Juried Art Show



Black and White

Juror: Polly McCann

For this competition, artists are encouraged to submit their best Art and Photography using black, white and nuanced shades in between. This competition is open to all mediums of art and photography.

We are privledged to have powerhouse artist, teacher and writer, Polly McCann of Interurban Art House, as our Juror for the Black and White Show. With her guidance, we look forward to a spectacular show.

Day after day, we bask in the beauty of color after color. Daily, our brains are bombarded with Bright Blues, Happy Yellows, Calming Greens, Royal Purples, Angry Reds, Shocking Oranges, and the list goes on….

Black and White is as simplistic, as it is primal, as it is complex. The use of these two extremes on the spectrum encourages us to focus on the composition and subject within the piece. By pulling out colors that resonate such as blue for water, yellow for sun, we show that sometimes simplicity is far more complex than using the full spectrum of color.


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 currently closed. Top pieces will be selected for this show. Artists selected will have an opening night reception on the 2cnd week of November. Show will run the month of November at Paper Birch Landing Gallery, at the new location at 405 East 19th Ave in North Kansas City. (Just a ten minute drive from downtown KCMO)

Pieces will be judged by

  1. Interpretation and Clarity of the Theme to the viewer.
  2. Creativity and Originality of depicted theme./li>
  3. Quality of artistic composition and overall design based on theme.
  4. Overall impression of the art : Does it stand on its own as a complete work of art.
  5. Integration of technique, expression and organization.

All accepted artists will be informed via email of acceptance on October 20th. 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 October during normal hours.

Show runs November 1st  – November 25th at Paper Birch Landing Gallery

Juried show submissions are now closed.


Our Juror

This show will be juried by local established artist, Polly McCann.


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