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Art Now: Drawing







Call for entries Drawing Art Now Ann Arbor Art CenterART NOW: DRAWING

February 16 - March 17

ART NOW: DRAWING is the fourth annual exhibition in the Ann Arbor Art Center’s Art Now Series.  Each year, on a rotating basis, the AAAC presents a media-focused exhibition as part of the series.  We are pleased to present this year's exhibit which features innovative work in drawing.



January 17, 2018


While some artists are heavily based in traditional modalities of drawing, using drawing in preparatory ways, other artists will test the limits of what defines a “drawing” and push beyond the conventional boundaries, allowing for hybrid processes to be employed and combined. The use of such advances include, digital imaging, sculpture, performance, video, installation, painting and printmaking.

This exhibition will highlight artists that employ traditional drawing processes, as well as artists who move across disciplines, using “drawing” as their foundation, with an emphasis on investigative and exploratory ways of drawing.


$500 The Janet Gallup Best in Show
$200 Second Place
$100 Third Place
Two Honorable Mention

About the Juror: Perry Kulper

Perry Kulper is an architect and Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Michigan. In a prior life he was a 17 year SCI-Arc faculty member and held visiting teaching positions at the University of Pennsylvania and Arizona State University. His interests include the generative potential of architectural drawing, the outrageously different spatial opportunities of diverse design methods and in broadening the conceptual range by which architecture contributes to our cultural imagination. He has recently published Pamphlet Architecture 34, ‘Fathoming the Unfathomable: Archival Ghosts and Paradoxical Shadows’ with Nat Chard. They are at work on a new book to be published by Routledge.

“Perry Kulper’s work resists the construction logic of flattened photomontage with a thick surface of woven imagery. His work is a radically different synthetic operation than assemblage – his works are drawn in a mixed language hybridizing the two traits of analytical drawing & descriptive geometry with the distinctly separate traits of episodic vignettes & nonchalant doodling into a new species of visionary architecture, which when drawn appear like episodes from a single vast mechanized daydream.” 
– from Rare Breeds + Extinct Species, Rensselaer Architecture, 2010.

Important Dates For Artists

Submission Deadline: Wednesday, January 17 (Midnight CST)
Artists Notified of Juror Selections: Tuesday, January 23 via email
Accepted Artwork Drop-off Deadline: Monday, February, 12
Opening Reception / Awards Presentation: Friday, February 16 (6-9pm)
Exhibition Closes: Saturday, March 17
Pick-up of Work: Sunday, March 18 – Thursday, March 22

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Art Now: Drawing is sponsored by

Synecdoche Design Studio

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