Art at the Center

Gallery Location

Tomahawk Ridge Community Center, 11902 Lowell Ave. (119th & Lowell). Open daily: Mon.-Fri. 5:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat. 7 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Art at the Center is a unique, not-for-profit gallery space that offers local, regional and national artists, both professional and amateur, an opportunity to showcase their work in the heart of Overland Park. All art is for sale, unless otherwise noted. Gallery commission and sales taxes applyClosed Independence Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Admission is free.

The Juried Exhibition features art from all across the nation. This year William Rose, Kansas City artist notable for the Royal's world series mural, selected from 539 pieces of art the 82 show entrants. Of those, he choose 12 pieces to receive awards provided by the Friends of OP Arts.

Current Exhibition: The Juried Exhibition

William Rose poses with Jane Pronko, one of the award winners and an artist in the City's permanent art collection.

William Rose poses with Jane Pronko, one of the award winners and an artist in the City's permanent art collection.

The Spearman by J. Nixon

Best of Show and winner of the $2,000 prize The Spearman, a graphite drawing by Jack Nixon of Chicago, IL

$50 - Juror Choice Award: Natasha from life, a graphite drawing by Sonia Reeder-Jones
$50 - Juror Choice Award: The World is your’s to…, a photograph by James Oneal
$50 - Juror Choice Award: Dusty and Diamond, an oil on canvas by Johne Richardson
$50 - Juror Choice Award: Crossroads, an oil on canvas by Jane Pronko
$50 - Juror Choice Award: The Hive and the Burden, a sculpture by Leah deMatta
$50 - Juror Choice Award: Sunlit, an oil by Miguel Malagon
$250 - Honorable Mention: Voyage of the Griffin, a bronze sculpture by Glenn Lavezzi
$250 - Honorable Mention: Rings of Smoke, an acrylic on canvas by Alberto Carol
$250 - Honorable Mention: Portrait of a Lady, by Yeqiang Wang
$500 - Third Place: Basket, fiber art by Peeta Tinay
$1000 - Second Place: Cat Nap, an oil by Donna Yeager
$2,000 - Best of Show: The Spearman, a graphite drawing by Jack Nixon (Pictured)

The People's Choice Award voted on by attendees at the Opening Reception is Ramon McGee for his photograph Tranquility


Permanent Art Collections

The city has permanent art collections at the Overland Park Convention Center,  Matt Ross Community Center, Tomahawk Ridge Community Center, Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead and  Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. Docent tours available, call 913-344-8656, or take a virtual tour.

 

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