2017 West Michigan Area Show

West Michigan Area Show 2017

March 4 - May 28, 2017
The work of West Michigan's talented community of visual artists is on display at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts' annual West Michigan Area Show. Since the 1960s, this annual juried exhibition has showcased exceptional work in all media, drawing hundreds of entries from a 14-county region. Each year, an experienced juror chooses the artists from more than 500 submitted entries, ranging from paintings, prints and photos to mosaics, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture and mixed-media works.

Get a preview of the exhibition with this virtual tour by Virtual Spaces, LLC.

The public is invited to cast a vote for their favorite during the exhibition's run, and the People's Choice Award ($500), sponsored by the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, will be announced near the end of the exhibition. Organized by Karla J. Niehus, Interim Curator of Exhibitions, the exhibition will be on view through May 28.

Click here for a list of the WMAS 2017 Award Winners.


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Fiona Ragheb

This year's juror, Fiona Ragheb, is a Detroit-based curator with more than 20 years experience. She holds advanced degrees in art history and architecture. Her career includes work at the Walker Art Center, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the Broad Art Foundation.


Sponsors:

update updated 2016Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs

Additional support provided by David Isaacson in memory of his wife, Helen Sheridan.

2017 Area Show Winners Gallery


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Deborah Rockman, Companions 8, low-tech digital drawing on photograph. Helen Sheridan Memorial Grand Prize Winner
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