Exhibition Opportunities

MAIN GALLERIES

 


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. 


Krasl artlab logo

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.
 

MEMBERS' SHOW


2013 Krasl Art Center Members’ Show Opening Night

Each year, the Krasl Art Center hosts an exhibition that highlights and celebrates its talented and creative members.

The 2015 Krasl Art Center Members’ Show will be on view September 18-November 1, 2015. Details for applying to this show will be published in the 2014 summer class schedule and members’ newsletter, Art Insight.
 
Applications for the show will be downloadable online starting in July, 2015.
 
Click here to view and download the 2014 application.

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.

Celebrating Creative Kids: Elementary Art Exhibition

Reception: March 7, 2015 - 12:00-2:00 pm

Location: Box Factory for the Arts, 1101 Broad Street, St. Joseph, MI

Inspiring Future Artists: Middle and High School Exhibition

Reception: April 7, 2015 - 12:00-2:00 pm

Location: Box Factory for the Arts, 1101 Broad Street, St. Joseph, MI

Please click here for the RESA website for more information and to register students.