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 eighth time in the award’s 21-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, the Pamela Alper Associate Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Joey Orr, the Andrew W. Mellon Curator for Research at the Spencer Museum, and Larry Ossei-Mensah, the Susanne Feld Hilberry Senior Curator at The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, join Jennifer Baker, Assistant Curator at the Artspace to conduct studio visits with 10 finalists and select the three award recipients.
In partnership with the Charlotte Street Foundation, HR Block Artspace at KCAI and Open Spaces KC: the Expanded Field.
Artspace is located at 16 East 43rd St., Kansas City, MO 64111.
Image: Jillian Youngbird, «The Daughter Sure Favors the Mother» (detail), 2018, digital image on fabric quilted with gold table runner