Current and Future Exhibits

Urban and Wild

4 Square 2019


February 14th, 2019 – Abstraction

Abstract – “art that does not attempt to represent external reality, but seeks to achieve its effect using shapes, forms, colors, and textures”.  Making the familiar strange or unrecognizable.  Images that give the viewer pause as to what the subject could it be in the image.

  • January 14th: RSVP and materials deadline, materials: artist statement, bio, title, print size (without frame), medium, price, jpg of image,
  • January 24th – 26th: Delivery of work during regular gallery hours
  • February 1st: First Friday reception, 3 – 8 PM
  • February 14th: Artist Reception,  6 – 9 PM (Valentine’s Day- Great Date night event).

January 10th, 2019 – Light and Form

The key to photography is light and shadow and how it transforms objects.  With this exhibit we asked our artists to come up with an image that best suits this theme.  Studying how shapes change by the changing of the light direction.  These works will depict anything from architecture, to a portrait or even a pebble. All addressing the interaction of an object with light.

  • 14th: RSVP and materials deadline, materials: artist statement, bio, title, print size (without frame), medium, price, jpg of image,
  • December 27th – 29th: Delivery of work during regular gallery hours
  • January 3rd: First Friday reception, 3 – 8 PM
  • January 10th: Artist Reception, 6 – 9 PM
  • January 26th: Pick Up art work 12 – 4 PM

December 7th, 2018 – The Life We Live

“The Life We Live” is our December show, exhibiting artists are Emily Evans Sloan, Angie Jennings, Lea Murphy, Jon Onstot, David Pugh and Dan Videtich.

December 7th:  First Friday reception,  3 – 8 PM.

December 13th :  Artists Reception/Talk,  6 – 9 PM.  Talks begin at 7 PM

December 29th:  Closes


We need volunteers too.   If you would like to volunteer, even if you are not exhibiting let us know.  We can get you on our volunteer list.  Duties such as setting up for events, receptions, prepping walls, some installation, and gallery sitting just to name a few.

For Gallery Sitting go here: 

Email us at kansascityscp@gmail.com

4Square 2018

It’s 4 Square time again.

This is our annual small print member’s show.

It’ll be a little different this time around.   You will provide us with 2-3 4″x 4″ prints. When you deliver your work, you will mount your own print on the 6″ x 6″ foam board which will be provided and sign the back of the board. All mounting materials will be provided. If you wish to volunteer, studio sit for drop off and/or help curate and install email us.  We only need one to two volunteers.

Any questions email us at kansascityscp@gmail.com

Current Works 2017

OCTOBER 13 – NOVEMBER 10, 2017

The Kansas City Society for Contemporary Photography’s third annual juried member photography exhibition presented in partnership with Kansas City Artists Coalition.

October 13 – November 10, 2017
Kansas City Artists Coalition’s Mallin and Jacqueline B. Charno Galleries
201 Wyandotte Street, KCMO 64105


Keith Davis Senior Curator of Photography, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri. He received his B.S. degree (1974) from Southern Illinois University and his M.A. (1979) from the University of New Mexico. In 1978-79 he held a research internship at the George Eastman House, Rochester, NY. He guided the growth of the Hallmark Photographic Collection from 1979 to 2005. When this was transferred to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in late 2005 he became the museum’s founding curator of photography.

Davis has curated nearly one hundred exhibitions and is the author of about 35 books books and catalogues, including An American Century of Photography: From Dry-Plate to Digital (1999); American Horizons: The Photographs of Art Sinsabaugh (2004); The Art of Frederick Sommer (2005); The Origins of American Photography: From Daguerreotype to Dry-Plate (2007); The Photographs of Homer Page (2009); Timothy H. O’Sullivan: The King Survey Photographs (2011); The Photographs of Ray K. Metzker (2012); Emmet Gowin (2013); Multitude, Solitude: The Photographs of Dave Heath (2015); and The Life and Work of Sid Grossman (2016).

Davis received an NEH Fellowship in 1986, and was included in James Stourton’s Great Collectors of Our Time: Art Collecting Since 1945 (2007). He has lectured extensively and taught the history of photography at the undergraduate and graduate levels from 1978 to 2005.

Go to the Current Works 2017 detail page or CaFE for more information.

Finding Peace, Finding Center:  Member’s Show

Leedy Art Center

2012 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, MO 64108

Fee for members:                $25 (you will be invoiced after                                                              submission)
Deadline for entry:               July 1st
Notifications:                        July 12th
Drop off artwork:                  July 31st, 2017- Leedy Art Center
Opening Reception:            August 4, 2017 6pm

Submit 5 images and a brief statement talking about how the images reflect finding peace, finding center.  If files are titled as in the example below they will move on to be curated, if they are not titled as instructed they will not be considered.

Email entries to kansascityscp@gmail.com
Subject line:  Finding Peace, Finding Center
We will be choosing 1-3 images from each member.

All files must be titled as such:     LastName_FirstName_Title.jpg
Resolution:  1040mp on the long end
Print Parameters
Any size, (we have a big space at our disposal and we’d like to use it all)
If framed:  Professionally framed with white museum mat, black or white wood frame and wired for installation. NO cleats.
If not framed: Must be professionally mounted and wired for installation. NO cleats.

In these tumultuous times of personal stress, full schedules, a barrage of negativity on social media and news,  we find that peace and centering ourselves becomes more and more difficult.  So, for you as a photographic artist, how do you define peace in your work or world?  Is it that quiet moment by the water or under a canopy of trees and sky in meditation? Is it with your family?  Is it creating images from your imagination?  On a walk? Exploring life?  What brings you peace and back to center? This may seem a complex question, but it is one that we’d like to see how you interpret through your work.

Everyone will be represented, and KCSCP board of directors will curate the work and choose 1-3 of everyone’s submission.  So really search your soul and tell us how you are Finding Peace, Finding Center.


2016 Main Gallery

2016 Main, Kansas City, MO 64108

Opening June 2

Closes June 27

To view after opening call or text Angie for an appointment.

angie@2016mainkc.com, 816-807-4793

This is a members group exhibit featuring images printed on  4″ square paper.  These small images are reminiscent of the old snapshot and force you to come close, look and search the fine details.  This is the second year for this show.

Sense of Place:  Members Exhibit

April 7-June 4th

Sense of Place explores the relationship between place and culture, in addition to individual and collective identity.

©Ron Anderson, Longview Farm Office Building, 1916 and 2016

An artist’s relationship to geography, topography, and the land, can assist in the study and utilization of its effects on character and psyche in their art process. For others this the way place impacts the feeling and perception of those who reside and work in a specific place. However, place can define a culture and shape identity by living in and absorbing the environment.  An artist may delve into how geography and culture interact, as well as shape and define a culture.

A sense of place can define where we live as special or unique, and that foster a sense of attachment, authenticity and a profound sense of belonging.

Opening Reception- April, 7 2017, 4p-7p

Albrecht Kemper Museum of Art

2818 Frederick Ave, St Joseph, MO 64506

Gallery Hours:  Tuesday-Friday 10a-4p, Saturday-Sunday, 1-4p

Join us on April 7, 2017 as we celebrate our own “Sense of Place”.