July 14 – September 22, 2017
In the Mallin and Charno Galleries

May 24............Deadline for submissions at www.CallForEntry.org Cafe is on Pacific Time, to be safe enter by 8pm CDT
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.

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Theme: Truth Trust Transcend
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 www.CallForEntry.org 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.



KCAC 40Kansas City Artists Coalition // 40 YEARS

August 12 - September 22, 2016

The Kansas City Artists Coalition is celebrating its 40th Anniversary! Artists past and present are helping us celebrate.
This is the ideal time to look back in pride and a perfect time to look forward with a reinvigorated commitment to the organization.
A tribute to the people who have been a part of it! Join us!

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Asher Akram, Ione Angilan, Janice Atkins, Colette & Jeff Bangert, Alison Barnes Martin, Philomene Bennett, Cynthia Bjorn, Jane Booth, William Bowerman, Ed Bramson, Joe Bussell, Brett Chenoweth, Shin Hee Chin, Les Christensen, Maura Cluthe, Zehra Cobanli, Cecelia Condit, Maura Conry, Tom Corbin, Kirk Decker, Matthew Dehaemers, Roberta Eichenberg, Lorrie Eigles, Benjamin Entner, Genevieve Flynn, Tim Forcade, Andrea Fuhrman, Suzann Geringer, Susan Grace, Erin Hall, Sharon Harper, Anthony High, Edward "Muskogee" Hogan, Phillip Michael Hook, Kwanza Humphrey, Angie Jennings, Amanda Jolley, Sharon Keller, Ada Koch, Howard Koerth, Margo Kren, Michael Lasater, Norah Lovell, Lou Marak, Fidencio Martinez, Teresa Mastro, Steve Mayse, Teale Mayse, Hugh Merrill, Rachel Mindrup, Bai Ming, Traci Molloy, Jhulan Mukharji, Robert Mullenix, Mark Needham, Jim Needham, Laura Nugent, Rachel Owens, Susan Palmisano, Kathleen Patton, Pam Peffer, Kristin Powers Nowlin, Jane Pronko, Eli Pupovac, Robert Quackenbush, Brett Reif, Miguel Rivera, Elizabeth Roe, Leigh Rosenberg Earnest, Cydney Ross, Diane Salamon, John Salvest, Michael Savage, Karen Schory, Gordon Sherman, Sheron Smith, Heather Smith Jones, Eleanor Spiess-Ferris, Bethany Springer, Karen Steen, Thomas Swanson, Linda Teeter, Mike Terry, Ale Thorton, David Titterington, Anita Toby, Beverly Todd, Heinrich Toh, Bernadette Esperanza Torres, Fred Trease, Robin VanHoozer, David Vertačnik, Jane Voorhees, Jackie Warren, Desiree Warren, Barbara Waterman-Peters, Jean Wender, Terri Wheeler, Debbie Scott Williams



re:MEMBERS Catalog Online
re:MEMBERS Catalog pdf
A limited number of printed copies of the catalog will be available at the reception for $25

Philomene Bennett is the co-founder and past-president of the Kansas City Artists Coalition. Bennett is  a prominent painter and art instructor in Kansas City and has been an active artist for 50+ years. Bennett has had over 100 solo, two-person and group exhibitions of her work throughout the United States. Her work is in the collections of museums and corporations throughout the United States, including the Kemper Museum, Kansas City, Mo.; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC; the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO, Daum Museum, Sedalia, MO, Albrecht -Kemper Museum, St. Joseph, MO, Prudential Life Insurance, New York, NY, United Missouri Bank, Kansas City and Blue Springs, MO, Mutual Benefit Life, Kansas City, MO, Odyssian Technology, South Bend IN, American Express, Salt Lake City, UT; and many others.
Jim Sajovic is a Professor at the Kansas City Art Institute.  He has been involved with KCAC from the early days. Sajovic's solo exhibitions include: Jim Sajovic: Hix Fragments & (pash’n), Todd Weiner Gallery, KCMO: Be Inspired, Kemper Crossroads Museum,:KCMO. Jim Sajovic: Evolution, Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO; Dreamer-Ecstasy, Belger Arts Center, KCMO Jim Sajovic, The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia; Millennium Garden, The Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, MO.  The Art of Jim Sajovic, The Mulvane Art Museum, Topeka, Kansas. Sajovic’s works are held in public and private collections in the United States, Europe, and Asia.  His artworks have been exhibited in galleries and museums, nationally and internationally, including New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles; Edinburgh (Scotland), Paris (France), as well as Milan, Rome, and Venice (Italy). 
James Martin is an independent consultant, curator, educator and writer based in the Kansas City area. He serves as Curator of the Center for the Healing Arts at Truman Medical Centers and he currently consults on public art for the municipalities of Gladstone, MO; Merriam, KS; and Olathe, KS. He began his career in 1989 as Interim Director at the Kansas City Artists Coalition, and returned to work for KCAC in 1995 as Managing Editor of Forum Magazine. In addition, he was formerly Curator of the Sprint Art Collection and Assistant Curator in Modern and Contemporary Art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
Janet Simpson is Executive Director of the Kansas City Artists Coalition and has been in this position since 1989.  The Executive Director has primary responsibility for the organization, including artistic direction of the Exhibitions Series and Programs.  Simpson has served on various committees and boards in her community, state and nation including the Kentucky Arts Council, the University of Missouri–Kansas City’s Urban Mission Task Force: Culture and Arts, Missouri Arts Council Organizational Development Working Committee; Kansas City Municipal Arts Commission 1% for Art Panel; the River Market Business Association Board of Directors; the Missouri Citizens for the Arts Board of Directors; and the National Association of Artists’ Organizations Board of Director, and was the Midwest representative to that organization and served on the Working Conditions Committee and the Conference Committee.

re:MEMBERS replaced the River Market Regional Exhibition for 2015


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River Market Regional Exhibition 2014
The exhibition will be at the Artists Coalition’s Mallin and Charno Galleries
July 11 – August 22, 2014

Antonia Boström, Director of Curatorial Affairs at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

A specialist in the history of European sculpture, Ms. Boström has more than 20 years of experience from art museums in London and the United States, including her former leadership position at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California. Prior to her position at The Nelson-Atkins, Ms. Boström has worked with the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Royal Academy of Art, London, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Ms. Boström was born and raised in London and received her Ph.D. from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, focusing on the collection and display of sculpture in Florence and Rome in the 16th century. Her areas of specialty also include European art of the 15th through 17th centuries, and she has an interest in issues of artistic patronage. She played a crucial role in the recent major international exhibition Magnificenza! The Medici, Michelangelo, and the Art of Late Renaissance Florence, which was presented in Florence, Chicago, and Detroit.

In addition to her curating experience, Ms. Boström is also widely published as an author and editor. She is the author of Messerschmidt and Modernity. She has contributed to numerous publications including The Burlington and Apollo magazines and The Sculpture Journal. She is editor of The Encyclopedia of Sculpture published by Fitzroy Dearborn, was an area commissioning editor for The Grove Dictionary of Art at Macmillan Publishers.


Genevieve Flynn $1,000, David Titterington $500, Marydorsey Wanelss $250, Brett Chenoweth $250

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