32nd Annual West Michigan Regional Art Exhibition at LowellArts opens on March 10
Cash awards totaling $2500 will be awarded to 1st – 5th place
LOWELL, MI – LowellArts announces the 32nd Annual West Michigan Art Competition highlighting outstanding artwork by 121 Lower West Michigan artists. The selected entries will be on display at the LowellArts Gallery (223 W Main St, Lowell, MI 49331) from March 10 to April 14. Gallery hours are: Tues-Fri 10am-6pm and Sat 10am-5pm. A meet-the-artists reception and presentation of awards is scheduled for Thursday, March 15 from 6-8pm. The event is free, and open to the public. Cash awards totaling $2500 will be awarded to 1st through 5th place.
This year’s distinguished juror is Ryan Kaltenbach who currently serves as Exhibits Director at the Northville Art House near Detroit. The competition was open to all visual art media by artists 18 yrs. and older. Artists could submit one piece to be juried. The artists also must reside in one of 25 eligible counties in west Michigan. Eligible west Michigan counties included: Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Branch, Cass, Calhoun, Clare, Clinton, Eaton, Gratiot, Ionia, Isabella, Kalamazoo, Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Muskegon, Montcalm, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola, Ottawa, Saint Joseph, Van Buren.
Award winners will be posted on the LowellArts website (www.lowellartsmi.org) on March 16, along with a full list of pieces included in the exhibition.
The featured photo is by deceased iconic Lowell artist Jan Johnson.
- Over time, the candidate has freely donated considerable time to the community, school district, church, or humanity. This is over and above the demands of their regular profession
- The community is a better place to live because of the efforts of the candidate
- The candidate positively promotes the community in both word and action
- The candidate possesses new and innovative ideas that benefit the community
- The candidate cannot be a Chamber Board/Foundation Board member at the time of nomination
- Outstanding service
- Community investment
- Employment opportunity
- Volunteer service to the Greater Lowell Community
- Potential to improve the economic base within the Greater Lowell Community
- New and/or innovative business ventures to the Greater Lowell Community
- The ability to create excitement within the community
- Recognizing an outstanding non-profit over the past year
- Capital investment in their existing business
- Improving our economic base within the Greater Lowell Community
- Making an investment to grow and further develop their business
- Creating vibrancy within the community
- No consecutive awards