Jill Downen, a KCAI Assistant Professor of Sculpture, has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment of the Arts and a Cité International des Arts Residency in Paris.  Her work is in the permanent collections of Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Emerson Electric, Sprint Corporation, Southwest Illinois College and numerous private collections. She has

Adriane Herman was the Charlotte Street Foundation’s 2014-2015 National Studio Resident, and received a 2015 Rocket Grant for her “Freeing Throwers” collaboration with Mo Dickens. Herman has taught in Kansas City Art Institute’s Printmaking and Sculpture Departments, and is Associate Professor at Maine College of Art. Her work has been exhibited widely and collected by The Whitney Museum

Peregrine is savvy in her art and business. Her artwork is known internationally and she is the co-owner of Birdie’s, an established Crossroad’s boutique. Peregrine’s art is in the permanent collections of The Art Institute of Chicago, Whitney Museum and the Albright-Knox. She is a recipient of the Art Omi International Residency; also she has

Dylan has created public art installations in various states including New York, Chicago, and Washington.  A few of his exhibiting host are Columbia University, PS 122 Gallery in New York, and Leedy-Voulkos. He has been voted Kansas City’s Best Artist by The Pitch. Plus he is a recipient of the Charlotte St. Award, ArtsKC Fund

Brett specializes in non-traditional media wall work, sculpture and installation. He has had solo exhibitions in Kansas City and New Orleans. His work was recently featured in the online magazine Perversionmag.com. Brett’s ‘studio practice often fuses common household materials and ordinary life activities with semi-exotic art textures, supplies and procedures.’ He went on to receive

A ‘rockin’ GUILDit presentation

See the 7-minute presentation and 20 minutes of brainstorming from KCAI professor Kim E-M’s talk. She presents all her revenue streams, successes and challenges, then the audience helps fine-tune those ideas and provides resources to grow her art & biz. See musician and composer Christian Hankel’s 7-minuteGUILDit video: http://www.guildit.org/kc-artist-20-year-career-in-a-short-guildit-film/ Like GUILDit on Facebook, to support us

Maria Vasquez Boyd presents 10/1

Maria Vasquez Boyd exhibits paintings and illustrations across the country including murals in Mexico. She is a graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute where she returned to teach in the Design and Illustration Department. Maria taught at the Nelson Atkins Museum and worked for Hallmark Cards. She serves as producer and host of special

Adam Finkelston is a photographer, publisher, curator and educator. He is co-editor of ‘The HAND Magazine’ that is innovative and experimental in uses of reproduction-based media. Along with being a quarterly publication Adam has co-curated ‘The HAND’s gallery exhibits and sells limited edition prints from The HAND’s website. Personally Adam has shown his artwork in

Hugh Merrill presents at Kemper 8/6

Hugh Merrill will be presenting on key successes and challenges he and his students have encountered over his 40 year career as a KCAI professor of printmaking. He’ll talk about his work including solo shows at the Nelson and Cranbrook, plus his non-profit Chameleon Arts & Youth Development (CAID). CAID’s mission is to create community

Kim E-M presents at Kemper 8/6

Kim E-M of the KCAI Fiber Dept., is a teacher, workshop presenter, book author, online vendor and an artist that shows at galleries as well as does custom work for international clients. She will highlight successes and challenges in being a young professional that has taken many paths and is now determining those that will