The Kansas City Chiefs have rendered a call for local artist to help kick-off the Chiefs Art Program. In an effort with leading members of the Kansas City business and arts communities, Chiefs’ Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt and the Chiefs will assemble a “world-class collection of artwork” in Arrowhead Stadium. The call is for artists from the surrounding region, including Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.
Sharron Hunt Munson, a member of the family that founded 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 have involvement from several local art experts:
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.”
Full information on the event is provided below:
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.
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
Comments/Questions: All questions should be submitted in writing to: email@example.com
By Emmanual Benton