Kansas City Zoo Benefit Group Art Show


Call For Entry - October 2019

The Jones Gallery invites you to enter our October Call-For-Entry.


"Art for the Animals"

Theme for this show is “The Beauty in Nature”

The term "nature" may refer to living plants and animals, geological processes, weather, and physics, such as matter and energy. The term often refers to the "natural environment" or wilderness—wild animals, rocks, forest, beaches, and in general areas that have not been substantially altered by humans, or which persist despite human intervention.

We are asking artists and photographers to capture “the beauty in nature” in any manner, location, or subject they choose.

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

Art Show Dates

Wednesday, October 2nd - Thursday, October 24th

Entry Fee


Entry Deadline:

Sunday, September 1st, 11:59 pm

Grand Prize

One artist and one photographer will be awarded 1 year residency in the Jones Cyber Gallery. Service includes a shopping cart to sell original art and prints.

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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.

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

Applications and the jury selection process for this show will be conducted through CallForEntry.org

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

Selection Process


CaFÉ™ is the foremost call for entries submission and online jurying solution by and for artists specifically for the arts and the public art field.


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Already Using CaFE 

Click link below to apply.

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.

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Art Display Options

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


Gallery may select up to a maximum of 3 originals to exhibit during the September Group Art Show

Floor Placements

1st Floor - Plein Air

2nd Floor - Fine Art

3rd Floor - Photography

NOTE: Art MUST be wired on the 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:

Sunday, September 1st, 10pm

Art Submission Deadline:

Wednesday, July 3rd, 10pm

Acceptance Notification:

Sunday, July 7th, 10pm

Art Delivery Dates:

Friday, July 26th - (11am to 7pm)

Saturday, July 27th - (11am to 5pm)

Group Benefit Art Show Details


Kansas City Zoo Conservation

Proceeds from the October Benefit Group Art Show will be designated to the Kansas City Zoo Conservation program.


Committed to Conservation

The Kansas City Zoo is deeply committed to sponsoring and raising awareness to conservation programs to preserve our world for generations to come.

Vision: The Kansas City Zoo, with its world-class exhibits and exceptional programs, attracts visitors from around the world and families from close to home.

Mission: The Kansas City Zoo connects people to each other and the natural world to promote understanding, appreciation, and conservation. 

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 nonprofit foundation. 

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 on the back ready to hang. 

Delivery Dates & Times:

  • Friday, September 27th - (11am to 7pm)
  • Saturday, September 28th - (11am to 5pm)

Pick Up Dates & Times:

  • Friday, October 25th - (11am to 7pm)
  • Saturday, October 26th - (11am to 5pm)

National Artwork Shipping and Return


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

NOTE: All shipments MUST include a prepaid Return Shipping Label from FED EX ONLY.

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


October Call-For-Artists



September 1st 

11:59 pm

Link will re-direct you to the CaFE website to apply.

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Questions or Comments

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Jones Gallery

1717 Walnut, Kansas City, MO 64108, US

(816) 421-2111