Explore our upcoming open calls.

At the Janice Charach Gallery, our mission is, of course, to present art, but also to create an environment where visitors can learn, appreciate and engage with art of all forms.

Open Calls

There is nothing like the feeling of nostalgia; the sentimental wistful affection for the past. Recollection features artworks of all medias that bring artists and the audience to reminisce on past memories. From imagery of old toys, cars and TV shows to abstract thoughts discussing the act or feeling of recalling the past, this exhibition featuring local Michigan artists will bring viewers back to the good-ol-days.

All 2D & 3D medias excepted.
Application Fee: $25
Artists must be local to Michigan.
Artists are responsible for shipping their work if needed.

Important Dates:
Applications Open: Sunday, September 1, 2024
Deadline to apply: Sunday, September 22, 2024
Exhibition Dates: November 3 – December 11, 2024
Opening Reception: Sunday, November 3, 2024

CHROMA, curated by Kim Fay, features artists who use color in unique and intentional ways.

We are looking for artwork that utilizes color intentionally and uniquely. Maybe you paint with an atypical palette, or perhaps you sculpt in monochrome. Your work may exclude color to convey a message. If your work stands out due to your intentional use of color, this exhibit is for you.

All 2D & 3D medias excepted.
Application Fee: $25
Artists must be local to Michigan.
Artists are responsible for shipping their work if needed.

Important Dates:
Applications Open: Sunday, February 2, 2025
Deadline to apply: Sunday, February 23, 2025
Exhibition Dates: April 6 – May 14, 2025
Opening Reception: Sunday, April 6, 2025

About the curator: Kim Fay


Kim Fay is an artist, curator, teacher, and arts writer in Detroit, Michigan. She has been a part of the Detroit art scene for over 30 years. Her artwork encompasses many medias including painting, sculpture, murals and film sets. Kim works as an instructor at the College for Creative Studies, as well as managing her newsletter, “Real Art Detroit”. The weekly newsletter gives an honest, informed review of artwork & exhibits across Metro Detroit.

To subscribe to Real Art Detroit, click here.
See More: https://kimfaystudio.com/

Frequently asked questions

The Janice Charach Gallery is located on the campus of the Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit in West Bloomfield, Michigan. More specifically, you’ll find us at 6600 West Maple Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48322.

You can visit our gallery exhibits Sunday through Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Questions? Please call (248) 432-5579 or email [email protected].

To apply to our open calls, click here.

Exhibit proposals, complete with the following information, can be sent to [email protected]:

  • Your contact information, including name, phone and email
  • A link to your website or portfolio
  • An artist statement, bio and CV/resume
  • An exhibition statement that answers the following questions: What is the purpose/message of the exhibit? Who are the artist(s) involved? Are there any lectures or programs linked to the exhibit? Is this a traveling exhibition? If so, what are the fees and regulations involved? Will there be shipping of artwork or media? Are there educational materials?
  • We are currently not accepting solo exhibit proposals.

Do you love art? Do you enjoy teaching? Are you looking for an opportunity to share your craft with the community? The Janice Charach Gallery is looking to expand our art programming by hosting more workshops and classes taught by local artists. If you’re interested, please send the following information to [email protected]:

  • Information about you
  • A title and description of the workshop
  • Any images of what would be created
  • Any additional information that may be helpful for us to know about your workshop

You can explore our past gallery exhibits by clicking on our archive link at the bottom of the page.

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Gallery Upper Floor Plan

Founded by Natalie and Manny Charach, in loving memory of their daughter Janice, the gallery first opened its doors in 1991. Janice Charach received many honors for her work and is included in many private collections, as well as in public displays at the Kresge Foundation and Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital. As a graduate of the Center for Creative Studies (CCS) in 1972, she understood and believed in the concerns of emerging artists. It is thanks to her dreams and love of art that the Janice Charach Gallery was established and provides a world-class forum for the creation and exhibition of artworks for all.

Support the gallery.

Our exhibitions and programs are made possible by supporters like you. Thank you to all of our generous sponsors.

Erika Albert (Rudd) Judy Balan Pearl Prudence Bernstein Fund Birmingham Society of Women Painters Helen Brown Michele & Matthew Bucher Janice Charach Gallery Endowment Fund Natalie (z”l) & Manny (z”l) Charach Dennis Deutsch Barbara & Sam Dorchen Cheryl Dworman Ronald Elkus Ann Finn Sherry & Mel Foster Peggy & Dennis Frank Elchonon Freedman Jeff Friedman Charles Gelfond Esther Hankin The Hankin Family Kim Hart Susan & Eden Henkin Patricia Holsey Jill & Steven Ingber Irving & Ethel Palman Foundation David Jacobs Sheri & David Jaffa Boris & Beatrice Katz Endowment Fund for the Janice Charach Gallery Sue & Alan Jay Kaufman Frederick & Christine Klauser Lesley & Julius Kutinsky Harold & Myrtle Lenhoff Endowment Fund Judy Loebl Beth & Jonathan Lowe Donna & Michael Maddin Manat Foundation John & Judy Marx Philanthropic Fund Barbara Maxson Gabe Neistein Amy Newman Perry Ohren William R. Ross Art & Education Fund Joni and Neil Satovsky Barbara & Rabbi Irving Schnipper Arlene & Jack Schultz Joan Schwartz Nancy & Sam Shamie Doris Shulman H. Soble Endowment Fund for the Janice Charach Gallery Jerry Soble Sherry Wasserman Michelle Wolfe Frances & Philip Wolok Cheryl & Frank Youd

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Go to our past exhibit archive.

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