Unity Village Chapel Art Gallery Reception

Pam Collins and Diane Brown, featured RAA artists, attended the Unity Village Chapel Art Gallery’s reception held on Sunday, November 17th. Pam is displaying her watercolor & mixed media and Diane is displaying her photography.
Gratitude to both Paul McMillian and Jack Hochstedler for entertaining everyone on their flutes.

Thank you Doug Bennett!

Doug Bennett was a guest speaker at our Raytown Artists Association October meeting where he shared his philosophy of painting. He believes the most important aspect of a painting is composition and design. After that, he says, “it’s all about shapes, values, and edges”. Thank you again Doug Bennett for sharing your techniques and design ideals.

Pam Collins Gives a Demonstration to the RAA Membership

For our September program Pam Collins gave a demonstration and shared her techniques for watercolor painting on yupo paper, which is a synthetic water-resistant paper. Paint only drys by evaporation with no absorption of paint into the yupo paper itself. This allows the yupo paper to create beautiful effects in your completed artwork.

Announcing the 2019 Invitational Winners!

Thank you for everyone’s support! The talented artists, wonderful volunteer staff and a special thank you to Rich Berry for his jazz and blues guitar entertainment, and to LeRoy Grubbs and Carolyn Hughlett for their skillful demonstrations. Another successful Invitational spearheaded by the Raytown Artists Association and hosted by Saint Paul’s Church.

Best of Show – Michelle Koch
People’s Choice Award – Marie Bauer
1st Place Drawing – Rich Berry
1st Place Watercolor – Pam Collins
1st Place Acrylic – Linda Looney
1st Place Mixed Media – Barb Byrne
1st Place Black & White Photography – Michelle Koch
1st Place Color Photography – Tom Mallot
1st Place Sculpture – Wanda Tyner
1st Place Oil – Sandra Braga
1st Place Jewelry – JoEllen McGee

Thank you to our donors:
Linda Ahern
Lee’s Summit Tribune
All American Auto
Consentino’s Price Chopper
Doughboys Donuts
Sheri Haupert, haupArt Frame Gallery
Independence Examiner
Bruce Logeman
Messner Bee Farm
Mid America Laminating and Printing
Midwest Transmission and Auto Repair
Papa Murphy’s Pizza
Personal Care Dental Group
Saint Paul’s Church

2019 scholarship recipient Logan Crompton

FEATURED RAA Scholarship Chairperson Jodi McGee hands Jodi Compton her 2019 scholarship award.

Logan Crompton’s Winning Statement of Purpose:

As an artist I strive to explore the concept of beauty and its extremes. When creating a piece I challenge myself to tackle subjects that personally resonate with my experiences in a way that also lends to my visual aesthetics. Even when addressing the concepts of fear and anxiety through my pieces it is my goal to pose the subjects in a way that is timeless and without total antagonism. It is my intention to carry my love for investigation of life through art while pursuing a higher education. I will be attending the Kansas City Art Institute in the fall and major in art history. Throughout high school I learned that art is more than visuals, it demands context. Art is never without meaning. Even in the absence of a clear subject or purpose the intention of the artist gives a piece undeniable power and meaning. As an 18 year old I still have much to learn about what I want to portray to the world through my art but the fact that I hold that power is a most empowering experience.

Ryan Delgado Speaks to the RAA Membership

At our March program, Ryan Delgado spoke about his artistic journey from formal art education to self-study through the use of books, including “Classical Painting Atelier” by Juliette Aristides. Ryan also shared that he is inspired by the works of Velasquez and Cesar Santos. You can see some of Ryan’s recent work at the Hilliard Gallery’s 12th Annual Contemporary Figurative Art Show through May 25th, 1820 McGee Street, KCMO.

Jodi McGee Entertains the RAA members!

The Raytown Artists’ Association program for February was presented by member Jodi McGee. After a brief presentation on the materials and tools needed to create various jewelry designs, Jodi assisted attendees in making bracelets.

More of Jodi’s work can be viewed at local craft sales. Such as Raytown South’s Craft & Vendor Fair on March 2nd located at 8211 Sterling in Raytown, MO.

Thank you Jodi!

Erlene Flowers Teaches Colored Tissue Collage

All of the participants in our Saturday, July 21st workshop went home with a lot more knowledge of color schemes and knowing how to use their handmade colored tissue in collages. The workshop was given by Erlene Flowers and enjoyed by all.

Visit Erlene’s website for more examples of her talent.

Phil Schmidt Demonstrates How to Paint the Sky

At our April meeting local watercolor artist Phil Schmidt demonstrated how to paint the sky; during his demonstration he was quite candid and informative with our members and quests.

He shared his artistic journey starting with being a “hobby” painter to becoming a professional painter. His catalyst? Conversations he had with displaying artists of the Plaza Art Fair a scant four years ago!

More of Phil’s wonderful work may be viewed on his website.

Thank you Phil for sharing your talent with us!

One Week Left to Apply for the RAA Art Scholarship

There is still one week left to apply for the Raytown Artists Association Art Scholarship! Those applying, please fill out the attached application and be sure to post mark your application by April 6, 2018.
Questions? Please contact the RAA.

Click here to download application.