45th Elkhart Juried Regional
The Elkhart Juried Regional Exhibition is a major survey of current trends by artists from 20 northern Indiana counties and four southern Michigan counties.
This exhibit marks forty-plus years of providing artists in northern Indiana and southern Michigan an opportunity to show their work and compete for cash awards. Since 1979, the museum has provided over $750,000 in award monies to regional artists. This exhibition, as those in the past, provides an exciting survey of the most current art being produced throughout the Michiana region.
The exhibition will be on view at the Midwest Museum of American Art from October 7 through Sunday, December 22, 2023.
The 45th Elkhart Juried Regional is sponsored by Elkhart County CVB with additional support provided by James Rieckhoff & Janet Evanega-Rieckhoff and Drs. Wes Mark & Mary Harder.
2023 Award Winners
Tim Ackerson, Edwardsburg, MI.
Jim and Janet Rieckhoff Purchase Award
David Allen, South Bend, IN.
Arnold Street, oil
Jack & Karen Cittadine Best of Show
Norah Ruth Amstutz, South Bend, IN.
Requiem for the Soviet Breadline II, ceramic
Stan & June Disher Purchase Award
Bruce Bishop, Goshen, IN.
Our Relations, ceramic
Jack & Karen Cittadine Purchase Award
Mary Burke, Berrien Springs, MI.
Scratchpad, acrylic and graphite
Dr. Rick & Cindy Burns Purchase Award
Multiplicity, acrylic and graphite
Drs. Dan & Linda Burns Purchase Award
Hannah Burnworth, N. Manchester, IN.
Kaylan, mixed media
Best Mixed Media Award
Kei Constantinov, Michigan City, IN.
Venetian Monkey, oil
Jane Burns Memorial Award for Artistic Expression
Cynthia Cooper, Middlebury, IN.
Over and Under, ceramic
Bill & Mary Kuhn Purchase Award
Bunny Dimke, Michigan City, IN.
Jonas Howard Memorial Merit Award for Painting
Renee Erickson, Columbia City, IN
Salty Sunrise, oil
Joe Greenlee Purchase Award
Kevin Firme, Beverly Shores, IN.
Embrace the Night, glass and steel
Patty Brotherson Purchase Award
Herbert Helm, Berrien Springs, MI.
Venice from a Bridge, watercolor
Tim & Meg Shelly Purchase Award
Kristina Knowski, Porter, IN.
Found Specimen: Swainson’s Thrush, watercolor
Tom Soper Purchase Award
Bill Kremer, Cassopolis, MI.
Sculptural Vessel, ceramic
Jack & Angie Welter Purchase Award
Sculptural Vessel, ceramic
Dr. Terry Bryant Purchase Award
Margarita Kulys, Coloma, MI.
Down by the River, acrylic
Jon & Meghan Wenger Purchase Award
Alan Larkin, South Bend, IN.
The Major Arcana: The Magician, etching
Susan & Mark Henshaw Purchase Award
Best Printmaking Award
Dick Lehman, Goshen, IN.
There was an Explosion in the Rainbow Factory, stoneware
Jim and Bev Haas Purchase Award
Dwight Luna, Elkhart, IN.
Steve Gruber Purchase Award
Coleton Lunt, South Bend, IN.
The Drop, ceramic
Craig Gibson Purchase Award
Sunday Mahaja, Goshen, IN.
Spring Dancer, metal
Drs. Wes Mark & Mary Harder Purchase Award
Suzanne Mauro, Plymouth, IN.
Intersection between Heaven and Earth,
porcelain and stoneware
Best Ceramic Award
Hans Miles, South Bend, IN.
Green Satellite Platter, ceramic
Steve Bollero Purchase Award
John Mishler, Goshen, IN.
Moon Shadows, aluminum and wood Jennifer Abrell & Dr. Gordon Hughes Purchase Award
Summer Flight, stainless steel and paint
David Abrell & Ashley Larson Purchase Award
Jody Prokupek, Auburn, IN.
Lake Life Reflected, oil
John & Nicole Disher Purchase Award
MaMary FedderseCJ Rodgers, South Bend, IN.
Marvin Bartel Excellence in Ceramics Merit Award
Liz Roetzel, South Bend, IN.
Memory Lanes, acrylic
Best Painting Award
Justin Rothshank, Goshen, IN.
Butterfly Pot, earthenware
Steve & Jane Poe Purchase Award
Anthony Ruacho, Three Oaks, MI.
Tuesday 1:37, mixed media
William & Jeanne Batten Memorial Merit
Award For Sculpture
Katharine Schmidt, Elkhart, IN.
Judgment, mixed media
Ruth Rosenbaum Memorial Purchase Award
Ruth Sinclair, Mishawaka, IN.
What Lies Beneath, paper
Scott & Kristin Mereness Purchase Award
Marcia Sindone, La Porte, IN.
Hoarding, mixed media
Ken & Kathy Zienty Merit Award for Mixed Media
Frederick Slaski, South Bend, IN.
Cadillac, photo Mary Feddersen Memorial Purchase Award
Mike Slaski, Cassopolis, MI.
Orpheus, oak and concrete
Best Sculpture Award
Steve Smith, Angola, IN.
Franklin’s Water Bucket, ceramic
Connie Fulmer Purchase Award
Kay Westhues, South Bend, IN.
Miller Farm, Kewanna, IN., photo
Best Photography Award
Thomas Zuber, New Paris, IN.
Regnum Nullius (Kingdom of No One), acrylic
Warrick & Boyn, LLP Purchase Award