Call for Artists-Street Art

WestWoods Manor – (7115 Stewart Rd-Liberty, MO)

(816) 781-8696

Joan Kahl

Street Art Murals Competition

Westwood Manor has approximately a half-mile of asphalt streets.

  • Westwood will have 15 to 20 spaces 10’ x10’ for each artist.
  • Westwood will supply all paints necessary and prep the area for paint.
  • All work will reflect American Ashcan School emphasizing; Thomas Hart Benton, Andrew Wyeth, Edward Hooper & George Bellows.
  • Artists will be allowed, and encouraged, to go outside the provided area to create their own unique frame for their work.  Both will be judged.
  • Westwood will seal all paintings and award prizes.
  • First place will be $1,000, Second place $500, third will be $250.
  • A $20 entry fee and submission of work is required for quality sake.
  • Awards will be given at a community potluck dinner free to artists.

Artist & Teacher Exhibit-Gladstone Community Center (02/7/12)

“ Logic will take you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” Einstein

North Kansas City Schools along with the Gladstone Arts Commission is very
pleased to invite you to Artist and Teacher, a night of celebrating North Kansas City’s
finest visual arts educators. Please join us on the evening of Tuesday, February 7th., 
2012 from 5:30-7:30, at the Gladstone Community Center. Many of our district’s
teachers produce a diverse range of artworks while sharing their expertise with students.
The exhibit will run through the month of March, and be open to the public. Come and
support the talent of our teachers and the role they play in enriching our children through
art education.
For more information, please contact Mark Anderson, Visual Arts Coordinator for North
Kansas City Schools at 816-674-0101 or by email at
Proudly Sponsored by:
Gladstone Community Center
6901 Holmes
Gladstone, MO 64118

Call for artists from the M.A.C!

The Missouri Arts Council ( has posted a call for artists for two (2) arts placements:
1) Mural in Rocheport @ the Visitors Welcome Center:

MoDOT Welcome Center Mural (Rockport, Missouri)

RFQ Received Deadline: 4 p.m. Monday, January 23, 2012

Eligibility: Professional artists and artist teams residing in the U.S. and that have at least five (5) years of public art experience
Budget: $25,000 for all artist fees, materials, etc.
For complete RFQ, visit

Inquiries: Missouri Department of Transportation

M. Elaine Justus – 816-387-2353 or


2) Short Street Parking Garage (Columbia, Missouri)

RFQ Postmark Deadline: February 17, 2012

Eligibility: Artists and artist teams legally residing and eligible to work in Missouri

Budget: $47,000 for all artists fees, fabrication, installation, etc.

For a complete project prospectus with application guidelines and selection process visit:

This project is funded through the city’s Percent for Art Program.


Inquiries: City of Columbia, Office of Cultural Affairs

573-874-6386 or

Liberty Arts Squared-2012 updates website

The Liberty Arts Squared Preview Show will be at Belvoir Winery on March 22nd.  Like last year, many of our Arts Squared artists and winners will be displaying their work, Belvoir will have wine samplings, there will be musical performances and appetizers will be served by many of our local restaurants.  We will also have a silent auction, as we had last year.

This year, the Liberty Arts Squared festival promises to bigger and better than last year.  We are expanding it to two days, June 1-2.  The entire downtown square will be blocked on Friday night, June 1, and The JEM will be providing wine and beer for festival patrons to enjoy throughout the entire downtown square as they enjoy the art and performances.  Also on Friday night, the Wild Women of Kansas City will be performing among other groups.  On Saturday, the emphasis will be more on family activities.

Some of the ways you can support Liberty Arts Squared include donating item(s) for the silent auction at the Preview Show as well as attending the Preview Show or by being an Arts Squared sponsor.  Details about both are in the attached letters.  All proceeds from the silent action benefit Liberty Arts Squared and enable us to attract quality artists, provide prizes and enhance our marketing to draw more people to the festival and to the historic downtown area.

Heather A. Jones

We Have Entries!

Entries have been submitted for the Liberty Arts Foundation Logo contest. Two (2) artists send in entries for judging as of December 30th, 2011.

1) Kennan Rader (Pittman Printing) of Liberty, MO  (2 entries)

2) Maryann Stenzel (independent artist) of Kansas City (north burbs)  (3 entries)

A Letter from the President of the Liberty Arts Foundation

Dear Liberty Citizen:

Among the many attributes that make our city a great place to live are citizens
passionately committed to making a meaningful difference to the essential
character of Liberty. This spring, the Liberty Arts Foundation was instituted to
support, encourage and assist the arts community of Liberty and to educate
and enrich the lives of Liberty citizens through the arts. The Foundation is an
outgrowth of the Liberty Arts Commission but is a separate, private, charitable
organization designed to support all art related endeavors that benefit Liberty
citizens. As funding becomes available through private donations and grants, the
Foundation will, for example, support projects of the Arts Commission, the
Liberty Symphony, Corbin Theater, the Community Chorus and others such
organizations and individuals.
As an initial project, the Foundation will seek funding from private citizens,
charitable foundations and the like for the purpose of funding a public art
project. Think of how we can enrich the lives of Liberty citizens with a sculpture
or sculptures placed in one or more locations throughout Liberty. For example, if
funding could be found, think of a piece of artwork located at the entrance to
Liberty on Kansas Street, greeting citizens and visitors as they enter Liberty from
Kansas City or the interstate. This is just an example. We have identified other
potential sites and would be happy to share those with those interested parties.
The arts enhance and enrich our lives, the lives of our children, our souls and our
community; they magnify our emotional commitment to Liberty; they increase
the value of our property. They are worthy of our support.
We hope that you will join the Board in support of the Arts Foundation with your
gifts and donations, either to the Foundation’s initial project or in support of the
arts community in Liberty in general. Your gift will be not only an investment in
the spirit of the arts, but in all lives it touches.
We thank you and appreciate your generous consideration and anticipated
support of the Liberty Arts Foundation.
Very Truly Yours,

Robert Steinkamp, President

Foundation Contribution Form (pdf)