21 Apr 2017

Competitions 2017 Great Lakes Drawing Biennial

Eastern Michigan UniversityYpsilanti, Michigan, United States

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Opportunity Description

U.S. National Deadline: May 31, 2017 – The 2017 Great Lakes Drawing Biennial (GLDB) is a juried exhibition open to artists nationwide. Hosted by Eastern Michigan University’s School of Art & Design once every two years, it highlights current artistic activity in contemporary drawing.

The 2017 GLDB will be juried by Claire Gilman, Senior Curator at the Drawing Center, New York. Dr. Gilman holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University and has taught art history and critical theory at Columbia University; The Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College; The Corcoran College for Art and Design; and MoMA. She has also written extensively for publications including Art Journal, CAA Reviews, Documents, Frieze, and October.

Open to artists 18 years and older. All works must be original, ready to exhibit, completed within the last 2 years, and not previously exhibited at Eastern Michigan University.

Three cash awards will be given, including a Best in Show.

Entry fee will be $35, payable through Eastern Michigan University. An email confirmation and request for payment will be sent to you after you apply.

Entries will be judged from digital image files. Digital files submitted to online must be in JPEG format (300 dpi at approximately 4″x6″). Up to 3 submissions are allowed per artist.


  • May 31 Call for entries closes
  • July 5 Notification of accepted works
  • August 14 Deadlines for receipt of accepted works
  • September 6-October 11 Exhibition Dates
  • September 20, 4:30-6:30 Public Reception & Award Presentation
  • Return Shipping in Late October

Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Opp Categories: + Open to One Medium and Draw/Illustration Only. Opp Types: Competitions. Opp Tags: Deadlines 05 May thru June, Open to U.S. Artists Only, and Special Opportunities. Income: Cash or Value Awards and Exhibition – Group.

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