The Midwest Museum of American Art has mounted an exciting exhibition of sculpture, paintings, & ceramics from the past 40 years of the Elkhart Juried Regional Exhibitions. Forty-three artworks are included in this commemorative exhibit that was created from 1979 to 2019. The exhibit will open on Tuesday, June 16, and continue through Sunday, August 2, 2020.

Every year since 1979, the Midwest Museum has collected what the jurors of each Elkhart Juried Regional exhibition have awarded as “Best of Show.” In 1993 the award was divided between three participants, thus accumulating two additional pieces for the Midwest Museum’s collection. The Best of Show award is purchased by the Midwest Museum for its permanent collection with acquisition funds provided by museum patrons.

Recipients of this prestigious award have went on to become recognized for their talents nationally and internationally and are of course familiar names in the Michiana art community. Past recipients of this award include Abner Hershberger, Bill Kremer, Tom Meuninck, A.J. Nafziger and Dora Natella. This exciting collection of work is a historic survey of how the Michiana art world has changed and evolved.

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