Undergraduate College Student Exhibition

April 14 – 28, 2017
Mallin and Jacqueline B. Charno Galleries


January 12, 2017 – Call open on www.callforentry.org

March 8 – Entry submissions due
March 22 – Notification of artists begins
April 7-8 – Artwork due, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
April 14– Opening Reception, 6 – 8 p.m.
April 28 – Exhibition ends
April 29 – Pick up works, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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.”

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

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.
Not previously shown in KCAC Galleries.

If accepted:
2 D work must be framed and wired for installation.
Works on paper should be framed under plexiglas.
Sculpture must not weigh over 150 lbs.
Videos must be a .mp4 file on a USB drive for display on 47" LED or artists must provide display equipment for the duration of the exhibition.

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

www.CallForEntry.org 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.

There is no entry fee.

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

Proof of your age.
Proof of current enrollment as undergraduate in a Missouri or Kansas college or university.  
You will also need to know the name of your art department chairperson.

Artists whose works are accepted will be notified beginning March 22. 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. Artwork must be displayed April 14-28, 2017. Students should not submit work needed for scholarship exhibitions.





Undergraduate Student Juried Competition

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


March 10 – Entry submissions due at www.callforentry.org
March 25 – Notification of artists begins
April 3-4 – Artwork due, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
April 10– Opening Reception, 6 – 8 p.m.
April 24 – Exhibition ends
April 25 – Pick up works, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The call on Cafe will be open soon! Check back again later!


Sonié Joi Ruffin

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.