Call for Art – 2017 Annual UMKC Student Exhibition

Guest Juror: Artist Lynnette Miranda
Deadline for submission: April 7, 2017 at 11:59pm
Information and instructions for submission are located here.

The UMKC Gallery of Art is currently requesting submissions for the 2017 Annual UMKC Student Exhibition. This opportunity is open to any student currently enrolled in classes at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Each artist may submit up to three works for review. Any type of artwork (painting, photography, sculpture, prints, 2D, 3D, graphic design, video, motion graphics) is eligible.

Cash awards will be given to top submissions in the following categories: Best of Show, 1st Place (Undergraduate), 2nd Place (Undergraduate), Honorable Mention (Undergrad), 1st Place (Graduate), Honorable Mention (Graduate).

– Hand Print Press will once again be giving a $500 award for best print in show.
– Artist & Craftsman in the Crossroads will sponsor an award as well. They will give $500 in supplies catered specifically to the winner, along with a solo exhibition at their gallery space.

Exhibition Timeline:

Art Student League Exhibition Prep Pizza Party
Tuesday, March 21, at 11:30am in Fine Arts Building Room 108. Elijah Gowin and Andy Julo will talk about photographing work for submissions and provide tips on framing.

Submission Deadline
All entries must be submitted via Google Drive by April 7, 2017 at 11:59PM

Show is Juried
Guest juror Lynnette Miranda will select which works submitted will be included in the 2017 UMKC Student Art Exhibition. You can find information about Lynnette on her website:

Notification of Acceptance
All students will be notified whether or not their work has been accepted for exhibition by April 11, 2017

Art Drop Off
All work must be delivered between April 17—21, 2017 during normal gallery hours: Monday: 9-5, Tuesday: 9-2, Wednesday: 9-5, Thursday: 9-2, Friday: 12-4.

*The UMKC Gallery of Art reserves the right to reject any artwork not presented in a professional manner and/or not ready to hang. Framing is highly preferred, though professional mounting can also be accepted. For installation-based and video works, the Gallery must be notified in the applicant’s submission each entry’s spatial requirements.

Opening Reception
A public reception with awards announced will be held Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 5-7PM

Exhibition Closes
July 27, 2017

Pick Up Work
Times and dates for artists to retrieve their work will be announced through email.

Instructions for submission are here. For additional information on the submission process, contact







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