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'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'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


Juror: Linda Lighton

Award Winners David Rhoads, Hillary Stalnaker, Norleen Nosri, and Jessica Simorte

MAY 7 – JUNE 18, 2010

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

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'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


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

Award Winners: Marydorsey Wanless, Joe Bussell, Jean Wender, and Eric Nichols


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 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 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 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 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 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 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.


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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'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 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'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.