The Catholic Fine Arts Council of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas was pleased to present the first Regional Juried Christian Arts Competition and Exhibition, which debuted this fall of 2017 at the Savior Pastoral Center in Kansas City, Kansas. This juried competition and exhibition primarily saught to foster the arts of the Western Christian tradition. Other artistic traditions of Christian subject matter were considered, also.


Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony

The Opening Reception on October 17, 2017 at Savior Pastoral Center was a huge success! Over 120 attendees came to enjoy appetizers and the beautiful artwork lining the Art Hall. Thank you to all our artists who submitted their work, Dr. Denis McNamara, John and Pat Menghini, and members of the Catholic Fine Arts Council for making this event possible!

Our program lists all the artwork in the exhibition. To read further details about the artists and their work, click here.

This event was featured in The Leaven shortly after the Opening Reception. Click here to read the article.



To view the competition prospectus and entry guidelines, click here


Committee Members

Christine Bial, Mid-America Arts Alliance, CFAC Council Member

Tim Chik, Director of Savior Pastoral Center

Lesle Knop, Executive Director of the Catholic Foundation of Northeast Kansas

Eva Reynolds, Eva Reynolds Fine Arts Gallery, CFAC Council Member

Kimberly Rode, Office of Adult Evangelization

Dan Sabatini, Chair of the CFAC

Michael Shirley, CFNEK Representative to the CFAC


 Honorary Chairpersons

John and Pat Menghini




Pope St. John Paul II Award

Kate Marin, St. Francis, KS- Ecce Homo


St. Bede Award

Peggy Shopen, Lawrence, KS- King David


St. Luke Award

Jason Jenicke, Alexandria, KY- Pieta


St. Cecilia Award

Oscar Alonzo, Overland Park, KS- Mary's Presence


St. Thomas the Apostle Award

Dan Dakotas, De Soto, KS- Suffering Face of Christ


People's Choice Award

Jason Jenicke, Alexandria, KY- Pieta



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Questions? Contact Lesle Knop at (913) 647-0325 or at lknop@archkck.org.


 "The Catholic Diocese of Kansas City in Kansas encourages artists both near and far to join her in satisfying the universal hunger for beauty, order and holiness...we invite all artists, both young and old, to submit works that are contemplative, prayerful and evangelical."


                                                                                                        -John Menghini