Frederik Meijer Gardens Hosts Annual Art Competition

Mary Brodbeck. Blanket, 2016. Mokuhanga (Japanese woodblock print).
Mary Brodbeck. Blanket, 2016. Mokuhanga (Japanese woodblock print).

An annual art competition gives artists a shot at becoming part of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park’s (FMG) permanent collection.

FMG said it is accepting entries for the annual Ray and Nancy Loeschner Art Competition, now in its 15th year. The competition is open to all artists who are of college age and older working in a two-dimensional format.

The winning entry will be awarded a prize of $5,000 and will become part of FMG’s permanent collection.

Artists are encouraged to submit original two-dimensional works inspired by Meijer Gardens. To participate, submit digital images and prints of the artwork, as well as the application form by Oct. 27.

If selected as a finalist, Meijer Gardens will request delivery of the original artwork on Nov. 10. The winner will be chosen by Dec. 15.

Last year’s winner was Mary Brodbeck of Kalamazoo. Her work, Blanket, was inspired by the Zen-style garden in The Richard & Helen DeVos Japanese Garden.

*Photo courtesy of FMG, Mary Brodbeck. Blanket, 2016. Mokuhanga (Japanese woodblock print).

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