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2019 Expressions Call for Artists

Expressions Art Exhibition:  2019 Call for Artists

The Whole Person is seeking artists for our 9th 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 December 17, 2018 - February 3, 2019 at 11:59 pm (CST).

The exhibition, which will open April 5, 2019 at the Kansas City Young Audiences, and will remain on display at multiple venues through February 2020. Selected artists will receive an honorarium.

2019 Expressions Art Exhibition

Opening Night
Friday, April 5, 2019
Kansas City Young Audiences
3732 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64111

Who can apply?  All artists, 18 years old and over, with 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 9th Annual Expressions Art Exhibition. Artists working in various mediums (painting, photography, graphics, print, sculpture, dance, music, spoken word, etc.) are encouraged to apply.

What will participation in Expressions entail?  In addition to having their work exhibited at multiple venues from April 2019 through March 2020, selected artists will receive an honorarium and have opportunities to participate in professional development workshops. Performing artists will have an opportunity to perform on opening night on April 5, and have their work featured on The Whole Person’s website.

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 Lea Klepees at 816-659-9403 or by email to lklepees@thewholeperson.org.

How to apply:

  1. Apply ONLINE on the page link on the left. This is the PREFERRED method of application.
  2.  If you are unable to apply online, please contact Lea Klepees  at 816-659-9403 or by email to lklepees@thewholeperson.org for assistance.
  3. Need help applying? Attend an application workshop on January 23 or 26, 2019, from 10:00am - 2:00pm at The Whole Person. Contact Lea Klepees if you wish to attend.

The deadline to apply for the 2019 Expressions Art Exhibition is February 3, 2019

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