Current Exhibitions at the KIA
|High School Area Show and 6th District Congressional Art Competition
April 29 - June 4, 2017
This annual juried exhibition celebrates the work of high school artists (18 years or younger, grades 9-12) residing in Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, and Van Buren counties. Students who qualify may concurrently enter the 6th District Congressional Art Competition, and the winner will receive a trip to Washington DC to see his/her art on view in the U.S. Capitol.
Work shown: Karatasi, by Emily Roth, St. Joseph High School
|Impressions: Printmaking in Japan
April 1 - July 23
Traditional Japanese woodblock prints fascinated Western artists in the late 19th century. The sense of space, color and pattern and the glimpse of a distant time and place shown in these prints continue to captivate audiences today. Works from the KIA collection demonstrate the shift from traditional processes and imagery through the developments leading to Japanese printmaking of today.
This exhibition is supported by the Joy Light East Asian Art Acquisition and Exhibition Fund.
|Pressed for Time: History of Printmaking
March 18 - July 2, 2017
A historical survey of the four major processes of printmaking in the Western world. Beginning with a 15th-century woodcut by Michael Wolgemut and continuing through to the 21st century. The exhibition includes works by artists such as Albrecht Durer, Rembrandt van Rijn, James Abbot McNeill Whistler, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, Jane Hammond, Yvonne Jacquette, Romare Bearden, and Andy Warhol.
The exhibition has been organized by the Flint Institute of Arts and the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.
|West Michigan Area Show 2017
March 4 - May 28, 2017
This annual exhibition showcases the work of artists from 14 Michigan counties. This year's juror is Fiona Ragheb, a curator with more than 20 years experience, with advanced degrees in art history and architecture, and a career that includes work at the Walker Art Center, the Simon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the Broad Art Foundation. She will select work to be awarded more than $5,000 in prizes. Submission deadline is January 23. The KIA will announce award winners, including a $1,000 grand prize, on Friday, March 3, at an opening reception for the exhibition.