HeART of Lenexa Contest

Series of three paintings of Bike Lenexa

Create a work of art in any medium, inspired by something you love about Lenexa. This can be anything from your favorite park, school, trail, neighborhood business, location or even your own back yard. Submit your artwork with an explanation of your inspiration to the HeART of Lenexa Contest, and you could win!

This is a program of the Lenexa Arts Council.

Entry categories

We will accept artwork in the following categories:

  • 2D and 3D art: drawing, photography, painting, multimedia, digital design, sculpture, carving, pottery, ceramics, glass, jewelry, metal, fiber, etc.

  • Creative writing: poetry, lyrics, scripts or short stories. Must be no longer than 500 words. 

Submit an entry

Applications will be accepted online March 31 through Dec. 31, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. Please review the Contest Rules tab for full rules. Please check back for the link to the online application on March 31.

Contest Winners for 2022 (displayed in 2023)

First Place (12 and younger): Malia Buer, "Lenexa Library Cartoon" (acrylic paint on canvas)

First Place (Adult): Amanda Reece, "Sar-Ko Dragon" (watercolor)

Best of Show: Lisa Coyan, "Functional Beauty" (jewelry)

Founders Award: Connie Powell, "Keeping Lenexa Safe - K-9 Bruno" (graphite pencil)

Honorable Mention

  • Wendy Delzeit, "Cruisin’" (macro photography)
  • Katrina Dudek-Schubach, "Birding in Lenexa" (gouache)
  • Courtney Gras, "Lenexa Temperature Blanket" (acrylic yarn)
  • Camille Gras, "Magical Clearing" (clay)
  • Lisa Healey, "Crystalation" (photography)
  • Tina Kolm, "Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park at Dusk" (oil on stretched canvas)
  • Connie Powell, "Keeping Lenexa Safe - K-9 Bruno" (graphite pencil)
  • Tony Sabatino, "Young Spring" (photography)
  • Cheryl Schroeder, "Is it a Deer or a Goat?" (oil)
  • Robert Taff, "Sar-Ko-Par Lights" (acrylic on canvas)

Meet the Artists


Contact Information

Susanne Neely, 913.477.7131, [email protected]