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Paper In Particular

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Paper In Particular is a annual, juried exhibition held by the Columbia College art galleries. The exhibition showcases the very best in art that incorporates paper as a primary element. Prints, drawings, photographs, digital images, paintings, sculpture, etc., are all eligible.

The 39th Annual Paper In Particular exhibition will run from February 19 - March 30, 2018 in the Columbia College Sidney Larson Gallery.


  • One work will be selected by the Columbia College Art Faculty for a purchase award. This artwork will become part of the college’s permanent collection.
  • An Exhibition Award will be chosen by the curators of Sager Braudis Gallery in Columbia, Missouri. Sager Braudis Gallery represents contemporary artists and midcentury masters working in a variety of media, and hosts 4-8 week group exhibits. The Exhibition Award recipient will be honored with an exhibit of their work in an upcoming show at the gallery with the opportunity to promote the artist and potentially sell work in a professional capacity.

Register for Paper in Particular
Entry fee: $20 (up to 3 pieces)

Important dates:

  • November 13 - Deadline for entries
  • November 15-17 - Judging
  • February 12 - Hand-delivered work and deadline for ALL accepted work
  • February 19 - Exhibition opens
  • February 23 - Public Reception, 5-7pm
  • April 2 - April 6 - Hand-delivered work pickup
  • Week of April 2 - Begin returning work

Tamryn McDermott, 39th annual Paper in Particular judge

Tamryn McDermott is the director of admissions at the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. She is also currently the Traveling Exhibition Manager for Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America, an exhibition coordinated by the National Basketry Organization and the University of Missouri. McDermott received an MFA in Fibers from the University of Missouri and also has an MA in Art History and Arts Administration and BFA in Sculpture and Painting from Tyler School of Art. McDermott has exhibited around the United States, including the Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA; University of St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO; and the Crane Arts, Ice Box Project Space, Philadelphia, PA.

Alexis Dwyer

"Paper, almost universally, is held in reverence as a vessel and vehicle for truth."
- Amy Wilder, Columbia Daily Tribune, March 22, 2015

Read the Columbia Daily Tribune article covering the 36 annual Paper In Particular.


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