2024 West Michigan Area Show

May 3, 2024 - August 18, 2024

The work of West Michigan’s talented artistic community is on
view during the annual West Michigan Area Show. Opening Friday, May 3, this crowd-pleasing annual juried exhibition was carefully curated from more than 300 submitted entries, ranging from paintings, prints, and photos to mosaics, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, and mixed-media works. This year’s juror is Jessica Silverman, founder of Jessica Silverman Gallery in San Francisco. The eponymous gallery was founded in 2008 after Silverman completed an MA in Curatorial Practice at the California College of the Arts, after receiving her BA from Otis College. The gallery represents artists who make museum-worthy art at all stages of their careers.

Awards totaling more than $5,000, including the $1,000 Helen Sheridan Memorial Grand Prize, are awarded in recognition of outstanding achievement in the varying media represented in this highly anticipated exhibition. Visit the exhibition before June 24 to vote for the People’s Choice Award, which is sponsored by the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo. The People’s Choice Award winner will be announced at Art Hop on Friday, July 12 at 6:00pm.

As part of the KIA’s 100th year, more than three decades of Purchase Prize winners will be on view during the 2024 West Michigan Area Show.

Exhibition Sponsor

David Isaacson in memory of his wife, Helen Sheridan