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 2021 (displayed in 2022)

First Place (ages 5–12): Annique Gras, “Small Na Nex Se Statue” (Clay and paint)

First Place (ages 13–18): Abigail Peters, “Lake Lenexa” (Acrylic paint on canvas, micro pen)

First Place (adult age category): Lisa Wild Healey, “Life Cycles, Doesn’t It?” (Clay sculpture)

Honorable Mention

  • Meredith Glasrud, “Nature” (Watercolor)
  • Lisa Coyan, “Sunny in Lenexa” (Jewelry)
  • Mary Deardorff, “Starry Night After Van Gogh” (Oil)
  • Wendy Delzeit, “Blue Heron” (Photography)
  • Katrina Dudek-Schubach, “Bike Lenexa: Old Town, Public Market, Sar Ko” (Gouache)
  • Anne Ewing Jones, “Shawnee Mission Park in the Snow” (Photography)
  • Jennifer Lindsey, “Hidden Beauty” (Photography)
  • Amanda Reece, “On the Street Where You Live” (Oil on wood)
  • Wes Richardson, “Lenexa Grain Elevator, Infrared” (Photography
  • Cheryl Schroeder, “Goats at Work” (Oil)

Founder’s Award: Cheryl Schroeder, “Goats at Work” (Oil)

Contact Information

Susanne Neely, 913.477.7131, [email protected]