Elkhart Juried Regional



 The Midwest Museum of American Art is pleased to announce the 37th Elkhart Juried Regional Art Exhibition, October 9 - December 6, 2015. This all-media competition is open to artists 18 years and older who are residents of Allen, DeKalb, Elkhart, Fulton, Jasper, Kosciusko, Lake, LaGrange, LaPorte, Marshall, Newton, Noble, Porter, Pulaski, St. Joseph, Starke, Steuben or Whitley counties in Indiana and Berrien, Branch, Cass, or St. Joseph counties in Michigan. Each entrant may submit one (1) or two (2) works which must be original in concept and execution, created within the last two (2) years, not completed under instruction and not previously exhibited at the Midwest Museum or any other competition within the region.

ENTRY FEE: $25.00 entitles entrant to submit one entry.  $40 for  two entries.  Entry fee is non-refundable. Limit  up to (2) works.

ENTRIES DUE: All works must be hand delivered September 12 through September 26 during special museum hours: Mon.-Fri., 9:00AM - 5:00PM or Sat. & Sun., 1:00PM-4:00PM.

SIZE LIMITATIONS: Length or width may not exceed seven (7) feet. No work of art may exceed 100 lbs. in weight.

FRAMING & PRESENTATION: All entries must be prepared for installation. Two-dimensional work must be framed and wired for hanging. Three-dimensional work  should be self-supporting or be able to be placed on a pedestal. No installation pieces accepted. No works will be accepted that require the artist present for installation.

PICK-UP of  ACCEPTED and NOT ACCEPTED WORKS: Non-accepted work must be picked-up September 29 through October 4 during regular museum hours, Tues.-Fri., 10:00AM to 4:00PM, or Sat. & Sun., 1:00PM-4:00PM

Accepted works must remain for the duration of the exhibition and may then be picked up December 8 through December 23, 2015. All work not claimed by January  4, 2015 will then automatically be considered the property of the Midwest Museum of American Art to dispose of in any way it sees fit.

HOLD HARMLESS CLAUSE: The greatest care will be taken in the handling of all entries, however the MMAA disclaims any liability for loss or damage in connection with the 35th Elkhart Juried Regional. 

SALE OF WORK: Unless otherwise indicated by the artist, all work is for sale. A commission of 25% on work sold is payable to the Midwest Museum. There is no commission fee on Purchase Awards.

AWARDS RECEPTION: All submitting artists, friends and museum members are invited to attend an Awards Reception on Friday evening, October 9, from 7:00-9:00 PM.

JURORS: The distinguished jurors for the exhibition will be Jane Stevens, Associate Curator, Illinois State Museum, Chicago Gallery, and Jacqueline Moses, Artist, Skokie, IL.

For the PDF file of the prospectus, please click here.

This exhibition is sponsored by the Elkhart County Conventions & Visitors Bureau.

Over $25,000 in cash prizes!

2015 Calendar- IMPORTANT DATES

September 12 thru September 26- Entries to be hand delivered to the Midwest Museum

September 27- Judging

September 28- Notifications mailed

September 29 thru October 4- Non-accepted works to be picked up

October 9- opening Awards Reception 7:00-9:00 PM

December 6- exhibition closes

December 8 thru December 23- Accepted works to be picked up (any artwork not picked up by January 5, 2016 becomes MMAA property)

37th Elkhart Juried Regional Award List:

*Jack & Karen Cittadine BEST of SHOW
“Still Life with White Lilies”, watercolor
by Jacqueline Gnott, South Bend, IN

“Campana Forest“, oil
by Ronald Stec, Stevensville, MI

“September Rain”, pastel
by Pat Pritchard, Granger, IN

“Carnival Riders”, porcelain
by Tom Meuninck, Walkerton, IN

“Pier Watch”, color digital archival photography
by Stacy Lankford, Cassopolis, MI

“Insanity”, mixed media
by Gene Gamber, Elkhart, IN

“Side Show”, mixed media
by Marica Sindone, LaPorte, IN

*Ronald C. Miazga Memorial Purchase Award
for Photography
“Reflecting (Self Portrait)”, color digital photograph
by Kristin A. Woodruff, New Buffalo, MI

*Mary Feddersen Memorial Purchase Award
for Photography
(funds provided by Connie Minzey &
Susan Lehman, Elkhart, IN)
“Chicago Alley”, color digital photograph
by Brett Maniscalco, New Buffalo, MI

William & Jeanne Batten Memorial Merit Award
for Sculpture
“Large Wood-Fired Urn with Rope Impression”
by Fred Driver, Goshen, IN

Jonas Howard Memorial Merit Award
for Painting
“Midsummer Clouds”, acrylic
by Sharon Chupp, Elkhart, IN

