We received the following information from LowellArts regarding their new exhibit.
33rd Annual West Michigan Art Competition Opens at LowellArts
Cash Awards Totaling $2500 will be awarded to 1st – 5th place
LOWELL, MI, February 21, 2019 – LowellArts announces the 33rd Annual West Michigan Art Competition highlighting outstanding artwork by 120 Lower West Michigan artists. The selected entries will be on display at the LowellArts Gallery, 223 W Main St, Lowell, MI 49331 from February 23 to March 30. Gallery hours are: Tues-Fri 10am-6pm and Sat 10am-5pm.
A meet-the-artists reception and presentation of awards is scheduled for Sunday, February 24 from 2-4pm. The event is free, and open to the public. Cash awards totaling $2500 will be awarded to 1st through 5th place. This year’s juror is painter/sculptor, Rufus Snoddy, a Professor of Art at Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City.
The competition was open to all visual art media by artists 18 yrs. and older. Artists could submit one piece to be juried. The artists also must reside in one of 25 eligible counties in West Michigan. Eligible West Michigan counties included: 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, Van Buren.
To acquire images or to schedule an interview, please contact Janet Teunis at 616-897-8545 or [email protected].
LowellArts connects artists and audiences through the visual and performing arts. Located on Main Street in downtown Lowell, LowellArts is a vibrant arts organization that has served the greater Lowell community since 1977. Annual programming includes: rotating gallery exhibitions, art and theater classes, house concerts, community theater, the Showboat Sizzlin’ Summer Concert Series (featuring free evening concerts every Thursday June through August by the Flat River), and the Fallasburg Arts Festival (a two-day juried art fair with 100+ artists, live music, and craft demonstrations held at Fallasburg Park).