Awards + Judging


 

Project Intent

This project is a competition for two-dimensional art (e.g. drawing, print, pastel, painting) and photography inspired by the gardens, grounds, and colections of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. The objective is to collect high quality work that would celebrate the beauty and inspiration provides. Two $5,000 purchase awards will be paid for the winning entries. 
 

The Ray and Nancy Loeschner Award

Entering its 17th year, the Ray and Nancy Loeschner Art Competition is for two-dimensional art (e.g. drawing, print, pastel, painting, and mixed media). 
The purchase award of $5,000 will be paid for winning entry in addition to becoming a part of Meijer Gardens' permanent collection.             
                               

NEW! The Ray and Nancy Loeschner Photography Award

The NEW Ray and Nancy Loeschner Photography Award is for photography inspired by the grounds and collections of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. 
The $5,000 purchase award will be paid for the winning photograph in addition to becoming a part of Meijer Gardens' permanent collection.

The Juror Panel will include professional staff and trustees of Meijer Gardens.