metro Detroit

Oversized Wall Art Needed for Commercial Lobby




Embrace Creatives, an online art marketplace where collectors and interior professionals match with quality, original art to love is looking for OVERSIZED art for a commercial lobby project. (the image above is NOT the lobby project)  We're working with a local interior design firm to place an oversized piece on a focus wall of their client's lobby, right behind the main desk. USA-based artists, only.

Contemporary. Conceptual. Abstract.

Fiber, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, digital art printed on paper, wood, acrylic, etc... Anything goes.

Emerging and established artists are eligible but we look for professionalism and reliability so when you apply, have your statement, bio and CV handy.

We're excited to see your work!


Entry Fee:

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The Body Eclectic '21






Since our Call-for-Entry process has moved entirely on-line, we have to change the timeline as well and begin the call process in December for our annual February exhibit. So welcome to our CALL for ENTRY for the Body Eclectic '21.

Key Dates:

January 3, 2021: Entry Deadline

~But the Early Bird Discount* on entry fee ends December 19th~

January 11, 2021:  Notification of acceptance/decline

January 28 - 30: Drop off accepted artwork (during gallery hours)

February 4 - 26: Exhibition Dates

February 5th, 1-9 pm: Reception Day

February 14th, 2-5 pm: Mid-Month Reception

February 27, 28th: Pick-up all unsold work

Note: Due to Covid-19 concerns, we will provide bottled water and packaged "treats" at the receptions, and have extended the reception time-frame to allow viewers to attend with no more than 10 people in the gallery at one time.  MASKS ARE REQUIRED TO ENTER THE GALLERY AT ALL TIMEs.

• This competition is open to artists over 18 years of age, and within 50 miles of Detroit.

Each entry may include up to two pieces of art for $35.  *Artists who enter before December 19th get a $5 discount!

Awards will include BEST OF SHOW ($150), 2nd Place ($75) and Honorable Mentions.  More awards may be possible if we get a high number of entries.

All entries must be for sale and not have been exhibited at Lawrence Street Gallery before.  Art can be no larger than 40" wide or weigh more than 50 lbs.

Lawrence Street Gallery will retain 30% of the sale price on all pieces sold at the gallery.

Artwork may not be removed prior to the end of the exhibit (by artists or buyers) and will be available for sale on our website.

Artwork must be ready for exhibit (framed & wired properly).

Labels for the back of the artwork will be provided via email after your entry has been received.  Please print the label and attach to back of artwork after acceptance information is emailed to you.

Images submitted for entry must be no larger than 2Mb.  If you need assistance sizing your files, or uploading them to us, please call Cindy Parsons at 248-656-2291 or make an appointment to meet someone who can help at the gallery to process the entry.

Lawrence Street Gallery will exercise professional care in the handling of all entries, but cannot assume liability for loss or damage while works are in our possession.

All unsold work must be picked up February 27th.  Alternative arrangements can be made by notifying the gallery (phone or email).

Artists whose work is exhibited in this show give Lawrence Street Gallery permission to use submitted images for promotion and display for sale on our website.

In the event an unavoidable event, including Covid-19 restrictions, should prevent the show from taking place, the event will be cancelled and entry fees will be refunded.



Thanks for your continued support!

Prize Summary: 
Best of Show $150
Prizes Details: 

Best of  Show $150, 2nd Place $100, 3rd Place $50, plus Honable Mentions Certificates


Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
$30 by Dec 19th, $35 by Jan 4th
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Meet Interior Designers in Detroit




Metro Detroit and midwest regional Artists, Makers and Designers, here is your chance to meet and talk to interior designers and other commercial buyers, market yourself to professionals, and create unique opportunities to build buyer relationships!

Embrace Creatives teamed up with the American Society of Interior Designers, Michigan Chapter to get you in front of their members!

This casual event is a unique opportunity to meet with and show your physical work to commercial buyers who are searching for professional talent and new products. Due to COVID-19, we're postponing the in-person showcase to Summer but are creating a video, per-event introduction to share your artwork with ASID Members.

Selected artists and makers will be added into a special introduction video AND be on site with a selection of their physical work, talking to the ASID MI members, sharing materials information, creation insights, production times, retail prices and other business information that the designers need to know to work with you.

