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.

Joyce Veazey & Diane Brown are Displaying at Roeland Park City Hall

Our longstanding and talented Raytown Artists Association members Joyce Veazey and Diane Brown are displaying at the Roeland Park City Hall during the month of March with a reception on Friday, March 23rd from 5pm to 8pm.

Mary Maude is showing at the Drury

Several of member Mary Maude’s ceramic sculptures will be part of the group show, “Synesthesia of Song” at the Drury on C-Street Gallery with an opening this coming Friday, March 2nd and continuing through March 30th. Mary Maude’s sculptural creativity derives from music and fits right in with the “Synesthesia of Song” theme of putting music into other mediums of art.

Drury on C-Street Gallery is located at:
233 E Commercial St, Springfield, MO 65803

David Alston Visits the RAA

Our RAA program on Thursday, February 15th featured artist David Alston, formerly of Baltimore, who shared his paintings and history. Thank you David, we were awed and inspired by you!

Visit David’s Facebook for more examples of his talent.

Dawn Thomas is Teaching a Watercolor Workshop

Member Dawn Thomas will be leading a watercolor workshop at Images Art Gallery for artists who are familiar with watercolor and want to improve on their composition and technique. The cost is $100 dollars due on or before the first session, Monday March 5th from 1pm – 3pm. There will be a total of four sessions each meeting on a Monday in March.

Images Art Gallery: 7320 W 80th St, Overland Park, KS 66204. Also, visit on-line to view more of Dawn Thomas’s art work or download the flyer for further details about this workshop.