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Paper In Particular

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Paper In Particular is an 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 40th Annual Paper In Particular exhibition will run from February 25 - April 5, 2019 in the Columbia College Sidney Larson Gallery.

Registration closed.

Entry fee: $20 (up to 3 pieces)

Upon registration, a link to the entry form will be sent to you via email.


  • Works should be from the last 5 years.
  • Artist covers the shipping costs to and from the gallery.
  • No refunds.
  • Image Upload Size Limits: JPEG file less than 300 Kb file-size, 300 dpi max, & 4 inches (or 1200 pixels) max in the longest dimension.
  • If size of finished artwork is larger than 40x50 inches please contact Mike Sleadd at (573) 875-7522 or
  • Hand delivered work should arrive at the gallery by February 18th and can be picked up during the week of April 8th.
  • Please list Sale Price or Insurance Value. *Columbia College does not take a commission on the sale of artwork.

Important dates:

  • November 9: Deadline for entries
  • November 14-16: Jury process
  • November 19: Notification of accepted work
  • February 18: Hand-delivered work and deadline for ALL accepted artwork
  • February 25: Exhibition opens
  • March 1: Reception 5-7 p.m.
  • April 8 - April 12: Hand-delivered artwork pick up
  • April 12: Begin returning shipped artwork

Eric Lutz, Juror, 40th Annual Paper in Particular Exhibition

Eric Lutz is associate curator of prints, drawings and photographs at the Saint Louis Art Museum. In 2017, he curated the St. Louis presentation of Thomas Struth: Nature and Politics. He recently co-curated A Decade of Collecting Prints, Drawings, and Photographs (2016) and Currents 110: Mariam Ghani (2015). Since joining the Museum in 2005, he has curated more than 30 exhibitions, including The Artist and the Modern Studio (2015), Scenic Wonder: An Early American Journey Down the Hudson River (2015) and Nicholas Nixon: 40 Years of The Brown Sisters (2014). He earned a doctorate in art history from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and he served as a visiting lecturer at the University of California, Irvine. He also worked at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and the Huntington Library and Art Gallery.

"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 36th annual Paper In Particular.


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