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2019 Prairie Village Art Show – Call For Artists

2019 Prairie Village Art Show – Call For Artists

The Shops of Prairie Village announces a call for artists for the 2019 Prairie Village Art Show, not located on a prairie but in the heart of Kansas City metro area. It is celebrating its 63rd year and is the second oldest show in the city. The show is well attended and draws patrons from the entire metropolitan area. The show is small with only 100 artists from all parts of the country. This shopping area was developed by the same company that built the Country Club Plaza, location of the Plaza Art Show.

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Deadline: 21 Feb 2019

2019 Prairie Village Art Show media categories include ceramics, digital, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, 2-D mixed media, 3-D mixed media, painting – oil/acrylic, painting – watercolor, photography, printmaking, and sculpture.

  • All work in every category must be original work produced by the exhibiting artist
  • Work which has been produced with commercial kits, molds, patterns, plans, prefabricated forms or other commercial methods is not permitted
  • Signed and numbered limited edition off set prints are allowed, can be displayed in a portfolio, may not be hung, and must be marked as “reproductions”
  • Photographers must print their own photography or be involved in and supervise the printing process
  • All hanging work must be suitably framed
  • Portfolios are permitted for matted work
  • Artists may only exhibit and sell work in media category for which they are accepted
  • Non-original promotional items (postcards, photocopies, notecards, posters, and mousepads) are not permitted to be displayed or sold at show
  • All jewelry must have been juried in the jewelry category
  • Artists must be present to exhibit -no spouses or other representatives will be permitted in place or artists
  • A picture ID is required at artist check-in

The jury committee reserves the right to refuse exhibition of work that is not consistent with submitted slides and the rules listed above. Failure to comply will result in immediate removal from fair with no refund.

2019 Prairie Village Art Show Artist Benefits

  • All spaces are 10 by 10 feet
  • Booths have some storage space in the back of booth
  • Parking is in walking distance of show
  • 24 hour security
  • Power
  • Booth sitters
  • Artist’s lounge snacks and drinks
  • Friday night wine delivered to booth
  • Saturday pancake breakfast
  • Saturday night dinner with wine delivered to your booth
  • T-shirts
  • Van and RV parking close to show-overnight parking is allowed
  • Advertised to entire metropolitan area including radio, e-blasts, television coverage, K.C. Star, and direct mail
  • Awards will be given
  • Winners are invited to next year’s show

About The Shops of Prairie Village

Nestled amidst one of Kansas City’s friendliest suburban neighborhoods and just a short drive southwest of the Country Club Plaza, find the shops, restaurants. and stores of The Village. Enjoy a shopping experience unique to Kansas City.

For more information, contact kpotts@prairievillageshops.com.


Bits And Pieces Exhibition – Call For Artists

Bits And Pieces Exhibition – Call For Artists

The InterUrban ArtHouse announces a call for artists for the Bits and Pieces exhibition, a group showing of assembled and mixed media art this October and November. Our existence is complicated, made up of so many components, moving parts, puzzle pieces, and random scraps of experience. We then cobble together all of these gathered bits and pieces to form and build our everyday lives.

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Deadline: 31 Jul 2018

All mediums are welcome, but must be made up of different bits and pieces. Think collage, assemblage, found object sculpture, reconstituted images, textiles, mosaic, shapes, scraps of color, and collaborations. Workshops, lectures, and spoken word performances that interpret this theme are welcome.

About InterUrban ArtHouse

InterUrban ArtHouse mission is to enrich the cultural and economic vibrancy of the community by creating a place where artists and creative industries can work and prosper in an affordable, sustainable, and inclusive environment.

  • Offer a place where artists and creative industries can make and support art in a stable and affordable environment.
  • Fully integrate arts activities within the community by creating an open atmosphere through engagement, inclusivity, and diversity.
  • Promote and facilitate the successful entrepreneurism of the creative industries by sharing resources, building connections, and supporting collaborations.
  • Support growth and sustainability of the arts through education and professional and artistic development.

The InterUrban ArtHouse protects an oasis of affordable, accessible space for grass-roots community culture. It has done so by buying and renovating an underutilized industrial building at the heart of Historic Downtown Overland Park. Five core programs include: ArtWorks, ArtSmart, ArtMatters, ArtHeals, and ArtsConnect. These programs engage the community in celebrating diverse, authentic local culture that brings vitality, activity, and connection between businesses, residents, schools, government, organizations, and neighborhoods. They collaborate with several entities working to address challenges of changing ethnic and economic demographics. With a spectrum of local artists, they provide diverse small business opportunities and economic variety.

InterUrban ArtHouse Location

The ArtHouse has two locations located directly across the street from one another. The ArtHouse provides inclusive, stable, affordable, and code-compliant space for twenty-nine art studios providing space for over forty artists, a classroom, exhibition space, and community café.

The historic Downtown Overland Park area is under monumental redevelopment with 600+ housing units being build and 60,000+ sq ft of new retail store fronts coming soon. The ArtHouse’s presence is vital as a community anchor, highlighting the authentic, grass-roots culture, economy, quality of life, livability, and walkability. By doing so, the ArtHouse helps give the area a competitive edge in attracting and maintaining talent and residents. The ArtHouse practices creative placemaking: contributing to neighborhood revitalization, community engagement, and creative entrepreneurial incubation.

Since forming in 2012, the ArtHouse has directly served more than 16,094 through 633 events. Public art exhibits and performances give large audience exposure to local artists in venues including Overland Park Fall Fest (35,000+ attendees) and Johnson County Library Exhibits (504,230 visitors).

ArtHouse was founded and is staffed 100% by artists. The ArtHouse employs three full-time staff members and contracts directly with local artists to teach classes. They regularly engage volunteers in community events and administrative support.

“We envision InterUrban ArtHouse as a vibrant cultural incubator; a creative crucible for creative entrepreneurs.”
– Carl Gerlach, Mayor of Overland Park

For more information, contact info@interurbanarthouse.org.