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State of Senior Arts 2019
The Prairie Village Arts Council
7700 Mission Rd
Prairie Village, Kansas 66208

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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Kansas
Entry Deadline: 6/5/19
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Entry Fee (State of Senior Arts 2019): $35.00
State of Senior Arts 2019 is the R.G. Endres Gallery inaugural juried competition for senior artists to be held every July. The exhibition runs during the month of July with a gala reception on Friday, July 12th, 2019.

     Five "Best of Catagory" awards at $500.00 and five "Honorable Mention" awards at $100.00.

  1. Photography / Digital Art
  2. Mixed Media
  3. Pastel & Drawing
  4. Water Colors
  5. Oil or acrylic
2019 Timeline:

     Submissions Open:         Monday, April 15, 2019
     Submissions Deadline:    Monday, June 3, 2019
     Initial selection by Juror:  Tuesday, June 4 - 9, 2019
     Notification of Finalist:     Monday, June 10, 2019
     Exhibit installation:           Monday, July 1, 2019
     Adjudication of awards:    Tuesday, July 2, 2019
     Awards Gala:                    Friday, July 12, 2019
     Show removal:                  Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Open to all artists, 60 years of age or older.

2D artwork of any media, including photography is acceptable. Artwork must be original, not more than 2 years old, not done in a class or under supervision of another artist, and not copied from published photos or from photos taken by others without their written permission. If copyright infringement is discovered the artwork will be disqualified.

All 2D artwork must be wired and ready for hanging. No clip frames, saw tooth hangers, or string hangers permitted. 2D framed (or if unframed) size should not exceed 25 square feet total. 
Maximum of three entries allowed per artist. Entry fee of $35 for 1 to 3 entries. Fees are non-refundable. No more than one piece of art per artist will be selected by the juror for the final round of adjudication. The final round of adjudication will be after installation of the show. Only the actual piece will be adjudicated in the final round. Late pieces will not be considered.

The Sales Commission to the Gallery is 40%. All work MUST be for sale . Prices listed on the entry form are binding and cannot be changed after submission to the show is made.

Receipt of work: The gallery will accept work delivered on Monday, July 1, 2019 during the hours noon till 5PM only. Any work received after this date will not be accepted. Packaging material will not be stored during the show and must be taken from City Hall upon delivery of work. If you are unable to bring your work on this day, please make arrangements to have it delivered.

If artist fails to deliver their accepted work to the gallery, they will forfeit their right to be in the 2019 show and will not be considered for the State of Senior Arts exhibit in the following 2 years. Artwork accepted in the show is to be picked up on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 during the hours of noon till 5PM only. Any Artwork unclaimed 30 days after the date of exhibition closing will become property of the City of Prairie Village.

Our Juror:  Linda Nickell
Juror Bio—
Currently residing in Leawood, KS, Linda Nickell enjoys creating art in her studio space, Studio Above located in the Crossroads area of Kansas City, MO. She is a former manager of school programs at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and for many years enjoyed opening up the world of art to students of all ages through creative programming. She has a degree in art education and fine arts from Missouri State University. Previous to employment at the museum, Linda was an art educator in public and private schools as well as a graphic designer and illustrator for corporations in the Kansas City area.
Linda has exhibited in solo and group shows in the Kansas City and Dallas areas with many of her works held in private collections in a variety of cities.
Juror's Artist Statement—
Inspired by the colors, shapes and lines in nature, I enjoy building and creating layers in my paintings. Each mark, scrape, and tear reveals the history and beauty underneath the surface. The process of adding paint and excavating through the layers to discover beauty underneath is fascinating to me. We live in a fast paced world and many times only see what is on the surface while neglecting to look deeper for the hidden treasures.
It is my hope that the art I create brings the viewer into a closer looking experience and succeeds in expressing the beauty, intrigue and depth in the world around us.
In some of my works I have used acrylics, mixed media and handmade papers in the layering process while many of my paintings are created using oil paint and cold wax to build layers within the composition.

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