Announcing the Winners of the 2017 National Juried Exhibition at Art at the Center, David Beal, Juror

The Best of Show Award and the $2000 Award: Return to Classicism - Lais of Corinth by Yeqiang Wang of Topeka, KS [pictured]

The 2nd Place Award, a $1000 Award: Won’t You Pleaseby Robert Slotterback of Cedar Rapids, IA

The 3rd Place Award, a $500 Award: Autonomy by Tyler Quintin of Shawnee, KS

Honorable Mention Awards, a $250 prize

Out From the Shadows by Johne Richardson of Overland Park, KS

Twilight Winter Path by Chris Chapin of Lawrence, KS

Discovery of Water by Gill Alexander of Miami Beach, FL

Juror's Choice Awards, a $50 prize

  • Happy by Kim Taggart of Olathe, KS
  • Remembering that Day in June by Peggy Wyman of Macomb, MO
  • Dreams of Golf by Kathleen Myers of Peculier, MO
  • Mr. Ben Goin by Donna Yeager of Overland Park, KS
  • Duck Reverie II by David Bartlett of Morehead, KY
  • Pine Hollow Vessel by Rick Bywater of Olathe, KS

Art at the Center

Overland Park’s Non-Profit Art Gallery

Tomahawk Ridge Community Center
11902 Lowell

2017 Exhibition Schedule

  • February 3 - March 26 -
  • Confluence; Kansas & Foshan Ceramic Showcase
  • April 7 - June 12 - National Juried Exhibition
  • June 16 - July 30 - Plein Air Exhibition
  • August 1 - 30 - Gallery Closed
  • September 1 - October 1 - Overland Park Senior Artists Exhibition
  • October 6 - November 19 - Photography Exhibit featuring the Overland Park Bronze Sculptors Guild


Local, regional and national artists, both professional and amateur, are eligible to apply. For the Juried Exhibition, a juror has complete discretion over the selection of works featured and awards given. All other exhibitions are selected by a special committee of Friends of Overland Park Arts. Direct questions to julie.bilyea@opkansas.org.

Permanent Art Collections

Overland Park Convention Center
Matt Ross Community Center

Outdoor Sculpture
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Special Exhibitions at the Arboretum

  • February 11 - March 31 - Felted Forms: Wool in the Woods
  • May 1 - 28 - Container Gardening Exhibit
  • August - Nature Photography Exhibit
  • May 27 - September 4 - Enchanted Forest (exhibit of gnome and fairy homes)