Here is information about the current show I am participating in! The show is made up of 20+ talented, local women artists. I'll give you a sneak peek of my painting but you should visit the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center to see it fully....it's up through May, so you have plenty of time! ;)

Thanks Kevin Dowd for the photo!

Group Exhibition
Dates: April 2nd through May 28th, 2010 (April 2nd & May 7th First Friday)
Title: “Her Art: Who Does She Think She Is?”
Location: Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, 2012 Baltimore Kansas City, MO 64108
Artists: (All Kansas City Metro Area Artists) Jaime Aguirre, Antonia, Hadara Bar-Nadav, Philomene Bennett, Nedra Bonds, Bonnye Brown, Lori Buntin, Jori Cheville, Maria “Mariaurora” Creyts, Nicole Emanuel, Jennie Frederick, Shea Gordon Festoff, Christel Highland, Lesley Jannsen, Sonié Joi Ruffin, Richie Kaye, Renée Laferriere Cinderhouse, Jenny Mendez, Yvette Morton, Holly Swangstu, Dana Swedo-Bernal, Kati Toivanen, Bernadette Torres, Arzie Umali, Liz Van Verth, Maria Vasquez Boyd, Sherry Whetstone-McCall, Marcia Willman.
Medium: Various: Including ceramic, painting, fiber, sculpture & photography
Description: This exhibit brings together a diverse group of Kansas City’s most talented women artists working in a variety of media. Artists were asked to submit works that answer the question: “Who Does She Think She Is?” The intent is to create a collection of autobiographical works that are evocative and emotionally charged, yet personal and narrative.

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Some big news…well at least for me it is! I have applied to the Visual Arts Graduate Program at the University of Kansas. My application materials were due February 1 and they said I should hear an answer within 6-8 weeks. I am really satisfied with the images I submitted and the statement I wrote, not to mention how thankful I am for the wonderful people providing references for me! I chose to apply to the sculpture department. My bachelor’s degree is in ceramics and my current work, although mixed media, is heavily based in painting.

I think to gain a wide range of knowledge in different mediums is going to be crucial to my growth in my work. In the sculpture department I will have the freedom to do so.

So I will definitely be writing again in the near future to let you know if I am a Jayhawk or not :)

A few other exciting things going on right now, I am helping a painter, Wilbur Niewald, for a few months. I mentioned his work in a previous post and it is a pleasure to be working with him. Maybe I'll brush up on my oil painting skills in the process.

I have new paintings in progress soon to be seen in Kansas City. First at the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center in April… the show will be up through May. And in June, my work will be shown at The Foundation, located in the West Bottoms. I will have all the information you need posted here closer to the dates of the shows.

Thanks for checking in and come back soon.

peace and love,