Loeschner Art Competition

Loeschner Art Competition

Become part of the permanent collection.

The Ray and Nancy Loeschner Art Competition is for two-dimensional art (e.g. drawing, print, pastel, painting and photography) inspired by the grounds and collections of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. The objective is to collect high quality work that would celebrate the beauty and inspiration the institution provides. A $5,000 purchase award will be paid for the winning entry in addition to becoming a part of Meijer Garden's permanent collection.


Artists who have been inspired by Meijer Gardens are encouraged to submit original works. Although not a requirement, artists are also welcome to work on site for inspiration. The winning entry will become part of Meijer Gardens’ permanent collection. It will be displayed and eventually reproduced (e.g. posters, note cards), with full credit to the artist, to promote the beauty and inspiration the organization provides.

New England landscape artist, Dianne Shullenberger, is the winner of the 2013 Loeschner Annual Art Competition. Her winning entry, Fall Brambles, is a landscape of colored pencil on black paper, resulting in luminous, pastel-like textures, but with finer detail.


November 1, 2014 Application Deadline
Applications must include digital images (no smaller than 1024 x 768 at 72 dpi) on CD-ROM, plus 8” x 10” prints of those images. Current resumé and artist’s statement not to exceed two pages, a self-addressed stamped envelope for return of material, a completed copy of the Application Form for each entry — artists are limited to a three entry maximum.

November 11, 2014 Finalists Notified
Meijer Gardens requests delivery of original artwork.

January 5, 2015 Winner Notified
Pick-up dates scheduled.