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About the Show

In partnership with ArtPrize and Second Ave Arts, NYC artist Tyler Loftis presents Collectors Show twice annually in Grand Rapids, MI. The show is designed to forge artist-collector relationships in the Midwest, with 20% of proceeds going to arts education at ArtPrize. Each two-night event features a juried selection of ArtPrize artists along with some of the most famous and influential painters of the past 200 years. "Showing work by such world-renowned masters as Delacroix on the same wall as someone who is just beginning their career, is an effort to break down conceptual barriers, and to highlight the connections and quality in all art regardless of level of accomplishment or environment. I think promoting this kind of accessibility is an idea that works especially well here in the Midwest." - Tyler Loftis

About Tyler Loftis

Tyler Loftis, creator of the Collectors Show, was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He has lived in New York City’s East Village since the late 1990's. He's been in many group and solo exhibitions in New York, including an exhibition of American Painting with Mark Rothko, Paul Resika, Robert DeNiro Sr, and Arthur Dove. After studying at the New York Studio School and the New York Academy, he spent several years traveling and studying throughout Europe. His work is in prominent collections in NYC and throughout the country. Tyler retains a deep connection and passion for the arts in West Michigan. “I’m very excited by the potential influence of the midwest on the art world.”

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