Submit today: ‘Looking for the Silver Lining: Art in the Time of COVID-19’ virtual photo exhibition

April 16, 2021  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

The “Looking for the Silver Lining: Art in the Time of COVID-19” Smartphone Virtual Photo Exhibition is designed as a way for everyone to come together and share the things that have uplifted us and carried us through these very challenging times.

Even though social distancing and “work from home” orders may mean we are farther apart physically, we can use our smartphone to bring us closer together by sharing happy memories during this pandemic, the moments we wanted to remember, captured on our smartphone. Hopefully this exhibition inspires others to try to find the good in the bad, during the difficult times ahead.

This all-inclusive Michigan Medicine project encourages all faculty, staff, students and building occupants to participate by submitting a photo(s), no prior photography experience required.

Look through your photos taken during the pandemic or take a new photo. There are no specific guidelines or parameters for the subject matter or photographic style of your photographs. However, the theme must fit the title of the exhibition “Looking for the Silver Lining.”

The photographs will be displayed as a digital exhibition on the NCRC galleries website after the submission period has ended.

Photo exhibition guidelines

Eligibility: Michigan Medicine faculty, staff, students or building occupants.

Number of entries: Three digital “Smartphone” photographic entries per person.

Digital Files Size: JPEGs max 1280 pixels (either height or width) sized to 72 dpi

Entry details: Along with the digital image(s), provide the following:

  • Name
  • Michigan Medicine status (faculty, staff, student, building occupant)
  • Department or school affiliation
  • Title or degree status
  • Brief description of photo

Copyrights and usage rights: A Michigan Medicine release form will be sent to you after your photos have been submitted and reviewed by the Art Coordinator.

Artist retains all copyrights to their own images. Artists whose work are included in the online exhibition gives U-M permission to use images for promoting the exhibition, artist, or U-M and its programs, and current and past exhibitions. Images may be placed on social media for promotion and features.

Submission: Email digital images(s) to Art Coordinator Grace Serra,

Submission deadline: Friday, May 14

This exhibition was inspired by the University of Michigan-Dearborn Stamelos Gallery “Art in the time of Pandemic.”