Announcing the 2017 Invitational Winners!

2017 Invitational Winners

Thank you for everyone’s support! The talented artists, wonderful volunteer staff and the Sugar Ridge Band for providing entertainment. Another successful Invitational spearheaded by the Raytown Artists Association.

Best of Show – Ellie Behrman
People’s Choice Award – Shirleen Ogan
1st Place Drawing – Jerry Swartz
1st Place Watercolor – Phil Schmidt
1st Place Acrylic – Ken Downs
1st Place Mixed Media – Gayle Faulkner
1st Place Black & White Photography – Paul McMillian
1st Place Color Photography – Jana Stoebick
1st Place Pastel – Karen Stair
1st Place Sculpture – Mary Lynn Swafford
1st Place Oil – Ron Raymer
1st Place Jewelry – Gayle Faulkner

2017 scholarship recipient Davion Turner

FEATURED RAA Scholarship Chairperson Jodi McGee hands Davion Turner his 2017 scholarship award.

Davion Turner’s Winning Statement of Purpose:

Why Art?
Ever since I was a little kid, I have always had an eye for art. Whether it be from watching hours of cartoons after school or making my own comic books, the entire concept of drawing stuff was fun and has been at the center of my life forever. Thanks to my many inspirations such as; Captain Underpants, Eddsworld, and the early 2000’s era of cartoon shows, I have become hooked to the genre of art. These pieces of art helped me forge my own comic stories, style of drawing, and has exposed me to all different kinds of art. I have become interested in Photography, Graphic Design, Animation, and Film-Making, and thanks to a local Art Institute I am able to delve into each category with ease. The Kansas City Art Institute was my dream school to attend, and after recently being accepted, one of my dreams has become a want to try it all, I want to share my art with the world and inspire others to escape from their comfort zone, and achieve every dream they have bottled up want to become, the forever expanding artist.

2016 scholarship recipient Rachel Krulls

Batik Painting Workshop = Wonderful!

What else can we say except, wonderful! Thank you Tammie!

A fantastic watercolor batik on masa/rice paper workshop, a great teacher and a fabulous time for all! Continue to enjoy more of Tammie’s art work on-line via her Blogspot.

Tammie Dickerson Batik Painting Workshop

Tammie Dickerson will be teaching a watercolor batik on masa/rice paper workshop on Friday June 16th noon until 3pm at St Paul’s Church located at 8500 East 80th Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64138.
There is a $40.00 fee for 3 enlightening hours of Tammie’s wonderful expertise.
Tammie asks attendees to provide a Pitt Pen (fine, super fine, or medium point), black or sepia India ink, watercolor paints & brushes, reference pictures, wax paper, 11×14 foam boards, old irons, old newspapers, brown paper and/or butcher paper. Tammie would like 2 or 3 small crock-pots and 1 or 2 blocks of paraffin. She is providing the masa/rice paper.
Plan on painting about 3 pictures and in the meantime enjoy more of Tammie’s art work below or on-line via her Blogspot.
Questions? Visit our contact page, inquiries receive a response within 24 hours, or ask Tammie a question.

Lisa Ryan Creates


Lisa Ryan gave a remarkable hand’s on demonstration of her creative skills at our recent Raytown Artists meeting on April 27th to an appreciative crowd!

Lisa is known for her wildly colorful collages. Her beautiful work is currently on display during the month of May at the Clubhouse, located at 512 E 18th Street in the Crossroads Arts District.

During our meeting Lisa took everyone step-by-step through the process of creating their own personal collage. The process turned out to be simple considering  the beauty of the final outcome. Lisa’s instructions were easy to follow and her friendly demeanor brought a smile to all the participents. Thank you Lisa for a wonderful demonstration!

More of Lisa’s art work may be viewed on-line on her Facebook or Instagram.

11th Annual Invitational Art Show

RAA invitational 2015Coming Soon – 11th Annual Invitational Art Show


Here Now! Download the “Save the Date” postcard & application.
2017 Invitational “Save the Date” Postcard
2017 Invitational application


2016 scholarship recipient Rachel Krulls

RAA Dawn Thomas hands Rachel Krulls her 2016 scholarship award.

Rachel Krull’s Winning Statement of Purpose:

Cartoonist Scott Adams once stated, “Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” These words accurately relate the journey I’ve made as a young artist. Through the creation of art, there are many steps in developing one’s personal voice. These include not being afraid to take risks and being original. While being creative and spontaneous, the artist also needs to practice the principles and elements of design in order to achieve their vision in an appealing approach. Read More

Celebration of the Arts


The amphitheater is set to kickoff the opening with a Celebration of the Arts on Friday, May 20. The evening will showcase several local art groups including dance, theater, symphony and more. This free grand opening kickoff celebration will be an event you won’t want to miss. Mark your calendars for Friday, May 20. Gates open at 6pm, performances start at 6:30pm.

Elliott Place Show


Download the postcard and instructions for artists here:
Elliott Place Show postcard
Elliott Place Show instructions

Raymore Summer Scene


Download the call for artists and registration form for artists here:
Summer Scene 2016 Call for Artists
Summer Scene 2016 Registration Form