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Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center
8788 Metcalf Avenue
Overland Park, KS 66212


EXHIBITION May 2017-August 2017
ENTRY DEADLINE March 31, 2017
PRIVATE RECEPTION Date TBA, Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center


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Artists with a connection to the Johnson County area through former or current residency, school attendance, employment, etc.


Contact Devin Rumley at or 913.826.3163. There is no entry fee.


Artists must submit a one-page resume, one-page artist statement, a brief statement indicating the connection to Johnson County, up to 10 images of five works, and an image checklist with dimensions and all mediums listed. Four to six artists will be selected from the submissions. Review of the works in person will be required prior to signed agreements between the artist and Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center.


Artists whose works are accepted will be notified by April 5. Notices will be made via email.

Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center reserves the right to reproduce accepted works for publicity, documentation and promotion of the exhibition. Artworks submitted must be available from May 10, 2017 – September 7, 2017.


The “King Louie” building of North Overland Park, with its notable architecture, sat in darkness after closing its doors to the public for many years, until it was purchased by Johnson County and ultimately led to the Johnson County Park and Recreation District as future management of an Arts & Heritage Center.  With cultural and creative arts at its forefront, the old “King Louie” building will see new, and enlightened days.  Not only is this building coming to light again through its repair and modernized renovation, but each person who steps through the doors of the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center will leave a better person.  Visitors will have the opportunity to explore the history of their locality, to watch renowned productions, to view inspirational artwork, and to create their own.  It is with the illumination of self that a new sense of community, a sense of global and diverse community, will reignite the people of Johnson County to be something more.