October 13 – November 10, 2017
Kansas City Artists Coalition’s Mallin and Jacqueline B. Charno Galleries
201 Wyandotte Street, KCMO 64105
The Kansas City Society for Contemporary Photography’s third annual juried member photography exhibition presented in partnership with the Kansas City Artists Coalition.

June 1                             Call open on
August 31                       Entry submissions due
September 13                Notification of artists begins
September 30               Artwork due at KCAC 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
October 13                     Opening Reception, 6 – 8 p.m.
November 10                Exhibition ends
November 11                 Pick up works, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.


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.

A submission of up to 5 images is $70.

KCSCP members receive a discount of 50% off this fee. The discount code MUST input at the time of entry and before checkout is completed.

Non-members pay $70 which includes submission for up to 5 images and a one year membership in KCSCP.

KCSCP uses CaFÉ at for submissions. You must create a free profile and upload media. Then scroll down in “CaFÉ Listings” to CURRENT WORKS 2017 ,  click VIEW MORE INFO, read then click APPLY TO THIS CALL follow instructions.

Prepare the images according to the digital specifications required for CaFÉ, see Image/Media Prep

All works must have been produced between September 2015 to current. We are looking for a broad range of photography styles and processes that represent the diversity of our membership.
Subject matter is open. All images must be created from your original photography as the foundation of your work and within the time frame mentioned above.

Original works will be accepted in all photographic mediums: Digital, Film, Alternative Processes, Black and White or Color. No pornographic or defamatory images.

Artists whose works are accepted will be notified beginning September 13. Notices will be made via the e-mail you use for your Café Registration; however, we must also have a telephone number where you can be reached on this date. Any accepted work that differs from the digital image will be disqualified. KCSCP & KCAC reserve the right to reproduce accepted works for publicity, documentation, and promotion of the exhibition.

An opening reception, marketing and promotion for the exhibition will be provided. You are encouraged to promote the exhibit on your personal social media, email, etc.

Maximum final outside dimensions 40″

Must be ready to hang, with name, medium and price on the back.

Framed pieces should use white museum mats, black frames, and should be wired. Include hanging hardware.

Works that do not require framing are accepted, but need to be presented in a professional manner with hanging hardware. Please contact us at If you have any questions or concerns.

Accepted work delivered to the gallery that do not comply with all the specified requirements will not be exhibited.

The work should be for sale. KCAC will retain 30% of the sale price. Provide retail price including frame, if applicable.

SHIPPING ACCEPTED WORKS. Artists pay shipping to and from the Kansas City Artists Coalition Gallery. Accepted works must be shipped PREPAID and be delivered to the gallery September 27-30. Late or damaged shipments will be returned collect. Works must be shipped in substantial, reusable packing cartons with repacking instructions. (NO Styrofoam peanuts.)  Enclose a check for return shipping made payable to the Kansas City Artists Coalition; include insurance amount (if any) works will be returned via UPS. Shipped work will be returned November 11-22.

HAND DELIVERY OF ACCEPTED WORKS. Works may be hand delivered September 30 between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Hand delivered work must be picked up November 11, 11a.m.-4p.m.

RETURN OF WORKS. If return shipment cannot be completed, or if works are sent without return shipping provided for, or if hand delivered works are not picked up November 11, the KCSCP will dispose of the work(s) in any way it sees fit without liability or further notice to the artist or lender.

The Kansas City Artists Coalition provides insurance for the exhibition. Artists are responsible for providing their own insurance on works during shipment.
All accepted works must remain in the Kansas City Artists Coalition Gallery until the close of the exhibition.