Since the 1960s, this annual juried exhibition has showcased exceptional work in all media, drawing hundreds of entries from a 14-county region. The 2023 juror is Alison Wong, the Director and Curator of Wasserman Projects in Detroit. The 2023 West Michigan Area Show will be open from Friday, May 26 through Sunday, August 27.
- Special Opening and Awards Ceremony: May 25, 2023 at 5:45 pm – 8:00 pm
2023 awards will be presented on May 25, 2023 in the following categories
Helen Sheridan Memorial Grand Prize
Portage Community Art Award
Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo’s People’s Choice Award
The Martin Maddox Prize for Imaginative Realism
Ninth Wave Studio Award for Ingenuity in Mixed Media or Intermedia
Signature Artists, LLC, Award for Excellence in Any Media
West Michigan Potters Guild Award for Ceramics
Eclectic Glass Guild of Southwest Michigan; Given in Memory of Linda House Kekic, our friend & fellow glass artist.
Kalamazoo Log Cabin Quilters’ Art Quilt Award
Southwest Michigan Printmakers Excellence in Printmaking Award
Kalamazoo Book Arts Center Book, Print, and Paper Award
Pen Dragons Calligraphy Guild Award for Calligraphy
The Ward H. and Cora E. Nay Director’s Purchase Prize