Artist Opportunities

Rick Frisbee

Rick Frisbee

Departures: The Art of Leaving this Place

October 2 - November 3, 2019

The Salina Art Center is now accepting submissions for its 4th annual juried exhibition "Departures: The Art of Leaving This Place."

This exhibition seeks art inspired by end-of-life, aging, dying, death, loss, bereavement, or spiritual and philosophical perspectives relating to these topics. The exhibition is in partnership with Heart Land Prairie Cemetery, the first entirely green burial cemetery in Kansas, located near Niles, Kansas, in Ottawa County. (For more information about the cemetery, see In addition to the exhibition we will host programming to help expand the conversation on death and dying and explore different religious and cultural practices.


All artist ages 16 and older, working in any media, may submit. Artists must live and work in Kansas or the Kansas City metro area. Artists may submit up to three works. There is no fee for submissions.

Each submission must include a statement by the artist, not to exceed 200 words, telling the story behind the work. SUBMISSIONS WITHOUT A STATEMENT WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR INCLUSION.

Artists are responsible for delivering their work too and from the Art Center, including any costs for packing and shipping.

Work must be finished and ready to display. The Art Center reserves the right to reject any work that is not presented in a professional manner, deemed unsafe/unstable, or otherwise unsuitable for handling. Please contact the Art Center if you have any questions or concerns.


  • Deadline for submissions: September 15, 2019

  • Notification of acceptance: September 20

  • Work delivered to the Salina Art Center by Friday, September 27

  • Exhibition opens in the Art Center Education Wing: October 2

  • Reception: Friday, October 4, 2019, 5-7 p.m.

  • Pick up work at the Art Center by Friday, November 8



The Salina Art Center is seeking proposals for the launch of our ARTery Go program at the Smoky Hill River Festival, June 14 and 15.

About ARTery Go:

ARTery Go is a mobile, bike powered, art cart connecting neighborhoods, artists, businesses and individuals to artist-created, pop-up art experiences that are purpose-built to pique curiosity and prompt interaction. Pop-up experiences include visual art projects proposed by local artists to be challenging, creative, and interactive. ARTery Go emphasizes socialization with a balance of demonstration, information, and fundamental technical arts education. The full experience is designed to increase exchanges between the artist and the audience where the audience is.

The cart will be outfitted with folding tables and chairs and have space for tubs containing project materials.

About the Call:

Artist will be responsible for designing and implementing an interactive project with the support of Art Center staff. The ARTery Go cart will be pulled by bike to the River Festival grounds, where the artist and Art Center staff will find suitable locations for the proposed activity. This is our opportunity to test how well the cart can be moved and set up in new locations. Different projects will be done each day. Artist may submit multiple proposals. Please complete one form per proposal.


The Salina Art Center is looking for local artists to develop projects for our ARTery. The ARTery is a free, interactive arts lab dedicated to experimentation and practice with a variety of art materials and techniques

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