Women to Watch – Kemper Museum (KC) / Deadline: March 1

The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art,  in cooperation with the Kansas City Chapter of the National Museum of Women in the Art presents Women to Watch,  an exhibition program that features underrepresented and emerging women artists. The program is designed to increase the visibility of, and critical response to, promising women artists.

The theme for this exhibition is Paper. (The work of art must incorporate paper in part or in whole.) The exhibition will focus on the transformation of paper into complex works of art. Paper is a ubiquitous medium that is made from a variety of materials, and the artists in Women to Watch will exemplify this variety of production.

Women artists, currently living in Kansas or Missouri, within 150 miles of Kansas City, Missouri, must submit a one-page resume, one-page artist statement, up to ten images of five to ten works, and an image checklist (including titles, dates, media, and dimensions). Three to five artists will be selected from the submissions. A studio visit with each selected artist will determine the actual works for the exhibition.

Between three to five artists will be selected to have their works included in an exhibition at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, June 14 – September 15, 2019. There is an opportunity to be selected by curators from the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA), Washington, DC, for the national Women to Watch 2020 exhibition. Artists accepted to participate in Kemper Museum’s exhibition are not guaranteed participation in NMWA’s exhibition.

Click here to apply.  The site will walk you through the application form including image preparation. Please be sure to save your portfolio and return to it at any time before the deadline. There is no entry fee.  Artists whose works are accepted will be notified by Friday, March 15.