“Hey, Kansas City” Art Show

Friday I took pictures of the “Hey, Kansas City” art show at Paper Birch Landing.  I think I got the whole exhibit here, but please forgive me if I missed one or two.  Cell phone camera shots, so sorry for the quality.  The show runs until the end of the month.  Go to my previous post for more information on that.  Of course, all these images are copyrighted by the artists who created them.  I think just about everything here’s for sale. So, contact the gallery if you’re interested in purchasing.

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Art Show Reception Tonight

paper-birch-landing1Tonight I’ll be attending the opening night reception at Paper Birch Landing.  The night opens the “Hey, Kansas City” show that I helped judge last month.  The reception is from 6 to 10pm and there will be wine, art, food, music and poetry.  The show runs all month.  I’ll also be at the “Artists Speak” event next Thursday (August 18th) from 6 to 8pm.

The gallery is at 3740 Broadway Suite 300, Kansas City, MO 64111.  It’s south of the Uptown Theater behind Woody’s.  Normal business hours are Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm.

Judged An Art Show Last Saturday

Last Saturday I went downtown to an art gallery called Paper Birch Landing to jury their “Hey, Kansas City” art show that will be running all through the month of August.  That was fun.
Paper Birch Landing
The gallery is located on Broadway near the Uptown Theater.  It’s directly behind Woody’s on the third floor.  The space has a lot of light and a nice view.  I got to have a peek at their current show and talk shop a bit before we started to go through the entries.

 

Although, we were surprised (and a bit disappointed) to not get a single entry on the subjects of cows, barbecue, or fountains!   I mean, come on Kansas City!  By the end, Heather Collinsworth (one of the gallery owners) and Jesus Vasquez (the other judge for the show) were both considering painting a cow just for the show to make up for the obvious oversight.  I might draw something additional as well if I get around to it.

Mayor Sly JamesThe submissions were lighter than expected, which made this show a great opportunity for artists who may have otherwise not had an opportunity to show in a gallery before.  I’d say more about what will be on display, but the winners haven’t been announced yet and I don’t want to spoil anything.

As judges, Jesus and I will both also be contributing at least one piece each to the show.  I’ve already dropped off a signed archival print of my Sly James caricature and they let me leave my portfolio and some cards out for display.  It looks like I’ll be attending a couple more events at the gallery throughout the month of August, but I’m not quite sure of the dates.  I’ll post when I have more information.

Showing at RG Endres Gallery

I have 17 pieces showing at the RG Endres Gallery in Prarie Village, KS along with several other Olathe Visual Artists Association members.  Our work will be on display until the end of the month.  A reception is to be held next Friday, August 9th from 6:30 to 7:30.  The gallery is located inside the City Hall Building at 7700 Mission Rd.

I will be showing my work…

I will be showing my work three places over the summer.

June 1st through the 7th
First Art Gallery of Olathe
Olathe, KS
I will have several prints on display as part of the OVA Exhibit.

June 29th and 30th
Downtown Olathe Arts Festival
Olathe, KS
I will have a large selection of prints on display in association with the Olathe Visual Artists Association and will be on-site throughout the event.

July 12th through the 14th
Sunflower Art Festival
De Soto, Kansas
I have two entries that will be on display in the Sunflower Art Exhibit at this Festival.