Kendall College of Art and Design/Fed Galleries @ KCAD

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Kendall College of Art and Design (KCAD) has always been indelibly woven into the fabric of Grand Rapids. Born out of the bold, visionary spirit of those who built the city’s furniture industry, KCAD has continued its leadership in art and design education into the 21st century, and remains deeply committed to the facilitation of sustainable, innovative growth in West Michigan and beyond. Over the years we've hosting award winning artists in the Juried "3D", "2D", "Time-Based", "Outstanding Venue" and "Grand Juried" awards. KCAD plans a selectively-curated thematic exhibition for 2016. Our exhibition space, The Fed Galleries @ KCAD, is located in the Woodbridge N. Ferris Building, 17 Pearl St NW. We open each day at 11 am. If you feel that your work fits within our theme below, please apply through the ArtPrize website matching process. For artwork that is outside of this theme, we encourage you to pursue matches with venues that better fit with your work.

Visitor Amenities
  • Free public bathrooms: Yes
  • Free public parking: No
  • Handicap accessible: Yes

Artist & Connection Information

This year for ArtPrize our exhibition focuses on "World Builders" in the Fed Galleries @ KCAD. The Fed Galleries will host both local and global artists who consider the timely and critical issues of environmental and social responsibility within their work. Special consideration will be made for work that promotes positive social change, displays action and accountability, and/or provides collaborative experiences. While artworks involving material objects are a seemly departure point, all medias are encouraged. The Fed Galleries are particularly interested in work that displays plasticity in material usage and/or process as well as work that broadens current notions of reclaiming, conserving and sustaining. Site specific and large-scale installations are welcomed as well as the use of second-hand materials that reuse, recycle, and reduce consumption and natural resources.