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2020 Expressions Call for Artists

Expressions Art Exhibition:  2020 Call for Artists

The Whole Person is seeking artists for our 10th Annual Expressions Art Exhibition. This is an opportunity for artists with disabilities to exhibit their work in a professional setting while making connections with the Kansas City arts community. Applications will be accepted from October 14, 2019 - January 19, 2020 at 11:59 pm (CST).

Expressions is a juried art exhibition. If selected, exhibiting artists’ works will remain on display at multiple venues through February 2021. Selected artists will receive an honorarium.

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2020 Expressions Art Exhibition

Opening Reception
Friday, March 6, 2020

Who can apply?  All artists, 18 years old and over, with documented or self-identified disabilities (physical, cognitive, mental health, chronic health conditions, sensory, or other) in the Greater Kansas City area are invited to submit their work for consideration in the 10th Annual Expressions Art Exhibition. Artists working in various mediums (painting, photography, graphics, print, sculpture, dance, music, spoken word, etc.) are encouraged to apply.

How are artists selected?  Artists will be selected by a volunteer committee of arts professionals, who will look for artistic merit and thoughtful responses to questions about your work.

For accommodations or guidance on the application process, artists may contact Ashley Frerking at 816-214-9729 or by email to afrerking@thewholeperson.org.

How to apply:

  1. Apply ONLINE on the page link on the left OR below. This is the PREFERRED method of application.
  2. Application assistance is available by appointment. Contact Ashley Frerking at 816-214-9729 or by email to afrerking@thewholeperson.org.

The deadline to apply for the 2020 Expressions Art Exhibition is Janurary 19, 2020.

Download Expressions Art Exhibition Application Information Documents below: (PDF files):