Call for Entry

Place of Peace

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


EXHIBITION May 2020-August 2020
ENTRY DEADLINE February 15, 2020
OPENING RECEPTION May 8, 2020, Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center




Artists who are veterans or active duty military. Artists of all ages, veterans and active duty, and all military branches are welcome to apply. There is no entry fee.

Financial support for matting, framing, and installation costs is available. 


Artists must submit a one-page artist statement including a reference to their service, up to 10 images of five works, and an image checklist with dimensions and all mediums listed. Five artists will be selected from the submissions. Review of the works in person will be required prior to signed agreements between the artist and Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center.


Artists whose works are accepted will be notified by February 17, 2020. Notices will be made 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, 2020-August 31, 2020.

Place of Peace

brings to light the veteran experience and benefits of the arts to veterans as they transition into a state of well-being and return to civilian-life. With specific acknowledgement of veterans, any person who has experienced trauma is unwillingly forced into a processing stage which often involves severe anxiety and depression. It is all too common that this leads to suicide. Prevention is key. 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.


Selected artists will receive a $500 artist honorarium upon receipt of the works. All sales of artwork will allow 100% of proceeds to be retained by the artist, but maintain that all works must remain on view for the duration of the exhibition.


Contact Devin Graham at or 913.826.3163.


This opportunity is presented in partnership with the Arts Council of Johnson County. To find out more about the Arts Council of Johnson County and how to support local arts, visit 

Tnea-lockup-Ahis opportunity is supported by a National Endowment for the Arts grant.  To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit 

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This opportunity is supported by the Mazuma Credit Union.