2018 Charlotte Street Foundation Visual Artist Awards

10/09/2018 - 12/18/2018
2018 Charlotte Street Foundation Visual Artist Awards

Jillian Youngbird
Untitled, 2018

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 11, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Since 1997, Charlotte Street’s Visual Artist Award has supported outstanding visual artists living in Kansas City through annual, unrestricted cash awards distributed directly to visual artists. These competitive awards recognize local artists who are creating outstanding artwork and show great accomplishment and promise by providing financial support, critical attention, and increased exposure with the aim of fostering their continued artistic and professional development. For the seventh time in the award’s 20-year history, the Artspace will proudly present the 2018 Charlotte Street Foundation Visual Artist Awards exhibition featuring new work by the 2018 Fellows: Marie Bannerot McInerney, Jarrett Mellenbruch, and Jillian Youngbird.

Charlotte Street invited esteemed contemporary art curators José Esparza Chong Cuy, Pamela Alper Associate Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and Joey Orr, Assistant Curator of Research at the Spencer Museum of Art, Larry Ossei-Mensah, Susanne Feld Hilberry Senior Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit to join Jennifer Baker, Assistant Curator at the Artspace to conduct studio visits with 10 finalists and select the three award recipients.

October 11
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Opening Reception for 2018 Charlotte Street Visual Artist Awards
October 26 & November 30
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. TNT (the noon thing)
Noon-time public engagement series offering additional context to the exhibitions on view.
November 8
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Current Perspectives: CSF Visual Artist Awards
Panel discussion inspired by themes within the exhibition and informed by each artists’ processes and strategies of inquiry and research.
*Epperson Auditorium on KCAI campus (this program is not at Artspace)
November 30

5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artspace After Hours
In conjunction with KCAI’s end of semester shows, Artspace will host an Open House in the galleries.



In partnership with the Charlotte Street Foundation and Open Spaces KC: the Expanded Field.