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Deadline for entering the Michiana Annual Arts Competition (MAAC)

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March 15, 2021
ST. JOSEPH --  The April 15 deadline for entering the 2021 Michiana Annual Arts Competition (MAAC) has been announced by the Box Factory for the Arts, 1101 Broad Street, St. Joseph, MI.. The local juried fine art exhibition recognizes, fosters, and rewards excellence of top artists in Southwest Michigan and Northern 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. Accepted categories include Photography, Watercolor, Oil and Acrylic, Pastels and Drawing (pencil, color pencil, oil pastel, charcoal, pen and ink), Sculpture (including metalwork and assemblage), Ceramics, and Miscellanea (fiber arts, glass, printmaking, mixed media and jewelry) Artists should enter the category according to the primary medium of their work.
 
A non-refundable entry fee covers up to two pieces of art per artist. The fee for one piece is $25 or $40 for two pieces. Complete entry information is available at the Box Factory website link at  boxfactoryforthearts.org/maac. Entries will not be complete until the MAAC entry form, image files, and payment have all been submitted.
 
Online jurying will be conducted from April 19-23 with selections announced online on April 24. The judging of winners will be May 3rd for the exhibition which will be open to the public in the Box Factory galleries from May 14 to July 11. The winner of the Best of Show will receive $1,000 and the Best of  Each Category $200. 
 
The MAAC is held annually at the Box Factory and is supported by the Southwest Michigan Tourist Council, our members, area businesses, and corporate sponsors. For additional information, email only to gallery@boxfactoryforthearts.org.