Art and Design Auction

2015 Art & Design Auction Chairs

Nate & Liz Orr - Event Chairs

Alex and Abigail Wendel - Friends Chairs

Richard & Mary Wetzel - Patron Solicitation Chairs

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Join us for an incredible night of alumni and faculty art, electric entertainment, fabulous food, and Kansas City's most exciting guests.



2013 Art & Design Auction

Sleeping Woman in Red Dress- Akio Takamori ('76 ceramics),  Factum Through Topography - Hannah Lodwick (senior, painting)

 June 1, 2013        Art & Design Auction

INNOVATION, the Kansas City Art Institute's 2013 Art and Design Auction, boasted new experiences, interesting art, cutting-edge technology, KC's hottest DJ, all in a hip, chic environment.

The Kansas City Art Institute hosts an art and design auction every other year as a benefit for KCAI’s student scholarship fund. Auction items include artwork donated by faculty and alumni, along with classic 20th and 21st century design pieces acquired with assistance from local design and architectural firms.

This year the Zahner Company produced "Factum Through Topography," a sculpture created by Hannah Lodwick (senior, painting and art history), who won a student design competition.

Akio Takamori ('76 ceramics) was the featured artist for the auction this year.

Committee chairs 

Honorary chairs

Bill and Meg Zahner

Event chairs

Kathy and Mark Donovan
Mary and Richard Wetzel

Patron solicitation chairs

Marti McLarney
Pam Woodard

New Friend chairs

Liz and Nate Orr

Ambiance chair

Dan Meiners

Design items chair

Jon Taylor

Publicity chair

Tom Styrkowicz

Special Packages

Lynn Carlton

Alumni chairs

Summer Farrar ('05 fiber)
Archie Scott Gobber ('88 painting)
Laura McGrew ('90 painting)

Faculty chairs

Laura Berman
Russell Ferguson ('88 printmaking)





Barbara H. Marshall

Pat and Marti McLarney


Sosland Foundation


A. Zahner Company

Halls Kansas City

Mark and Kathy Donovan

MailPrint Inc.

Metzler Bros. Insurance

Nerman Family


Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City

Pam & Gary Gradinger

MaryLou & Tom Brous

Bill & Peggy Lyons

McCownGordon Construction

Missouri Bank & Trust

Ann & Dan Musser

Stinsons Morrison Hecker LLP

Frank & Ann Uryasz

Jane Voorhees

Clyde and Katie Wendel


Andrews McMeel Universal Foundation

Barkley Kansas City

Ann & Ken Baum

BNIM Architects

Pat Chasnoff

EPR Properties

Helix Architecture + Design

Carol & Dennis Hudson

Hunt Midwest Real Estates Development, Inc.

Linda & Topper Johntz

Richard & Carol Levin Foundation

Seigfreid, Bingham, Levy, Selzer & Gee, P.C.

Rick & Betsey Solberg


Joann & Bill Sullivan

Truman Medical Centers

Tucker Trotter/ Dimensional Innovations

Waddell & Reed Financial Inc.

Maurice Watson

Hunter Wolbach

Mark and Pam Woodard


Suzanne Eleanor Allen

Lewis & Carol Berey

Robert Claasen & Patricia Purvis

Ira & Deborah Cox

J.E. Dunn Construction Company

Bradley & Theresa Freilich

Gilmore & Bell, P.C.

Donald J. Hall, Sr.

Jack & Karen Holland

David Hughes