Missouri Valley Impressionist Society

8th Annual 'National' Juried Art Show

September 13 - November 3, 2019

Judge of Awards:  Brett Knappe, Ph.D.

Hosted by:
Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art
​2818 Frederick Ave, St. Joseph, MO

Artists who are currently 2019 MVIS members are allowed to submit pieces for this show. To become a member and become eligible, please visit our Membership page and Join. Our membership is open nationwide.

Cash Awards
Best of Show ($1000)
Second Place ($500)
Third Place ($250)
Three Award of Merits ($100)

B. K. Seevers Award of Excellence in Impressionism ($300)
-    MVIS Founders Award sponsored by Brent Seevers, MVIS

*MVIS Directors are ineligible to recieve awards.

Specifications and Presentation
All work must be matted and framed, and wired for hanging: clip frames will not be accepted. Plexiglass is required on all shipped work. Eligible work includes paintings and pastels. No sculpture, photography, drawings, video, film, installations, computer generated art or giclees are accepted. Original art only. 2-D work may not exceed 10 feet in height and 10 feet in width including the frame. Works on paper must be framed in glass or plexiglass. Any piece juried into any of the 2012-2018 MVIS Shows are ineligible in this and future shows.

How to Enter
Please pay your MVIS membership fee first.

Three (3) digital images in jpg format may be submitted at a submission fee of $35. ONLY PAID MVIS MEMBERS ARE ELIGIBLE. Incomplete entries will not be accepted. Digital images shall be named with last name, first initial, and then title as in example: DoeJ_PrairieMeadow.jpg

Once membership dues are paid, visit Juried Art Services online and enter artwork. 

A 30% commission will be retained by the museum on any sold work. All work must be for sale---no NFS or POR. All sold artwork must remain in exhibition until the conclusion of the show. 

Artwork Delivery and Pickup
All shipped works need to come to:

Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art
2818 Frederick Avenue
St. Joseph, MO 64506
(816) 233-7003

  • All artwork should have a return call tag with them in case they do not sell.
  • Art needs to be received the week of September 2, 2019.
  • Wooden crates and packing peanuts are not to be used with shipped artwork. All shipped work must arrive in a reusable container/box and include a prepaid computer-generated UPS of FEDEX return shipping label. No U.S. Postal Service returns. Do not send stamps, cash, or credit card information for return of work.
  • Artists are responsible for insuring their own work prior to and after the exhibit and while in transport.
  • All shipments MUST BE sent "SIGNATURE REQUIRED" in order to be safely recieved by the AKMA.
  • AKMA and MVIS are not responsib le for any lost packages left with no signature required.
  • Shipments that appear to have major damage upon receipt will not be opened and the artist will be contacted immediately to assist in assessing the damage and determining how to proceed.
  • The artist will also be contacted immediately if any major damage is discovered once a painting is unpacked.
  • Minor scuffs and scratches to frames as well as typical wear and tear will not be considered "damage" and will be deemed acceptable at the discretion of AKMA.
  • If shipping, please email the tracking info beforehand to [email protected]
  • Artists may also arrange for other individuals to deliver/pickup their works but they must contact AKMA beforehand. 

  • All unsold work will be returned via shipment or local pickup, just as it was recieved.
  • Paintings being returned via shipment will be packed and returned in the same packing materials they arrived in.
  • The artist is responsible for arranging the return shipment of their painting(s).
  • Pre-paid return labels may be enclosed in the original shipment or emailed to AKMA once the show has ended.
  • Return shipment will be around November 18, 2019.
  • Any work being picked up locally must be picked up on Nov. 3rd or 4th. 

The Missouri Valley Impressionist Society and the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art are not responsible for loss or damage to artwork while in transit to the show and while on display. The artist agrees to allow the Missouri Valley Impressionist Society, at its discretion, to utilize photographs or exhibited work for publicity purposes, not for reproduction. 

Important Dates
May 1 - Submission opens up on Juried Art Services
July 13 - Final day for artists to submit work
August 3-4 - Notification to artists
September 2-6 - Shipped work must arrive this week
September 8 & 9 - Gallery Drop off of artwork
September 9-12 - Installation of work
September 13 - MVIS Public Reception (4-7 pm)
November 3 - SHOW CLOSES
November 3 & 4 - Local pickup of work on either day
Nov 18 - AKMA will ship back work.​

​Special Event
September 8 - MVIS Paint Out in St. Joseph, MO. More info TBA.

Need a print out of the prospectus?
Download pdf here.
Accepted paintings will need labels for identification and contact info. Please fill out and attached art forms to back of each accepted painting. 

Download forms here;
BEST of SHOW 2018 - "Sunset" 
watercolor by Richard Sneary
SECOND PLACE 2018 - "Tracks in the Snow" 
pastel by Cris Chapin
THIRD PLACE 2018 - "Dust in the Wind" 
oil by John Thein