Grand Rapids, MI (PRWEB) August 29, 2013
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is accepting two-dimensional entries for the Ray and Nancy Loeschner Annual Art Competition.
In celebrating its 12th year, the competition welcomes artists from across the state and around the globe. Through the generosity of the Loeschner family, the winning entry will be awarded a prize of $3,000 and will become part of Meijer Gardens’ permanent collection.
"My family and I have long been inspired by Meijer Gardens," remarked Ray Loeschner. "We are excited that artists from around the world will have the opportunity to be inspired by Meijer Gardens."
Artists are encouraged to submit original works inspired by Meijer Gardens. To participate, digital images and prints as well as the application form must be submitted by November 2. If selected as a finalist, Meijer Gardens will request delivery of the original artwork on November 12. The winner will be chosen by January 7.
Since 2002, the Loeschner Art Completion has sought outstanding artwork inspired by Meijer Gardens.
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About Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
One of the world’s most significant botanic and sculpture experiences, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park serves more than a 550,000 visitors annually. Meijer Gardens was recently ranked in the top 100 most-visited art museums worldwide by Art Newspaper, the leading publication in global art news. The 132-acre grounds feature Michigan’s largest tropical conservatory; one of the largest children’s gardens in the country; arid and Victorian gardens with bronze sculptures by Degas and Rodin; a carnivorous plant house; outdoor gardens; and a 1900-seat outdoor amphitheater, featuring an eclectic mix of world-renowned musicians every summer. The internationally acclaimed Sculpture Park features a permanent collection including works by Rodin, Oldenburg, Serra, Moore, Bourgeois and Plensa, among others. Indoor galleries host changing sculpture exhibitions with recent exhibitions by Picasso, Degas, di Suvero, Borofsky, Calder and Dine.