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    ArtsKC is seeking to commission a Kansas City artist to create 6 works of art to present to metro-area businesses and individuals in recognition of their leadership in the arts. The event is attended by over 1,000 leaders in the arts business and civic community.
    Awards Commission:
    $6,000 for 6 works of art
    Centerpiece Commission:
    $4,000 for 100 table centerpieces in the spirit of the award design. Collaborations and edition pieces are welcome. Objects should be approximately 14″ in height with a base of no more than 12″.
    Submission Instructions:
    Artwork may be 2- or 3-dimensional in nature and must be appropriate for the business setting. Because the awards will be exhibited together at the Luncheon, the 6 works of art should be similar in nature (i.e., part of the same series), but not necessarily identical.
    To be considered for review, each artist must upload the following information atArtsKC.org/Awards:
    1. Professional resume
    2. Brief description of the work
    3. Digital images of previous work
    4. Digital images of sketches or maquettes of proposed awards commission
    5. Digital images of sketches or maquettes of proposed centerpiece commission
    Questions:
    If you have questions please contact Erinn Faulconer at Faulconer@ArtsKC.org. Additional information can be found at ArtsKC.org/Awards.

    The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017-2018 award of a yearlong rent-free studio space in DUMBO, Brooklyn.

    17 visual artists were selected from over 1,300 applicants by an initial review with four past studio artists: Valerie Hegarty (’04), Sarah Peters (’07), Debra Priestly (’13), Blane De St. Croix (’14), followed by a final selection with jury members Sanford Biggers, Matthew Deleget, Deborah Kass, Nathlie Provosty (’09), and Jean Shin. The residency period will last from September 2017 through August 2018, with an open studios weekend to be scheduled for spring 2018.

    The 2017 residents selected are Artist INC Fellow, Jaimie Warren, along with Laura Bernstein, Anna Betbeze, Todd Bienvenu, Derek Fordjour, Angela Fraleigh, Hong Seon Jang,  Osamu Kobayashi, Doron Langberg, Sharon Louden, Bridget Mullen, Narcissister, Jose Rodriguez,  Brie Ruais, Martha Tuttle, Brandi Twilley and Penelope Umbrico.