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Deadline for entries: Sunday, January 14, Midnight 

Submit work for this exhibition

The Scarab Club invites submissions for its Snowden Exhibition (formerly called the Silver Medal Exhibition), an annual unthemed, all-media exhibition, open to all artists. As an artist, teacher, mentor and friend, few people had as great an impact on our community as Gilda Snowden. After her death in 2014, the SC began giving out the top prize for the Silver Medal exhibition in her honor. Beginning in 2018 the exhibition will be named for her.

The purpose of the Snowden Exhibition is to recognize the diversity and achievement of artists whose work shows creativity of concept, excellence of design and expertise of media; to display these works to regional audiences and to be an educational opportunity for students.

The Snowden Exhibition is an unthemed, all-media show, open to all artists with a deadline of January 14th. Students and SC members have a reduced entry fee of $20, and $25 for all other artists.

Sarah Rose Sharp is a creative generalist and writer of arts criticism and philosophy. Her writing is a mechanism for inclusivity and understanding between art makers and consumers, Detroiters and non-Detroiters. Her work leverages positive regard, accessibility, promotion of viewer agency, clarity of language, and sincerity of tone as tools for enabling an appreciation for art in viewers of all kinds. An active participant in the Detroit art scene, Sharp is a regular contributor to Knight Arts, Essay’d, ZIPR, Infinite Mile and Hyperallergic.

Exhibition: February 21 – March 31, 2018
Deadline for entries: Sunday, January 14, Midnight
Results: Saturday, January 20
Intake: Sunday, February 18, noon-5 pm
Reception: Friday, February 23, 5-8 pm
Gallery Talk: Thursday, March 8, 6 pm
Pick-up: Sunday, April 1, 2018, noon-5 pm

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Photo credit: Gilda, by Donita Simpson, 2014

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