Loeschner Art Competition Underway at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is now accepting entries for the annual Ray and Nancy Loeschner Art Competition.

Celebrating its 18th year, the annual competition welcomes artists from around the globe responding to Meijer Gardens in their work. Through the generosity of the Loeschner family, two $5,000 purchase awards (one for two-dimensional and one for photography) will be paid for the winning entries in addition to becoming a part of Meijer Gardens’ permanent collection. The competition is open to all artists who are of college age and older working in a two-dimensional format.

Artists are encouraged to submit original two-dimensional (e.g. drawing, print, pastel, painting or photography) works inspired by Meijer Gardens. To participate, artists may register online at or submit digital images and prints of the artwork, as well as a completed application form, by Friday, October 25. If selected as a finalist, Meijer Gardens will request delivery of the original artwork on Friday, November 15.  The winner will be chosen and announced by Friday, January 31.

Since 2002, the Loeschner Art Completion has sought outstanding artwork inspired by Meijer Gardens. The objective is to collect high-quality work that celebrates the beauty and inspiration that Meijer Gardens provides. For more information and to view past winners, visit