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Call for Entry:
Deadline for entries: Sunday, January 27, Midnight 

Submit work for this exhibition

The Scarab Club invites submissions for its Gilda 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. In 2018 the exhibition was named in her honor.

The purpose of the Gilda 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 Gilda Snowden Exhibition is an unthemed, all-media show, open to all artists with a deadline of January 27th. Students and SC members have a reduced entry fee of $20, and $25 for all other artists.


Sue Carman-Vian has had a thirty-year career as a painter, performance artist and film and video maker. She received an MFA from Wayne State University in 1984.  She received the Michigan Council for the Arts Grant in 1986 for the Public Billboard Project, and was an award winner in the Ann Arbor Film Festival in 1991. Sue has written, directed, produced and performed in nine productions from 1984-2008. Some of these productions were sponsored by Marygrove College.  She has written, directed, produced and performed in eleven films/videos from 1986-2009.  Most of these were made in conjunction with her performance art pieces. Sue has exhibited in numerous one- and two-person exhibitions and many group shows from 1986 to present. She has taught performance art at Wayne State University and Marygrove college in Detroit, MI. Since 2010 she has collaborated on a public arts billboard project and continues to perform her pieces in group performance events. Her work is narrative and autobiographically inspired by events in her life as they relate to her as a person and artist. Her use of universal themes help the viewer become aware of the value, relevance and place of art in society.

Exhibition: February 22 – March 30, 2019
Deadline for entries: Sunday, January 27, Midnight
Results: Saturday, February 2, 2019
Intake: Sunday, February 17, noon-4 pm
Reception: Friday, February 22, 5-8 pm
Gallery Talk: Thursday, March 7, 6 pm
Pick-up: Sunday, March 31, noon-5 pm

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Photo credit: Gilda, by Donita Simpson, 2014

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