March 5 to April 16, 2022
About the Juror
Juror - Bill Davis
Bill Davis is Professor of Art at Western Michigan University's Gwen Frostic School of Art where he teaches in the photography program. He has an MFA from The Tyler School of Art and has a BFA from Ohio University.
Bill Davis’ work is archived in over 25 museum or private collections in the U.S. and abroad. Davis managed Pavel Banka’s Prague studio and taught Photo History at Umprum (Usti) before receiving grants, commissions, or fellowships to work in Las Vegas, the Amazon, Peru, Paris, Spain, Korea, Vermont, Michigan and exhibit in London, Prague, Madrid, Edinburgh, Orange, Australia, Leeds, and Kiev. Since. 2011, he has received awards and project funding from the WMU Climate Change Working Group, IEFDF, FRACCA, The Kalamazoo Arts Council, and a Sustainability Project Grant via the Milton Ratner Foundation to photograph light pollution.
West Michigan Art Competition
The 36th Annual LowellArts West Michigan Art Competition highlights outstanding artwork by Lower West Michigan artists who reside in a 25-county region. Artwork in any visual art media could be submitted by artists 18 yrs. and older. Five cash awards totaling $2500 were awarded.
Gallery Hours - March 5 to April 16
Tuesday - Friday 10am-6pm
About the Competition
The West Michigan Art Competition was open to all visual art media by artists 18 yrs. and older who reside in one of the eligible West Michigan counties. Eligible lower West Michigan counties include: 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, and Van Buren.
Artists could submit one piece for consideration by the juror. Only original works completed in the last three years and not previously exhibited at LowellArts were eligible.
*** Indicates Award Winner | * Indicates Honorable Mention
Molly Alicki Corriveau
Jay Constantine *
Sue LaWall Cortese
Kathy M. Forzley
Haley Joseph | Kendra Postma
M. Joy Lemon
Thomas J Newhouse
Joyce A Recker***
Patti Sevensma | Loretta Sailors | Velvet Rattelade
Donna St. John
Kelly Vander Kley