Each year, Berrien RESA, The Box Factory for the Arts, and Krasl Art Center work together to present two amazing community art exhibitions, 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. 

A call to artists is sent to area schools for exhibitions which take place in March and April each year.  Exhibitions are presented at the Box Factory for the Arts.


The Elementary Art Exhibition and Middle & High School Art Exhibitions are back! These exhibitions provide important opportunities for school children from Berrien and Cass Counties to exhibit their artwork at The Box Factory for the Arts through Spring of 2020. The community is invited to celebrate the creativity of the region’s young artists by viewing these exhibitions online and in-person, when available. The 2020 Student Art Exhibitions are proudly presented by Krasl Art Center (KAC) in partnership with the Berrien Regional Education Services Agency (RESA) and the Box Factory for the Arts.

Each year, these partners work together to present these two amazing student art shows. These exhibitions allow local students to display their artwork in a professional venue and have it viewed by hundreds of community members and visitors. While social gatherings are paused, enjoy videos of the work from within the Box Factory for the Arts below. For more information on these exhibitions, email

Multiple juried awards are presented during these exhibitions: The Elementary Exhibition features awards in the following categories: 2D & 3D (1st Place and 2nd Place), a Collaborative Award (pizza party to the winning class), and the Jan Stevens Family Memory Award ($75 cash award in 2D, 3D, & Video). The Middle & School Exhibition features awards in 1st Place, 2nd Place, & 3rd Place in 2D, 3D, & Video. Sponsor awards include the Sarah E. Cayo Award ($500 cash award), the Emerging Artist Award ($500 cash award), and Berrien RESA Scholarship Awards ($50 art scholarships for 1 student per school). For both exhibitions, all winning 2D artworks are professionally framed courtesy of Papachi International Custom Framing.


On view at the Box Factory for the Arts, 1101 Broad St, St Joseph, MI 49085.

Like KAC, The Box Factory for the Arts has closed their galleries to the public and canceled all events in an effort to keep our community safe. Until we are able to reopen, enjoy the exhibitions online though the video below and through KAC’s and The Box Factory’s Facebook pages.

Sponsored by: Whirlpool Corporation, Vail Rubber Works, Inc., Green Bay Packaging, & Papachi International Custom Framing.

Music Credits: Daily Beetle by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license | Source | Artist

Timecodes by School:


Berrien RESA Scholarship Recipients:

  • Brook Brummett, Brandywine Elementary
  • Angely Gomez, Sylvester Elementary
  • Massimo Mancini, New Buffalo Elementary
  • Dayami Torres, Lybrook Elementary
  • Logan Arnt, Christ Lutheran Schools
  • Sebastian Campbell, Brookview
  • Malia Fast, Bridgman Elementary
  • Marie Wilson, Krasl Art Center
  • Jimmy Fernandez, River School
  • Alonzo, Howard Ellis Elementary
  • Kinsey Alphenaar, Stewart Elementary
  • Claire Jenson, Roosevelt Elementary
  • Grace Callahan, Hollywood Elementary
  • Dante Bowman, Merritt Elementary
  • Will Blumberg, Lake Michigan Catholic
  • Brooklynn Hutsee, Coloma Elementary
  • Karsyn Jacobs, Coloma Intermediate
  • Alex Jones, Catholic Schoolhouse
  • Amanda Learny, E.P. Clarke Elementary
  • Sofiya Inamdar, Brown Elementary
  • Elsa Wroblewski, Lincoln Elementary


Winner of the Collaboration:

  • Lake Michigan Catholic – Mary Dudding’s Class


2D and Papachi Framing Award Winners:

  • 1st place- Massimo Mancini, New Buffalo Elementary
  • 2nd place – Mya Haught, Lincoln Elementary


3D Award Winners:

  • 1st Place – Madison Jones, Lybrook Elementary
  • 2nd Place – Lexi White, Lake Michigan Catholic


Stevens Family Award Winners:

  • 2D – Emma Allen, Roosevelt Elementary
  • 3D – Jessica Bishop, Lybrook Elementary




Sponsored by: Whirlpool Corporation, Vail Rubber Works, Inc., Paul & Dorothy Cayo in Memory of Sarah Cayo, Green Bay Packaging, & Papachi International Custom Framing.

Middle & High School Exhibition video and award will be placed here once filmed.