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  • Deadline to Apply:    April 7

  • Selections Announced Online:    April 22

  • Artwork Drop-off:
    April 28, 12-6pm
    April 29, 12-4pm
    April 30, 12-4pm
    May 1, 12-4pm

  • Judging of Winners:    May 2

  • Exhibit Installation:    May 7 – 12

  • Exhibition Open to Public:    May 13 – July 3

  • Artwork Pick-up:    July 5 – 10



Submit your entry/entries here

The Application is now Closed


Pay for your entry/entries here


THIS MULTIMEDIA COMPETITION is open to residents of Southwest Michigan and Northwest Indiana. Entrants may submit up to two works of art, which must be original in concept and execution, created within the last two years, have not been completed under instruction and have not been previously exhibited at the Box Factory for the Arts.No reproductions will be accepted. Entries must be received by April 7, 2022.

CATEGORIES include Photography: Black and White; Photography: Color; Painting: Oil; Painting: Water media- Acrylic/Watercolor/Wash;  Fiber Arts: Fabric/Fiber/Basketry; 3D: Sculpture/Glass/Ceramics; Drawing: Pastels/Pencils/Ink (includes printmaking); 2022 Pop-Up Category: Assemblages/Collages.  Enter in the category according to the primary medium of your work

Non-refundable Entry Fee:   $25 for one piece or $40 for two pieces. Payment must be made via the payment button on the MAAC landing page. Entries will not be complete until this form, images files, and payment have all been submitted. Artists may only enter once for a maximum of two pieces of art.

NOTIFICATION of entry into the MAAC show will be announced online at boxfactoryforthearts.org. Please do not call the Box Factory for confirmation—our volunteers won’t know the status of your entry.

FRAMING AND PRESENTATION for entries must be clean and prepared for exhibit. Canvas and two-dimensional art must be prepared and wired for hanging (no sawtooth or similar hangers will be accepted). All three-dimensional art must be self-supporting. Sizes for all art must not exceed 72” at its largest dimension or exceed 100 pounds. Pieces larger than this or installation art pieces will only be considered with the approval of the Board President of the Box Factory. The Box Factory reserves the right to refuse any work that is inappropriate, presented inadequately, or is misrepresented by the entry image.

SALE OF ART will be subject to a 30% commission charge that will go to the Box Factory for the Arts.  Artists will receive 70% of all art sales. All art must either have a sales price or be marked NFS (not for sale). No “price on request” markings will be accepted. Works for sale will be sold as exhibited with no substitutions or copies of the same work permitted. All art remains the property of the artist unless sold.

JUDGE:  Thea Grigsby, painter/consultant/exhibition curator/expert on Dutch Art. 

AWARDS:  Prizes include $1,000 for Best of Show and $200 for Best of Category.

LIABILITY – all art is submitted at the owner’s risk. Although every precaution will be taken, the Box Factory does not insure work either in transit or while it is on the premises. By submitting work, the artist waives any claim against the Box Factory for loss or damage.