January 23: Call for Entries: West Michigan Area Show
Posted: December 5, 2016
Submissions are now open for the 2017 West Michigan Area Show. We invite West Michigan's talented community of visual artists to enter the show by 11:59 pm on January 23, 2017. Click for full submission information for artists.
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. Organized by Karla J. Niehus, Interim Curator of Exhibitions, the exhibition will be on view March 4-May 28, 2017.
This year's juror is Fiona Ragheb, 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.
The KIA will announce award winners sharing more than $5,000 in awards - including a $1,000 grand prize - on Friday, March 3, at an opening reception for the exhibition. 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.
Additional support provided by David Isaacson in memory of his wife, Helen Sheridan.