Council Chamber Art Gallery

The Public Art Design Council invites entries for the Council Chamber Arts Gallery exhibit at City Hall, located at 125 East Avenue B in Hutchinson. The artwork will be displayed in the Council Chambers and the Council Conference Room during regular business hours Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., except for designated holidays. The exhibit is free and open to the public when the rooms are not otherwise in use. The Design Council will provide several exhibits throughout the upcoming year as follows:

November 7 through January 30
February 6 through May 1
May 8 through July 31
August 7 through October 30


Artists from Reno County, ages 17 and older are eligible to submit work. Emerging and career artists are encouraged to apply.

Artist Requirements

The program currently accepts submissions in the following categories: photography, drawing or painting, graphic design and mixed media. Each exhibit must have at least three pieces and no more than a maximum of 9 pieces. The City may combine exhibits to fill the space.

Art Selection

The submissions will be reviewed and selected by the Public Art Design Council. The selection criteria include assessment of creativity, originality, overall impression, craftsmanship, and appropriateness for the venue, as well as review of supporting documentation.

Exhibit Promotion

The City will promote the exhibit on its website, social media channels and through the Channel 7 local access TV program. 


All purchase inquiries will be directed to the exhibitor. However, the City should be notified of sales so a “sold” notification can be placed on the art. The City of Hutchinson does not take a percentage of sales; however, artists may choose to donate a percentage of sales to the Public Art Trust Fund for future programming.

Exhibit Agreement

Artists are required to provide a signed Waiver and Release upon application. Permission to photograph artwork is considered granted unless otherwise stated in writing. All artworks are insured by the City while on exhibit.

Submission of Work

Complete the Application form, Waiver & Release and provide a one-page biography about the artist and his or her work. In addition, submit hi-res jpg files of the work that would be displayed as part of the exhibit. Each exhibit must contain at least three pieces of art. Submissions must be made electronically.

Submission Deadline

Submissions will be accepted on a rolling deadline schedule throughout the year. The Design Council may consider any submissions that were not selected for a specific exhibit for other exhibits throughout the year or for other venues as they become available. Submissions are due by 4 p.m. on the deadline.

 Exhibit Start Date
   Exhibit End Date         Apply By                   Awarded By     
 Nov 7 Jan 30 Oct 10 Oct 14
 Feb 6 May 1 Dec 30 Jan 13
 May 8 July 31 Mar 31 Apr 14
 Aug 7 Oct 30 Jun 30 Jul

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