Elkhart Juried Regional

Information for the upcoming Juried Regional will be posted by August 2014. 



 The Midwest Museum of American Art is pleased to announce the 35th Elkhart Juried Regional Art Exhibition, October 11 - December 8, 2013. 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 14 through September 28 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 October 1 through October 6 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 9 through December 29, 2013. All work not claimed by January  5, 2014 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 11, from 7:00-9:00PM.

JURORS: The distinguished jurors for the exhibition will be Karen Vincent, Director of Collections, Minnetrista Cultural Center, Muncie,IN , and Shaun Dingwerth, Executive Director, Richmond Art Museum,Richmond, IN.




Susan Henshaw, Union Pier, MI: Jack & Karen Cittadine Best of Show for "Primordial River", pastel.


Sadie Bridger, South Bend, IN: Best Printmaking Award for "Illusions of the I", intaglio.


David Demske, Three Oaks, MI: Best Mixed Media for "Self Portrait: Under Pressure", mixed media assemblage.


John Hoinville, Niles, MI: James & Patty Brotherson Purchase Award and Best Sculpture Award for "Vessel #1", turned Norfolk pine.


Brett Maniscalco, New Buffalo, MI: Best Photography for "Trust Me", black & white photography.


Tom Meuninck, Walkerton, IN: Best Ceramic for “Desolate (Circus Rider)”, porcelain.


Mark Vander Vinne, Porter, IN: Best Painting Award and the Tom & Liz Borger Purchase Award for “Finding the Path”, oil.




Cindy Agan, South Bend, IN: Joe Greenlee Purchase Award for "White Wine Still Life", watercolor


Mary Amador, Goshen, IN: Jonas Howard Memorial Merit Award for "His Name is Permanently Engraved in the Palms of My Hands", acrylic & color pencil.


Marvin Bartel, Goshen, IN: Dr. David Regan Purchase Award for "Earth & Sky Table", stoneware & wood.


Drs. Dan & Linda Burns Purchase Award for "20-20 Blindness face Vessel", stoneware. 


Stephen Beck, Elkhart, IN: Scott & Kristin Mereness Purchase Award for "Lady of the Lake", color photograph.


Tony Bianco, Chesterton, IN: Dr. Brad & Brook Swanson Purchase Award for “Leviathon at Rest", acrylic.


Norman Bradley, Ft. Wayne, IN: Warrick & Boyn Purchase Award for "Winter", oil on canvas.


Stephanie Carnell, Porter, IN: Jack & Angie Welter Purchase Award for "Awakening", etching on chamois.


Bob Cross, Elkhart, IN: Mike & Rebecca Kubacki Purchase Award for "Measure Twice Diptych", mixed media.


David Demske: Ken & Kathy Zienty Merit Award for "The Ten Thousand Things", mixed media assemblage.


Linda Freel, South Bend, IN: Jim & Bev Haas Purchase Award for "Are Your Dreams Safe in the Cloud?”, mixed media.


Gerrie Govert, Crown Point, IN: Craig & Connie Fulmer Purchase Award for "We Rise to the Occasion", acrylic on canvas.


Steve & Jane Poe Purchase Award for "Secrets on the Wind", oil on canvas.


Gwen Gutwein, Ft. Wayne, IN: Stan & June Disher Purchase Award for "Bull Yard", oil on canvas.


Wayne Harshberger, Goshen, IN: William & Jeanne Batten Merit Award for Sculpture for "Captive Ball", carved alabaster.


Bill Kremer, Edwardsburg, MI: Robert Weed Plywood Corp. Purchase Award for "Sculptural Vessel I", wood fired stoneware.


Dr. Brian & Lisa Fahey Purchase Award for "Sculptural Vessel II", wood fired stoneware.


Dick Lehman, Elkhart, IN: Steve & Traci Bollero Purchase Award for "Dreams of Mt. St. Helen", wood fired stoneware.


Cynthia Marks, Elkhart, IN: Drs. Wes Mark & Mary Harder Purchase Award for “Mycenaean Fish Vessel”, stoneware.


David Marks, Elkhart, IN: Mary Feddersen Memorial Purchase Award for Photography for “Yellowstone Bison”, color digital photograph.


Brooke Marks-Swanson, South Bend, IN: Dr. Rick & Cindy Burns Purchase Award for “The Space In Between-Fall”, paint on copper with gold leaf.


Catharine McCormick, Granger, IN: McQuistion & Poe LLC Purchase Award for “Fernwood Prairie”, pastel.


Don Mishler, Goshen, IN: Ron Miazga Memorial Purchase Award for Photography for “Amos”, gelatin silverprint.


John Mishler, Goshen, IN: Dr. Rick & Cindy Burns Purchase Award for “Fly Away Moon”, steel.


Carolyn O’Hearn, St. Joseph, MI: Tracy Jones Purchase Award for “Untitled Landscape Diptych”, fused glass.


Diane Overmyer, Wakarusa, IN: Bill & Mary Kuhn Purchase Award “Summit Chapel”, oil on canvas.


Katharine Schmidt, Elkhart, IN: Abby Thomas Purchase Award “Four Horsemen”, ceramic and steel.


Laurie Schirmer-Carpenter, Valparaiso, IN: Dr. Brian & Summer King Purchase Award for “Above”, oil on canvas.


Bobbie Stagg, St. Joseph, MI: Dan & Jan Morrison Purchase Award for “Freedom of Movement”, acrylic on canvas.


Georgia Swanson, LaPorte, IN: Jack & Karen Cittadine Purchase Award for “Harmony”, bronze


Mark Vander Vinne, Porter, IN: Brian & Jeanelle Brady Purchase Award for “Losing My Breath”, oil.


Earl Vandygriff, Granger, IN: Drs. Terry Bryant & Liz Elliot Purchase Award for “River of Kings”, black and white photography.


Stephen Verace, Goshen, IN: Craig Gibson Purchase Award for “The Sermon”, pastel.


Mike Yazel, Mentone, IN: Paul Schultz & Margaret Forster Purchase Award for “Hold Out”, watercolor.