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.
Jadeite, wood
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.
Dunes, oil
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.
Eleanor, oil
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

CJ Rodgers, South Bend, IN.
Blaise, ceramic
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

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