For Immediate Release
Media Contact:
Emily McKenna
School & Community Programs Coordinator
Community Art Exhibitions are Back at The Box Factory for the Arts
Celebrating Visual Arts in Area Schools
St. Joseph, Michigan - 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 from March 14 - May 2, 2020. The community is invited to celebrate the creativity of the region’s young artists by attending these exhibitions and their supporting receptions. 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.

On View March 14 - 28
Reception with the Artists: Saturday, March 14, 12 - 2 PM
Box Factory for the Arts, 1101 Broad St, St Joseph, MI 49085
Sponsored by:
Whirlpool Corporation 
Papachi International Custom Framing
Green Bay Packaging

On View April 11 - May 2
Reception with the Artists: Tuesday, April 14, 6 - 8 PM 
Box Factory for the Arts, 1101 Broad St, St Joseph, MI 49085
Sponsored by:
Whirlpool Corporation
Papachi International Custom Framing
Four Seasons Spa & Pool

Each year, Berrien RESA, The Box Factory for the Arts, and KAC 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. For more information on these exhibitions, email

Multiple juried awards are presented at the exhibition receptions, including 1st, 2nd & 3rd place awards in the following categories: 2D, 3D, Video, and Collaborative. Sponsor awards include the Sarah E. Cayo Award ($500 cash award), the Emerging Artist Award ($500 cash award), the Jan Stevens Memory Award ($75 awards in 2D, 3D, & Video categories for Elementary), the Papachi Framing Award (free custom framing for 1 elementary, middle, and high school artwork) and Berrien RESA Scholarship Awards ($50 art scholarships for 1 student per school).
2019 Emerging Artist Award Winner, Moriah Rao, Watervliet High School.
About Krasl Art Center:
Krasl Art Center is a nonprofit art museum and learning center that enriches the lives of people living in or visiting Southwest Michigan by delivering enlightening art experiences through diverse education opportunities, meaningful events, and high quality exhibits and collections. KAC’s mission is to inspire meaningful change and strengthen community through the visual arts. To learn more, visit
About Berrien RESA:
Regional Education Service Agencies (RESAs), sometimes called Intermediate School Districts (ISDs), exist to serve the common needs of their constituent local school districts. There are 56 RESAs/ISDs in Michigan, and every school district is part of one. Their primary mission is to foster efficiency and innovation while optimizing the use of public funds. By pooling resources and providing services regionally, RESAs provide cost-effective, high-quality assistance to local school districts.

Berrien Regional Education Service Agency (Berrien RESA) proudly offers educational services to Berrien County’s 15 public school districts, 24 parochial and private schools and four charter school academies.

In addition to responding to traditional customer needs, Berrien RESA is often called on to lead. Regional consultants work with experts across the state and nation to “bring home” best practices in teaching, state-of-the-art technology, the latest research and new ideas for system efficiency for Berrien County school districts. This proactive approach keeps local districts ahead of the learning curve and able to respond quickly to changes. Berrien RESA is a dynamic organization with an eye toward the future. As customer needs change, Berrien RESA rigorously explores new avenues for success.
About The Box Factory for the Arts:
The Box Factory for the Arts exists to support established and emerging artists and to enrich the surrounding community through a multi-disciplinary, collaborative and vibrant gathering place that nurtures, celebrates and promotes all creative arts.
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