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Open to artists ages 18+ currently living and working in Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska, Missouri or Oklahoma.
This exhibition is juried and acceptance is not guaranteed.

The entry form, digital images of work to be submitted and entry fee must be submitted and received no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 12, 2018.


  • All mediums welcome
  • 2D and 3D work.
  • Work must be original and not copied from other artists or from published materials.
  • Work may not contain nudity, profanity or be overtly political in nature.
  • Work must have been produced since 2015 and cannot previously have been included in any exhibition at CityArts including previous Arts Council Juried Exhibitions.

Artists may submit up to five pieces with a $30 non-refundable entry fee.  Submitting more than 5 pieces will result in ineligibility. 

Artists will begin receiving notification of acceptance on Monday, September 17, 2018.  For those who have been accepted, information regarding framing and presentation will be communicated.  If work is being shipped as opposed to hand-delivered, the artist is responsible for all associated shipping costs to and from CityArts. 

Cash prizes will be awarded: Gold, best in show: $1,000; Silver: $750; Bronze: $500. 


  • Wednesday, September 12 – submissions due, 5 p.m.
  • Monday, September 17 – artist notification begins
  • Wednesday, October 3 – artist packets due
  • Friday October 12 thru Saturday, October 20 – artwork drop off
  • Thursday, October 25 – private reception & awards ceremony, 6-7 p.m.
  • Friday, October 26 – Final Friday reception, 6-8pm
  • Wednesday, November 21 – exhibition closes
  • Monday, November 26 – artwork pick up
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Rebecca Hoyer was born in Chicago but has moved about, living in Philadelphia, St. Louis, Boston, New York and now Wichita. She studied Graphic Design at Washington University in St. Louis, followed by painting at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and at the Art Students League in New York.

Her practice is to abstract the chaos of the world into a simplified visual system that highlights the relation between the natural and the man-made. Since arriving in Wichita, she has been working with the local landscape, trying to identify what makes it both distinctive and beautiful. She paints familiar things — trees and houses — in a style that is both pastoral and radical.

A resident of Wichita’s College Hill neighborhood, Rebecca is an active member of the creative community. She recently completed two paintings commissioned by the Wichita Art Museum to promote their new Art Garden, and her work has taken up residence in the collections of the Wichita Art Museum, Wichita Center for the Arts, Emprise Bank, and the Kansas Health Foundation.

Working in both watercolor and oil, the essence of her art is the drawing. A scene is drawn numerous times as the framing is established and the individual elements arranged and elaborated.  When the drawing is complete, she turns to the surface, experimenting with colors and textures until the work is complete. Variations are created as she commits the painting to different media. 

New work can be seen in Wichita at Reuben Saunders Gallery, in Manhattan (Kansas) at the Strecker-Nelson-West Gallery, in Kansas City at the Brandon Jacobs Gallery and on her website, www.rebeccahoyer.com.