicable. Adjudication is based on the following: excellence in craftsmanship, quality in design, technical competence, individual creative style, consistency, and professional presentation. As an educational institution we offer applicants the opportunity to receive juror's feedback upon request.
Examples of past jurors include: Charles A. Wright, Dean of Academic Affairs at Kendall College of Art & Design; Brian Kirschensteiner, Chief Preparator at Broad Museum of Contemporary Art, Amy Brown, Visual Artist and Preparator at Broad Museum of Contemporary Art;Maureen Bersqueth Gray, Sculptor and Public Artist; Brian Whitfield, Muralist and Graphic Designer for the State of Michigan; Steven Hughes, Associate Professor of Illustration at Northern Michigan University; Emily Chase, Fine Artist and Manager of Creative Experiences at Peckham, Inc.; Quinn Jiles, Fine Artist and Art Educator; Leah Gose, Fine Artist and Assistant Professor, Program Chair at Kendall College of Art and Design.
Please contact Exhibitions & Gallery Director Sarah Hopkins at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need a scholarship to waive the application fee for any of the above opportunities.