2021-22 Ingham Student Art Exhibit

The call for submissions, for the 2021 Ingham Student Art Exhibit, is now open. The Ingham Student Art Exhibit is a celebration of excellence in the visual arts and is hosted by Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center, Ingham Intermediate School District, and the Michigan Education Leadership Group. The competition is open to all K-12+ students within the Ingham Intermediate School District service area.

NEW for 2021

We have moved the submission process online. We are using Submittable - an online submission platform - for receiving submissions and for the jury process. Once the jury process is complete, Gallery Staff will work with individual teachers to collect their student’s artwork. Dates and artwork drop-off details will be determined at that time.


  • Schools within the Ingham Intermediate School District’s service area are eligible to apply.
  • Students in K-12+ are eligible to participate.
  • One piece of artwork per student is allowed.
  • Each participating school is allowed up to 20 entries of student artwork.
  • Artwork must be created during the 2020 – 2021 academic school year.
  • All work must be two dimensional, suitable for framing, and may not exceed 18” in either direction.
  • School-appropriate subjects are accepted (i.e., no images of weapons, drugs, gang symbols, alcohol, smoking, racial or gender slurs, etc.).


March 1, 2021, 11:59pm


From eligible entries, a qualified juror, artist Steph Joy Hogan, will select up to 50 works to be professionally framed by Wheaton's Framing and Art Gallery. Framed artwork will be exhibited for one year in a professional partner facility. The partner facilitates include the lobbies of the Ingham Intermediate School District in Mason, the Michigan Education Leadership Group on the westside of Lansing, and Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center's Student Gallery in Downtown Lansing. The jury process will take place between March 2 – 7, 2021.


Teachers will be notified, by email, regarding artwork selections and acceptance on March 8, 2021. Teachers with accepted student artwork for exhibition will work with Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center Staff to obtain parent/guardian permission for exhibition. Artwork without parent/guardian permission will not be exhibited.


Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center Education Staff, will work with teachers, with accepted work, to create a plan for artwork drop-off. Artwork drop-off will take place in March 2021. Coordination of obtaining student work will be determined at that time.


It is our hope that we will be able to meet face-to-face for opening receptions, in early May, 2021, to formally recognize the students that have artwork on exhibit. This decision will be will be made and announced closer to the opening date.


For more information regarding the Ingham Student Art Exhibit or assistance with the online submission process, please contact Michele Carlson, Education Director, Lansing Art Gallery and Education Center.