Events

The Solo Exhibition Open Call provides emerging and under-recognized artists the necessary time and resources to present an exhibition at CUE in 2018. The selected artists will receive valuable mentor support from one established curator on the selection panel including a studio visit and installation guidance in preparation for the exhibition, in addition to a $5,000 honorarium, and an accompanying exhibition catalogue with an essay written by a participant in CUE’s Art Critic Mentoring Program.

ELIGIBILITY FOR UNDER-RECOGNIZED ARTISTS CUE solo exhibition opportunities are for artists who: • Have not had a solo show in a commercial NYC gallery in five years • Do not have current, consistent commercial representation in the United States • Are not currently enrolled in a degree program • Have a demonstrated, consistent studio practice outside an academic setting for three or more years • Can be of any nationality, but must currently reside in the United States

GUIDELINES • The exhibition program is open to artists working in any discipline • Extra consideration will be given to artists who present ideas or topics that are not well-represented in the commercial sector • CUE strongly encourages applications that contribute to our ongoing commitment to diversity

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS • Resume / CV • Narrative Bio – up to 200 words • Artist statement – up to 500 words • Short synopsis of exhibition – up to 60 words • Detailed exhibition proposal that outlines both the background and plan for the exhibition, and the relationship of the support materials to your proposal – up to 1000 words • A completed Budget Worksheet form • Work samples

Application materials must be submitted online; mail or email submissions will not be accepted. Apply online at: http://cueartfoundation.org/open-call. For more information and application resources, please visit their website or contact Eva Elmore, Programs Assistant, eva@cueartfoundation.org.

The Curatorial Project Open Call provides one deserving curator or curatorial team the necessary time and resources to realize an innovative project with the aim of encouraging curatorial research in tandem with exhibition planning. CUE provides institutional guidance and resources to the curator, who produces a group exhibition in CUE’s space with related public programming and an accompanying exhibition catalogue in 2018.

The selected curator will receive valuable mentor support from one panelist including installation guidance in preparation for the exhibition, and will be awarded a $2,500 honorarium; a budget of $2,500 to divide amongst the participating artists and program speakers; and a production budget of $2,000. Proposals are evaluated on merit of project, singularity of concept, and adherence to the application guidelines. All applications submitted will be considered final and treated as such. Applicants will not, under any circumstances, be permitted to add or edit an application once it has been submitted. All incomplete or duplicate applications will be immediately disqualified.

GUIDELINES • Proposals must be conceptually rigorous and focus on artists, projects, and themes that are innovative, challenging, and engaging • Extra consideration will be given to proposals that clearly demonstrate a unique and creative approach to both curatorial research methods and the exhibition plan, as well as those that present ideas or topics that are not well-represented in the commercial sector • The proposal must include four or more artists, half of whom must qualify as under-recognized (no gallery representation and no solo exhibitions in a major venue within the past five years) • Curators may not include their own work in the exhibition • The curator and proposed artists can be of any nationality, but must currently reside in the United States • Extra consideration will be given to those in the beginning stages of their curatorial careers • CUE strongly encourages applications that contribute to our ongoing commitment to diversity

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS • Short synopsis of proposed project – up to 60 words • Detailed exhibition proposal that outlines both the background and plan for the exhibition – up to 1000 words • List of at least four participating artists and short bios for each • A completed Budget Worksheet form • Curator’s CV • Work samples


Application Instructions / Public Contact Information

Application materials must be submitted online; mail or email submissions will not be accepted. Apply online at: http://cueartfoundation.org/curatorial-open-call. For more information and application resources, please visit our website or contact Eva Elmore, Programs Assistant, eva@cueartfoundation.org.

Join Artist Inc. alumni at the KC Urban Potters at the Midwest Pottery Fest at #4 Wesport Rd, KC this Mother’s Day weekend!  We’re inviting 6 nationally recognized artists to join us for a weekend full of food, drinks, music, artist demonstrations talks, a Flower Bar on Sunday for Mother’s Day, and, of course, a wonderful selection of unique, handmade pottery.

Friday evening, May 12, from 5-8 is their Opening Reception with drinks, food, & live music by local Klezmer band, Tiny Flowers.  Get a first look at the newest work by all 13 artists, who will be in attendance & happy to talk with you about their work.

