Become part of the permanent collection
Ray and Nancy Loeschner Art Competition
The annual Ray and Nancy Loeschner Art Competition is open to artists working in a two-dimensional format including photography inspired by the grounds and collections of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.
The objective is to collect high quality work that would celebrate the beauty and inspiration the institution provides.
Two $5,000 purchase awards (one for two-dimensional and one for photography) will be paid for the winning entries in addition to becoming a part of Meijer Gardens’ permanent collection.
- Artists who have been inspired by Meijer Gardens are encouraged to submit original works.
- Although not a requirement, artists are also welcome to work on site for inspiration. The winning entry will become part of Meijer Gardens’ permanent collection. It will be displayed and may eventually be reproduced (e.g. posters, note cards), with full credit to the artist, to promote the beauty and inspiration the organization provides.
Encouraging artists to enjoy and utilize Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park as a source of inspiration has long been important to the Loeschner family. Ray, and his wife Nancy, who passed away in 2012, have been lovingly involved with the institution when it was still but a dream more than twenty years ago. In 2002, they unveiled the Ray and Nancy Loeschner Art Competition for two-dimensional art. This annual juried event encourages entries by artists inspired by Meijer Gardens but rendered in two-dimensional form: painting, drawing, prints, pastels and photography.
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Jurying of Finalists
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