May 2018 Welcomes our annual "Nudes Drawn from Life" show back for its third season, with a theme of "Subtle Modesty" for the 2018 show. One of our most popular shows of the year, that celebrates life drawing and painting along with a celebration of the beauty and wonder that is the human body.
The human body is a beautiful wonder in our world. Our bodies do amazing things everyday of our lives, so fragile yet resiliently tough. Our bodies come in every shape, size and color - and are capable of amazing feats of strength and endurance. Women give birth to our next generations with beauty and grace. We grow into unique beings with diverse thoughts and minds. Every year, through our Nudes Drawn from Life Exhibition, we take a month to honor the beauty of the human body.
To often in our world, we find that body shaming happens. Others are judged because they are too tall, too short, too thin, too fat. People judge others based upon the hue of someone's skin instead of looking at the beauty of how different we all are. This show is to celebrate the beauty in all of us! Instead of seeing flaws, we see perfect imperfections!
Life drawing is a celebration of honoring the human body for being amazing in all of its diversity. Life drawing or Life Painting is defined as A "life drawing" is a drawing of the human figure from observation of a live model." All works in this show will be drawn or painted from life. Some pieces will be "quick draw or quick sketch" where the artist only has a short period of time to sketch or paint the model. Other pieces will be " long pose", where the artist is given a longer period of time to work while observing the model.
This show will focus on a theme of "Subtle Modesty", where we ask the artist to show us the beauty of the human form within the guidelines of subtle modesty - no full frontal nudity. The lines of the human body and contour of some of the most beautiful and very diverse per artist rendering. From realism to abstract - this show will be an extraordinary celebration.
Join us in March for this amazing Show!
Are you into life drawing or painting? Enter the show! Entries open until April 1st - up to 3 entries per artist.
Interested in trying life drawing or painting? Check out Buena Vista Studio in Roeland Park Kansas! Take a class in a wonderful, welcoming environment for beginner to advanced students. https://www.facebook.com/Buena-Vista-Art-Studio-1686512598261667/
Many thanks to our Curator - Kent Van Dusseldorp for this work each year on this show!
Senior Art Show - Photography - KC Art Institute
For the month of June, we will be celebrating the vibes of Summer with our show "Bloom" A celebration of vibrant colors - In Nature, Abstraction and Life!
Summer brings thoughts of warmth, fun, memories, travel and celebration! The gallery will be filled to the brim with amazing color and scenes that celebrate the theme "Bloom" . This show celebrates all mediums of art and photography that showcase vibrant colors in nature, thoughts and life. From the flowers that fill fields, to the bright lights of baseball stadiums and neon signs in busy district's where people celebrate the summer vibes late into the night, Lets Bloom! From abstract work showing hues of pink, ultra violet, green and blue - Lets Bloom! To the fashion on the streets and bright gem stone jewelry - Lets Bloom!
Are you an artist who is going to "Bloom" with us? Our Juror, Robert Hoops, will be selecting the top entries for this show! Artists may enter up to 3 pieces - Entries are due by April 15th
A celebration of Student Work - 10 years old through college level.
A celebration of Plein Air Work produced and Arts in the Park 2017 and 2018 - Run by Northtown Arts Coalition.
A celebration of the Art of the Members of Northtown Arts Coalition!
A celebration of the beauty of diversity in our world! Up to three entries per artist - all entries will be accepted after review by Paper Birch Landing and curator Kent Van Dusseldorp. Entries are now open! Entries open until September 1st.
Our 2nd Annual Black and White Exhibition! Entries are open until September 1st!
The works of two local artists
A celebration of the works created over the 2018 year by Mia Filo and Haley Sellmeyer!