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Kansas City Artists Coalition: River Market Regional Exhibition
Kansas City Artists Coalition
201 Wyandotte #105
Kansas City, MO 64105

Entry Deadline: 5/26/17
Application Closed


Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 5
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 5
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 10

Entry Fee (Kansas City Artists Coalition: River Market Regional Exhibition): $40.00

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May 24                   Deadline for submissions at 
June 8                     Notification of artists e-mailed (to the address in CaFÉ profile)
July 1, 5-7               Work due. 11-4 p.m. Saturday July 1 and Wed/Thur/Fri July 5-7
July 14                    Opening Reception. 6-8:30 p.m.
Sept 22                   Exhibition ends.
Sept. 27-30             Pick up of hand delivered works. 11-4 p.m.
Sept. 26-30             Return of shipped work.

Broadly, what we hope, is to see what artists are thinking about this time in our history when there is so much turmoil and division; when much of what we value is being dismissed, undermined, or destroyed. Are you responding to what is happening in the world right now? Are you making art with overt political statements? empowering images? community messages? no direct response artistically? will you keep on keeping on? Show us your artwork. Nothing will be excluded from the jury process. We have asked the curator to select an exhibition that is interesting, compelling, and noteworthy. All styles, media, subjects will be included. We will present a thoughtful exhibition of what artists are thinking and making now. 

Painter and printmaker Curlee Raven Holton is the Executive Director of the David C. Driskell Center and Senior artist-in-residence in the Department of Art at the University of Maryland. An artist-scholar, Holton has exhibited extensively throughout the US and abroad for over 25 years, at venues including the Whitney Museum of American Art, Cleveland Museum of Art, and the 7th International Biennale in Cairo, Egypt. Holton is founding director of the Experimental Printmaking Institute at Lafayette College.

Digital Catalog
The Artists Coalition will publish an illustrated catalog available as a pdf and online.

$2000 in cash prizes.


The River Market Regional Exhibition is unrestricted in media and subject matter, however the artworks should address in some capacity the theme of "Truth/Trust/Transcend".

RMRE is open to artists in a six state region, Nebraska, Iowa, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, and Missouri; and to members of the Kansas City Artists Coalition and the African American Artist Collective.

Media and Specifications
All visual media is eligible. Work requiring special installation (including large or heavy works) will be accepted ONLY IF the artist is available to install the work July 12 or by appointment.

Video: KCAC has two 42 inch LED Monitor and blu-ray players, if artists require different equipment they must provide it for the duration of the exhibition. If you have questions, please call before entering.

To Enter
The Artists Coalition uses CaFÉ at for submissions. You must create a free profile and upload media. Then scroll down in “CaFÉ Listings” to Kansas City Artists Coalition: River Market Regional Exhibition, click VIEW MORE INFO, read then click APPLY TO THIS CALL follow instructions.

Use good quality image/s (showing just the artwork, NO background, NO details); prepare the images according to the digital specifications required for CaFÉ, see Image/Media Prep

Entry Fee 
$40 minimum 1 - 5 entries
Fee is non refundable. 

OPTIONAL. Artists who join or renew membership by May 17, 2017 and 
PRIOR to entering will receive a discount coupon code via e-mail to enter during checkout. Artists Coalition and African American Artist Collective members receive a 50% discount. DURING CHECKOUT (before you enter payment) click box by the first amount (to make a checkmark) then press recalculate, enter the discount coupon code that you received from KCAC. If you do not enter the discount coupon code at checkout you WILL NOT receive a discount. No refunds will be made. To become a member call 816.421.5222 or go online.

Artists whose works are accepted will be notified beginning June 8. Notices will be made via the e-mail you use for your Café Registration; however, we must also have a telephone number where you can be reached on this date. Any accepted work that differs from the digital image will be disqualified. KCAC reserves the right to reproduce accepted works in the catalog and for publicity, documentation, and promotion of the exhibition.

The Artists Coalition provides insurance for the exhibition. Artists are responsible for providing their own insurance on works during shipment. 

The Artists Coalition will take 30% commission on work sold from the exhibition. Prices input with images should include this commission and frame, if applicable. This price will be printed in the catalog; changes in price will not be accepted. If the artwork is not for sale indicate NFS and the appraised insurance value on the entry form.

Delivery and Return of Work
SHIPPING ACCEPTED WORKS. Artists pay shipping to and from the Artists Coalition Gallery. Accepted works must be shipped PREPAID and be delivered to the gallery July 5-7. Late or damaged shipments will be returned collect. Works must be shipped in substantial, reusable packing cartons with repacking instructions. (NO Styrofoam peanuts.) Enclose a check for return shipping made payable to the Artists Coalition; include insurance amount (if any) works will be returned via UPS. Shipped work will be returned Sept. 27-30.

HAND DELIVERY OF ACCEPTED WORKS. Works may be hand delivered Saturday, July 1 and Wednesday - Friday, July 5-7 between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Hand delivered work must be picked up Sept. 27-30, 11a.m.-4p.m.

RETURN OF WORKS. If return shipment cannot be completed, or if works are sent without return shipping provided for, or if hand delivered works are not picked up Sept. 27-30, the Artists Coalition will dispose of the work(s) in any way it sees fit without liability or further notice to the artist or lender.

All accepted works must remain in the Artists Coalition Gallery until the close of the exhibition.

Financial assistance has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency, ArtsKC Fund, Mallin/Gibson Family Properties and by the Artists Coalition membership.