Kansas City Artists Coalition

River Market Regional Exhibition

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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


May 1 – 10 p.m. Deadline for submissions at www.callforentry.org (Deadline has passed and submission is now closed)

May 22 – Notification of artists e-mailed (to the address in CaFÉ profile)

June 26 – 28 – Work due. 11-4 p.m.

July 11 – Opening Reception, 5-8 p.m.

August 22 – Exhibition ends.

August 23 – Pick up of hand delivered works. 11-4 p.m.

August 27 – 28 – Return of shipped work.


Discount for KCAC members:

Artists who join or renew membership by April 23, 2014 and PRIOR to entering the River Market Regional Exhibition will receive a discount coupon code to enter during checkout in order to receive the Artists Coalition’s member discount.

OR become a new KCAC member at checkout. You will be charged the regular entry fee and your 50% entry fee discount ($15) will be subtracted from the $50 KCAC annual membership fee.


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.


The Artists Coalition will produce an illustrated digital catalog with an essay by Ms. Boström.


$2000 in cash prizes. Ms. Boström will select award-winning artists. Artists who have received 2 or more awards may enter the exhibition, but are not eligible for an award.


Open to artists who are current residents of Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, Arkansas or Oklahoma. Entries must be original work, completed in the last two years and not previously shown in The Artists Coalition’s Galleries.


Visual art in all media is eligible. (2D, 3D, video, painting, sculpture, installation, etc.) Work requiring special installation (including large or heavy works) will be accepted ONLY IF the artist is available to install the work July 9.

Video: KCAC has LG 3-D 42inch LED monitors 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.


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 2014, click VIEW MORE INFO, read then click APPLY TO THIS CALL follow instructions.


Use good quality image/s. 1 image per work, showing just the artwork, NO background, NO details, NO alternate views of 3D work. Prepare the images according to the digital specifications required for CaFÉ, see Image/Media Prep.


1 – entry $30

2 – 6 entries $5 each

Fee is non refundable.

OPTIONAL. Artists who join or renew membership by April 23, 2014 and PRIOR to entering the River Market Regional Exhibition will receive a discount coupon code via e-mail to enter during checkout. (Artists Coalition members receive a 50% discount on entry fee. 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 http://www.kansascityartistscoalition.org/newSite/support-kcac/membership-form/


Artists whose works are accepted will be notified beginning May 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. 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 with image.


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 June 26-28. Late or damaged shipments will be returned collect. Works must be shipped in substantial, reusable packing cartons with repacking instructions. (NO Styrofoam peanuts.) For return shipping enclose prepaid shipping labels or a check made payable to the Artists Coalition; include insurance amount (if any) works will be returned via UPS. Shipped work will be returned August 27-28.

HAND DELIVERY OF ACCEPTED WORKS. Works may be hand delivered June 26-28 between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Hand delivered work must be picked up August 23, 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 August 23, 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. 


Artists Coalition Membership Optional

Artists may become members of KCAC by submitting annual dues of $50.00. Membership benefits include: exhibition opportunities, publications, discounts, and exhibition announcements. FMI call: 816/421 5222 or visit http://www.kansascityartistscoalition.org/connect/connect_membership_form.html or send SASE to: Membership Information, KCAC, 201 Wyandotte, KCMO 64105.