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MIAD’s galleries launch call for art & design proposals for 2024 exhibitions

Call for proposals, art and design exhibitions. Deadline: January 31, 2023

The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design invites artists nationwide to submit proposals for exhibition in 2024. MIAD, a non-profit art and design college located in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward, features two professional on-campus galleries, the Frederick Layton Gallery and the Brooks Stevens Gallery.

The mission of MIAD’s galleries is to support learning in areas related to all of the college’s academic programs, cultivate conversation with the community, and demonstrate the cultural value of art and design. Exhibits are complemented by public and educational events and often focus on diverse, innovative and interdisciplinary practices. MIAD welcomes submissions from artists, designers and curators at all stages in their careers and in all types of media. Due to the size of the galleries, preference will be given to thematic exhibits and group shows featuring the work of two or more artists.

MIAD’s galleries host nine exhibitions each year, including the college’s senior exhibition every April. Submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis, but proposals for the 2024 calendar year and later are due January 31, 2023. Click here for more information or to submit your proposal.

Find out more about MIAD’s galleries, including current, upcoming, and previous exhibitions and floor plans, by visiting


Sarah Ball Allis exhibition interrupts expectations

Usually known as the Charles Allis Museum, the institution is temporarily changing its name in conjunction with its new exhibition highlighting women, femme and nonbinary artists. The Sarah Ball Allis exhibition is curated by MIAD Associate Professor and Chair of First-Year Experience Kate Schaffer and includes work by MIAD alumni Melissa Dorn ’96 (Sculpture) and Artemis Sidikman ’22 (New Studio Practice: Fine Arts).

Black Art & Design Juried Student Exhibition: Faith Allen

In their first exhibition, Faith Allen ’25 (Illustration) went big. The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design sophomore submitted two artworks to the Black Art & Design Juried Student Exhibition and reveled in the freedom to create the largest pieces they could.

Product photography serves MIAD alum’s business

Briana Hibbs ’12 (Photography) started her own handmade earrings business, Made by the Lake, in January 2019. She relies on her eye for product photography to show her jewelry in its best light, and the business now boasts a successful following of over 2,000 customers on Facebook.

MIAD student work highlights Unfinished Legacy

Unfinished Legacy, a brand started by Milwaukee artist Brema Brema, enjoyed a promotional video created by current Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design senior Hannah Davis for her Digital Media: Video Production elective course in fall 2022. The semester-long project culminated in a three-minute video and three shorter clips advertising the brand.

Two MIAD alumni featured in Museum of Wisconsin Art

The Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA), located in West Bend, has announced its “Ten at Ten” exhibition celebrating the work of ten emerging artists for the tenth anniversary in its new Mothership building. Two MIAD alumni, Lindsey Yeager ’21 (New Studio Practice: Fine Arts & Illustration) and Eduardo Zavala ’22 (NSP: Fine Arts), were selected to show work at the exhibition.


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