2018 Charlotte Street Foundation Visual Artist Awards Opening Reception10/11/2018
Happy Trails (from Mild Mild West series), 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 to join Jennifer Baker, Assistant Curator at the Artspace to conduct studio visits with 10 finalists and select the three award recipients.