National Collage Society: Annual Small-Format Exhibition

cute images forming collage
Saturday, April 8, 2023 to Friday, June 16, 2023
Mountain Gallery

Collage offers artists unparalleled opportunities to create concepts and designs and lend a sense of texture that simply isn’t possible through other mediums. Visual elements are thoughtfully combined, producing a new image that conveys a message or idea.

The Ohio-based National Collage Society hosts a small-format exhibition each year, featuring postcard-size (4-by-6-inch) works of collage by NCS members across the United States and contributors worldwide. The 26th edition of what originally was called the Postcard Show is open to the public for 10 weeks in the Kansas City Public Library’s second-floor Rocky and Genevieve Mountain Gallery.

It features collages from dozens of artists across the U.S. and abroad. The breadth of entries showcases this often understated yet challenging and highly rewarding form of artmaking and the many talented individuals who embrace it. 

A call to artists

Members of the National Collage Society can submit works for the 2023 small-format exhibition between March 17 and March 31. They must be collage, created with another layer glued onto the surface; no larger or smaller than 4 by 6 inches; and original. And they must not have been a part of any previous NCS exhibition.

An entry form, with more information, is available here.

All exhibition selections are archived at Award-winning works from the 2022 small-format exhibition, which were on display at Summit Artspace in Akron, Ohio, can be viewed here.