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Sweeping Up the Mess – Call for Art and Poetry Entries

July 30, 2011
Update Aug 17: Deadline Extension, Included and Highlighted Artists and a few changes
Entries Due: 11:59 PM, August 29, 2011

Sweeping up the Mess is a juried exhibit of painting, sculpture, poetry, and other art forms inspired by, and which make use of, custodial supplies. The show, in partnership with Des Moines Social Club and Metro Arts Alliance, will be displayed from September 16 – December 16, 2011 in the White Carpet Gallery at Hillyard. The exhibit is open to all artists, 18 years and older. Entry Fee $5.00 (one art piece, or up to three poems). Discounts for multiple entries, and/or complete exhibit details, are available by contacting ccox@hillyard.comemail must reference: “Sweeping up the Mess – Art Exhibit”.

Exhibit Includes Artists:

Rex Hausmann

Exhibited both Nationally and Internationally, Hausmann has been included in the Venice Biennale, Smithsonian Museum of Art, and currently has a solo show at the Institute of Texan Cultures.



Above: The Brothers Hat Shop

Rex Hausmann, 2010

Acrylic on canvas

Deb Seeger

Ms. Seeger’s career spans 4 decades, and has shown National and Internationally. Her Longleaf Project, a knitted dress using plastic bags as yarn, combines social issues, community, and art.

Above: The Longleaf Project 
Deb Seeger, 2008

Jason Barr

Trained as a printmaker, Barr uses bright colors and juvenile imagery to address larger world issues. He is currently working on a video/performance project in

conjunction with the University of Kansas Spencer Museum of Art

Above: Snowman the Barbarian

Jason Barrr, 2011

Katherine O’Hara

Katherine Marie O’Hara earned her BFA in interdisciplinary arts from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2010.  Three months after graduation, she was awarded a residency with the Charlotte Street Foundation’s Urban Culture Project.  In the past year, her multi-medium installation and sculptural works have been shown with Cara and Cabezas Contemporary, b.a.l.m 739 Flash Space, and Urban Culture Project.  She has also curated at the Monarch gallery, contributed to Bread & Glitter Magazine, and taught for the Kansas City Art Institute Continuing Education Program.

Above: Con & De-struction I-VI

Katherine O’Hara, 2011

The Yarn Dawgz

The Yarn Dawgz are a knit graffiti collective founded by visual artists Dino Foxx and Billy Muñoz. Based in San Antonio, Texas, the Yarn Dawgz knit and crochet art for commissioned gallery shows and public art installations as well as guerrilla style graffiti pieces installed during their travels as professional performance artists. With over 15 years of experience as visual and performance artists, the Dawgz have displayed their fiber art in San Antonio, Austin, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Santa Fe, Albuquerque and most recently in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia. Having just completed a large public art installation at the Culinary Institute of the America’s for International Yarn Bombing Day, the Yarn Dawgz are now at work completing their first full gallery show that will open at Jump-Start Art Gallery in July of 2012.


Above: Yarn Dawgz in Action, 2011

Sweeping up the Mess


Call for Entries:

Sweeping up the Mess is a juried exhibit of painting, sculpture, poetry, and other art forms inspired by, and which make use of, custodial supplies. The show, in partnership with Des Moines Social Club and Metro Arts Alliance, will be displayed from September 16 – 18, 2011 in a flash space provided by Terrus Real Estate Group (Location TBD) in the downtown region of Des Moines, Iowa. The exhibit is open to all artists, 18 years and older. Entry Fee $5.00 (one art piece, or up to three poems). Discounts for multiple entries, and/or complete exhibit details, are available by contacting ccox@hillyard.comemail must reference: “Sweeping up the Mess – Art Exhibit”.

Entries Due: 11:59 PM, August 15, 2011 Updated to 11:59 PM, August 29, 2011

Notification: See website TBD

Selected Artwork Received:

August 29, 2011 – September 9, 2011

Receiving Address:
4267 109th St.
Urbandale, IA 50322

Chad Cox, General Manager, Hillyard


Website: (company site)

Guest Curator: Darin White

Hillyard is excited to announce that Darin White, Lawrence, KS, has agreed to guest curate and jury the Sweeping up the Mess exhibit. White’s recent curatorial work includes: Anthropoi, White Show, Dry Bones, and TRANS•parent TRANS•lucent which was hailed by Review Mid-America’s Visual Arts Publication as being “mesmerizing, beautiful, puzzling, and disturbing, but what perhaps makes it successful overall is the effective curation. White has put together an exhibition that is direct and sensible; it creates an environment capable of producing dialogue between viewers.” In its review of Anthropoi, the publication states, “White’s curatorial and promotional skills are causing much murmur in Lawrence’s fairly tight-knit arts community.”

White graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in sculpture. He is also a founder of b.a.l.m. (beauty, art & life movement), a regional artists’ group and organization that welcomes artists of all disciplines.

Submission Guidelines:

1.      Email for Complete Submission Guidelines and Entry Form.

2.        $5 Entry Fee must be paid before entry will be considered. Mail checks payable to Hillyard or process cash payments in person (see shipping address). Credit Card payments will be processed at 1-800-584-9237. All correspondence should reference “Sweeping up the Mess – Art Exhibit”.

Artwork –

  • ·          All work should be inspired by, and make use of, custodial supplies. (Example: paint with a toilet bowl brush, urinal block sculpture, string mop installation piece, etc.)
  • ·          There is no size or material requirements, however, the flash space ceilings are estimated to range between 11’ and 12’.
  • ·          All 2-D and 3-D mediums will be considered.

