Current Works 2019

Current Works 2019 was a wonderful success. Patty Carroll selected several thought provoking images.

Artists: Jimmie Allen | Cort Anderson | Ron Anderson |Jeff Burk | Kirk Decker | Chuong Doan |Erin Dodson | Dan Frueh | Rebecca Hackemann | John Hans | Angie Jennings | Debra Keithly | Sandy Leppin | Lisa Maione | Paul Middleton | Desiree Morales | Lea Murphy | Rebecca Ofiesh | Jon Onstot | Susan Pfannmuller | Emily Sloan | Christopher Smith | Sharon Takade | Dan Videtich | Don Wilkison | Don Wolfe

KCSCP partnered with the Kansas City Artists Coalition again for Current Works 2019. We are thrilled to be working with this great organization who has been a mainstay in the Kansas City art world and who promotes, educates and encourages artists from all levels and walks of life.

· September 13th Artist Reception, 6 – 8 p.m.

· October 19th Jurors Talk

· October 25th Exhibition ends

This is our 5th annual juried show highlighting the current work from photographic artists in the Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma region.

We accept lens based and photographic process work. We accept digital photography to alternative processes or traditional processes as long as it can be traced back to photography. If you have any questions or unsure if your work qualifies please contact us at we will help you decide.

We are very excited to have prolific photographer, Patty Carroll for our juror this year. Her series titled ” ‘Anonymous Women,’ which explores women’s identities and relationships with their domestic worlds — and always depicts them with their faces obscured,” (NYT Lens Blog) is one of her most notable and internationally recognized works. She was also an educator at the now called University of the Arts London in the mid nineties.

From her about page:

Patty Carroll has her BFA from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana in Graphic Design, and her Master of Science (MS) in Photography from the Institute of Design at IIT, Chicago. Since leaving graduate school, in 1972, she has taught photography continuously at the University level, both full and part-time. Carroll was Adjunct Full Professor at School of the Art Institute of Chicago until 2014, and previously taught at Columbia College in Chicago, The Institute of Design at IIT and the Royal College of Art in London, as well as other universities. Carroll is an Adobe Certified Instructor in Photoshop, and teaches for Ascend Training in Chicago. She has participated in numerous group and one-person exhibitions, and has work in several museums internationally. Her work has been shown at Schneider Gallery in Chicago. She is the photographic author of 5 books; Spirited Visions a book and exhibit of portraits of Chicago artists in 1992 with James Yood, Culture is Everywhere, published by Prestel in 2002 with Victor Margolin, and Living the Life: The World of Elvis Tribute Artists, 2005, and Man Bites Dog: Hot Dog Culture in America, with Bruce Kraig 2012, and the monograph of her series, Anonymous Woman, published by Daylight Books in 2016. Her work is also included in various Photography anthologies.

Selected one-person exhibits include “Are You Lonesome Tonight” at Royal Photographic Society in Bath, England in 1996, “Elvis?” at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago in 1999, and “Dark and Deadly: Photographs and Digital Movie Posters”, at The Art Institute of Chicago in 2004. Since 2010, her “Anonymous Women: Draped” series was shown at White Box Museum in Beijing, (2011) at Shanghai University Gallery (2010), several University galleries and museums, and at the Cultural Center in Chicago in 2012. In 2015, the series was exhibited at Zhejiang Art Museum in Hangzhou, China (2015,) The Photographers Association in Ningbo, China (2015), and Daura Gallery, in Lynchburg, Virginia (2014). She was the recipient of an Artist Fellowship Grant from the Illinois Arts Council in 2003, and has had various International artist residencies. She was one of the “Top 50” of Photolucida in 2014. The photographs have won various awards in international competitions, and been featured in various print magazines and online blogs, most importantly the Huffington PostFeature ShootThe British Journal of PhotographyThe ObserverTrendland, and The Cut among many others.

Here are a few places you can go to get to know our 2019 juror:

Patty Carroll

NYTimes Lens Blog

The Chicago Ambassador

Interview with Patty Carroll, Photographer from Patty Carroll on Vimeo.