Call For Submissions
for the

12th Annual Contemporary Figurative Art Show

March 9th is the deadline for entries
Location: Hilliard Gallery 1820 McGee St. Kansas City, Mo 64108
Show Dates: First Friday April 5th, 2019 and Runs through May 25th
The Hilliard Gallery, in the crossroads art district, Kansas City, Mo
Contact; Bob Swearengin

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Call to artist for submissions to our 12th annual Human Form Show.  This call is to any and all artist that have created or do create, artwork of any medium that is somehow based or influenced by the Figurative Form.
In Recent years there has been an increase in the creation and acceptance of figurative art and that includes, promisingly, the acceptance of such work in the high-end market. But why do artist and collectors like art of the Human Form?  Simply put it is because art is a means of communicating human experiences, therefore human bodies are naturally depicted. The figurative form can be used as the ideal medium to convey a spectrum of ideas with which the viewer can resonate. The human figure has always been a common subject of visual art, "it forces the viewer to engage the artwork and enables the artist to express an entire range of ideas from the subtle to the intense". In the history of art the human figure bears, in different ways and through different periods in time, a huge significance, being the most direct means by which art can address the human condition.
   The Hilliard Gallery in the crossroads art district in Kansas City, Mo., is seeking submissions for consideration for inclusion in the Gallery's Twelfth  Annual Contemporary Figurative Art Show.  This call is open to all mediums and creative styles of  artwork. The show will open on the First Friday, April 5th and runs through May 25th, 2019. The show now in its 12th year has become increasingly popular each year, not only in the artwork submitted but in the attendance, reviews and sales for the show. The Human Form show seeks to showcase the best artwork, selected not only from the Midwest area but through out the United States and from other parts of the world.  

If you have previously had work in this show before you are still encouraged to submit your work again.


The criteria for artwork are as follows:
The theme for the show is any artwork created or inspired by the human form, and may include any artistic interpretation of the human form in any media.
Artist may submit up to 6 images for consideration. For Sculptural or for Three-dimensional pieces, 2 images may be submitted for each work. Artist may submit 35 mm slides, photos, or digital files in the JPEG or Tiff format. Include the  medium, size, retail pricing for submitted pieces and titles, contact information and Biography, to be eligible for proper consideration. Please do not send originals. Images will be returned if a self-addressed stamped envelope is provided.

Submission Deadline is March 9th, 2019. ( If you are from out of the country we will give you ample time to get your work here by letting you know earlier if possible)

  Submission is free
, with all accepted artwork delivered for the show by April 1st,  2019.  Because there aren't any submission fees shipping of artwork is the responsibility of the artist.  Please refer to our website to few the most recent human form shows if you would like as each show has all the pieces from it available for view.
 Selected artwork must be available for sale during the show, and must be in its finished state. Artwork must be framed or ready to hang or displayed in a finished state. All artwork not sold during the show should be picked up or arrangements made for return shipping by June 3rd, 2019.
Images may be sent via email to or mail them to Bob Swearengin c/o Hilliard Gallery,1820 McGee St. Kansas City, Mo 64108. Contact Phone is 816-561-2956

"Finding artistic and beauty in the human form is only natural "
and this show will showcase some of the best work doing just that.