12 Sep 2019

Competitions Mark 100 Regional Exhibition

Mark ArtsWichita, Kansas, United States

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Opportunity Description

U.S. Multi-State Deadline: October 14, 2019 – Mark Arts celebrates 100 years as an organization in 2020 and will mark the occasion with a blockbuster six-state juried exhibition, the Mark 100 Regional. The exhibition will feature artists from Kansas, Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas.

The all-media exhibition will be on display for the New Year’s Eve Mark 100 bash and will officially open with a reception on January 3, 2020. First place will receive a $5,000 cash award.

Mark Arts opened its sophisticated and modern Mary R. Koch Center in January 2018 but is Wichita’s oldest visual arts organization, dating to its inception in 1920 as the Wichita Art Association.

The exhibition is open to all artists living and working in Kansas, Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and North America. Work must be ready to exhibit, created in the last two years and not previously exhibited in a Mark Arts exhibition. Each entry must be wholly designed and executed by the artist. All artwork must be display ready with display hardware included. Each artist may enter up to 10 pieces. All artwork must be for sale.

Artists are encouraged to enter two-dimensional or three-dimensional artwork. The exhibition is limited to ceramics, digital arts, drawing, enamel, jewelry, metalsmithing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media.

Mike Michaelis has been with Emprise Bank for nearly 50 years and has been seriously collecting art for 20 years. He co-chaired the $20 million campaign to build the new Mark Arts and has served as the chair of the board of Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas. He also serves on the board of the Wichita Art Museum and is a past board member of the Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University.

Art fuels Sonia Greteman’s work and life. She earned a bachelor’s in fine arts from WSU and, in 1989, founded the powerhouse creative agency Greteman Group. She has served on the board of the Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University and is past president of the City of Wichita Design Council. She has served as a public art consultant and design lead on multidisciplinary teams, including the Wichita Eisenhower National Airport and River Corridor Keeper of the Plains Plaza.

Chris Shank grew up in an environment filled with art. His uncle was at one time a commercial artist with Western Lithograph, rubbing elbows with the Prairie Print Makers, and his aunt was a brilliant amateur artist. Chris is a commercial account executive with USI Insurance Services (formerly Dulaney Johnston and Priest),where he has worked for nearly 40 years. Chris is a past chairperson and board member of the Wichita Art Museum and a past board member of the Ulrich Museum of Art.

$5,000 for first prize, $1,000 for second and $500 for third. Many patron purchases are also anticipated.

Mark Arts publishes an illustrated catalog with all accepted entries. A complimentary copy will be mailed to each entrant.

Each artist may enter up to two (2) artworks for the basic fee of $30, and any additional image is $5 (10 max). The entry fee is nonrefundable.

Visit us for complete details and for easy online entry.

All artworks must be available for sale. A 40% commission is charged on all sales and patron purchase awards from this exhibition. All work may also be for sale online at Mark Arts Online Sales Gallery.


  • October 14 Online registration closes and postmark deadline for paper entries
  • October 25 Result notification emails
  • December 16 – 21 Delivery of works
  • January 3 Opening Reception
  • April 18 Exhibition closes
  • April 20 – 25 Hand-delivered artwork picked up
  • April 24 Shipped artwork returned

Originally founded as the Wichita Art Association in 1920, Mark Arts is the area’s oldest and most comprehensive visual arts organization. For more than 95 years, Mark Arts has made art and arts education available to the citizens of Wichita and the surrounding communities.

Mark Arts
9112 E. Central
Wichita, KS 67206
t: (316) 634-2787

Opp Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opp Types: Competitions. Opp Tags: Deadlines 09 Sept thru Oct, Open to U.S. Artists Only, and Special Opportunities. Income: Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition – Group, Publication, and Sales.

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