Upcoming Exhibitions at the KIA
|High School Area Show
May 18-June 10, 2018
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.
Click the exhibition title for submission information, and submit online February 1-March 31.
|West Michigan Area Show
May 26-September 2, 2018
This annual exhibition showcases the work of artists from 14 Michigan counties. A guest juror will select work to be awarded more than $5,000 in prizes. Submission deadline is April 15, 2018. The KIA will announce award winners, including a $1,000 grand prize, on Thursday, May 24, at an opening reception for the exhibition. (image: Fran Dwight, The Green Building)
Entries will open February 23, 2018, and be due by April 15. For detailed information, click to download a pdf of exhibition requirements, deadlines, and awards.
|Global Glass: A Survey of Form and Function
June 23 - October 14, 2018
An exhibition drawn from the extensive glass collection at the Alfred Berkowitz Gallery at the University of Michigan, Dearborn. The exhibition surveys important artists and works made from the mid-1960s to the present. The exhibition will examine both functional glass objects and pure sculptural forms, that have often taken cues from other fine arts media and movements in the U.S. and internationally. Among the 56 artists represented are glass giants Harvey Littleton (shown), Howard Ben Tré, Dale Chihuly, Ann Robinson, and Kate Vogel. The exhibition has been curated by Don Desmett, independent curator and critic, with art on loan from the Collection of the Alfred Berkowitz Gallery at the University of Michigan, Dearborn.