Image: 2022 Charlotte Street Visual Artist Fellow Johanna Winters in her studio, courtesy of the artist. Photo by Patricia Bordallo Dibildox.

2022 Charlotte Street Foundation Visual Artist Awards

October 5 – December 10, 2022

Opening Reception
Wednesday, October 5, 6-8 p.m.

The H&R Block Artspace, in partnership with the Charlotte Street Foundation, is pleased  to present the 2022 Charlotte Street Foundation Visual Artist Awards exhibition featuring new work by 2022 Fellows Andrew Mcilvaine, Harold Smith Jr., and Johanna Winters. 

Representing a continuing partnership with the Charlotte Street Foundation that dates to 1999, the Artspace continues to host this annual award exhibition on a triennial basis with the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art. The 2022 Charlotte Street Foundation Visual Artist Awards represents the Artspace’s ninth CSF award exhibition.

Since 1997, Charlotte Street’s Visual Artist Award has supported 100 outstanding visual artists living in Kansas City through annual, unrestricted cash awards, with a total of $751,500 distributed directly to visual artists. These competitive awards recognize locally based artists who are creating outstanding artwork and show great accomplishment and promise. These awards provide financial support, critical attention, and increased exposure for these artists with the aim of fostering their continued artistic and professional development.

Press release


Image: Vito Acconci, Wav(er)ing Flag, 1990, three-color lithograph on six sheets, 18 x 24 in. (each sheet), Gift of Jack Lemon and Landfall Press. Collection of the Kansas City Art Institute. 

Selections from the Collection: (Un) Wavering Ideals

October 5 – December 10, 2022

The Artspace reopens its Studio Gallery upstairs with Selections from the Collection: (Un) Wavering Ideals, featuring works from the KCAI teaching collection in conversation with works by Kansas City-based artists. Organized by the Artspace’s Jesse Howard Fellow Hùng Lê (’22 Fiber), (Un) Wavering Ideals features artists whose works question and critique various facets of American society to understand and uncover the ideals upon which America was built. 

Utilizing various techniques including printmaking, painting, and sewing, these artists investigate themes of identity, nationalism, immigration, gender, race, and citizenship within an increasingly polarizing political environment. Through their works, these artists raise questions about what it means to be American, for whom this country was built, and what America will stand for going forward. Featured artists include Vito Acconci, Michelle Chan, Judy Chicago, Archie Scott Gobber, Phillip Mason, Bernadette Negrete, Peter Saul, Kara Walker, and Aleah Washington.

Past Exhibitions