Call to Artists for Regional Art Competition at the Holland Area Arts Council

Each year, the Holland Area Arts Council presents the MI Arts Competition as a regional arts competition. Artists 18 and over from all over the state submit up to three works of art each. A juror narrows the submissions, and the resulting work is exhibited in the Arts Council’s Padnos and Armstrong Galleries. The Arts Council does this to fulfill their mission to educate, engage and challenge the community through the arts.

The deadline for entry is July 1, 2017, and information on submitting can be found at the Arts Council and online at Two thousand dollars in awards will be given to first, second and third place, honorable mentions and memorial awards at the opening reception on Friday, August 25 at 6:00pm.

For MI Arts 2017, the Arts Council presents Jay Constantine as juror. Constantine pulls from art, history, science and magic to create thought highly detailed, thought-provoking pieces. He has been teaching painting at Kendall College of Art and Design for 36 years and was instrumental in creating the undergraduate painting major and the MFA in painting. He shows at galleries locally and in New York and Chicago. Visit for more information and to view his artwork.

Constantine is tasked with narrowing down the entries to curate an exhibition of painting and drawing, wood and ceramic sculptures, photographs, prints, fiber and other media including kinetic and installation work.

See this exhibition at the Holland Area Arts Council, located at 150 East 8th Street from August 25 through November 4. Call (616) 396-3278, email or visit for more information.