The Bennett Prize

The Muskegon Museum of Art is proud to be the inaugural venue for THE BENNETT PRIZE: The Pittsburgh Foundation project that is a one-of-a-kind juried art exhibition designed to propel the careers of women figurative realist painters who have not yet realized full professional recognition.  Ten women will receive $1,000 each and inclusion in an exhibition. One woman will receive $50,000 and a solo exhibition. Entry begins April 13. Explore to learn more!

WMAC Artist Reception and Presentation of Awards

Thursday, March 15, 6-8pm

Join us on Thursday, March 15, from 6-8PM, for a gallery reception to celebrate the West Michigan Art Competition exhibition. Meet the artists, enjoy the pieces, and meet other art-lovers in your community. During the reception, awards for 1st through 5th place will be presented. You won't want to miss it! This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

The exhibition runs through April 14. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday 10am-6pm and Saturdays 10am-5pm.

Hope to see you at the reception!


Our theme for the month is of April is art that has a story to tell. It doesn't have to be an obvious story. It can be a very subtle, implied narrative. The kind of picture that's worth a thousand words. All 2D or 3D art is eligible, including drawings, paintings, prints, sculpture, fiber art, mosaic tiles, photography, digital works, etc.

Hang: March 26 / Monday am

Strike: April 30 / Monday am


When: Thursday, April 12, at 6:00 p.m.
Fingers crossed, winter should be over by April 12, so let’s all plan to leave the cozy confines of our homes to mingle. If you joined or rejoined GVA since 2016, bring yourself and a guest if you like. We’ll answer any questions you may have about GVA’s past, and we’ll share exciting future plans. Some of us have already have met some of you, but none of us have met all of you. It’s time!


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