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Muskegon Museum of Art Regional Exhibition Opens May 22
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Muskegon Museum of Art Regional Exhibition Opens May 22
Muskegon Museum of Art Regional Exhibition Opens May 22 The Muskegon Museum of Art’s 86th Regional Exhibition, the longest-established regional art exhibition in Michigan, opens for public viewing Thursday, May 22 at 10:00 a.m. The public is invited to an opening reception that evening from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Reception admission is free. The Regional Exhibition will run through August 20, 2014. The MMA’s annual, juried Regional Exhibition, known for its competitive nature and for its professional presentation, is open to amateur and professional artists throughout Michigan. This year, 299 artists submitted a total of 501 works for the competition. Guest juror David L. Deming selected 200 works by 162 artists for the exhibition. This exhibition of artwork in many mediums, themes, and styles will be displayed in the MMA’s Walker Galleries throughout the summer. Most of the artwork in the exhibition is available for sale. This year’s juror, Cleveland sculptor David Deming, was President and CEO of the Cleveland Institute of Art from 1998 through 2010. He developed the school’s first digital arts department, and launching the plan for the Institute’s new campus. He has participated in more than 100 competitive and invitational exhibitions, nationally and internationally, and in more than 50 one-and two-person exhibitions. The 86th Regional Exhibition is underwritten by Shape Corporation, Warner Norcross & Judd, LLP, and the MMA’s Ally for Contemporary Art, the Alcoa Foundation. Awards are sponsored by Huntington Bank. Additional support is provided by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts, and MLive/Chronicle.  
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