July 11, 2012
The Hunt family and the Kansas City Chiefs are issuing a call for artists to kick off the Kansas City Chiefs Art Program.  This initiative will support the celebration of regional art originally announced by Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt as part of the club’s plans to celebrate the Chiefs 50th year in Kansas City. In conjunction with leading members of the Kansas City business and arts communities, the Hunt family and the Chiefs will assemble a world-class collection of artwork in select spaces at Arrowhead Stadium produced by artists from the surrounding region including Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Oklahoma and Arkansas.  Sharron Hunt, a member of the founding family of 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 benefit from the involvement of several local art experts including: 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 Julián 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 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.” Artists working in all media and galleries are welcome to submit. 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.  The only restriction is that submitting artists must have participated in at least one juried show, and must have exhibited with at least one gallery.  All submissions must be postmarked by 9/8/12.   For more information and how to submit, click here.