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Visions of the Flint Hills 2017
Buttonwood Art Space
3013 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64108

Entry Deadline: 8/14/17
Application Closed


Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 4
Audio - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 4
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 4
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 4

Entry Fee (Visions of the Flint Hills 2017): $35.00

Buttonwood Art Space will host the annual VISIONS OF THE FLINT HILLS BENEFIT AND SALE to benefit research and preservation of the Flint Hills area of Kansas. The 8,600 acre Konza Prairie and the surrounding Flint Hills region contain the largest remaining parcels of the Tallgrass prairie that once covered 140 million acres in North America. In 2008, the Tallgrass Prairie was named one of the eight wonders of the State of Kansas. VISIONS OF THE FLINT HILLS BENEFIT AND SALE is a juried exhibition featuring art of this vanishing prairie. All artworks depict or are derived from the Flint Hills area of Kansas. The exhibit will run from October 2 through November 17, 2017, at Buttonwood Art Space, 3013 Main Street, Kansas City, Missouri, 64108. [Click here to see inside our space.] Net proceeds from the event benefit Friends of the Konza Prairie which organization promotes educational research and experiences in the Konza Prairie Biological Station, an area of the Flint Hills just south of Manhattan, Kansas.  The Konza is an 8,600 acre tallgrass preserve which includes a biological field station dedicated to research, education and conservation of the tallgrass prairie ecosystem. Konza Prairie is a preserve of The Nature Conservancy managed by K-State's Division of Biology.

The region's sweeping horizons, waving grasses, wildlife and carpets of wildflowers captivate artists and enchant visitors. Open to paintings, photographs, fiber, video and 3-D works derived from or depicting the Flint Hills geographic area in Kansas. Categories are: Painting, Photography, 3-D, Other (Other may include flat fiber pieces, drawings, video, and non-traditional). DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: August 14, 2017. All entries must be submitted through CaFE at Artists may submit up to four pieces for a non-refundable $35.00 fee. Juror: Lisa Grossman. Awards=$500 Best of Show; $100 First Place in each category, and other prizes. All artwork will be juried on a piece by piece basis.

All works will be 50% of sale to artist and net 50% to Friends of Konza Prairie, a 501(c)(3) charity. Ship all artworks to Buttonwood Art Space by September 15, 2017 ATTN: Visions Show, Buttonwood Art Space, 3013 Main Street, Kansas City, Mo 64108, 816-285-9040. All shipped works MUST include a Return Ship Label and arrive at the gallery by September 16th. Optional: Hand delivery to gallery Friday-Saturday, September 22-23th, 2017 between hours of 9am-4pm on Friday and 10am - Noon on Saturday.