About the Book
The Kansas City Artists Coalition is proud to announce the results of the 34th annual juried competition, The River Market Regional Exhibition (RMRE). Broadly, the hope, was to see what artists are thinking about this time in our history when there is so much turmoil and division; when much of what we value is being dismissed, undermined, or destroyed. We asked if you are responding to what is happening in the world right now? Are you making art with overt political statements? empowering images? community messages? no direct response artistically? will you keep on keeping on? We asked artists to show us their artwork. Nothing was excluded from the jury process. We asked the curator to select an exhibition that is interesting, compelling, and noteworthy. All styles, media, subjects were considered. The resulting exhibition is a thoughtful exhibition of what artists are thinking and making now. RMRE was unrestricted in media and subject matter and open to artists from Nebraska, Iowa, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, and Missouri; and to members of the Kansas City Artists Coalition and the African American Artist Collective. This exhibition and the catalog will celebrate these artists and to promote them nationally.