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Call For Artists: Hunt Family, Chiefs Beginning Kansas City Chiefs Art Program

Posted Jul 11, 2012


KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Hunt family and the Kansas City Chiefs are issuing a call for artists to kick off the Kansas City Chiefs Art Program.  This initiative will support the celebration of regional art originally announced by Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt as part of the club’s plans to celebrate the Chiefs 50th year in Kansas City.

In conjunction with leading members of the Kansas City business and arts communities, the Hunt family and the Chiefs will assemble a world-class collection of artwork in select spaces at Arrowhead Stadium produced by artists from the surrounding region including Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Oklahoma and Arkansas.  Sharron Hunt Munson, a member of the founding family of the Chiefs and Lamar Hunt’s only daughter, will direct the program designed to help promote regional culture, provide educational opportunities for the youth of Kansas City and engage the community in a way that touches individuals of all ages and walks of life. She will be joined on the project by her siblings: Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt, Lamar Hunt, Jr. and Daniel Hunt.

The program will also benefit from the involvement of several local art experts including:

Jacqueline Chanda, President, Kansas City Art Institute

Mary Cohen, Executive Director, Barton P. and Mary D. Cohen Charitable Trust

Barbara O’Brien, Director, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

Julian Zugazagoitia, Director and CEO, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

“Our family is excited to begin this art program at Arrowhead Stadium to commemorate the Chiefs first 50 years in Kansas City,” Sharron Hunt Munson said. “Arrowhead is not only a great venue for football, but is also an iconic entertainment destination in the Midwest. We are looking forward to working with local and regional artists to display artwork at Arrowhead that celebrates the Midwestern culture that the Chiefs and our family have been proud to be a part of for the last five decades.”

Artists working in all media and galleries are welcome to submit. There are no restrictions regarding size, theme or method and artists are encouraged to submit pieces surrounding regional and cultural themes beyond the scope of sports and entertainment.  The only restriction is that submitting artists must have participated in at least one juried show, and must have exhibited with at least one gallery.  All submissions must be postmarked by 9/8/12.

Additional details can be found at http://goarrowhead.com/kcchiefs-art-program/. 

Kansas City Chiefs Art Program

Call for Artists

Site:  In 2010 the Kansas City Chiefs completed the renovation and expansion of Arrowhead Stadium.  Now we would like to fill it with the best possible work by artists from our region, setting a new standard for sports and entertainment venues worldwide.

Areas Where Art is to be Placed:  Scout Investments Club Level, other Club areas, reception areas, corridors, and other interior locations, along with select exterior locations.  Some interior walls are quite large, measuring up to 10’ x 20’; others are modest in size.  Some locations will be addressed simply by selecting pre-existing works; others will be addressed via site-specific commissions.

Restrictions:  The only restriction is that all work must be original, including works on paper.  There are no restrictions regarding size, theme or method and artists are encouraged to submit pieces surrounding regional and cultural themes beyond the scope of sports and entertainment. 

Submission Restrictions:  The Call is open to artists throughout the Midwest with specific emphasis on Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Oklahoma and Arkansas. Submitting artists must be accomplished in their body of work, must have participated in at least one juried show, and have exhibited with at least one gallery.  Submissions will be reviewed by a qualified art committee. 

Site Specific Commissions:  From the group of submissions, various artists will be nominated for site-specific commissions on the basis of their experience and qualifications. 

Submitting:  Please submit the following, using a presentation folder for all submissions.

  • 10 images via CD ROM.  
  • Annotated list indicating title, price, dimensions, and medium of each work,             
  • Resume and/or bio.
  • Three career-related references.
  • Relevant support materials.
  • Materials will only be returned if a self-addressed stamped envelope is provided.

Submission Address:

Kansas City Chiefs Art Program

One Arrowhead Drive

Kansas City, MO  64129

Deadline:  All submissions must be postmarked by September 8, 2012. 

Information Online:  To download a PDF of this document, please go to http://goarrowhead.com/kcchiefs-art-program/.

Vision:  The purpose of this project is to help build regional culture, provide opportunities for qualified artists, and showcase world-class work by the artists of our region.

Comments/Questions:  All questions should be submitted in writing to: stadiumartprogram@kcchiefs.org

--CHIEFS--

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