N A T I O N A L    E V E N T
September 13 - November 3, 2019


The MVIS Annual Juried Art Show has become one of the finest group exhibits in the Midwest. Featuring representational art by Impressionists and our fellow Realists, it is our organizations largest and most competitive event. Each year, this national event changes cities across the region offering our members opportunities to exhibit their work in communities they may not otherwise. Artists from across the country are welcome to join our organization and enter their work for a chance to exhibit, win awards and cash prizes. We encourage artists to enter their best work. To maintain quality shows, only qualified jurors are chosen from a variety of art professions; professional artists, university art professors, art museum curator's, art gallery owners, etc. ​​Venues are decided by space, location, and amount of exposure to art collectors.



Awards by Juror
Best of Show - Randall Bennett
Second Place - Katrina Swanson
Third Place - Fred Doloresco
Award of Merit - Johne Richardson (2)
Award of Merit - Linda Kinder

MVIS Founders Award
B. K. Seevers Award of Excellence in Impressionism - Monique Chartier
Sponsored by Brent Seevers, MVIS

Special Recognition
MVIS Certificate of Appreciation - Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art
MVIS Achievement Award - Susan Rose, MVIS-S

MVIS Signature Status
Larry DeGraff, MVIS-S
Daniel Fishback, MVIS-S
Cody Wheelock, MVIS-S

Our Juror 
Brett Knappe, Ph.D.
Executive Director of the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art

Dr. Knappe is the current Director of the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art in St. Joseph, MO. He formerly was an associate professor of Art History at Baker University in Baldwin City, KS where he taught for 8 years. Knappe has a master’s degree and Ph.D. in art history from the University of Kansas, as well as a degree in history from Boston University and another in art history from the University of Washington.
Exhibition Credits 
Host Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art
Coordinated by Brent Seevers, MVIS
Juried by Brett Knappe
Awards provided by the Missouri Valley Impressioninst Society
Special Award(s) sponsored by Brent Seevers, MVIS
Awards presentation by Rachel Mindrup, MVIS and Brent Seevers, MVIS
Director of Marketing and PR Brent Seevers, MVIS
Director of Membership Cody Wheelock, MVIS
Call For Artists and Registration handled by Juried Art Services
Catered by Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art
Special Thanks to MVIS Member Volunteers
and the MVIS Membership
Photography by Brent Seevers, MVIS and Greg Summers, MVIS


  1. SEPT 13
    4:00 -7:00 PM Opening reception
    The show opens to the public Friday, September 13th, 4 - 7pm. FREE to the public. An award ceremony will take place at 6pm. Awards will include recognizing volunteers, winning entries, and new Signature Members.
    Award Ceremony at 6pm
  2. SEPT 8
    9:00 - 4:00 PM Paint Out
    Join us and paint in Krug Park in St. Joseph, MO. Members and nonmembers are equally welcome to participate.
    Outdoor painting in Krug Park
  3. NOV 3
    11:00 - 1:00 PM End of Show
    Nov 3rd is the last day to see the exhibition.
    Final day to see the work
  4. TBA
    Artist Talk
    MVIS Co-Founder, Brent Seevers will be giving an Artist Talk about the MVIS organization and the exhibition that will be on display. Open and FREE to the public.
    At the museum

2818 Frederick Ave, St. Joseph, MO


2012               MVIS Inaugural Juried Art Show​           @ Kansas City Club, Kansas City, MO                             
                        Juror:  Michael Albrechtsen, Artist

​2013               MVIS 2nd Annual Juried Art Show        @ SouthWind Art Gallery, Topeka, KS                           
                        Juror:  Stephen T. Johnson, Artist

​2014               MVIS 3rd Annual Juried Art Show         @ Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, MO  
                        Juror:  Dr. William Eickhorst, Professor of Art - Park University

​2015               MVIS 4th Annual Juried Art Show         @ Portfolio Gallery & Education Center, St. Louis, MO
​                        Juror:  Greg Gobberdiel, Artist/Art Gallery Owner

​2016               MVIS 5th Annual Juried Art Show         @ Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, MO
​                        Juror:  Kathy Liao, Artist/Professor of Art - Missouri Western State University

2017               MVIS 6th Annual Juried Art Show         @ The Rice Gallery of Fine Art, Overland Park, KS
​                        Juror:  Dr. Stephanie Fox Knappe, Associate Curator of American Art - Nelson Atkins Museum of Art

2018               MVIS 7th Annual Juried Art Show         @ Gallery 1516, Omaha, NE
​                        Juror:  Stephen Cornelius Roberts, Artist