2018 Heartland Artist Exhibition

Irene B. French Community Center 
5701 Merriam Drive, Merriam, KS 66203
913.322.5550

CALL FOR ARTISTS


The 22nd Annual Heartland Artist Exhibition is accepting entries thru Wednesday, January 17, 2018. A maximum of three digital images in jpeg format may be submitted to be juried. The entry fee of $45 is non-refundable and payable to the City of Merriam. 

HOW TO ENTER

Entries can be mailed to the Irene B. French Community Center, 5701 Merriam Drive, Merriam, KS 66203, delivered in person, or you can fill out an online application. If you fill out the online application, images will be submitted via dropbox and can be no larger than 2MB. After we receive your application will will contact you for the entry fee. A maximum of three (3) digital images in jpeg format may be submitted to be juried. Images can be submitted on a disk, flashdrive or via dropbox, and files should be named with the titles. Please include a self-addressed envelope if entry submission is to be returned.

MEDIUMS  Oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, charcoal, pencil, photography or a mixture of any of the above media. 

ELIGIBILITY
Artists, age 18 and over, are eligible to enter the exhibition. Original works in oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, charcoal, pencil, photography or a mixture of any of the above media are acceptable. The decision of the juror on all entries is final. All entries must be FOR SALE and remain for the duration of the exhibition at the Tim Murphy Art Gallery, March 3-31, 2018. Works previously exhibited at the Tim Murphy Art Gallery are not eligible for entry.

Judging
Exhibition selections will be made from digital images that must arrive with the entry form and fee at the Tim Murphy Art Gallery on or before January 17, 2018. Only juror selected works will be exhibited. The juror for this event is Mr. Joseph Lorusso. 
About Joseph Laousso
Internationally know artist Joseph Lorusso creates landscapes and figurative works. His paintings are described as warm and dreamlike places of restful escape with a sense of spirituality. Joseph is offering a two-day class where students will be taught how to begin to construct a completed painting in the studio setting. The "Constructing a Painting in the Studio Setting" workshop is February 22 & 23, 9am-4pm.
AWARDS 
Best in Show: $1,500
Second Place: $1,000
Third Place: $500
Awards of Merit (3): $100
Irene B. French Memorial Award
Tim Murphy Memorial Award
Susan Hayden Award of Distinction
Purchase Award (sponsored by the Merriam Park Recreation Community Center Foundation)
Join us for the 21st Annual National Heartland Artist Exhibition at the Tim Murphy Art Gallery, Merriam's largest art show of the year. This national show draws artists from all corners of the united States - from New York to California! The opening reception and awards ceremony will be on Saturday, March 3 from 5–7 p.m. Delicious hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served with live music. 
Information on specifications, presentation, judging, sales, delivery, and liability is available on the application
For more information please contact Park & Recreation staff at 913.322.5550.
Tim Murphy Art Gallery
Irene B. French Community Center
5701 Merriam Dr., Merriam, Kansas