Juried Art Show



A Celebration of Contemporary Abstracts

Juror : Staff of Paper Birch Landing

For this show, artists are encouraged to submit their best Art, Sculpture and Photography that falls into the category of Contemporary Abstract. This competition is open to all mediums of art and photography.

The 1950’s brought us one of the most prolific art movements of our time, the Abstract Expressionist Movement in America. We saw artists such as Pollock, Rothko, Still, de kooning, Newman, Kline, Smith, Guston and Gorky come on the scene with brilliant works that truly captured creative energy, flow and expression. Their works are still at the front of interior design concepts, art lectures and influence.

Contemporary Abstract work is where “Artists work by reviving and transforming archetypes from the unconscious of modern culture.” Artists work with design elements and themes that relate to Cosmology, Landscapes, Anatomical design, Fabric, Architecture, Signs, Emotions, Social issues and Spirituality – just to name a few. We feel when gazing at Contemporary Abstract work that we are transported to another place or inside the artists mind, perhaps even finding new places within our own mind as the piece takes us on a journey. Abstract artists work fills us with emotions from calm, peace and inner quiet – to joy, happiness and radiance – to loss, love and everything in between. Just the stroke of a brush, angle of a camera, line of a sculpture will evoke different emotions in us. So, for the month of January 2018, we are inviting Contemporary Abstract Artists and Photographers to display 1-3 pieces with us.


Artists outside of the Kansas City area, that are not able to drop off/pick up artwork is chosen for this show, will be responsible for shipping to the gallery and shipping cost upon return of work if it is not sold during the show.

Entries are open. Entries Close on December 15th. Top pieces will be selected for this show. Artists selected will have an opening night reception on Saturday January 13th, which is also the 2cnd Saturday event in Northtown. The show will run the month of January at Paper Birch Landing Gallery, at the new location at 405 East 19th Ave in North Kansas City. (Just a 5 minute drive from the River Market)

All accepted artists will be informed via email of acceptance on December 16th. If work needs to be shipped to the gallery, artist will pay for shipping. All accepted works may be dropped at the gallery the last week of December during normal hours.

Show runs January 2   – January 29th at Paper Birch Landing Gallery

Show submissions are now open.


Our Juror

This show will be juried by the Staff of Paper Birch Landing Gallery


Fill out the submission form and upload your image(s)

PAPER BIRCH LANDING : 405 East 19th Avenue North Kansas City, MO : Inside the Warriors Landing