The Art of Change

An exhibition of art that raises awareness of current global issues of our time in an effort to provoke positive change.

DEADLINE: December 1, 2019


Artists are invited to submit artwork for an exhibition that addresses current global issues of today, including but not limited to: human rights, social justice, gender equality, and environmental stewardship. Entries to The Art of Change should aim to promote awareness and dialogue of these issues, or serve as a call to action to ultimately create change for the common good.


Open to all visual arts media, in any medium, both two-dimensional and three-dimensional. To be eligible, artists should be from Michigan, age 14+. The exhibition will be juried to ensure that artwork fits the theme and is appropriate for all viewing audiences. Only original works completed in the last three years and not previously exhibited at LowellArts are eligible.

Commercial reproductions, including giclée prints, will not be accepted. Traditional print media, photography, and digital art should be from a limited edition. 2-Dimensional entries may be no larger than 62 inches in any one direction, including the width of the frame. 3-Dimensional entries must fit through a standard door frame and be no larger than 62 inches in any one direction. Only artwork easily handled by two people will be accepted.


Each artist may submit up to two works. Artists should fill out the on-line form, upload 1 to 2 images (per entry) to the form, and include a written statement (1-3 sentences) about how their artwork fits the theme. There is a non-refundable $25 entry fee, to be paid via check, credit card, or paypal. All artists accepted into the exhibition will be required to have a current LowellArts membership.

All entries require a title, media, price, and dimensions to be listed. This is a juried exhibition to ensure artwork adheres to the theme and is appropriate for all viewing audiences. LowellArts reserves the right to not display artwork that differs from the submitted images or information provided by the artist.


Accepted artwork must remain on display for the duration of the exhibit. LowellArts will take a 30% commission on all artwork sold during the exhibition. All artwork in the exhibition must be listed for sale.


All accepted entries must be hand-delivered or shipped to: LowellArts, 223 W Main St, Lowell, MI 49331. For shipped work, please include a prepaid return shipping label with the entry. All packing and shipping costs are the responsibility of the artist.

Artwork must be ready for presentation upon delivery. All hanging works should be framed and fitted with secure hanging wire. D-Rings are allowed for larger, heavy 2-dimensional pieces. Fabric wrapped canvases are allowed and do not require additional framing. Frames with exposed glass edges are not acceptable. Saw tooth hangers are not permitted. Entries must be dry, completely assembled, framed, matted, or mounted.


Multiple panel pieces (diptychs, triptychs, etc.) cannot exceed 62 inches in any one direction once installed. 3-dimensional entries that hang must have adequate hanging hardware or hanging system. Work requiring special handling or installation will be accepted only at the discretion of LowellArts. Unsuitably prepared, hazardous, unstable, or extremely fragile works will be declined. If you are unsure about your work conforming to these conditions, please contact LowellArts at before entering.

Accepted entries must remain on display through the duration of the exhibition. Artists must call ahead to authorize someone other than themselves to pick-up their work, otherwise artwork will not be released to anyone except the artist. Artwork not picked up at the designated times will be considered abandoned and become the property of LowellArts. Shipped artworks will be sent back in the packing materials they arrived in.


LowellArts will take every precaution to ensure protection of artwork. Owners of artwork will release and hold harmless LowellArts, its staff, and volunteers of any liability that may arise by damage, loss, or theft while artwork is on the LowellArts premises. LowellArts is not responsible for any damage to art objects incurred during regular handling of the work during installation and exhibition. Artists wishing to otherwise insure their work should contact their insurance agents directly. All artwork must arrive be ready to install and meet the entry conditions as described by LowellArts. If these conditions are not met, the artwork will not be included in the exhibition. Entry to the exhibition also constitutes the artists' consent to LowellArts to use images of their artwork for publicity purposes. All artwork not picked up at the designated times will be considered abandoned and become the property of LowellArts.

$25 Entry Fee


Entry Deadline:

December 1, 11:59PM

Notification of Acceptance:

December 14 (via email)

Drop-off Dates/Times:

Thursday, January 2, 10am-6pm

Friday, January 3, 10am-6pm

Saturday, January 4, 10am-5pm

Exhibition Dates:

January 9 to February 15

Artist Reception:

January 9, 6-8pm


Tuesday, February 18, 10am-6pm

Wednesday, February 19, 10am-6pm


Entry Form:

  • Artist name, address, phone, email

  • One to two image files (per entry) to upload to form, size not to exceed 10MB each

  • Title, media, price, and dimensions of each artwork

  • 1-3 sentence statement about how artwork fits the theme

$25 Entry Fee:

  • Payment accepted via paypal link belowby mailed check, or over phone with credit card

  • Payment sent to: LowellArts, 223 W Main St, Lowell, MI 49331

  • Over-the-phone payment: 616-897-8545


  • Artwork in any media no larger than 62 inches in any one direction

  • Artwork must be completed within the past three years and not previously been exhibited at LowellArts

  • Artists should be at least 14 years old and reside in Michigan

  • Artwork must be ready-to-hang and meet the entry conditions

  • Submit one or two pieces with a non-refundable $25 entry fee. All artists accepted into the exhibition will be required to have a current LowellArts membership.


223 W Main Street

Lowell, MI 49331



Extended Gallery Hours:

Tuesday - Saturday 10am-6pm

Sunday & Monday 12-5pm

Office Hours:

Tuesday - Friday 10am-6pm

  • Facebook - Grey Circle
  • Twitter - Grey Circle
  • Instagram - Grey Circle

LowellArts is supported in part by:

LowellArts is supported in part by an award from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.