Holiday Market + Closing Reception

Telephonebooth gallery 2020-2023 Winter Invitational

Dear Friends

In the 28th year of this project we have hit some milestones,
the location had some work done, the dust has mostly cleared,
and we move forward.

Closing reception including works from Lynus Young shared with the gallery for
the Winter Invitational of 2019-2020 and included in the Winter Invitational 2022-23.
This will be a coffee and orange juice affair December 16, 2023 9am - 2pm.
Maybe some pizza.


22-23 Winter Invitational

Lynus Bryan Young, 2019

An artist recently commented on Telephonebooth being unencumbered by a style,
I should have explained I was raised by rational thinking pluralists,
if I did lapse into a particular style as a gallerist I would find that unfortunate and boring.


Show Closing This Saturday

Sean Semones Untitled One

Last week of Sean Semones one person show, gallery hours Saturday June 9th will be 10am - 5pm.

Call for art this fall, rsvp with current / recent work to apply for inclusion in the 2022 Winter Invitational, in memorial for "Lynus" Bryan Young.

Tim B.

By appointment
Fridays 10-5pm
Saturdays 10-5pm
covid policy still in effect

Telephonebooth Gallery
3319 Troost KCMO 64109


Sean Semones Opening Sat May 7 with Covid protocol

Sean Semones painting 2022

Showing May 2022:
… we, viscera ...
recent work by
Sean Semones

Opening: Saturday, May 7th, 10am - 4pm
Friday Preview by appointment
May 6th, 4pm - 6pm

gallery hours:
Fridays & Saturdays by appt

This is a nice art show, you should stop in and see it but we still have a covid policy.


Opening May 2022

Sean Semones painting 2022

Showing May 2022:
… we, viscera ...
recent work by
Sean Semones

Opening: Saturday, May 7th, 10am - 4pm
Friday Preview by appointment
May 6th, 4pm - 6pm

gallery hours:
Fridays & Saturdays by appt


Last Weeks of 2021 Holiday Market

Sean Semones 2012 Consignment 2021

Looks like we are closing out the year with some balmy December weather.

gallery open limited hours,
Friday afternoon Saturday morning December 10-11
available by appointment Friday Saturday 17-18

Holiday Market has a wide range this year.
great options on affordable original fine art by local artists
in the gallery and online,
Sean Semones consignments listed in the [ flatfiles ] section of the website.
Call or email for availability of many local artists.


Telephonebooth Holiday Schedule

Día de los Muertos at Nelson Atkins

Día de los Muertos 2021, in a sober mood.

In the recent tradition of combined consolidated covid viewing, the 2020-2021 Summer Salon and Winter Invitationals will be held all at once November thru January. Also in that vein, in addition to a program of quality art from working artists Telephonebooth is currently working to provide alternative retail support for local artisans producing garments and accessories of exceptional value and/or unique perspective. So all at once will also include the Holiday Market thru December.


Telephonebooth Hosting Pop-up

Bakker Brown Fall 2021

In addition to a program of fine art Telephonebooth is currently working to feature alternative retail.

Bakker Brown is a collaborative apparel design business in Kansas City.

Telephonebooth is the place to try on, see the quality, feel the fit, pick a fabric and place a direct price order from the current Bakker Brown offerings mostly
three season jackets in denims, wools and waxed cottons.


Artist talk this Saturday 1pm

Telephonebooth bocce court

Artist talk and open Bocce court next to the gallery this Saturday,
July 10th 2021, 10am - 2pm

Sean Semones talk 1pm

Russell Ferguson, Natalie Beer and Sean Semones combined solo shows by appointment thru July.
Much of the work will be available on the gallery website in the flatfile section.

Appointments available Mondays and Saturdays 8-5pm

Missouri covid on the rise.
Telephonebooth Gallery requests social distance and masks.
Please get vaccinated.


June 2021 Gallery News

Lynus Young 2004

random gallery notes, assorted other etcetera

New clients
Most artists understand if a gallery scene is oriented around art as entertainment that paradigm primarily benefits the owners of the circus not the performers. The other issue with entertainment art is the drive towards easily digestible content puts smart artists in last place.
Shows involving scholarship and curatorial acumen are considered "not accessible" and the result is safe, easy corporate production gets promoted, certified by consultants and collected.


2020 Consolidated Fall Season

Western Landscape Wyoming Russell Ferguson

2020 Fall Season Shows,

November 2020 - February 2021

Russell Ferguson, Recent Landscapes
Natalie Beer, "Amen"
Sean Semones, "sensitives not long for this"

All shows on view.
Covid rules and by appointment.

Appointments available Saturdays 9am - 5pm
Art available for purchase on gallery website.
Preview Saturday Nov. 7th 12-5pm, need mask and contact info.
Questions / Appointments


Factory Outlet Sat. Hours


Gallery hosting design studio -
still offering quality concepts, art, inquiry etc.

Studio Factory outlet open first and second Sat. December 7th and 14th.
noon - 2pm


Winter workshop - Factory Outlet

denim jacket

greetings friends and colleagues


we'll be in the shop for a minute
Saturday Dec. 14th, 2019
if you drop in between noon and 2pm, dress warmly.

mixed gallery program will continue
primary focus on dialogue with artists and samples at factory outlet.

artists encouraged discuss any proposals January 2020, available by appointment for studio visits, consultation, etc
further details etc at the gallery about page

as always, call ahead, leave message,


2018 December Market

jacket detail

After 23 years of shows there's an accumulation of art in the gallery backroom flatfile,
its helpful to dig out every once in a while and see what's there.

Fall Winter season has always been a good opportunity for that kind of project.
This year's annual expedition thru the archive will be available to witness only a few short hours on Saturdays December 15th and 22nd from 12-5pm.

There will be a selection of art available for purchase with cash, credit or payment plan.


Sean Semones, Recent Work

Sean Semones Painting Detail

Sean Semones, Recent work
Early Friday Preview Sept. 7th, 4pm - 7pm
Opening Saturday Sept. 8th, 12-5pm
Open Saturdays 12-5pm
Showing thru Oct.

Gallery Statement

“I have to give you credit, you are not very self aware, but if someone holds a mirror to your face, you are not afraid to look” Aaron Korsh

If Star Trek was some reflection on the id, ego and superego from the 60’s, maybe Suits has parallel for what recently passed as conversation between ideals of pluralism and tolerance.