Upcoming Exhibitions at the KIA

David Park Woman with Coffeepot   David Park: A Retrospective
December 21,2019 - March 15, 2020

An artists who helped make San Francisco famous for a figurative style of painting, David Park (1911-1960) has been called one of the most art-historically underrated artists of the mid-20th century. More than 100 works comprise the first Park exhibition in a major museum in over 30 years, organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

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Kirk Newman Art School Faculty Review
December 20, 2019 - March 8, 2020

An exhibition dedicated to the vast creative talents of the art school s accomplished and award-winning faculty members. This biennial presentation highlights the working artists in the Kirk Newman Art School faculty roster, highlighting the artistic gifts they share with our students, and offering a visual sampler of the range of media taught at the KIA.

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Young Artists of Kalamazoo County
March 21 - April 11

Every year, art teachers in the Kalamazoo County schools (private, public, and charter schools) submit a selection of works produced by their students, featured in an exhibition that is a delight to behold. In one of our most popular shows each year, the KIA's galleries are filled with the most creative, colorful, whimsical art by young artists from kindergarten through eighth grades.

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West Michigan Area Show
April 10 - July 12

This annual exhibition showcases the work of artists from 14 Michigan counties. A guest juror selects roughly 100 works for the show, from hundreds of submissions. More than $5,000 in cash prizes will be awarded at an opening reception for the exhibition on Thursday, April 9. The public is invited to vote for their favorite work during the summer, and the Peoples' Choice Award, sponsored by the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, will be awarded in August.

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High School Area Show
April 24 - May 24

This annual juried exhibition celebrates the work of high school artists in Southwest Michigan. Students who qualify may concurrently enter the 6th District Congressional Art Competition, and the winner will receive a trip to Washington DC to see their art on view in the U.S. Capitol