A2AC Spotlight Gallery

A2AC Spotlight Gallery

The Anne & Howard Cooper Spotlight Gallery is a flexible exhibition space on the 2nd floor of the A2AC in the heart of the art education area. The Spotlight gallery showcases artists working in the context of Contemporary Craft as well as painting, printmaking, illustration, and collage. Artists from historically marginalized or under-represented communities, such as LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC artists, are encouraged to apply to show calls.

Spotlight Gallery’s call for submissions occurs throughout the year through CaFE (Call for Entries). Artists are curated into two-person and conceptually themed small group shows by the A2AC Exhibition Committee, composed of A2AC staff, Board Members, and Washtenaw County-based art leaders and practitioners. Exhibiting artists are often invited to teach guest workshops.

January and October feature group shows by the dynamic art professionals teaching A2AC classes and workshops.

Opening receptions are generally in tandem with the A2AC Main Gallery’s receptions. Exhibiting artists are marketed through the A2AC website, e-newsletter, social media, and press releases.

Stay tuned for new calls for art by joining the Artist Mailing List and see further details on the Artist Opportunities.



June 12 – July 12, 2024


Person, Practice: Solo Show by Meg Gizzi

May 6 – June 2, 2024

Fellowship: The 2024 Instructor Show

April 12 – 28, 2024

Holding: Honoring the Ceramic Cup

March 15 – April 6, 2024

The Walls Won’t Hold

January 27 – February 28, 2024


2023 Autumn Instructor Show, October 13 – November 4, 2023

Talismanic: The Collected Collages of Amy Sacksteder, September 5 – October 7, 2023

Summer Camp Show, July 14 – August 19, 2023

Awake! Printmaking in Action, April 14 – May 28, 2023

Soft Collections, March 9 – 28, 2023

Unhurried, February 3 – 26, 2023

2022 Exhibitions