Poetry –

  • ·          All work should be inspired by custodial supplies. (Example theme: ode to the plunger)
  • ·          Selected poems will be displayed in unison with the exhibit as determined by the guest curator.
  • ·          All poetry styles will be considered.
  • ·          Three poems = One Entry. You may submit up to Three Entries, or Nine Poems.

Exhibit Sales/Awards:

Hillyard takes a 20% commission of all sales with 80% going to the artist. Three Artists and Three Poets, whom the jury considers deserving, will be awarded solo shows on display in the White Carpet Gallery at Hillyard.  Total awards and display dates may vary at the sole discretion of Hillyard.

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Call for Entries for the Juried “WHITE SHOW” 7/17/09

July 17, 2009

° UPDATE 9/19/09 – Because of extending the deadline one week and the overwhelming overall response of submission the jury is still out on the final decisions of artists chosen for the WHITE SHOW.  We will have the artists names and which piece(s) that are accepted posted on this website by Wed., Sept. 23nd, 2009 at 12pm CST.  This will still allow adequate time for the artist to get the work ready and shipped.  In the meantime you can  email us here with any questions you may have.  Thank you for all of your submissions, the show is going to be amazing.

° UPDATE 9/3/09 – Deadline for WHITE SHOW has been extended one week to Saturday, Sept. 12th, 2009 or postmarked by Sept. 9th, 2009.
The PDF Application file is corrected, and the PayPal account is set up to check out see the bottom of this page.  To answer some common questions – Filling out the form online constitutes your hand signed signature.  If you email your images and application and mail in a check please include a copy of your application in the mail as well.  If payment is not here before the juror looks at the work, your work will not be considered, so we recommend priority/ expedited mail or PayPal if you are running late submitting your entry fee.  Payment can be made via PayPal or Check payable to balm.  Applications can be submitted by (scroll over link to see info) mail, fax or email or hand delivered.  If work is accepted delivery of the work will be allowed from Friday Oct. 9th, 2009- Tuesday Oct. 13th, 2009.


Entries Due: 11:59 p.m., Sept. 12th, 2009

Notification: See web site Saturday Sept. 19th, 2009:
No phone calls will be made

Hand Delivery or Shipment to gallery: Friday, October 9th – Tuesday
Sept. 13th 2009 during gallery hours (see address under hand delivered above)

Show Dates: October 23rd, 2009 – January 18th, 2010

Opening: Friday, October 23rd, 2009 – 7:00 p.m.

Pick Up Date: Tues. January 19th-Sat. January 23rd,
2010, 12:00pm – 4:00 p.m.

b.a.l.m. announces the “WHITE SHOW” call for entries, a juried art show.

balm WHITE SHOW at Signs of Life Gallery

On October 23rd, 2009 b.a.l.m. will open its art show at Signs of Life Gallery in downtown Lawrence, Kansas and will run till January 18th, 2010.
The show is open to all artists 18 years and older, and the entries are due °September 4th, 2009 before 11:59pm. There will be a minimum of 3 cash awards given at the judgment of the jury and committee.  Awards and totals TBA at a later date.  If you are interested in helping sponsor this event please
contact Darin.

We are happy to announce that Samuel W. Kho has agreed to guest jury the show.

About Samuel W. Kho

Samuel W. Kho enjoys a diversity of roles in many an art world— most importantly, in organizing exhibitions with artists.
Kho currently serves as Curator at All Things Project, a gallery located in Greenwich Village, New York City.
Previously, Kho was co-director of Hayworth Gallery in Los Angeles and had his graduate studies in the Art Market (FIT-SUNY).
To Samuel Kho, art, like life, is like a cactus: it ought to be thorny just as it could be beautiful. His constant mission is to gather and
empower a dangerously prickly assortment of people, classes, and beliefs.

All work should be a majority of white in color.
There is no size or material requirements, however the gallery ceilings are 11′ and 12′.
The jury and committee is open to all 2-D and 3-D mediums.

The jury committee has put together an inspiration that will encourage artists with some glimpses of the concept.


If you are interested in submitting work please see the files below, read them carefully and follow the instructions.

If you have any questions contact us here.



White Show Application


WHITE SHOW Art Entries – $7 each not more than 6 entries & $35
Sub1 $7.00
Sub2 $14.00
Sub3 $21.00
Sub4 $28.00
Sub5 and Sub6 $35.00

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call for entries WHITE SHOW

August 15, 2008

e mail for application details. art entries must be white.


Call For Entries – BALM Destination Postcard Show – Art Affair Gallery

October 12, 2007

BALM is pleased to announce its call for entries for the Destination Postcard Show, which will be showing in the Art Affair Gallery in Baldwin, KS in mid November.  Entries will be judged and chosen on interest, aesthetics, creativity and quality.  Postcards must represent a Destination theme, however this is interpreted.  Postcards should remain in the realm of 4″ x 6″ and may be two sided.   

Postcards can be mailed or dropped off and must arrive BEFORE Saturday November 9th, 2007. 
We will limit entries as required.  Please enter no more than 3 postcards.  The gallery is requiring all work must be for sale.  If we already have your postcard, please let us know if you want it included for sale and what the price will be.  Please remember that your price must include the 40% amount that the gallery requires. 

We will announce the show opening date and reception at a future time.  Please contact us with questions at email or phone

Below is the original postcard for the desitation gathering.

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