Saturday’s sale, May 13, will include artists demonstrations & presentations about their work throughout the day. (see schedule) Check out the energetic scene here in Westport, with a variety of restaurants & local creative shops in our neighborhood, including Oddly Correct Coffee & Maker Goods.  Spend the day with us perusing the pottery, visiting with and watching the artists work during their demonstrations & talks, & exploring the local scene.

On Sunday, May 14, we will host a Mother’s Day Flower Bar! Bring the family out for a unique Mother’s Day experience.  Choose from a variety of artist made vases and create your own bouquet.  We’ll have a designer on hand if you need a little help arranging.  Enjoy coffee by Oddly Correct, juice, & pastries for a one-of-a-kind day with Mom.

More info at kcurbanpotters.com

 

Saturday Artist Demos/Talks

10-10:50 Meredith Host & Alex Watson, demo

11-11:50 Louis Reilly & Chandra DeBuse, demo

12-12:50 Rain Harris & Paul Donnelly, demo

1-1:20 Ben Carter, artist talk

1:30-1:50 Jessica Brandl, artist talk

2-2:20 Tara Dawley, artist talk

2:30-2:50 Tyler Lotz, artist, process talk

3-3:20 Birdie Boone, artist talk

3:30-4:20 Jana Evans & Erica Iman, demo

 

Support for this event is provided by a Rocket Grant project award, a program of the Charlotte Street Foundation and the University of Kansas Spencer Museum of Art. Funding is provided by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.  www. rocketgrants.org

Progressional Currents is an exhibition highlighting ceramic artists that have traveled to Hungary in order to expand and challenge their studio practice at the International Ceramics Studio (ICS) in Kecskemét. These artists lived and worked together during the summer of 2015 and 2016. At the ICS they worked alongside and learned from sculptors, plaster-masters and ceramic innovators from around the world. The works displayed reveal how each artist worked before visiting ICS, their approach to a new environment and material, and how that has affected their work since returning to the United States. Concepts explore religion, architecture, the environment, anatomy and the occult. Artists include Emily Connell, London Dupere, Kim Lavonne, Cydney Ross, Melanie Sherman and Joseph Wullner.

For more information please contact Cydney Ross at cydneyraeross@gmail.com

Charlotte Street Foundation is pleased to present Tributary: An exploration of the Missouri River, Real, and Metaphorical. Organized by AI Fellow and artist, M.O.I (Minister of Information), Tributary will be on display May 12th through June 10th at La Esquina Gallery. Please join us for the opening reception, Friday, May 12th, 6-9PM.

In June 2016, artists and scientists convened near the confluence of the Missouri and the Kansas Rivers to swap river stories. From those discussions, the idea of bringing together contemporary art, current scientific research, interactive natural resource workshops, and big river adventures was born. Built around the theme of the Missouri River and its tributaries, real and metaphorical, Tributary creates an experimental resource evaluation that mingles observation, experience, and intuition to improve understanding of one of our nation’s greatest natural resources. Tributary exhibiting artists and scientists include: Karen McCoy, Caitlin Horsmon, Sarah Hearn, Melissa McGrath, Steven Snell, Anson the Ornery, Lynn Benson, Tim Amundson, Libby Reuters, and Joshua Brown, Carrie Elliott, Dave Heimann, and Heather Krempa. Chief Hydrologist for Tributary is M.O.I.–The Minister of Information.

PROGRAMMING

BIG MUDDY SPEAKER SERIES

Tuesday, May 23, 7:00 pm at Westport Coffee House

Dave Heimann, USGS Hydrologist presents “Where’s the Mud: Understanding sediment sources and storage in the Big Muddy?”

A WHOLE WORLD AT YOUR FEET

Thursday, June 1, 5:30 – 7:00 pm at La Esquina

Join an Invertebrate Workshop with USGS Biologist, Heather Krempa.

Big River Tributary

Saturday, June 10, 12:00 – 2:00 pm at Kaw Point Park

Adventure artist Steve Snell will commandeer Daunting Courage, a cardboard replica of Lewis and Clark’s keelboat into historic Kaw Point. The public can witness and provide testimony from the vantage point of a former Lewis and Clark camp. Water protectors from Healthy Rivers Partnership will offer free Missouri River boat tours.