Call for Entries for Kalamazoo Valley's Third Annual Alumni+ Art Show
Submissions for Kalamazoo Valley's Third Annual Alumni+ Art Show are being accepted beginning February 7, 2014 through March 17, 2014. 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. Participation in the show is not available to students currently enrolled during the Winter 2014 semester. This year's 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 4 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 the last two 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. Denise Thomas, a Kalamazoo Valley alum, was recently hired to coordinate the Alumni+ program.
Tom Hamann, Adjunct Director of the Center for New Media said he thinks the exhibit is a great way to link current students, former students and the community. "The arts are alive and well at Kalamazoo Valley," Hamann said. "We are blessed with talented faculty who are inspiring the next generation of artists. I can't wait to see this year's submissions."
All Art entries must be turned in to the CNM's Room 105 before March 17, 2014. All 2D work (photography, drawing, painting, digital illustration, etc.) must be framed and/or ready to hang. Artists will be limited to 3 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.