GILDA SNOWDEN MEMORIAL EXHIBITION

Image by Bruce Giffin

Deadline: February 13, 9 pm

Entry Fee: $20 for Scarab Club members (up to three images), $25 for non-members

The Scarab Club invites submissions for its annual Gilda Snowden Memorial Exhibition, named for the late Detroit artist and educator. It is an unthemed, all media exhibition, open to all artists 18 years or older.

Exhibition: March 2-April 16, 2022

Intake: Sunday, February 27, noon-4 pm

Reception: Friday, March 4, 5-8 pm

Gallery Talk: Wednesday, March 16, 6 pm

Pick-up: Sunday, April 17, noon-5 pm

Michelle Perron, Juror

Michelle Perron is a respected cultural animator and advocate for the Detroit cultural community. She is an accomplished curator, gallerist, fundraiser, writer, event producer, educator, and art activist who has devoted her career to engaging broad audiences with the limitless power of the arts to engage, inspire and motivate. She currently serves as Director of the Executive Office for The Kresge Foundation, where she executes special projects and provides multi-faceted support to the Kresge President and CEO. For 21 years, from 1998 to 2020, she ran the Office of Exhibitions & Public Programs at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. She was also Founding Director of Kresge Arts in Detroit at CCS, The Kresge Foundation’s initiative that produces the Kresge Artist Fellowships and the Kresge Eminent Artist Awards and provides broad support to Detroit/s art ecosystem. Michelle has curated hundreds of exhibitions, hosted lectures by major international artists and scholars, served on boards and committees of Detroit's major visual arts organizations, and has been an arts community activist since the 1980s. A native Detroiter, Michelle’s professional career has included posts at organizations such as the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Michigan Gallery and O.K. Harris Works of Art in the Detroit area, and Merce Cunningham Dance Company and Art et Industrie Gallery, both in New York City. She studied art history at Ohio Wesleyan University and Wayne State University.

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