Kansas City Artists Coalition

2010 Exhibitions

March 5 – 25, 2010

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ROBERT QUACKENBUSH  Experimentation drives Robert Quackenbush’s practice of making art. He sees risk in the unknown, invention, and innovation.  He looks back at the history of art as a record of progress that he seeks to decode.

NANCY MORRISON  Nancy Morrison’s works are based on little stories and adages she grew up with or found in fortune cookies.  The imagery within the work metaphorically represents her past or current life.

CLINT METCALF  Metcalf’s process of painting is reactive to his own past works. He gains inspiration from the formal reactions of his paintings and drawings. Metcalf sketches copious amounts of studies and begins with a black grounded gesso.


April 9 – 23, 2010


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Juror: Linda Lighton


May 7 – June 18, 2010


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DEREK MILLER  Derek Miller uses toy cars to explore America’s socio-political ideals. His imagery is that of familiar logos, characters, and brands.

CHERYL TOH Cheryl Toh draws inspiration from nature converging with community, communication, and connectivity. She creates layered compositions that echo the long period of development and dialogue.

KAREN ALBERT  Karen Albert’s paintings have intense emotional meaning and soul. She is inspired by impressionistic painters and uses this inspiration to drive the colors and textures in her work.

TERRI WHEELER  Using subject matter inspired by nature, the body, and personal stories, Wheeler creates paintings removed from reality through gestural line.


July 9 – August 7, 2010


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Juror: Barbara O’Brien, Curator at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art


KEN KONCHEL  Ken Konchel is drawn to the expressive power of buildings, and their graphic aesthetic. He seeks to remove the context of architecture and turn it into nothing but relationships of shape, line, pattern, detail, tone and texture.


August 20 – September 17, 2010


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ASHLEY HOPE CARLISLE  Ashley Hope Carlisle creates an imaginary world that is a crossover between human and plant. She utilizes references to flora as a metaphor for the connections humans have with the world around them.

YUKARI LEE  Yukari Lee sees her creation process as collaboration with clay that continues until the piece can “claim its own presence.”  She is compelled to discover the truth of the form, something she finds to be intangible but present.

JEFF WEIMAN  Jeff Wieman explores the intangible strength that is revealed in the essence of his work. He seeks to study the power that his works evoke, as much as the pieces themselves.

BETSY KNABE ROE  Betsy Knabe Roe creates sculptures that speak of remnants of a past existence that contain a hopeful aspect of preservation. The sculptures speak of a possibility of reviving the human interconnection with the natural world.


October 8 – 29, 2010

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TOMMY WHITE  White makes acrylic paintings with a composition of diverse forms which are arranged in a sort of pattern to be followed by the viewer. His abstractions are inspired from drawings he first created as a child, he then takes these and deploys them in his paintings with sophistication.

SANDRA VAN TUYL  A professional artist for the past twelve years, Sandra Van Tuyl, a Kansas City native, pulls inspiration from the city and its’ buildings for her artwork. Her dreamlike paintings have structural elements which she uses in ways to attract or repel.

SARA LARSON  Her paintings explode with color against stark landscapes. Her scenes are inspired by light and the landscapes of the Midwest. Larson was born in Missouri where she works and lives today.


November 12 – December 3, 2010


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ANAT POLLACK  Anat Pollack’s TV Commercial Series is a digital process using images from television ads that have been re-appropriated. She uses computer algorithms to deconstruct and reconstruct sensory data extracted from audience interaction with the space.

FRED TREASE  Fred Trease’s photography is a process that allows him to understand the world. He captures the images on the busy streets of public space, but with formal precision that takes a moment and allows it to expand on future contemplation and discovery.

AARON DOUGHERTY  Aaron Dougherty explores subject matters that interest him, but are outside of his understanding. He admits to sometimes examining to find the rationality of his interest, but sometimes leaves it as a baser visual interest.

TERESA MAGEL  Magel’s paintings depict her struggle felt as a woman torn between pursuing a career and becoming a stay at home mother. She paints confident feminine figures that are seductive and mysteriously alluring and all-around beautiful.

December 10 – January 15, 2011



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LINDA CARREIRO Linda Carreiro’s recent works evolve from a fascination with language in all forms. She uses books and narrative as a mutable material.

MISHA KLIGMAN Misha Kligman’s work is an examination of ideas of home and cultural belonging through the lens of family history and personal experience, specifically, the 20th Century history of the Soviet Jewish Diaspora.

LINDA TEETER  Linda Teeter uses digital alteration to her photographs to create the true experience and emotions she felt in its making. Through color and perspective she seeks to share with the viewer her take on the image.

SHANNON WHITE  White draws and paints from life and imaginary visions from her hometown in Kansas. Her imagery originates from her exploration of what makes life sustainable. Her painting style is expressive of difficulty and hope, inviting the viewer to process the aesthetics through their lens of personal experience and emotional perception.

LEE KNOX  Lee Knox creates her watercolors from her travel photographs through the years. She is directly inspired by the area’s architecture due to its reference to time and place.