Paper Birch Landing

Art Shows for 2019

January 2019 – Contemporary Abstract 

 

Call for Art : Contemporary Abstract
www.paperbirchlanding.com/submission-form

Entries due by December 4th

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 2019, we are inviting Contemporary Abstract Artists and Photographers to display 1-3 pieces with us.

Details
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 4th. Top pieces will be selected for this show. Artists selected will have an opening night reception on Friday January 11th. The show will run the month of January at Paper Birch Landing Gallery, 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 10th. If work needs to be shipped to the gallery, artist will pay for shipping. All accepted works may be dropped at the gallery the first week of January during normal hours.
Show runs January 7 – January 31st at Paper Birch Landing Gallery
Show submissions are now open.

ELIGIBILITY
•Submit up to three pieces, any medium.
•We do not accept copies or giclees of artwork, only originals. If Original’s are picked to show, artist is welcome to show prints during the month of the show.
•Must be 15 to enter unless special permission
•$15 non refundable entry fee must be included with each entry, up to three per artist.

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February 2019 – Small Loves Small Works

 

Call for Art : Small Loves Small Works

(Works 16×20 and under)
www.paperbirchlanding.com/submission-form

Entries due by Januray 4th

For this show, artists are encouraged to submit their best Art, Sculpture and Photography that falls into the theme of “Small Loves, Small Works”. This is open to sizes 16×20 and under.  This competition is open to all mediums of art and photography.

Where do we begin with Love? It is one of the universal truths.

“Love is unpredictable and it’s frustrating and it’s tragic and it’s beautiful. And even though there’s no way to feel like I’m an expert at it, it’s worth writing songs about—more than anything else I’ve ever experienced in my life.” – Taylor Swift

“To me, obligation is not love. Letting someone be open, honest and free — that’s love. It’s got to come natural and it’s got to be real.” — Dolly Parton

“Love isn’t a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun like struggle. To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now. ― Fred Rogers

 

 

Small Loves, Small Works asks the artist to bring the concepts of love into art. Love is all encompassing – It can be romantic love – but then whose idea of romance are we speaking of. Each artist has their own take and idea about romantic love.

Perhaps we are looking at Spiritual Love, Loss of Love, Love of Life. Going Deeper into A love of learning, love of activities, love of people. Where does love go in your life and what does it mean. We look at those afraid to open to love, parent’s love for their child, the love we have for our pet. Some will decide to show the love for our country, love of diversity, love of being who they are apologetically. And Maybe, just maybe – it is the universal love.

So, for the month of February 2019, we are inviting Artists and Photographers to display 1-3 pieces with us, in the sizes of 16×20 and under on the expansive theme of “Love” .

Details
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 January 4th.

Artists selected will have an opening night reception on Friday February 15th. The show will run the month of February at Paper Birch Landing Gallery, 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 January 10th. 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 January during normal hours.
Show runs February 1– February 23rd at Paper Birch Landing Gallery
Show submissions are now open.

ELIGIBILITY
•Submit up to three pieces, any medium.
•We do not accept copies or giclees of artwork, only originals. If Original’s are picked to show, artist is welcome to show prints during the month of the show.
•Must be 15 to enter unless special permission
•$15 non refundable entry fee must be included with each entry, up to three per artist.

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March 2019 – Women in the Arts! Celebrating works of Women in Kansas City & Beyond!

Call for Art : Women in the Arts Exhibition – Open theme celebrating works of women in Kansas City & Beyond

www.paperbirchlanding.com/submission-form

Entries due by February 4th

 

For this show, women artists are encouraged to submit their best Art, Sculpture and Photography. There is no theme for this show, it is an open theme celebrating the works of women artists in Kansas City and Beyond. This is a Juried show and the top works will be selected to hang for the month of March at Paper Birch Landing Gallery.

Below are quotes on Women in the Arts – who are changing perceptions and paving ways!

“Success is now lined up with the realm of glamour, money and accoutrement which in essence have nothing to do with an originating vision but they do have to do with establishing recognition in commercial culture. I think women artists have a chance to deflect that and break that grip apart.” -performance artist Carolee Schneemann

 

“Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing–and keeping the unknown always beyond you.” ~ Georgia O’Keeffe

Keeping with an open theme – this allows women artists from across the nation to submit their best work for consideration. Building into a show that highlights all of the diversity in the arts and in women. Our hope for this show each year, is that it can shine a light on the amazing work of women artists – bringing us together in community.

 

Details
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 February 4th.

Artists selected will have an opening night reception on Friday March 8th. The show will run the month of March at Paper Birch Landing Gallery, 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 February 10th. 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 Febraury during normal hours.
Show runs March 1– March 30th at Paper Birch Landing Gallery.
Show submissions are now open.

ELIGIBILITY
•Submit up to three pieces, any medium.
•We do not accept copies or giclees of artwork, only originals. If Original’s are picked to show, artist is welcome to show prints during the month of the show.
•Must be 15 to enter unless special permission
•$15 non refundable entry fee must be included with each entry, up to three per artist.

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