2019 UMKC Student Art Exhibition Information


AWARDS: Best of Show (Chancellors Prize) 1st Place (Undergraduate) 2nd Place (Undergraduate) Honorable Mention (Undergraduate) 1st Place (Graduate) Honorable Mention (Graduate)

JUROR: José Faus Guest juror is José Faus, a local multi-disciplinary artist, writer and UMKC alumnus. Faus is a founding member of the Latino Writers Collective, sits on the boards of the UMKC Friends of the Library and the Charlotte Street Foundation and is board president of The Writer’s Place. Faus has published chapbook, This Town Like That and full-length book of poetry, The Life and Times of Jose Calderon.

ELIGIBILITY: 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.

APPLY: Works should be submitted via Google Forms Application by April 5, 2019 at 11:59PM. Late submissions will not be accepted. You may submit up to three works, however you must fill out a new form for each piece. Save images for upload as “FirstName_LastName_1,” “FirstName_LastName_2,” etc.


APPLICATION LINK: https://goo.gl/forms/WIhiyASCCmuufmRF2


Application and Exhibition Timeline:

March 18, 2019, 11:30-12:45pm: Art Student League Exhibition Prep Workshop and Free Pizza in Fine Arts Building Room 108. Elijah Gowin and Davin Watne will talk about framing and documenting your work.

April 5, 2019, 11:59pm: Submission Deadline. All entries must be submitted via Google Drive by April 5, 2019 at 11:59pm

April 15, 2019: Notification of Acceptance All students will be notified whether or not their work has been accepted for participation

April 22 – Art Drop Off April 25, 2019: All work must be delivered to the UMKC Gallery of Art during by April 25, or else it will not be in the exhibition.

*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 of each entry’s spatial requirements.

May 2, 2019, 5-7pm: Opening Reception and Awards. A public reception with awards announced will be held.

May 11, 2019: Exhibition Closes

May 13 –  May 17, 2019: Pick Up Work. Students are required to pick up their work during Finals Week (May 13 – 17).

*The UMKC Gallery of Art and the UMKC Art and Art History Department are NOT responsible for storing or preserving any unretrieved artworks after May 17, 2019.