Upcoming Exhibitions

(Photo Credit: Julie Denesha and Jill Toyoshiba)

APRIL 14 – 28, 2017


Calendar of Events

January 1, 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 notsubmit work needed for scholarship exhibitions.




LIZ MARTINEZ Gone are the days where women were expected to be married and with children by the time they were twenty years old. Today women are pursuing something much more than just being a home maker and taking care of wifely duties. They are breaking barriers, becoming CEO’s and not having children. Martinez's work is a critique on traditions and expectations instilled in her as a child. She uses traditional Mexican patterns and embroidery in her work to subversively critique those expectations. Similarly to Frida Kahlo, Martinez's work is a representation of her struggle between being her own person and wanting to pursue her dreams, while still feeling obligated to fulfill the role of a traditional Mexican woman.



MAY 12 - JUNE 23, 2017


KEEPING HOUSE examines the territory between individual and nationalistic identity as expressed through labor. It is an American custom to identify oneself via one’s profession. Shifts in the nature of jobs in our country threaten the pride of vocation which ushered in this ritual. Although Veronica Ceci's primary identity is that of Artist, as it is largely an unpaid role, she supplements it with identities as Housekeeper and Master Printer. Keeping House centers the intersection of these identities with that of American citizen utilizing an exaggerated presentation of the violence of capitalism as contrasted with romantic dreams of the failed possibilities of communism. These themes are explored via print, a medium which has played heavily in the history of the labor movement and which itself is a character in the saga The exhibition presents print based installation work, discrete pieces and sculpture. It features the community art project Our Unamerica, funded in part by a grant from the City Of Austin Cultural Arts Division. Unamerica is a shape, created by the artist, which references the geographical outline of our country but has been altered to fit back into itself like a puzzle piece. The shape was brought to community centers where patrons were offered free drawing instruction in exchange for decorating the shape with images of what they felt was most joyous and most challenging about contemporary life in the United States.


ANSON THE ONRY is a multimedia artist combining his backgrounds in music, visual arts, writing and acting to create interactive installations and performances that make the viewer a part of the creative process. The conceptual exhibition A Willful Credence in Hoping explores this question by not showing any of the artwork for sale, leading the viewer to ask "was the art ever made?" The month long exhibition will take place in an installation that is disrupted by the act of being viewed.

White gold

WHITE GOLD is an exhibition highlighting visiting Kansas City porcelain artists at the International Ceramics Studio (ICS) in Kecskemét, Hungary. This exhibit displays a culmination of works made while these artists lived and worked together during the summer of 2015. The exploration of new materials, methods and ideas allowed these artists to expand their bodies of work in new and unexpected ways. The works featured are made from high-quality, translucent, Hungarian porcelain using processes such as slip casting, hand building, and once-fire burnout. Concepts explore religion, architecture, the environment, anatomy and the occult. Artists include Emily Connell, Kim Lavonne, Cydney Ross, Melanie Sherman and Joseph Wullner.