Ken & Kathy Zienty Merit Award
“Prod to Be an American”, mixed media assemblage
by David Demske, Three Oaks, MI
(* becomes property of the Midwest Museum of American Art)


Brian & Jeanell Brady, Elkhart, IN
“House in the Cornfield”, acrylic on canvas
by Linda Fritschner, Elkhart, IN

Drs. Terry Bryant & Liz Elliott, Elkhart, IN
“Terra Cotta with Sage”, terra cotta
by Cynthia Marks, Elkhart, IN

Drs. Daniel & Linda Burns, Elkhart, IN
“Shadow Walk”, painted aluminum
by John Mishler, Goshen, IN

Dr. Rick & Cindy Burns, Elkhart, IN
“Intersection VI”, acrylic & mixed media
by Abner Hershberger, Goshen, IN

Jack & Karen Cittadine, Elkhart, IN
“Generation Gap”, mixed media
by Jacob Vanderheyden, St. Joseph, MI

Stan & June Disher, Edwardsburg, MI
“Just Nutty”, bronze
by Julie Neises, Mishawaka, IN

John & Sharon Fedderson, Elkhart, IN
“Shore Bird”, wood
by Robert Kuntz, South Bend, IN

Craig Gibson, Elkhart, IN
“Five Easy Pieces”, mixed media
by Brabant Lenting, Beverly Shores, IN

Joe & Yohanna Greenlee, Elkhart, IN
“Still Strong”, encaustic & rags
by Ellen Ridenour, Elkhart, IN

Jim & Bev Haas, Vicksburg, MI (#1)
“Intertwined”, painted aluminum
by John Mishler, Walkerton, IN

Jim & Bev Haas, Vicksburg, MI (#2)
“Speedy Rewards”, porcelain
by Tom Meuninck, Walkerton, IN

Dr. Brian & Summer King, South Bend, IN
“Rain in the Park”, oil
by Jean Bargeron, Portage, IN

Mike & Rebecca Kubacki, Syracuse, IN
“Autumn in the Dunes”, acrylic
by Ben Roseland, Granger, IN

Bill & Mary Kuhn, Holly Springs, NC
“Mirror Lake”, pastel
by Phil Monteith, Bristol, IN

Stacy & Zane Lankford, Cassopolis, MI
“Serengeti #7”, wood
by Robert Albers, Valparaiso, IN

Dr. Wes Mark & Dr. Mary Harder, South Bend, IN
“Catenary Table II, stoneware”
by Marvin Bartel, Goshen, IN

Scott & Kristin Mereness, Bristol, IN (#1)
“Taking the Cure”, acrylic & charcoal
by Bob Cross, Elkhart, IN

Steve & Jane Poe, Niles, MI
“Territory”, paint on copper
by Brooke Marks-Swanson, South Bend, IN

Dr. David Regan, Middlebury, IN
“Autumn Slpendor”, digital color photograph
by Stephen Beck, Elkhart, IN

Abby Thomas, Elkhart, IN
“Heading Home”, watercolor
by Patricia Herman, Michigan City, IN

Warrick & Boyn, Elkhart, IN
“Winter’s Soft Touch”, oil
by Charlene Long, Mishawaka, IN

Robert Weed Plywood Corporation, Bristol, IN
“Large Wood-Fired Urn with Rope Impression”
ceramic by Fred Driver, Goshen, IN

Jack & Angie Welter, Elkhart, IN
“Square Vessel #1”, terra cotta
by Cynthia Marks, Elkhart, IN


Connie Fulmer, Elkhart, IN
“Harmony”, mixed media
by Gene Gamber, Elkhart, IN

Tracy Jones Purchase Award
“Avatar I”, oil
by Linda Freel, South Bend, IN

Scott & Kristin Mereness, Bristol, IN (#2)
“Eventide”, oil
by Lynn Lyon, Beverly Shores, IN

Dan & Jan Morrison, Bristol, IN
“Nevermore”, glass
by Cynthia Fielding, Stevensville, MI

Jon & Meghan, Elkhart, IN
“Autumn Overture”, acrylic
by Thomas Zuber, Osceola, IN


Steve & Traci Bollero, Elkhart, IN
“Fruit Bowl”, oil
by Frances Cox, Michiana Shores, IN

Cornerstone CPA Group LLP
“Midsummer Clouds”, acrylic
by Sharon Chupp, Elkhart, IN

Mark & Susan Henshaw, Union Pier, MI
“Dryad Head”, stoneware & porcelain
by Suzanne Mauro, Plymouth, IN

Braden & Katie McCormick, Bristol, IN
“Indiana Farmstead”, watercolor
by Kathy Los-Rathburn, Griffith, IN

Dr. Bradley & Brooke Swanson, South Bend, IN
“Winter Golden Hush”, oil
by Mark Vander Vinne, Porter, IN