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Art Fest Seeks Johnson County Artists for Annual Exhibit
POSTED: 06/14/2006
The organizers of Johnson County Art Fest 2006 are seeking entries for an exhibit which will showcase Johnson County artists later this year.

This second annual exhibition will be hosted at the Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe from Nov. 5 through 19. The deadline for entries is Aug. 1.

Sponsored by Columbian Bank and the Johnson County Park and Recreation District, Art Fest 2006 is open to previously juried artists currently residing in Johnson County who are 21 years of age or older. The exhibition is limited to wall-mounted art including paintings, ceramics, pottery, and weaving.

For an entry fee of $15 artists may submit up to three works of art for consideration. Only one piece of art per artist may be selected for the exhibition.

Entry forms and instructions are available through the Calendar of Events section of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District website at or by calling (913) 894-3324.

Prizes and awards for the show will total $3,750. In addition to awards for Best of Show ($1,000), Second Prize ($500) and Third Prize ($150), there also will be purchase awards totaling $2,000 for art to be placed on permanent display in Johnson County Park and Recreation District facilities.

The jurors for Art Fest 2006 are Mark Spencer, Creative Resource Manager at Hallmark Cards and former curator for the Albrecht-Kemper Museum; Ellen Wolf, award-winning retired art educator and current member of the Kansas/Missouri National Organization of Women in the Arts board, and Ellen R. Goheen, lecturer, author, and former Director of Collections of Twentieth Century Art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

The Art Fest Organizing Committee consists of Robert G. Endres, Randy Knight, A. J. LoScalzo, Alberta McGrath, and Nancy Wallerstein.

For more information contact Randy Knight at (913) 894-3323.

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