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Thank you for participating in the 2021 Michiana Annual Art Competition, proudly brought to you by the Berrien Artist Guild.

You may pick up your artwork from the Box Factory for the Arts on the following dates and times:

Sunday, July 11:                4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Thursday, July 15:            Noon – 8:00 pm

Friday, July 16:                   Noon – 4:00 pm

Saturday, July 17:             Noon – 4:00 pm

Sunday, July 18:                 Noon – 4:00 pm


  • Artwork Drop-off:    April 30 – May 2 (Noon to 4pm)
  • Judging of Winners:    May 3
  • Exhibit Installation:    May 10 – 14
  • Exhibition Open to Public:    May 14 – July 11
  • Artwork Pick-up:    July 11 – 18

Tentative show dates for next year:  May 20-July 10, 2022.

We are planning some changes to categories for our 2022 competition.

Preliminary category list:

  • Drawing – pastels, pencils, pen and ink
  • Fiber Arts
  • Oil
  • Ceramics/Glass/Sculpture
  • Photography – Black and white
  • Photography – Color
  • Water Media – Acrylic/Wash/Watercolor
  • Pop Up Category – Assemblages


PLEASE REFER TO THE IMPORTANT DATES ABOVE to know the timing for art drop-off at the Box Factory for the Arts.

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. 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.

AWARDS will be selected by our judge, Mary Whalen, Photography and Digital Media Department Chair, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. 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.

About the MAAC

The Michiana Annual Art Competition, MAAC, is a local juried fine art exhibition intended to recognize, foster, and reward excellence of top artists in Southwest Michigan and Northern Indiana. The MAAC is held annually at the Box Factory for the Arts in St. Joseph, Michigan and is supported by our association members, area businesses, and corporate sponsors.

For more information please email gallery@boxfactoryforthearts.org