Call for Art
Bluestem Communities is announcing a Call for Art for all area artists.
A new state-of-the art assisted living facility which provides a private home for everyone, café/coffee shop, gift shop, office space, and gathering space for the community will open on the Schowalter Villa Campus in late August 2018. We desire to celebrate local artistic talent by establishing a meaningful collection of fine art by local artisans in several key areas within the building. Bluestem Communities recognizes the powerful influence of artwork in health care and community living settings.
Selections will be made on April 30, 2018 by a committee comprised of Schowalter Villa staff and residents, Hesston Community members and artists.
Rules and Specifications:
Artist/piece must be: 1) A local artist (or Hesston High School or Hesston College alumni) AND/OR
2) The art piece is symbolic of Hesston or south central Kansas. Photos,
drawings or other media of local business, schools, landmarks and organizations
Call for Art dates: March 5 – April 29, 2018
No late entries will be accepted.
8 to 10 pieces will be selected by the committee on April 30, 2018
Submissions per artist: up to three
Types of Art: Types of art appropriate in this setting are: photography*, watercolor, textile,
oils, acrylics, pastels, graphite/charcoal, fabric, pencil, metal, ceramic, jewelry,
stained glass, 3D/sculptural, mixed media, fiber and print-making
*Only submissions with high-resolution quality will be accepted. All
photography must be able to hold the pixilation quality up to a 16x20 or larger
Focus of Art: Bluestem Communities is committed to purchasing original art celebrating the
talent, history, heritage, and the diversity of the people who live at Bluestem
Communities and in the local area, as well as art that celebrates the Kansas
landscape local attractions. All art will be displayed with the artist’s name and
title of the piece only.
Final Art Purchase: Bluestem Communities will honor the work of the artist with an honorarium
dollar amount (see below). We reserve the right to revoke the offer to purchase
after reviewing the actual pieces of we believe the quality of the piece is not
acceptable or does not reflect the integrity of the original submission. Sole
ownership and rights for use will be awarded to Bluestem Communities upon
purchase. Purchases will be made in full no later than August 1, 2018.
If art has been previously purchased by another party (such as in the case of a
photograph), it may be still be submitted.
Size Budget % of Art Needed
approx 24”x20” $150 40%
approx 40”x30” $200 40%
approx 48”x36” $300 10%
3D/sculpture $300 10%
How to enter: Every art submission must include the following 2 items:
1) a PDF or JPG image of the art
2) Submission form
Submissions may be sent to Bluestem Communities via:
Mail: Bluestem Communities, Attn: Call for Art
200 W. Cedar
Hesston, KS 67062
In person: at the Villa Life Center, 200 W. Cedar, Hesston
With questions, please do not hesitate to contact:
Tonya Keim, Executive Administrative Assistant at 620-327-3402
Treva Greaser, Executive Director at 620-327-3426
James Krehbiel, CEO at 620-327-3409
or any members of the committee