JCPRD Poster Project

The Call for Artists is now OPEN! Apply before April 5.

Sample images below are shared with permission from | Artists: Lori Stanziola, Mary Gordon McFall, Lora Jost, Lana Grove

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Project Overview

The JCPRD Public Art Program is commissioning a series of posters of JCPRD parks, trails and facilities using the iconic and majestic style used by the Federal Art Project artists of the 1930s. In 2023, four local artists will be selected and assigned to illustrate a specific feature or attribute from the following parks: Big Bull Creek, Cedar Niles, Lexington Lake, and Shawnee Mission. Posters will be exhibited throughout the County and available for sale with proceeds benefiting the JCPRD Public Art Program. 

Artist Eligibility: This public art opportunity is open only to artists residing in the Kansas City region (Cass, Clay, Douglas, Jackson, Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami, Platte, or Wyandotte County).

View the project goals, scope of work, timeline and more in the RFQ & Project Plan below!Button_Public Art RFQ and Project Plan Opens in new window

Learn More Before You Apply!

JCPRD hosted an optional virtual open house / informational session for prospective applicants on March 9 to provide an overview of JCPRD, the goals for the project, a review of the application process, and to field any questions. A copy of the Powerpoint presentation can be found at the link below.Button_Open House Presentation Opens in new window

Submittal of Qualifications

Interested artists should submit their qualifications by Wednesday, April 5th at 11:59 PM. 

  • A CV/resume with current contact information and past/current experience (no more than 3 pages).
  • Up to 10 images of previous artwork relevant to this project with a corresponding image list to include artwork title, medium and dimensions.
  • Names and contact information for 3 professional references.
  • A brief artist statement about why you are interested in this project (up to 200 words).

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Art Selection Committee

The Poster Project Art Selection Committee (ASC) will review artist qualifications and select four artists based on qualifications and experience. The ASC will recommend 4 artists/designs for final approval by the JCPRD Board.

  • Anne Blessing, Public Art Committee
  • Carol Logan, Art Advocate
  • Casey Wilhm, Chamber Community Advocate
  • Craig Shafar, JCPRD NE Park Region Assistant Manager
  • Mary Gage, Artist + Parks & Green Spaces Liaison
  • Ryan Bell, JCPRD Fine Arts Coordinator
  • Susan Mong, JCPRD Superintendent of Culture
  • Jen Newell, non-voting, administrative support

JCPRD's Public Art Vision Statement

Public art in JCPRD parks, trails and facilities will inspire a deeper connection to place through interactive, immersive, and inclusive experiences.Button_Public Art Master Plan Opens in new window

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The Parks and Recreation Foundation of Johnson County plays a crucial role in the fulfillment of JCPRD’s Public Art Program through the procurement of grants and donations. The foundation continues to seek support for future projects through corporate and private funders. Those interested in becoming involved with public art initiatives are encouraged to contact Susan Mong, Superintendent of Culture, at 913-715-2573 or [email protected].

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