Art on Paper 2019: The 45th Exhibition

  • Feb 2, 2019 – May 5, 2019
  • The Bob & Lissa Shelley McDowell Gallery
Image: Art on Paper 2017, opening.

Art on Paper celebrates contemporary art in which the use of paper—either as surface or material—is a primary concern. Since 1965 the Weatherspoon’s Art on Paper exhibition has charted a history of contemporary art through outstanding works on paper. Art on Paper offers community members the exciting opportunity to purchase art, as all works in the show are for sale. Proceeds go directly to the artists and their galleries. The Dillard Fund and xpedx have provided long-standing support for the Weatherspoon to acquire selections from each Art on Paper exhibition for The Dillard Collection of Art on Paper, which now numbers over 575 examples. The collection includes noteworthy and established artists such as Robert Smithson, Howardena Pindell, Joseph Stella, Louise Bourgeois, and Lee Krasner. Contemporary artists added to the collection include Diana al-Hadid, Amy Cutler, Rosemarie Fiore, Toyin Ojih Odutola, and Saya Woolfalk. 

Art on Paper 2019 will be on view February 2 - June 9, 2019.

Submissions for Art on Paper 2019: The 45th Exhibition is NOW OPEN. Visit our submittal page here. The deadline for submissions is July 6, 2018. Artists will be notified of their status by September 21, 2018. Email questions to:

Revisit this page later for updated information on next year's Art on Paper Preview Party.

The exhibition is organized by Elaine D. Gustafson, Curator of Collections at the Weatherspoon, with support from special exhibition sponsors Lisa and Willie Bullock, and purchases supported by The Dillard Fund. 

We have six galleries located on the first and second levels of the museum, view our gallery map.