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)


Robert Albers, Valparaiso, IN

“Study in Red”, Red Heart wood with Ash

Stacy & Zane Lankford Purchase Award

Stephen Beck, Elkhart, IN

"Serene", digital color photograph

Steve & Traci Bollero Purchase Award


Neil Boston, Syracuse, IN

“Double Dog Care”, mixed media


“Study in Green #2”, pastel & acrylic

Dr. Brian & Summer King Purchase Award (#1)


M.T. Carey, Gary IN

“Gothic Perch”, digital black & white photography



Laurie Schirmer Carpenter, Valparaiso, IN

“Clearing Up”, oil on canvas

Dick & Yvonne Ransel Purchase Award


Joseph Chomyn, South Bend, IN

“Thrown Porcelain Vase with Wax Resist Decoration”, ceramic



James F. Cooke, Granger, IN

“Storm Clearing, Connemara”, pastel


Dan & Jan Morrison Purchase Award


Frances Cox, Michiana Shores, IN

“White Vase with Fruit”, oil on paper

Drs. Dan & Linda Burns Purchase Award


Judy Crawford, DeMotte, IN

“Jumping In” oil on canvas

Scott & Kristin Mereness Purchase Award


Jan Dean, South Bend, IN

“Biology Pair 1”, bronze on marble

Jim & Bev Haas Purchase Award (#1)


Irina Dorofeeva, South Bend, IN

“Red Tree”, hand-dyed silk batik painting

Braden & Katie McCormick Purchase Award


Cynthia Fielding, Stevensville, MI

“November”, glass

Jack & Angie Welter Purchase Award


Gwen Gutwein, Ft. Wayne, IN

“Preparing the Fly”, oil on canvas

Jack & Karen Cittadine BEST OF SHOW Award


Lori Haselrick, Elkhart, IN

“Treeline Series: Solitude”, oil on canvas

Steve & Jane Poe Purchase Award


Abner Hershberger, Goshen, IN

“Intersection IV”, acrylic & mixed media

Dr. Bradley & Brooke Swanson Purchase Award


Clare Hoinville, Niles, MI

“Blue Tablecloth”, oil on linen

Jonas Howard Memorial Merit Award for Painting


Peter Jones, Bridgman, MI

“Winter is Coming”, digital color photography

Paul Schultz & Margaret Forster Purchase Award


Bill Kremer, Edwardsburg, MI

“Sculptural Vessel I”, wood fired stoneware

Abby Thomas Purchase Award

“Sculptural Vessel 2”, wood fired stoneware

Craig Gibson Purchase Award


Marilyn Kruger, Akron, IN

“Tracks”, oil

Michael & Rebecca Kubacki Purchase Award

“The O & M”, oil

Dr. Brian & Summer King Purchase Award (#2)


Stacy Lankford, Cassopolis, MI

“Portal”, digital color photography

Robert Weed Plywood Corporation Purchase Award


Dick Lehman, Middlebury, IN

“Wood-fired Tsubo”, wood-fired stoneware

Bill & Mary Kuhn Purchase Award


Sunday Mahaja, Goshen, IN

“Tree of Life”, welded steel

Dr. Wesley Mark & Dr. Mary Harder Purchase Award

William & Jeanne Batten Merit Award for Sculpture


Cynthia H. Marks, Elkhart, IN

“Summer Passage with Southern Crested Cara-Cara”, stoneware

Joe Greenlee Purchase Award

“Klee on Clay #2”, stoneware

Stan & June Disher Purchase Award


Catherine McCormick, Granger, IN

“Autumn Again”, pastel

McQuistion & Poe LLC Purchase Award

Morgan Medlin, Bristol, IN

“Copper Lady”, steel & copper

James & Patty Brotherson Purchase Award


Tom Meuninck, Walkerton, IN

“Hive”, porcelain

Mark & Susan Henshaw Purchase Award

“Pundits II”, porcelain

James & Bev Haas Purchase Award (#2)

John Mishler, Goshen, IN

“Dream Shadows”, welded & pained aluminum

Drs. Terry Bryant & Liz Elliot Purchase Award

“Winged Flight”, welded & painted aluminum

Dr. Gordon & Jennifer Hughes Purchase Award

Dora Natella, Granger, IN

“Meditation #2”, terra cotta



Perry Olshein, Tippecanoe, IN

“Old Albany”, oil


Diane Overmyer, Wakarusa, IN

“Twilight at the Dunes”, oil on canvas

Brian & Jeanelle Brady Purchase Award


Judith Rein, La Porte, IN

“Japanese Window”, watercolor

Connie Fulmer Purchase Award


Kay Rhodes, Elkhart, IN

“Nature’s Texture”, digital black & white photograph

Mary Feddersen Memorial Purchase Award for Photography

(given by Susan Lehman & Connie Minzey)

Marcia Sindone, La Porte, IN

“What Ever Happened to the Seven Dwarfs”, mixed media

Ken & Kathy Zienty Merit Award for Mixed Media


Ellen Stuckey, Auburn, IN

“#36 Leaves”, fiber

Jack & Karen Cittadine Purchase Award


Tom Tackett, Stevensville, MI

“Crisp Point, U.P., Michigan”, digital color photograph

Ron C. Miazga Memorial Purchase Award for Photography

(given by Tom Soper & Lucy Zimmerman)

Mark Vander Vinne, Porter, IN

“Looking for Monet”, oil

Warrick & Boyn Purchase Award


Jackie Welsh, South Bend, IN

“Agave”, oil on canvas

Dr. Rick & Cindy Burns Purchase Award