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Future Former: An Exhibition of Alumni Work

Future Former: An Exhibition of Alumni Work

January 8, 2018 – February 9, 2018

Future Former: An Exhibition of Alumni Work honors the creative work and careers of all Stamps School alumni, creates an aspirational connection between generations of U-M artists and designers and current Stamps students, and inspires reflection during the university's Bicentennial year. Funds raised through this exhibition will support new studios and collaborative spaces at Stamps.

Curated by Stamps Professor Franc Nunoo-Quarcoo with alumna Emily Schumer (BFA 2017), Future Former will be on view Monday, January 8-Friday, February 9, 2018 on the first floor of the Art and Architecture Building.

Call for Work

All alumni who studied art and design at the University of Michigan are invited to submit an image of their best and most representative work. All submissions that adhere to specifications will be included in this open exhibition. Submission deadline: 5:00 pm EST on November 17, 2017.

Submit your work →

Donations to raise funds for an additional 5,000 square feet of updated studio spaces are encouraged. To make a donation online, visit: giving.umich.edu - thank you for your consideration.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this an exhibition of physical work?
No. This is an exhibition of documented work, submitted digitally in an 11x17 inch PDF format.

What are the submission requirements?
Work must be submitted before the deadline: 5:00 pm EST on November 17, 2017. Submitted work must meet the following guidlines:

  • Under 4 MB
  • in PDF format
  • 11x17 inches in size (vertical or horizontal orientation)

What if my work doesn’t scale to 11x17?
Photo documentation can work well for all types of non-digital work. Alternately, take a look at your portfolio and select something that will give Stamps students a taste of your creative pursuits within the distinct parameters of the exhibition design.

Do you have any resources for creating strong documentation?

What kind of paper will you print this on?
The 11x17 PDFs of submitted work will be printed on Epson Ultra Premium Presentation Paper Matte.

Can I submit more than one work?
At this time we are limiting the exhibition to one submission per alumnus/a.

Does this replace the annual summertime Alumni Show?
No. This is an additional exhibition to help connect Stamps students with Alumni Work during the course of the academic year. It also raises funds for the new additional 5,000 square feet of updated studio spaces in the Stamps School.

Is this a juried show? What’s the selection process?
All work submitted to this exhibition with the appropriate specifications will be included in the show.

Do I need to give a donation to the School to submit work to the exhibition?
No, although donations are encouraged.

How do I make a donation?
To make a donation online, visit: giving.umich.edu.

Who can I contact for assistance/questions?
If you have any questions about specifications, please contact Stamps staff at artdes-futureformer@umich.edu or (734) 764-0586.

Future Former: An Exhibition of Alumni Work
Exhibition Dates: Monday, January 8 - Friday, February 9, 2018

Exhibition Venues

First Floor
Art & Architecture Building, 2000 Bonisteel Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48109