Undergraduate College Student Exhibition

APRIL 13-27, 2018


22nd Annual Student Juried Competition
Mallin and Jacqueline B. Charno Galleries
201 Wyandotte, Kansas City, Missouri 64105

March 9           DEADLINE for entry at www.CallForEntry.org
March 21         Notification of artists e-mailed.
April 6-7           Artwork due, 11 am-4 pm
April 13            Opening Reception, 5-8 pm
April 13-27      Exhibition is open to the public
April 27            Exhibition ends
April 28            Pick up of artworks 11 am-4 pm

Kiosk Gallery is an artist-run space started by husband and wife team Eric & Erin Dodson in September 2012. Our mission is to bring the work of emerging artists to the public, and to provide a space for artists to grow their ideas and elevate the presentation of their work. We aim for inclusiveness and transparency in art and gallery activities – to help encourage participation and the building of community, and to help educate the next generation of artists.

Bios: Eric Dodson is a visual artist, musician, and writer. He studied design at Wichita State University, and spent time in Chicago before settling in Kansas City. Erin Dodson is a photographic artist, and the Assistant Curator of the Hallmark Art Collection. She studied photography at the City College of New York before returning to her hometown of Kansas City. Eric and Erin married in 2012, and in the same year opened Kiosk Gallery.

The exhibition is open to currently enrolled undergraduate college students in Missouri and Kansas and who are under 30 years of age.  Students must provide proof of age and enrollment.

Students may enter one time only with 1-3 artworks. NO multiple entries. All media is eligible. DO NOT submit details or more than one image of the same artwork. Entries must be original work, completed in the last two years and not previously shown in KCAC Galleries.

For more information call: 816/421-5222 or visit www.KansasCityArtistsCoalition.org

The Artists Coalition uses www.CallForEntry.org for exhibition entries. The site will walk you through Image Preparation and the Application Form. Begin your image prep right away, you can save your portfolio and return to it at anytime.

Image/s. Use good quality image/s (show just the artwork, NO background); prepare the images according to the specifications of CaFé.

Register Online at www.CallForEntry.org. You can save your application and return to it until you complete it and submit it. There is no entry fee.

Artists whose works are accepted will be notified beginning March 21. 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. KCAC reserves the right to reproduce accepted works for publicity, documentation and promotion of the exhibition. Students should not submit work needed for scholarship exhibitions.
2D work must be framed and wired for installation; works on paper should be framed under Plexiglas. Sculpture must not weigh over 150 lbs.  If accepted, video artists must provide display equipment for the duration of the exhibition.

Works must be hand delivered to Kansas City Artists Coalition on Friday/Saturday, April 6-7 between 11-4 p.m. Work must be picked up April 28 between 11-4 p.m. If works are not picked up on April 28, KCAC will dispose of the work(s) in any way it sees fit without liability or further notice to the artist or lender. 

KCAC will take 30% commission on work sold from the exhibition. Price submitted must include KCAC commission and frame, if applicable.

KCAC provides insurance for the exhibition. 

The Kansas City Artists Coalition is a nonprofit artist-run organization that promotes visual arts awareness in Kansas City and the surrounding region, and supports the professional growth of its members. 

Students may become members of KCAC online www.KansasCItyArtistsCoalition.org. Artists’ benefits include: link from KCAC website to artist’s website, eligibility for exhibitions, including Snap Space, Underground and members only opportunities, 50% discount on seminars and programs offered by KCAC, listing in Artists Directory, invitations to exhibitions and events, and invitation to Auction Sweetheart Reception.

The Kansas City Artists Coalition (KCAC) reserves the right in their sole discretion to reject any or all entries and to modify or terminate the selection process for any reason and without prior notice.
Applicant agrees that any and all materials submitted pursuant to this call for entry become the property of the Kansas City Artists Coalition and shall not be returned to Applicant.
KCAC reserves the right to reproduce accepted artworks for the purpose of documentation and publicity on but not limited to www.kansascityartistscoaltion.org, printed announcements for the exhibition, and advertisements.
KCAC is not responsible for works left after the exhibition ends. Artworks are not insured past the designated pick up date. Works left over 30 days become the property of the Kansas City Artists Coalition and will be disposed of at the KCAC's discretion.
Kansas City Artists Coalition
201 Wyandotte
Kansas City, Missouri 64105

This show is for undergraduate students only. If you have a bachelors degree and art was your major you are not eligible. This is true even if you are going back to school for a second bachelors.

All correspondence will be sent to the e-mail on your CaFé profile at the time you entered.
Select the total number of images you wish to submit before you check out. Once you check out, you cannot change the images, image information or add new images.



April 14 – 28, 2017
Mallin and Jacqueline B. Charno Galleries
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Tom Deatherage, owner of The Late Show, is the juror for Kansas City Artists Coalition’s 21st Annual Undergraduate College Student Exhibition Juried Competition. The Late Show is a favorite venue for local artists who appreciate Tom's no nonsense approach to showing and selling work. KCAC co-founder, Philomene Bennett says, when she walks into The Late Show she still gets the feeling that she's seeing something new. "I'm really proud I'm part of the art scene," Deatherage says. "And I really am part of it. I realize it, and it makes me feel good. I thought I was just kind of edgy, but I'm part of the scene. I understand how little time I have left and am trying to make the most of it. Because I'm 72, but I'm pushing hard.”



Undergraduate Student Juried Competition

April 10 – 24, 2015
Mallin and Jacqueline B. Charno Galleries

Sonié Joi Ruffin is an award winning fabric artist, born, raised and educated in Joplin, MO. Sonié has led workshops and lectures on African American quilting at the Smithsonian's American Art Museum's Renwick Gallery, Flint Library Museum, Guldner Gallery, the Nerman Museum, Kansas City Museum, the Nelson Atkins Museum, and the American Jazz Museum.

She is a self-taught fabric artist; whose fabric art, and written stories have made her an established figure within the local and national arts community.In Ruffin's quilt-inspired art there is an inter-stitching not just of fabric but of community and culture. Her quilts draw from a centuries old wellspring that explores humanity through the crux of the African American experience. Sonié designs and stories are distinctive; her writing shares stories from her life's experiences, the African American culture, hardships, triumphs and courage of change. Herdesigns are improvisational and intuitive; she paints and embellishes fabric, incorporating the boldness of African fabric, mixed with hand dyed or commercial print fabrics.

Sonié is a Charlotte Street Foundation Fellow, the 2010 recipient of the Charlotte Street Visual Arts Award, Kansas Master's 2010 /11, and the 2012 "Women to Watch: Fiber and Textiles". Ms. Sonie Ruffin is a fabric artist. In addition, she is the Executive Director of the Faso Gallery (formerly the Frazier Gallery) on Troost Avenue.