Greater Kansas City Art Association

The Greater Kansas City Art Association is a non-profit organization that has actively promoted the appreciation of visual arts in the Kansas City area by providing art exhibits and services to the public. It was founded in 1956 by a group of  local artists with the idea of bringing together as many of those local artists as possible to promote an exchange of thoughts and techniques and to be able to approach the public as a unified group of professionals. 
     The association meets every second Monday of the month at The Old Mission Church, 5519 State Park Road, (SE Corner Shawnee Mission Parkway One Block East of Mission Road) Fairway, Kansas 66205. Meetings are informative and fun. We usually have a guest speaker who lectures with a slide presentation or demonstration.  There are fine artists in the Association who work in all media such as watercolor, oil, acrylic, colored pencil, pastel, inks, mixed media, sculpture, and more. Many of the members are known nationally and compete in national shows throughout the country winning awards while doing so.
     GKCAA wants to share with the public the enjoyment and excitement of the visual arts in this region. The services and activities of GKCAA are available to all persons regardless of race, color, creed, ethnic background or religious affiliation.  
All artwork shown on this site is copyrighted, use of any art or photo on this site is permissible only with written permission from the artist.

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 Next Meeting

Next Meeting: Monday, April 13, 2015

(Summer picnic is held at a park in place of that months meeting, usually in June, a paint out is often done with this)

(Christmas dinner is held in place of the December Meeting)

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Our normal meeting time and place

 

7:00-9:00 PM

 

The Old Mission Church

5519 State Park Road

(SE Corner Shawnee Mission Parkway

 One Block East of Mission Road)

Fairway, Kansas 66205

 Speaker/Demo

These meetings are open to the public at no cost, please join us for an evening or become a member.

April Program & speaker, Freelance Artist, Creative Director, Digital and Traditional Work Metalworks. Alex Hamil serves as a Continuing Education instructor and (now former) admissions coordinator at KCAI for incoming freshmen (KCAI) for 3+ years. “As a pragmatic instructor, I love the process of education through discovery. I consider the greatest joy in life to be my fascination of both art and technology as I am continually encouraged to share my awareness through instruction and the development of similar understanding and passion in others.”

Sad News

As noted in the Buzz Saw, please find below the full obituary for Bob Weir. In addition to being a 46 year member of our club, Bob was a Past-President, Paul Harris Fellow and KC Rotary Club Fellow.

imageObituary for Robert G. Weir

Bob was born in Hull, Illinois, July 30, 1925 to George and Fayetta (Starks) Weir. Upon graduating from Hull High School in 1943, he entered the Naval Flight Program during World War II and received his Gold Wings and commission as a Naval Aviator. He was assigned to the Ready Reserve and in 1967, was transferred to the Retired Reserve credited with 23 years of service.
Inheriting an interest in art from his mother, Bob came to Kansas City to attend the Kansas City Art Institute. There he met Norma Lou McKee from Deer Lodge, Montana whom he affectionately nicknamed “Maggie”, and they were married at her home in September 1948.
Following graduation with a Degree in Fine Arts in 1951, he began his lifelong career with the Kansas City Poster Display Company as an artist and display designer. Over the next 41 years, he worked in sales, production and management, and retired as owner in 1992. He served on the Board of Directors and as Chairman in 1987 of Screen Printing Association International, was on The Screen Printing Technical Foundation and the International Advisory Council for printing education at Pittsburg State University. He was an active member of Kansas City Rotary Club 13 since 1969, serving as President from 1989-90 and as the trustee of The Rotary Youth Camp. He was also a member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Bob continued his art involvement and was as an active member of The Greater Kansas City Art Association, claiming to not being in art as a job, he delighted in the response he got for his “nostalgic” water colors and one of a kind greeting cards to family and friends on various occasions.
He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Maggie; his grandson, Andrew and his close companion for several years, Ann O’Dell.
He is survived by his 5 children, Cindy Weir Smith, Lorrie Miles (Richard), Lisa Pauley (Bob), