The Kansas City Artists Coalition’s exhibitions explore the diversity of expression that shape contemporary culture, art, and ideas. KCAC is a space for innovative and experimental art, which does not readily lend itself to commercial venues. KCAC also aggressively supports and embraces local and regional artists’ work.

OCTOBER 13 - NOVEMBER 10, 2017


Kansas City Artists Coalition's Mallin and Jacqueline B. Charno Galleries

The Kansas City Society for Contemporary Photography's third annual juried member photography exhibition presented in partnership with the Kansas City Artists Coalition.

Keith Davis, Senior Curator, Photography at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art will judge the exhibition.

Davis received his B.S. degree (1974) from Southern Illinois University and his M.A. (1979) from the University of New Mexico. In 1978-79 he held a research internship at the George Eastman House, Rochester, NY. He guided the growth of the Hallmark Photographic Collection from 1979 to 2005. When the collection was transferred to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in late 2005, he became the museum’s founding curator of photography.

Davis has curated nearly one hundred exhibitions and is the author of about 35 books books and catalogues, including: An American Century of Photography: From Dry-Plate to Digital (1999); American Horizons: The Photographs of Art Sinsabaugh (2004); The Art of Frederick Sommer (2005); The Origins of American Photography: From Daguerreotype to Dry-Plate (2007); The Photographs of Homer Page (2009); Timothy H. O’Sullivan: The King Survey Photographs (2011); The Photographs of Ray K. Metzker (2012); Emmet Gowin (2013); Multitude, Solitude: The Photographs of Dave Heath (2015); and The Life and Work of Sid Grossman (2016).

Davis received an NEH Fellowship in 1986, and was included in James Stourton’s Great Collectors of Our Time: Art Collecting Since 1945 (2007). He has lectured extensively and taught the history of photography at the undergraduate and graduate levels from 1978 to 2005.


DEBBIE WILLIAMS "The quintessential "memory keeper," Williams photographs to preserve the bounty she has the opportunity to observe both in daily round and during any travels she is privileged to enjoy. Over the last few years, Williams has discovered that her photographs allow others to journey with her to botanical gardens, her alma mater Princeton University, international tourist sites, and to her backyard even if they cannot join her in person. Williams primarily photographs botanicals in domestic or neighborhood settings, along with vacation sites with my family and friends.


DIANE MORGAN's work has evolved over the years from exhibiting extreme awareness and appreciation for the multitude of details that fill her vision and drive daily existence to now include capturing the sensations she feels physically and emotionally from what she sees. Morgan is fascinated by the architectural aspects of objects in corners. The atmosphere of things unsaid is what moves her. Morgan finds inspiration by walking in areas with decay - neighborhoods or places to find evidence of life and individual effort - and visualizing those who inhabit them.



TANYA LUECK A recent surge of interest as well as many advances in equipment have resulted in significant progress in the understanding and observation of the cosmos. With private entities now joining in the search for knowledge, the Earth is beginning to seem smaller but united on the common purpose to explore the universe. The more we learn, the more new questions continue to arise, but one thing is becoming clear: every planet, nebula, and solar system is just as unique as it is beautiful. Lueck's paintings reflect the unique fingerprint of the different spacial phenomenons she observes as inspiration.