West Michigan Art Competition

Annual juried exhibition that highlights outstanding artwork by Lower West Michigan artists who reside in a 25-county region

Awards

 

Award Winners

David Besteman, Triptych #10
JA Dine, Visions

Taylor Hendrix, Psilocybin Self Portrait

Doug Klemm, Cusop Hill, Hay, Wales UK

Taylor Mazer, Mail?

Honorable Mentions

Richard Aardsma, Palm Springs Revisited

Amy Johnson, Pathway

Frank Leasure, Morning Mist

Maria Lemon, White Peony

Michael Nashef, Anbara Bracelet


 

34th Annual LowellArts West Michigan Art Competition


February 29 - May 30, 2020

The 34th Annual West Michigan Art Competition highlights outstanding artwork by artists from 25 Lower West Michigan counties. This year’s distinguished juror is Jim Nawara, a Professor Emeritus of Painting & Drawing in the James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History at Wayne State University in Detroit.

Five cash awards totaling $2500 were awarded at an Artists Reception on Thursday, March 5 from 6:00–8:00pm.

Mission

 

LowellArts connects artists and audiences through the visual and performing arts

Artists

Richard Aardsma
Hannah Apps
Cindy Awrey
Ted Bergin
Deborah Bergren
David Besteman
Annemarie Biernacki
Larry Blovits
Mary Bommarito
Laura Burke
Margo Carlson Berke
Ted Carlson Jr.
Gary Cialdella
Bethany Clark
Jay Constantine
Caroline Cook
JA Dine
Henry Droski
Nora Faber Overvoorde
Iris Fischer
Lee Ann Frame
John Gregg
Tatsuki Hakoyama
Thomas Hegewald
Taylor Hendrix
Laura Hollenbeck
Mary Clare Johnson
Amy Johnson

Doug Klemm

Michael Koole

David Kuecherer

Frank Leasure

Robert Lee

Maria Lemon

Cathy Marashi

Taylor Mazer

Wendy Mersman

Michael Nashef

Kathleen Nolan-Hutchins

Angela Pastor

Stone Peng

Kendra Postma

Thomas Reverman

Emerson Schreiner

Patti Sevensma

Shelley Stevens

Jen Surine

Renee Therriault

Nancy Tobin

Deborah Trent

Thomas Van Valey

Jane VanBemden

Carrie Weis

Elena Wood

Ronald Wood

Ethan Wright

Mission

 

LowellArts connects artists and audiences through the visual and performing arts

Juror

Jim Nawara

Jim Nawara earned a BFA degree from the Art Institute of Chicago and his MFA degree in painting at the University of Illinois, Champaign. Nawara is a Professor Emeritus of Painting & Drawing in the James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History at Wayne State University in Detroit, where he taught for forty-six years. His paintings, drawings and prints have been exhibited in more than 250 international, national, and regional group exhibitions as well as nine solo exhibitions. Nawara has received substantial research grant support for his work from Wayne State University and three Creative Artist Grants from the Michigan Council for the Arts. His work is represented in numerous museums, corporate, university and private collections.

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Lowell, MI 49331

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Gallery Hours:

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SAT 12pm-5pm

Hours resume on June 16

Accessibility

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LowellArts is supported by an award from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.