Big Brothers Big Sisters Benefit Art Show

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Call For Artists - June 2019

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


All proceeds of sales will go 50/50 in support of both the artists and Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City.


Art Show Dates:

Monday, June 3rd - Thursday, June 27th


Entry Fee

$27


Entry Deadline:

May 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

Eligibility

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 Oz.JonesGallery@gmail.com (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 June Entry Fee

Selection Process

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


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 June 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:

Wednesday, May 15th, 10pm


Art Submission Deadline:

Friday, May 17th, 10pm


Acceptance Notification:

Sunday, May 19th, 10pm


Art Delivery Dates:

Friday, May 31st - (11am to 7pm)

Saturday, June 1st - (11am to 5pm)

Art Show Details

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Benefit Group Art Show

All works of art selected will be on display at the gallery from Monday, June 3rd through Thursday, June 27th.  


First Friday Artist Reception is June 7th from 5 pm to 9 pm.


Big Brothers Big Sisters is sending invitations to their board members and major donors to attend the June 7th, First Friday Artist Reception.

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 Big Brothers Big Sisters 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, May 31st - (11am to 7pm)
  • Saturday, June 1st - (11am to 5pm)


Pick Up Dates & Times:

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

National Artwork Shipping and Return

SHIPPING ARTWORK

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.


RETURNING ARTWORK

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

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June Call-For-Artists

ENTRY DEADLINE:

Wednesday - May 15th - 10pm


ART SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

Friday - May 17th - 10pm


ACCEPTANCE NOTIFICATION:

Sunday - May 19th - 10pm

Pay June 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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Thank you for your interest in showing at the Jones Gallery.

Jones Gallery

1717 Walnut, Kansas City, MO 64108, US

(816) 421-2111

Hours

Mon

10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Tue

10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Wed

10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Thu

10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Fri

10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Sat

10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sun

Closed