Applications for the 2023 West Michigan Area Show Now Open

May 27, 2023 - August 27, 2023

Applications for the 2023 West Michigan Area Show are now open!

Since the 1960s, this annual juried exhibition has showcased exceptional work in all media, drawing hundreds of entries from a 14-county region. Over $5,000 will be awarded, including a $1,000 grand prize. The 2023 juror will be Alison Wong, the Director and Curator of Wasserman Projects in Detroit.

The 2023 West Michigan Area Show will be open from Saturday, May 27 through Sunday, August 27.


  • Applications Open: Mon, Feb 13 – 11:59 pm Sun, March 26
  • Artist Notification: Wednesday, April 19
  • Artist Drop Off: May 11-12-13 and 15 (Thurs, Fri, Sat, and Monday)
  • Exhibition Opens: Saturday, May 27

$1,000  Helen Sheridan Memorial Grand Prize
$ 500  Second Place
$ 400  Third Place
$ 300  Fourth Place
$ 200  Fifth Place
$1,000 Portage Community Art Award
$ 750  Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo’s People’s Choice Award
$ 350  The Martin Maddox Prize for Imaginative Realism
$ 300  Ninth Wave Studio Award for Ingenuity in Mixed Media or Intermedia
$ 250  Signature Artists, LLC, Award for Excellence in Any Media
$ 250 West Michigan Potters Guild Award for Ceramics
$ 200  Eclectic Glass Guild of Southwest Michigan; Given in Memory of Linda House Kekic, our friend & fellow glass artist.
$ 200 Kalamazoo Log Cabin Quilters’ Art Quilt Award
$ 200  Southwest Michigan Printmakers Excellence in Printmaking Award
$ 150 Kalamazoo Book Arts Center Book, Print, and Paper Award

$100 Pen Dragons Calligraphy Guild Award for Calligraphy
The Ward H. and Cora E. Nay Director’s Purchase Prize

Click here for more information and to apply!