Art calendar

In the Galleries - June 20 to August 2

Michiana Annual Art Competition (MAAC) show in all galleries.

Opening reception and awards ceremony on June 20 from 5:30-8 p.m. is free and open to the public.

Japanese Stab Binding Class with Bill Barrick
August 16 from 10 a.m. to noon; $40

This bookbinding technique is simple and easy to learn. Create a hard bound book of any collection of single sheets such as drawings, scrapbook pages or writing samples. Cover will be created from old purses, wallpaper samples and burlap. Bring your own loose pages of writing, art, photos, etc. to be bound or you can choose to bind blank sheets of art paper (supplied) into a personalized journal or sketchbook.

Maximum number of students in the class is 8. Sign up early to reserve a space. To register by credit card, call the Box Factory at 269-983-3688 or register online.


Realistic Art in oil or acrylics
with Kristin Hosbein
Mondays 6:30-9:30 pm, 4 weeks beginning June 23; $95

Kristin Hosbein

Studio artist Kristin Hosbein will teach a 4-week class beginning Monday, June 23, from 6:30-9:30 pm at the Box Factory for the Arts.

The class for both beginning and experienced artists will focus on realistic art in oil or acrylics. Participants will learn about materials, composition and technique and have the opportunity for one-on-one instruction. Artists will take home one or more completed paintings by the end of the 4 weeks.

Register online, or by calling the Box office 269-983-3688 during normal gallery hours of 10 am to 4 pm, Mon.-Sat. Space is limited to 20 participants.


Call for Entries - May 16 to July 1
"Out of the Box" 10-Minute Play Writing Competition

The Berrien Artist Guild, through the multi-use facility, the Box Factory for the Arts announces the third annual 10-minute play writing competition to be held from May 16 – July 1, 2014.

Competition Dates: May 16 – July 1, 2014

Performance Dates: December 5 & 6, 2014

Juried Prizes: This year the six playwrights whose plays are selected by the judges will each receive a $50 award. A panel of judges at the December 6 performance will select the “Best Play Overall.” That playwright will receive an additional $200 award.

Audience Choice Award: One given per playwright per evening at the end of the performances on Friday and Saturday nights. This award is selected by audience ballots.

Competition: Open to all Berrien Artist Guild members as well as residents of Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois. Participants directly involved with the competition are not eligible for awards.

Download Competition Rules and Guidelines (pdf:300kb)



While you're at the Box

Visit artists at work in the Box Factory's Artist Studios
Attend a concert, see the Music, Film, and Theatre schedule


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