Our Mix With a Maker: Interior Design is open to all Artists, Makers and Designers. You do not have to be in our Embrace Creatives network to apply or show.

Interior Designers are searching for a diverse selection of artwork and design so we ESPECIALLY want applications from the following media;

  • fiber
  • paintings
  • photography
  • fiber
  • printmaking
  • furniture
  • lighting
  • home accessories
  • pottery
  • glass
  • sculpture

Big thanks to our location sponsor, Detroit Center for Design + Technology - Lawrence Technological University's College of Architecture and Design's Detroit campus.

Prizes Details: 

All accepted artists get to hang out with interior designers at the Detroit Center for Design + Technology for 4 hours, building connections, taking orders and showcasing their art!


Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
$25 for up to 5 images
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Private Access to Curators - Detroit, MI




Sit privately with curators, art experts and design professionals to bring clarity, confidence and fresh opportunities to your creative business.

For less $$$ than you spend applying to exhibits that you may never get into you, you get access to people that can change your life!

Artists and Designers can meet face-to-face with curators, gallery owners, successful creative entrepreneurs and arts professional from across the spectrum of fine art, fine craft and photography.  The Embrace Creatives’ Portfolio Review takes place on Sunday October 20th in Detroit. Digital and/or tangible portfolios and look books will be shared and professional relationships will be born.

Bonus discounts for all ticket holders on image caputure and reproductions through Image Works in Dearborn, MI.

The place:

Detroit Center for Design + Technology
4219 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI

The day and time:

Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 10am - 5pm

Our Reviewers.

We are overjoyed with the level of expertise and diversity. Bio links in the website form.

  • Wayne Northcross / MOCAD (Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit)
  • Melanie Chard / Curator and owner of M Gallery, Ferndale MI
  • Bilge Nur Saltik / Director, Industrial Design, Lawrence Tech University / co-founder Form&Seek design studio
  • Sophie Yan / Designer, Synecdoche Design Studio
  • Asia Hamilton / Curator and Owner of Norwest Gallery
  • Tizziana Baldenebro / MOCAD Curatorial Fellow 2019-2020
  • Erik Nordin / Sculptor and Co-founder Detroit Design Center
  • Phil Gilchrist / Executive Director Anton Art Center
  • Brian Day / Award winning photographer
  • Ivana Kalafatic / founding Editor of Clear Magazine & Detroitisit
  • Sarah Ayers / Curator and Collections Management
  • Sarah Rose Sharp / Artist and Writer of arts criticism and philosophy
  • Todd Burroughs / Artist, Owner and Teacher, Atelier Art Studio
  • Anna Van Schaap / Artist, Curator and Director
  • Chris Schneider / Hatch Gallery
  • Isabelle Weiss / Next Space design curator and Appraiser
  • Michael McGillis / Installation Artist and Sculptor
  • Nida Sheena / Italmoda contemporary design and furniture center
  • Brooks Stevens / Artist, Professor at Eastern Michigan University and Fibers program coordinator in the School of Art & Design



Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
see website for details
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Detroit Noel Night Pop-Up Art & Design Call




Sell your art and design at the Detroit Center for Design & Technology at Detroit’s most popular holiday pop-up event!

Metro Detroit Artists, Makers and Designers can be part of Noel Night on December 7th, 2019 with the Detroit Center for Design + Technology and Embrace Creatives! It’s a prime location for Noel Night, the VERY popular, holiday shopping experience as the DCDT Gallery is located along Woodward Avenue at Willis and features large windows overlooking the activities. The DCDT can see as many as 1,000 shopping visitors that night!

The DCDT and their curatorial partner, Embrace Creatives are looking for 2-D Artists and Designers to exhibit on our Woodward Gallery walls but to maximize your sales potential, we’d like you to also have additional products for sale. 

For most sales work should be less than $200.

  • No entry fee for Embrace Creatives’ Members 
  • $25 application fee for non-EC Members.  

No sales commission taken. The money you make, you take!

Entry deadline is July 31, 2019


Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
Free for Embrace Creatives' Members / $25 non-EC Members
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