Ronald McDonald House Charities Benefit Art Show


Call For Artists - July 2019

 The Jones Gallery, located in the heart of Kansas City's Crossroads Arts District, invites you to enter our July Call-For-Artists.

All proceeds of sales will go 50/50 in support of both the artists and the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City.

Art Show Dates:

Monday, July 1st - Thursday, July 25th

Entry Fee


Entry Deadline:

June 15th, 10pm

Grand Prize

One artist will be awarded 1 year residency in the Jones Cyber Gallery. Service includes a shopping cart to sell original art and prints plus monthly marketing advice to help improve your total internet presence. Package valued at over $1000.

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Rules for Participation


This is an open art show to artists and photographers 18 years of age or older.  All artwork must be for sale and the original creation of the submitting artist or photographer.

This Call-For-Artists is only open to 2D art in all mediums and subjects (with discretion) including photography. No reproductions of original paintings or drawings are allowed.

Artists wanting to enter the jury selection process may submit up to 5 images to be reviewed. 

NOTE: Previous acceptance into one of our Art Shows DOES NOT constitute acceptance into future shows.

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Entry Fee

A non-refundable entry fee is required before being entered into the jury-in selection process.

$27 plus tax

Upon payment, you will receive an email from (within 24 hours) that includes a simple registration form to submit your art for the selection process.

NOTE: Payment DOES NOT guarantee acceptance into the First Friday Art Show as we may receive more entries than gallery spaces available.

Pay July Entry Fee

Selection Process

STEP ONE - Pay CFA entry fee for the month of July.

STEP TWO - Submit digital photos of your art for the jury-in selection process.

STEP THREE - Jones Gallery staff will select the artists to be included in July Group Art Show.

STEP FOUR- You will be notified by email of your acceptance into the art show

NOTE: Based on the size of your original art submitted, gallery will choose a maximum of (3) originals to display for the show you have selected.

Art Display Options

Art or photography displayed at the gallery in the past year will not be accepted.

  • Display up to a maximum of 3 originals.
  • Art Show is on our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floors.

NOTE: Art MUST be wired in back ready to hang.

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Submitting Images of Art

All images need to be in the JPEG format and can not exceed 5MB.

Images MUST show the entire original artwork but DO NOT need to be cropped to remove the frame or background.

Although we're not here to judge the  photography of your artwork and Photoshop cropping skills, it is recommended you spend some time to provide a quality photograph of your art when submitting.

Important Dates

Payment Deadline:

Saturday, June 15th, 10pm

Art Submission Deadline:

Monday, June 17th, 10pm

Acceptance Notification:

Wednesday, June 19th, 10pm

Art Delivery Dates:

Friday, June 28th - (11am to 7pm)

Saturday, June 29th - (11am to 5pm)

Group Benefit Art Show Details


Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City

The Red Shoe Society (RSS) Kansas City is a group of philanthropic professionals with a collective goal to attract members to raise resources, broaden the volunteer base, and enhance awareness of RMHC-KC within the Kansas City community. Red shoes are not the only things that make our members stand out. RSS members are leaders. RSS members are people who want to lend their talents and give their time to help others.

RMHC-KC is hosting three events at the gallery in the month of July.

  • First Friday Artist Reception - July 5th (Public)
  • Board Meeting - July 11th (Private)
  • Membership Appreciation Night - July 25th (Private)

First Friday in the Crossroads Arts Distrist

Local Artists:

If possible, please bring some refreshments and/or appetizers to share with the public. Wine, beer, pop, or water in coolers is acceptable too. The gallery has tables set up along the west wall and provides plates, cups and napkins.

National Artists:

The Crossroads Arts District is packed with happening art galleries in restored warehouses. Hip coffee bars, brewpubs, BBQ joints and retro-styled bars dot the area, along with independent shops selling fashion, and handcrafted jewelry. At monthly First Friday events, art shows and food trucks draw big crowds. 

50/50 Sales Benefit

All proceeds of art sales will go 50/50 in support of both the artists and the foundation. 

Patrons interested in purchasing art, during the month long art show, will pay RMHC-KC directly. The nonprofit will pay the artist within 15 days of the conclusion of the art show. 


To increase the likelihood of selling your art, it is highly recommended that selected artists or their representative be present during the First Friday Artist Reception. 

Art purchased through the gallery may be taken by the patron at the time of payment.

Artists are notified by email of the sale and should have art ready to replace the sold piece at their earliest convenience. Out of state artists are not required to replace any sold art.

Local Artwork Delivery and Pick Up

All art must be labeled on the back with artist’s name, title, media, price, and best way to be contacted.

NOTE: Art MUST be wired in back ready to hang. 

Delivery Dates & Times:

  • Friday, June 28th - (11am to 7pm)
  • Saturday, June 29th - (11am to 5pm)

Pick Up Dates & Times:

  • Friday, July 26th - (11am to 7pm)
  • Saturday, July 27th - (11am to 5pm)

National Artwork Shipping and Return


Artists are responsible for round-trip shipping and insurance (during shipping) of artworks.

All shipments MUST include a prepaid Return Shipping Label from UPS, FED EX, or the US Postal Service. 

Artwork must be shipped in strong, reusable cartons or crates with no free-floating Styrofoam or popcorn packing. Packing material must be reusable for return shipping.

All art must be labeled on the back with artist’s name, title, media, price, and best way to be contacted.

NOTE: Any artwork not wired and ready for installation WILL NOT be accepted.


Unsold artwork will be returned by the Jones Gallery to the artist within two weeks following the closing date of the exhibition in accordance with prepaid labels. 

Jones Gallery will not accept postage stamps, credit card numbers, or shipping accounts for return of artwork, nor will Jones Gallery staff take artwork to the post office or anywhere else to be weighed, measured, or pay for shipping.

Jones Gallery is not responsible for return of any artwork if shipping label is not prepaid.

Insurance and Liability

The Jones Gallery will exercise extreme care in handling all artwork, but will not assume any liability for loss or damage while on display in the Jones Gallery or during shipping. It is the artist's responsibility to independently insure their own work.

Artists accepted to the show give the Jones Gallery permission to use their submitted images or photographed images of their work on display in the gallery for promotional purposes.

Artists not delivering their art in the required time frame, without contacting the gallery, will be disqualified from this show with no refund.

Without special arrangements, any work not picked up in 30 days, from last day of show, will be donated to a charity of the Jones Gallery's choice. 

Entry Fee $27


July Call-For-Artists


Saturday - June 15th - 10pm


Monday - June 17th - 10pm


Wednesday - June 19th - 10pm

Pay July Entry Fee

Questions or Comments

If you have any questions about the Call-For-Artists process or the First Friday Art Shows drop us a line!

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Jones Gallery

1717 Walnut, Kansas City, MO 64108, US

(816) 421-2111