Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Alumni+ Art Show Alumni+ Art Show

Call for Entries for Kalamazoo Valley's Fourth Annual Alumni+ Art Show

Submissions for Kalamazoo Valley's Fourth Annual Alumni+ Art Show will be accepted until March 17, 2015. All media are welcome. Participation in this juried show is open to previous Kalamazoo Valley students who have graduated or taken classes in any field at the college. Currently enrolled students are not eligible for this show. Awards include a $500 Best of Show Award, $300 Director's Award, three $100 Honorable Mentions, and a People's Choice Award.

The show will open with a reception at 5:30 p.m. on April 10 in the Center for New Media, Arcadia Commons Campus in downtown Kalamazoo, as part of the City's monthly Art Hop event. Art selected for the show will remain on exhibit in the Center for New Media until the end of April.

"Given the overwhelming success of previous Alumni+ Art Shows, we are anticipating this year's entries to be even greater in number," said Steve Doherty, Director of Development for Kalamazoo Valley. "We're looking forward to seeing what our creative and talented alumni artists will enter for competition."

The art show is sponsored by Kalamazoo Valley's Alumni+ program, which was launched in April 2010 as a way for graduates, former students, and supporters of Kalamazoo Valley to stay connected to the college and each other.

"The arts are alive and well at Kalamazoo Valley," said Tom Hamann, director of Kalamazoo Valley's Center for New Media. "We are blessed with talented faculty who are inspiring the next generation of artists. I can't wait to see this year's submissions."

Previous Kalamazoo Valley Alumni+ Art Show entrants have come a variety of backgrounds, including liberal arts, law enforcement, medical coding, accounting, and other fields of study.

All entries must be turned in to the CNM's Room 105 before March 17, 2015, by 5 p.m. All 2D work (photography, drawing, painting, digital illustration, etc.) must be framed and/or ready to hang. Artists will be limited to three entries each. The categories include photography, ceramics, sculpture, painting, drawing, web design, animation and video, and mixed media.

More information and submission forms are available in CNM Room 105.