Loeschner Art Competition
The annual Ray and Nancy Loeschner Art Competition is open to all artists working in a two-dimensional format. Artwork may include photography, paintings, drawings and collages.
Applications are available for download here. Application deadline is November 2, 2013. A $3,000 prize will be awarded to first place, and the winning piece will become part of the Meijer Gardens permanent collection. Although not a requirement, artists are welcome to work on site for inspiration.
Since 2002, the Loeschner Art Competition has sought outstanding two-dimensional artwork inspired by the gardens, grounds and collections of Meijer Gardens.
Above image of 2012 Ray and Nancy Loeschner Art Competition winner: Stephen Duren. no. 5512 Meijer Gardens I, 2012. Oil on paper.
Chris Stoffel Overvoorde. Ripples, 2011. Oil on canvas.
Steven Schousen. Geyser, 2010. Graphite on paper.
James Karsina. Five Red Trees, 2009. Gouache on paper.
Margarent Vega. En route—Landscape, 2008. Oil on paper.
Sharon Sandberg. Bonsai: Little Plum Tree, 2007. Oil on linen.
George Peebles. Summer’s Delight, 2006. Oil on canvas.
Marybeth Hekman. Welcome to the Gardens, 2005. Watercolor.
Michael Pfleghaar. Plant Stand (Green House Party), 2004. Oil on paper.
Richard L. Cooper. Morning Bloom, 2003. Oil on canvas.
Lesley Malkowski. Untitled, 2002. Photograph.