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Digital submission of entries for the juried 90th Michigan Regional Exhibition at the Muskegon Museum of Art is open through July 6, 2018 at the (CaFÉ) website. (Search keyword “Muskegon.”) Entry is open to Michigan-resident professional and amateur artists 18 years and older. CaFÉ registration is required for entry.

Fees to register for the MMA’s Regional are $35 for up to two entries or $20 for MMA members (Call 231.720.2571 for members’ discount code). Artists may register up to two artworks and may submit up to two images per artwork, with a limit of four images.

Over $6,000 in cash prizes, including the $1,500 Best of Show, will be awarded to the top prize artists.

The Regional Exhibition continues a rich legacy of showcasing work by Michigan artists. This competitive show presents a contemporary summary of the wide-ranging issues, themes, and media inspiring today’s artists. A visitor favorite, the Regional engages, challenges, and inspires conversation. The 90th Michigan Regional Exhibition will run August 30 through November 7, 2018.

This year’s juror is artist and curator Marc Mitchell. He is an Assistant Professor in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Arkansas, where he also serves as Curator & Director of Exhibitions and Co-Director of Graduate Studies. His paintings incorporate geometric abstraction, graphic patterns, and found objects in an aesthetic that addresses nostalgia and cycles within contemporary popular culture. Mitchell has been featured in New American Paintings and The Boston Globe, and has exhibited around the U.S. and internationally. As a curator, he has developed exhibitions featuring artists such as Josef Albers, Philip Guston, Louise Bourgeois, and Carrie Mae Weems.

Underwritten by Warner, Norcross & Judd, LLP.

Awards underwritten by Swanson Pickle Co.