Call to Member Artists for Lansing Shuffle Solo Exhibitions

The Arts Council of Greater Lansing is pleased to announce a call to Arts Council member artists to submit work for quarterly 2024 solo exhibitions at Lansing Shuffle’s board room. Lansing Shuffle will host a rotating collection of 7-10 pieces of saleable art by an Arts Council member artist, beginning in April 2024. The chosen art will be on display for three months. Art sales will be commission-based and managed by Lansing Shuffle.  Each exhibiting artist will receive 55 percent of the final sale, and the remaining commission divided as follows: 5 percent to Arts Council of Greater Lansing, 20 percent to Disco Walls, an exhibition company managed through Lansing Shuffle and 20 percent to Lansing Shuffle.

Eligibility:

Current Arts Council dues-paying members are eligible to apply. Members must have up-to-date membership website/Facebook links on the Arts Council website. Submission considerations include original 2-dimensional artwork only. NOTE: Oversized, overweight, fragile or high-relief artwork will not be accepted for the exhibit.

Review Process:

Arts Council staff and Lansing Shuffle will review submissions and notify applicants the week of Feb. 26, 2024, regarding selections for the 2024 exhibition year. Lansing Shuffle will coordinate exhibition schedules for the year with chosen artists.

Artwork:

Accepted works must be professionally presented. Acceptable formats include: gallery-wrapped canvas; matted and framed under glass or Plexiglas; or other gallery-quality treatment. Lansing Shuffle reserves the right to decline any work that is not presented professionally. All responsibilities for artwork installation reside with the member, who may schedule delivery and installation during open hours at Lansing Shuffle.

Member Exhibit Receptions:

Lansing Shuffle will host an opening or closing reception for each exhibit, with an invitation going out on social media channels, newsletters and other communication vehicles.

Application Process:

The application is available online at lansingarts.slideroom.com. A free applicant account is required to apply. All applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m.  Feb. 5, 2024.

Selection Criteria:

Quality of artwork submitted
Creativity used in creating image/artwork/installation
Suitability of artwork for the Lansing Shuffle space
Contact Person: Meghan Martin (meghan@lansingarts.org)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Feb. 5, 2024, 11:59 p.m.
Lansingarts.slideroom.com will not accept applications after this time.
Incomplete applications will not be accepted by the system.

The applicant member agrees to the following terms:

The member agrees to publicly display 2-D original artwork, of his/her own creation, at the Lansing Shuffle for up to three (3) months as selected by Lansing Shuffle. Lansing Shuffle shall have the right to use and publish the name, likeness, and biography of the member and to reproduce and distribute material incorporating photographs of the member’s works. The member shall cooperate with Lansing Shuffle in such advertising and promotional efforts. The member agrees that Lansing Shuffle does not assume responsibility for any loss or damage by any cause whatsoever, and any and all artwork submitted by the member and received by Lansing Shuffle is subject to this condition. It is mutually agreed that the right of subrogation is hereby waived by the exhibiting member. Member hereby represents and warrants to the Arts Council and Lansing Shuffle that the member possesses all applicable consents, approvals, permits, licenses, authority and other all applicable individuals, entities and governmental authorities to enter into this agreement and display the artwork on the premises of Lansing Shuffle subject to the terms and conditions of this agreement. Member shall maintain insurance regarding the artwork displayed at Lansing Shuffle. The undersigned does hereby agree to indemnify, defend, hold harmless and discharge the Arts Council and Lansing Shuffle from all manner of action, suits, and destruction of the undersigned’s property while in the possession, supervision and control of Arts Council and Lansing Shuffle agents, representatives, or employees.

Tentative Schedule:

Jan. 5, 2024                     Call opens

Feb. 5, 2024                     Submission deadline  

Week of Feb. 12, 2024                  Review of applications

Week of Feb. 19, 2024               Exhibition artist scheduled

Feb. 26, 2024                Artists notified w/schedule dates

Week of Feb. 29, 2024           First artist installation at Lansing Shuffle