"Pastel Impressions from the Midwest" - October 5 - 28

Irene B. French Community Center
5701 Merriam Dr, Merriam, KS 

Join us for the "Pastel Impressions from the Midwest" show at the Tim Murphy Art Gallery. This regional jured show draws artists from seven states and is sponsored by the MidAmerica Pastel Society.  The opening reception and awards ceremony is Thursday, October 5 from 7-8:30pm. Delicious hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served. 
Best in Show: $1,000
Second Place: $750
Third Place: $500
Awards of Merit (to be announced)
Sally Strand, our juror was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2007, the highest commendation of the Pastel Society of American. She is the recipient of numerous top awards, including the PSA Master Pastelist distinction, and the IAPS Master Circle Honor. Solo exhibitions include a retrospective of her work at the Bakersfield Museum of Art in California. Widely publish in books and magazines internationally, her work is also represented in many corporate and private collections. Strand studied at the American Academy of Art in Chicago and at the Art Students League and National Academy of Design in New York. She earned an MFA degree from the Laguna College of Art and Design. She teaches her workshops and master classes around the country and internationally.  


The MidAmerican Pastel Society Regional Juried Art show is accepting entries thru Monday, August 7, 2017. Open to Pastelist in Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Iowa, Oklahoma, Nebraska, & Colorado. A maximum of three digital images in jpeg format may be submitted to be juried. The entry fee of $45 is non-refundable and payable to the City of Merriam. 


Entries can be mailed to the Irene B. French Community Center, 5701 Merriam Drive, Merriam, KS 66203, delivered in person, or you can fill out an online application. If you fill out the online application, images will be submitted via dropbox and can be no larger than 2MB. After we receive your application will will contact you for the entry fee. A maximum of three (3) digital images in jpeg format may be submitted to be juried. Images can be submitted on a disk, flashdrive or via dropbox, and files should be named with the titles. Please include a self-addressed envelope if entry submission is to be returned.

This is a regional show for pastel artists only. Artist must represent on of the seven states listed. Work must be 80% soft pastel. The decision of the juror on all entries is final. All entries must be FOR SALE and remain for the duration of the exhibition at the Tim Murphy Art Gallery, October 5, 2017. Works previously shown in MAPS exhibtions are not eligible for entry.
Information on specifications, presentation, judging, sales, delivery, and liability is available on the application
For more information please contact Park & Recreation staff at 913.322.5550.
Irene B. French Community Center
Tim Murphy Art Gallery

5701 Merriam Dr., Merriam, Kansas 66203