View of the Main Galleries. Photo by Gregg Rizzo.
The Krasl Art Center strives to present distinct, integral, relevant and varied exhibitions of historical and contemporary art representing diverse themes, genres and materials.
Artists and curators alike are encouraged to propose new projects and exhibition concepts, as well as participate in existing exhibition opportunities at the Krasl Art Center.
The Krasl Art Center’s Main Galleries offer 1900 square feet / 160 running feet for display and rotate 5 to 6 times per year.
Click here to view the gallery floor plan.
To propose an exhibition concept or to have your artwork considered for inclusion in an exhibition, please submit the following materials in digital format to the Krasl Art Center, attention Curator:
- Cover Letter
- Artist Statement or Proposal (250-500 words)
- Current Resume
- 12-15 JPEG images (files not to exceed 1MB each)
- Critical reviews of your artwork may be included but are not mandatory.
Proposals are reviewed on an ongoing basis and materials will be held for 2 years for consideration.
We appreciate the time you have taken to produce your proposal. We will do our best to confirm receipt of your materials and will contact you in the event of an opportunity.
The artlab is a venue for artists who are pushing the boundaries of medium and form. It is a 367 square foot gallery where art comes off the wall, off the pedestal and into the space. Experimentation is encouraged and emerging artists are accepted.
Proposals for the artlab are reviewed twice annually with application deadlines on November 15 and March 15.
Click here to download an artlab application.
Click here to download an artlab gallery floor plan.
Detail of 2013 artlab installation by artist Rita Grendze.
BIENNIAL SCULPTURE INVITATIONAL
View of Andy Moerlein’s installation Impossible in the 2014 Biennial.
The Krasl Art Center began its Biennial Sculpture Invitational in 1996. This exhibition series showcases contemporary sculpture throughout the twin cities of St. Joseph and Benton Harbor, Michigan.
The Biennial Sculpture Invitational uniquely meets the KAC’s mission of bringing people and art together by displaying art in public spaces year-round day and night. Sculptures are placed on art center grounds and throughout the community; they are accessible, free of charge, and provide an open invitation to look, investigate, ponder, and enjoy art by premiere artists from across the nation.
The next Biennial Sculpture Invitational opens in the spring of 2016.
To have your artwork considered for this exhibition, please submit the following materials in digital format to the Krasl Art Center, attention Curator:
- Artist Statement (250-500 words)
- Current Resume
- 2-3 JPEG images of proposed artwork (files not to exceed 1MB each)
- Image details: title, date, dimensions, materials and purchase price
All artworks must be able to withstand being displayed outdoors for up to 18 months. Click here to learn more about the 2014 Biennial Sculpture Invitational.
KRASL ART CENTER MEMBERS' SHOW: FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ITS LIFESeptember 18 - November 1, 2015
Calling all Krasl Art Center members: the time is near for the annual Krasl Art Center Members’ Show! In the recent past, you have met exhibition challenges and themes with panache and creativity. This year, we want something new - brand new. We want the artwork fresh from your studio that has never before been shown. We want to present it to the community for the 1st time in its life.
To give it the extra care, lighting, wall and floor space it deserves, we are inviting you to submit one artwork only. In turn, we will professionally install it in our galleries, celebrate it at a big party, and share it with our guests.
Take risks. Follow your dreams. Be an artist. Enter the show.
Artwork Drop-Off: Sunday and Monday, September 13-14, 12-6 PM
Registration: Available onsite during drop off.
1 artwork per artist.
All media accepted.
Artworks must be completed within the last year.
Artwork must fit through the KAC’s doors.
Artists must be a member of the KAC.
It’s that simple.
Friday, September 18, 6-8 PM
You did it! You finished your artwork, and entered it into the show on time. Now let’s celebrate your accomplishments and your artwork’s premier. Refreshments provided, of course.
COMMUNITY STUDENT ART EXHIBITS
2014 Community Student Art Exhibit Reception at the Box Factory for the Arts
Each year, Berrien RESA, The Box Factory for the Arts, and the Krasl Art Center work together to present two amazing student art shows, one for elementary students and one for middle school and high school students. These art shows allow local students to exhibit their artwork in a professional venue and have it viewed by hundreds of people in our communities.