Local Events


May 18th, 4-5 pm – Private collection tour,  Quimper Collectibles (French pottery collection), – (Members only)

June 15th, 3-4 pm – Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas – 1301 Mississippi St, Lawrence, KS, CEO, Saralyn Reece-Hardy welcome and tour. 

June 16, 2017-January 28, 2018 –  Women to Watch 2018 Exhibit.  Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art


Women to Watch 2018 will focus on the use of metal as an artistic medium. Long considered to be the work of men, metalsmithing was seen by many to be too physical and grueling for women. In the modern and contemporary eras, however, women artists have used this medium to create a broad range of objects, ranging from functional furniture to minimalist jewelry to purely aesthetic abstractions and large sculptural works.

Contact Shirley Goetz for details on all KC-NMWA events.


Local NMWA Members’ Exhibits

April 21 – May 13 – FROM THE OUTSIDE IN and FROM THE OUTSIDE IN 3. A Seeing Way Series in the Images Art Gallery Juried Show, a fine art exhibit at 7320 W. 80th St., Overland Park, KS. Opening reception Friday, April 21st, 6-9 pm. Look for collage fiber artist, Linda Filby-Fisher.

June 2 – July 29 – FROM THE OUTSIDE IN 6 A Seeing Way series in Our Changing Landscape. Regional juried art quilt exhibit, Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, 2012 Baltimore, Kansas City, MO. First Friday 6-9 pm. Look for collage fiber artist, Linda Filby-Fisher.


June 8 – September 17, 2017 – MAGNETIC FIELDS – Kemper Museum of Contemporary

Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s to Today introduces the work of more than twenty exceptional artists in conversation with one another for the first time. With works in a range of media, including painting, sculpture, printmaking, and drawing, the exhibition showcases a diverse range of unique visual vocabularies within non-representational expression. By highlighting these artists’ individual approaches to form, color, composition, material exploration and conceptual impetus within hard-edge and gestural abstraction, Magnetic Fields provides an expanded history of non-pictorial image and object-making. The exhibition not only celebrates these artists as leaders in the field, but also the enduring ability of abstraction to convey both personal iconography and universal themes.

The exhibition features a range of works, including early and later career examples, those of specific series, several exhibited for the first time, and the long awaited reappearance of iconic works such as Mavis Pusey’s large-scale painting Dejygea (1970) in The Whitney’s 1971 exhibition Contemporary Black Artists In America. Also drawn in part from the Kemper Museum’s permanent collection, the exhibition features Chakaia Booker’s rubber tire sculpture El Gato (2001).

Magnetic Fields marks the first U.S. presentation dedicated exclusively to the formal and historical dialogue of abstraction by women artists of color.


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