Monday, January 18, 2010

Call for Entry | 24th West Michigan Regional Competition


24th West Michigan Regional Competition

February 18 - April 10, 2010

Public Reception: Sunday, March 14 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Juror¹s Statement and Awards presented at 3:00 p.m.

The 24th Annual West Michigan Regional (art) Competition at the Lowell Area
Arts Council runs from February 18 - April 10, 2010 with an opening
reception on Sunday, March 14 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm. Gallery hours for the
Lowell Area Arts Council are Tuesday - Friday from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm and
Saturday from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. The Lowell Area Arts Council is located at
149 S. Hudson, Lowell, Michigan, 49331.

This year¹s West Michigan Regional Competition juror is Armin Mersmann.
Mersmann is mainly known for his intense naturalistic graphite drawings
however he also works in oils, which often have an element of wood
construction. Mersmann lives in Midland, Michigan. ³My interests have
become exceedingly experimental with more attention placed on the surfaces
of the work itself. Discovering and rediscovering my chosen medium is the
everlasting stimulus that keeps me interested and excited. Accidental
process and meticulous planning co- mingle in all my work. Texture, either
real or illusionary, and that one ever- elusive brush stroke, the one that
says it all; this keeps me searching and exploring.² Mersmann¹s works have
been shown in more than 150 exhibitions regionally, nationally and
internationally. Learn more by visiting

Entry forms for the 24th West Michigan Regional Competition are available.
Participation is open to Lower West Michigan artists 18 yrs. and older.
Eligible counties include Oceana, Newaygo, Mecosta, Muskegon, Ottawa, Kent,
Montcalm, Ionia, Allegan, Barry, Van Buren, Kalamazoo, Berrien, Cass, and
Saint Joseph. Drop- off dates are February 12 & 13 and each artist may submit
up to two entries. There is a non- refundable total entry fee of $30 for
Lowell Area Arts Council members and students, and $35 for non- members.
Five prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Best of Show -
$500; 1st Place - $400; 2nd Place - $300; 3rd Place - $200; and 4th Place -
$100. In addition the juror will select artworks for special recognition

For more information on this exhibition and to receive a CALL FOR ENTRY FORM
contact the Lowell Area Arts Council: (616) 897- 8545 / e- mail: or download an application at <>

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