Call for Artists

HISTORY & PURPOSE

The Salina Art center seeks submissions from artists in two divisions: ages 18-22 and ages 14-17, for the inaugural Sunflower Biennial. This juried exhibition will highlight emerging young Kansas artists.

Now in its fortieth year, the Salina Art Center is a nonprofit, contemporary art and education center with the mission to “create exchanges among art, artists, and audiences that reveal life.” Located in historic Downtown Salina, the Art Center has a national reputation as an innovative, artist-supportive, and audience-responsive institution and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

The Sunflower Biennial will ask emerging artists to share their voice. What are the issues they face, what is their view of the world, what challenges do they face, in what do they find beauty? Salina Art Center will provide a platform for emerging artists that encourages exchanges of ideas and respect, and allows them to gain experience with exhibition submissions, building a portfolio, public speaking, marketing their talents, and much more.

JUROR: RANDY REGIER

Regier’s work has been included in solo and group exhibitions across the country is included in several private and museum collections. Most recently his work was featured in Kansas City’s Open Spaces Biennial. Regier holds a BFA in Sculpture from Kansas State University and an MFA in Studio Arts and Theory from Maine College of Art; he currently lives and works in Kansas City. learn more

ELIGIBILITY

  • Open to all visual artists, student or non-student, ages 14-22

  • Artists must reside in or attend school in Kansas or in the Kansas City Metro Area

  • Work must be completed in 2017 or 2018

  • All visual mediums are eligible

ENTRIES

  • All entries must be received by midnight, December 14, 2018. Entries must be submitted online.

  • Artists may submit up to three separate works and no more than two media files per work, for a total of six files.

  • Artists must include a written statement (not to exceed 250 words) about their work.

  • All decisions of the juror are final. Substitutions for accepted work will not be permitted. No work may be changed or altered after entering.

  • Conditions of Acceptance

  • Applicants will be notified of acceptance by January 11, 2019

  • Selected applicants must submit an insurance value for their work

  • Once accepted, work may not be removed from the Art Center prior to the exhibition’s close, March 24

  • Selected artists grant the Art Center permission to reproduce their work for publicity purposes.

PRESENTATION

Work must be received in ready-to-exhibit condition. The Art Center will not be responsible for framing, mounting, or otherwise preparing works for exhibition.

Professional presentation of artwork is required for exhibition. Framing preferred for 2D works but professional mounting/installation will also be accepted; 3D works must be stable. 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.

DATES TO REMEMBER

  • Dec 14, 2018 Call for Submission entries due by midnight

  • Dec. 15-31 Juror selection process

  • Jan. 11, 2019 Artists notified

  • Feb 2, 2019 Selected pieces must be at Salina Art Center

  • Feb. 20, 2019 Lunch & Learn Sneak Peek w/ Juror 12-1pm

  • Feb. 27, 2019 Exhibition opens

  • March 2, 2019 Reception, symposium, awards

  • March 20, 2019 Lunch & Learn: Young Artists Panel, 12-1pm

  • March 24, 2019 Exhibition closes

  • April 7, 2019 Works must be picked up or returned