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Artists Who Teach
Juried Regional Exhibition

General Information

General Information

  • Entry Fee: $15
  • Images: Minimum 1, Maximum 3
  • Maximum Size: 36” inches
  • Call Type: Regional Juried Exhibition
  • Eligibility: Active or Retired K-12 Art Educators from Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska & Iowa
  • Location: Olive DeLuce Gallery, Maryville, MO
  • Exhibition Dates: Monday, October 30 – Friday, Nov. 17, 2023

Exhibition Schedule

  • Application Deadline: Thursday, October 12, 2023
  • Juror Reviews Submissions: October 9-14, 2023
  • Notification of Juror Selection: October 15, 2023
  • Deadline for Accepted Work to Arrive: October 25, 2023
    (must arrive at Northwest Missouri State University)
  • Lecture by Juror: Monday October 30, 2023
    • 5:30-7:30 p.m., Opening Reception
    • 5:30 p.m., Lecture
  • Exhibition Closes: Friday, Nov. 17, 2023
  • Return of Artwork: December 1, 2023
About the Exhibition

About the Exhibition

Northwest Missouri State University invites teaching artists from Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, and Nebraska to apply for the inaugural regional juried exhibition, Artists Who Teach.  This show is designed by art educators for art educators who continue their studio practice while teaching in K-12 schools across the region.  The show will be exhibited in the newly renovated Olive DeLuce Gallery in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts on Northwest’s campus in Maryville, Missouri.

About the Juror

About the Juror

Brad LeDuc has spent the last 22 years in the classroom as a K-12 art educator and currently is a high school art teacher at Washburn Rural School in Topeka, KS. As an innovative educator, Brad strives to promote an environment that both challenges and nourishes his students.  In 2013, he was named the Milken Educator for the state of Kansas, was the 2013 Distinguished Kansan for Education and later was a 2014 fellowship recipient from the Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes.   In 2018, he was named the 2018-19 Outstanding Secondary Art Educator of the Year in the state of Kansas by the Kansas Art Education Association. Most recently, The Milken Family Foundation Documentary titled “Brad LeDuc: Portrait of an Artist,” received a 2020 Heartland Emmy.  In 2022 Brad was an Artist-In-Residence at the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery in Topeka, Kansas.

Award Winners

1st Place
Joel Blackburn. Oil Can. Dark Stoneware. 2022.

2nd Place
Jeff Bertoncin. Prince of Harlan County. Gel Print on Ink. 2022.

3rd Place
Curtis Adams. Lucha Libre. Recycled Paper, Wood  & Acrylic. 2023.

Honorable Mention

Jessica Blackburn. Spring Flowers. Watercolor and graphite pencil. 2023.

Chesney Brown. Digest. Fibers. 2022.

Matthew Leahy. Follow the Light. Oil on Canvas. 2023.

Eligible Entries

The exhibition is open to all K-12 Artist Educators from Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, and Nebraska. Only works created in the last three years should be submitted. Each artist may submit up to 3 works. Please upload your image uploads with your first/last name, state initials, submission number, for example:  BobbyBearcat.MO.1.jpg

Image Requirements

  • File Type: JPEG or JPG only.
  • File Dimensions: 1,200 pixels or greater on the longest side.
  • File Size: Under 5 MB.
  • One image per artwork submitted only.


$15 for 3 entries, one image per artwork. Make checks payable to Northwest Missouri State University and include "Artists Who Teach" in the memo line.

Send check to:

Attn: Artists Who Teach
Department of Fine and Performing Arts
Northwest Missouri State University
800 University Drive
Maryville, MO 64468

Accepted Work

Artists will be notified via email.

2-D Artwork

All original works will be considered including: drawing, painting (acrylic/oil/watercolor), printmaking in traditional media, photography, and digital media. Professional presentation of accepted artwork is required. Maximum size is 36 inches. If your work is framed, please use simple frames. Ship framed works with Plexiglas ONLY. Artwork must be shipped in stiff, reusable cardboard packaging, securely packed to ensure safe delivery (no peanuts). Refer to size specifications below.

All submissions must be ready to hang on the gallery walls. We cannot hang artwork from the ceiling.

3-D Artwork

Sculptures up to 25 pounds in any media will be considered; however, sculptures requiring ceiling suspended installation will not be accepted. Accepted 3D works should be securely packed to ensure safe delivery. No packing peanuts, please. If the crate is wooden, please use screws rather than nails.

All submissions must be ready to be placed on pedestals or floor.

Entry Procedures

All images and entry forms should be submitted online using the application link below.

Entries must be submitted on or before Thursday, October 12, 2023. No entries will be accepted after this date.

Delivery of Work

  • Accepted work must arrive no later than Wednesday, October 25, 2023.
  • All 3-D sculpture must weigh less than 25 lbs. and must not exceed 36” in the longest dimension.
  • All 2-D artwork must not exceed 36” in the longest dimension.
  • Work may be delivered to Northwest Missouri State University by any transportation mode, including hand-delivery.
  • For hand-delivery, please schedule a date with the Art Office via email at
  • Label all work with your name, title, medium and year (on back or bottom of work as appropriate)
  • Mail work to Olive DeLuce Gallery, Department of Fine and Performing Arts, 800 University Drive, Maryville, MO 64468.

Return Shipping

  • Artists are responsible to provide a prepaid return shipping label addressed to themselves from the gallery.
  • Hand-delivered work must be picked up between November 27 -December 1, 2023. Special arrangements can be made for alternate pickup dates.
  • Artworks will be returned by mail on December 1st.


  • Artists are responsible for insuring their artwork while in transit to and from the gallery and for the duration of the exhibition.
  • All accepted artwork will be handled with professional care; however, Northwest is not responsible for any loss or damage to artwork.


Prizes TBD.

For more information, call 660.562.1326 or email


Submissions have closed.


For more information, call 660.562.1326 or email