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Art Collab

Creativity. Community. Collaboration.

Exhibition Updates

Artwork Drop-off : Sunday, February 6th from 10AM to 4PM and Monday February 7th from 10AM to 2OM at the Padzieski Art Gallery at 15801 Michigan Ave., Dearborn MI

**CDTV artist interviews during drop off on Feb 7th from 10pm-2pm** 

Exhibit Opening: February 8th.Regular gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday from 9:30am to 3:30pm and on Saturdays from 12pm-4pm.

Opening Reception:
February 12th, 2022 @ 5PM-8PM

Artist Discussions: Wednesday, March 2nd & Thursday, March 10th @ 6PM to &:30PM

Virtual Discussion: March 16th @ 6:30PM to 7:30PM

Artist Appreciation & Closing Reception: March 18th from 3:30 to 5:30pm.
Coffee and cookies will be offered with a copy of the exhibition book to take home to share with friends and family.

Art Pick-up is
March 19th from 10am to 12pm, however artists may take their art home during the closing party.


The Art Collab Project was created to help connect artists working in different mediums in Southeast Michigan and inspire each other to try something new. The goal is to strengthen our artist community through building creative connections.

Artists are paired randomly into teams consisting of two artists each. You could be a sculptor paired with a photographer, or an oil painter paired with a print maker. Think of it as a mystery vending machine, just for artists! The most important part of this experience is to have fun, use your imagination and get to know another creator in your community! 

A 6-week long exhibition of the collaborations will be held at the Padzieski Art Gallery located at 15801 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI from February through mid-March. Artist discussion and opening reception date to be announced. A digital book will be created especially for the event, with opportunities for artists to share their experiences, bios and artwork collaborations with other artists, family and friends. Artist(s) retain the rights to their works books are complimentary to all participants.

**The rules are simple but are key to making this a success**


Artists fill out the registration form below, along with a few sample images (the info provided will be used to send out initial introduction emails)

Names will be paired at random.


Artist's will receive an introductory email that contains details about their Art Collab Project partner. This information is taken from the information provided during registration. Artist are responsible for connecting with each other and have one week to check in.

In the event an artist fails to respond or one of you can no longer participate, a redraw can be done.


Artist teams may chose to come up with an artist alter ego. For example, a Picasso and Van Gogh may have called themselves VanCasso or Picogh. Once a name is decided on, each team must check in. (A check-in email will be sent out)


Artists are allowed to collaborate any way of their choosing (i.e. phone, email, telepathically, in-person, etc) to create a plan and execute their Art Collab.  Teams will have up to one month to complete and submit artwork. 

More time may be granted for bigger projects, if needed. Installations will only need a project proposal.


Artists may choose to create any artwork of any medium or theme as long as both artists are in agreement. 

 The ways an artwork can be executed is limitless but the idea is to get out of your comfort zone, try something new and most importantly, have fun. 


The Art Collab Project will hold a 6-week exhibition at the beautiful Padzieski Art Gallery in Dearborn, MI. Teams will get a chance to talk about their entries and share details of their experiences and about themselves. Complimentary digital books for participating artists, opening reception and other opportunities to be announced.

Updates will be emailed as the Art Collab Project develops and grows. Tell a friend!

Free to register and particpate. Complimentary digital books provided by Boggess Art.

Join the fun!

Fill out the application below to participate in the 2021 Art Collab Project. Please answer all questions honestly to ensure you are paired up well and everyone is comfortable. These answers will be provided to your callab partner in your introductory email. Most importantly, have fun and happy creating! 

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Artists have 48 hours to respond to the introductory email before a new artist is drawn.

If at any time an artist stops responding or doesn't follow through with the collaboration after the introduction is made, a new artist can be assigned if enough time is allowed and unresponsive artist will be disqualified from future use of the Art Collab Project for 6 months without good cause.

The Art Collab Project and Boggess Art does not represent any of the artists that participate in the Art Collab Project. Although we try to ensure everyone who is involved is a real person/artist, it is ultimately up to the participants to communicate and decide if an effective collaboration can be made.

Artists will be notified by email once a collab draw is made. It is up to the artists to communicate from that point on to create their artwork. Email notifications will be sent out with updates on the event, such as deadlines, project news and developments.

If an Art Collab team missed their deadline without requesting an extension, their project may be disqualified from digital book and/or exhibition.

The Art Collab Project is open to all emerging and established artists that are 18 and up and reside in Southeast Michigan.


Even though the Art Collab Project is intended for adult artists, it will be viewed by people of all ages. We request that all artwork is created with this is mind. In other words, keep it classy, folks.

Thanks for submitting! An email has been sent to the organizer and you'll now be notified by email regarding Art Collab Project updates. 
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