91st Michigan Contemporary Art Exhibition
L. C. and Margaret Walker Galleries
The Michigan Contemporary continues the museum’s well-established legacy of showcasing the work of Michigan artists, from talented beginners to accomplished professionals in the longest running juried show of its kind in Michigan. The exhibition presents a look at the issues, themes, and materials inspiring today’s Michigan artists. This year’s juried show features 126 works by 107 artists and includes painting, printmaking, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, jewelry, and installation. The artwork selection is meant to engage, challenge, and inspire conversation. The Muskegon Museum of Art’s 91st Michigan Contemporary Art Exhibition (formerly the annual Regional Exhibition) opens at 5:30 pm on Thursday, September 5 and runs through November 13, 2019.
About the Show & Curator’s Statement
The works in the exhibition were selected by juror Amy Chaloupka, Curator of Art at the Whatcom Museum in Bellingham, WA and an art/art history instructor at Western Washington University. In a Juror Statement, Chaloupka commented that she was “truly astounded by the caliber and range in the grouping of over 700 works of art” and “I saw interesting patterns and connections between works that felt regionally specific yet universally resonant.”
The 91st Michigan Contemporary Art Exhibition is underwritten by Warner Norcross + Judd, LLP and Shape Corporation. Awards are underwritten by the Swanson Pickle Company. Additional programming support is provided by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Arts.
Art Pickup: Accepted entries must remain in the exhibition through Wednesday, November 13, 2019.
MMA staff will return shipped artworks in the packing materials they arrived in. Return of shipped artwork will begin Friday, November 15, 2019.
In person pickup:
November 14, Thursday, 11:00 am – 4:30 pm
November 15, Friday, 11:00 am – 4:30 pm
November 16, Saturday, 11:00 am – 4:30 pm
Due to limited storage, prompt pickup is required. Please call if you must make special pickup arrangements.
Written authorization, along with the notification email, is required for the MMA to release work to anyone other than the artist. Shipment costs are the responsibility of the artist.
Works not picked up by December 27, 2019 will be considered abandoned and will be discarded.
92nd Michigan Contemporary Art Exhibition: September 17 – November 18, 2020
Entry will open in April 2020. Information will be posted during the winter months.