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1st Floor Mardigian Library

 Today's Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Upcoming Hours

Instructions for Payment

Please note that registration will not be considered complete until payment has been received.
The entry fee is $40 per artist. Students over the age of 18 pay an entry fee of $20. Online payment requires an additional $1 processing fee.

By Mail

Payment is accepted via cash or check. Checks should be made payable to "University of Michigan-Dearborn."
No processing fee is necessary for payment by mail.

Payment by mail should be sent to the following address:
   ATTN: Autumn Muir, Registrar
   Stamelos Gallery Center
   University of Michigan-Dearborn
   4901 Evergreen Rd.
   Dearborn, MI 48128-2406

Entries postmarked after May 15, 2020 will be returned unopened.

Online Payment

  1. Go to https://auth-interstitial.dent.umich.edu/ssc.html.
  2. Click "Go to Secure Payment Provider to Pay My Bill".
  3. In the amount field, write the amount of dollars you are paying for your entry fee, including the $1 processing fee for online payment (21 for students, 41 for all other artists)
  4. Enter the security code given on the page.
  5. Click "Continue."
  6. In the Invoice Number field, write "stamelos"
  7. In the description, please write your name and "- open competition 2020"
    • For example, Pablo Picasso would write "Pablo Picasso - open competition 2020"
  8. Fill out the remainder of the form with your payment and billing information.
  9. Click "Pay Now."
  10. You will now be presented with a receipt page which can be printed for your records.
  11. The charge will appear as UM GEN ACCT REC on your statement.

Featured University Art Collection Piece

Featured collection glass artwork

Taketori Tale, Kyohei Fujita (b. 1921), n.d., Mold blown glass with gold and silver foil inclusions
Gift of Richard and Louise Abrahams, Collection of UM-Dearborn (Adp39), Photograph by Kip Kriigel


World renowned artist Kyohei Fujita was born in Japan in 1921. He is known as the father of Japanese studio glass. Many of his works, including this one, were inspired by early Japanese boxes that were richly decorated with lacquerwork and mother-of-pearl inlays, and traditionally used to store Buddhist writings, jewelry, inkstones and brushes. Fujita's celebrated ornamental glass boxes revive conventional Japanese aesthetics in a contemporary form. This breathtaking piece was mold blown with gold and silver foil inclusions. Whenever asked by collectors what to keep in the boxes, the artist usually stated "You should put your dreams in them."

---Laura Cotton, Art Curator and Gallery Manager

Contact Us

  • Stamelos Gallery Center
  • 1st Floor, Mardigian Library, UM-Dearborn
  • 4901 Evergreen Road, Dearborn, MI 48128
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