The 2009 Charlotte Street Visual Artist Awards Exhibition opens November 13, 6-8pm at the H&R Block Artspace at Kansas City Art Institute, 16 E. 43rd Street. The exhibition features new work by Kansas City based artists Dylan Mortimer, Jaimie Warren, and Andrzej Zielinski, who were each awarded $10,000 each earlier this year.
In addition, in celebration of the Artspace’s tenth anniversary, it has commissioned 2001 Charlotte Street Visual Artist Award Fellow David Ford to create relax, a new work for the Artspace Project Wall, a large-scale billboard that serves as a site for temporary public art projects commissioned by the Artspace featuring regional and national artists.
Since 1997, the Charlotte Street Foundation has recognized and provided support for outstanding visual artists in Kansas City. Charlotte Street Foundation has now recognized 68 Kansas City based visual artists with Charlotte Street Visual Artist Awards, with a total of $422,500 in unrestricted cash grants distributed directly to visual artists over twelve years. Read full press release, which also includes information about public programs in conjunction with the exhibition.