Place of Peace Exhibit Call for Artists

2022 Exhibit: Call for Artists

Peace Sign with Pink FlowersCALL FOR ENTRY

Place of Peace 
Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center 
8788 Metcalf Avenue 
Overland Park, KS 66212 

EXHIBITION: May 2022-September 2022 
ENTRY DEADLINE: May 16, 2022 
OPENING RECEPTION: May 26, 2022, Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center 

Open. All two-dimensional artworks must be able to be hung on a gallery wall by picture wire. All artworks must be family friendly; no images of nudity, of a sexual nature, graphically violent or depicting gore, no use of or depiction of illegal substances. Acceptance of images deemed “family friendly” or not is at the discretion of Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center (JCAHC) staff.  

Artists of all ages, residing or working in the KC Metro Area, who are veterans or active-duty military (all military branches are welcome to apply). There is no entry fee. Artwork must be hand delivered, framed and wired on the back (hanging ready) to the JCAHC. 

Fill out the Artist’s Application HERE

Artists must submit an artist statement including a reference to their service*, up to 6 images of three total artworks (2 images per artwork), and an image checklist (Word document or .pdf) with the following information:  

  • Artwork name  
  • Artwork dimension 
  • Artwork mediums/materials 

  • Year the artwork was created 
  • Value of the artwork in dollars (even if the artwork is not for sale)** 
  • Whether the artwork is for sale or not*** 
  • Contact information for the artist.  

Review of the works in person will be required prior to signed agreements between the artist and Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center. 

*A resource on writing an Artist’s Statement can be found HERE

**A resource on valuing artwork can be found HERE

***Artwork is not required to be listed for sale. JCAHC agrees to provide information about the artwork with listed price and will refer all sales inquiries directly to the artist.  Point of sale for artwork is prohibited on the grounds of JCAHC.  Any artwork sold during an exhibition will be listed as sold, but will remain on display through the duration of the exhibition.  It is the lender’s responsibility to notify JCAHC of a sale as soon as possible so this can be noted on the appropriate didactic. No commission shall be due JCPRD for any artwork sold while on loan. 


Submitted artworks will be reviewed by the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center Fine Arts Coordinator and Arts Council of Johnson County staff. Artists whose works are accepted will be notified by May 16, 2022 via email. 

Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center reserves the right to reproduce accepted works for publicity, documentation and promotion of the exhibition. Artworks submitted must be available from May 1, 2022-September 31, 2022. 

Place of Peace 

The arts can help veterans find support and community, process trauma, and combat challenges such as PTS and depression. The mission of our collaborative veteran arts programming is to provide a creative outlet for veterans and community members to interact with and understand each other’s experiences; serving as an opportunity to help veterans transition to civilian life but also as a chance for participants to learn from each other, regardless of their veteran or military status, build communication and dismantle per-conceived notions and stereotypes. 

Finding a “Place of Peace”, be it a spiritual center, a garden, painting, theatre performance, or spending time with friends and family, is absolutely essential. 

Let this help you find yours. 


This exhibition is produced in partnership with the Arts Council of Johnson County. 


Email Fine Arts Coordinator, Ryan Bell with any questions at [email protected].