Elkhart Juried Regional



 The Midwest Museum of American Art is pleased to announce the 37th Elkhart Juried Regional Art Exhibition, October 7 - December 4, 2016. 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 10 through September 24 during regular museum hours: Tues.-Fri., 10:00AM - 4:00PM or Sat. & Sun., 1:00PM-4:00PM. (Eastern Standard Time)

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 27 through October 2 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 6 through December 29, 2016. All work not claimed by January 6, 2017 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 38th 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 7, from 7:00-9:00 PM.

JURORS: The distinguished jurors for the exhibition will be Lance Crow, George F. & Peggy Rapp Education Director, Richmond Art Museum & Michael Crowthers, Curator of Collections, Exhibitions & Education, The Art Museum of Greater Lafayette.

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

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

Over $30,000 in cash prizes!

2016 Calendar- IMPORTANT DATES

September 10 thru September 24- Entries to be hand delivered to the Midwest Museum

September 25- Judging

September 26- Notifications mailed

September 27 thru October 2- Non-accepted works to be picked up

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

December 4- exhibition closes

December 6 thru December 29- Accepted works to be picked up (any artwork not picked up by January 6, 2017 becomes MMAA property)

38th Elkhart Juried Regional Purchase Award Patrons:

$1200 Jack & Karen Cittadine BEST of SHOW Award
(becomes property of Midwest Museum)

Best of Category Awards:
$200 Painting

$200 Sculpture

$200 Drawing or Printmaking

$200 Ceramic 

$200 Photography $200 Mixed Media or Fiber

Purchase Awards:
Tom & Liz Borger Purchase Award $900
Drs. Terry Bryant & Liz Elliott Purchase Award $900
Drs. Daniel & Linda Burns Purchase Award $900
Dr. & Mrs. Rick Burns Purchase Award $900
Jack & Karen Cittadine Purchase Award $900
Stan & June Disher Purchase Award $900
Craig Gibson Purchase Award $900
Joe & Yohanna Greenlee Purchase Award $900
Jim & Bev Haas Purchase Award $900
Dr. Brian & Summer King Purchase Award $900
Michael & Rebecca Kubacki Purchase Award $900
Bill & Mary Kuhn Purchase Award $900
Stacy & Zane Lankford Purchase Award $900
Dr. Wesley Mark & Dr. Mary Harder Purchase Award $900
Alice A. Martin Purchase Award $900
Scott & Kristin Mereness Purchase Award $900
Steve & Jane Poe Purchase Award $900
Dr. David Regan Purchase Award $900
Abby Thomas Purchase Award $900
Warrick & Boyn Purchase Award $900
Robert Weed Plywood Corporation Purchase Award $900
Jack & Angie Welter Purchase Award $900
Jon & Meghan Wenger Purchase Award $900

Arts on Main Purchase Award $900

Dr. Gordon Hughes & Jennifer Abrell Purchase Award $900

Brotherson Family Purchase Award $900

A Special Purchase Award to Honor Jane Burns’ 35 Years
as Director & Founding Trustee given by Bruce Pickens
for the MMAA Permanent Collection $900

Connie Fulmer Purchase Award $700
Scott & Kristin Mereness Purchase Award $700
Dan & Jan Morrison Purchase Award $700

Rob & Nancy Wirt Purchase Award $700

*Ronald C. Miazga Memorial Purchase Award for Photography
Give by Tom Soper & Lucy Zimmerman $500
*Mary Feddersen Memorial Purchase Award for Photography
Given by Susan Lehman & Connie Minzey $500

Steve & Traci Bollero Purchase Award $500
Cornerstone CPA Group LLP Purchase Award $500
John & Sharon Feddersen Purchase Award $500
Mike & Lisa Graber Purchase Award $500
Susan & Mark Henshaw Purchase Award $500
Mark & Kathy Mow Purchase Award $500
* Memorial Purchase Awards become property of the MMAA

Merit Awards:
William & Jeanne Batten Merit Award for Sculpture $200
Jonas Howard Merit Award for Painting $100
Ken & Kathy Zienty Merit Award for Mixed Media $100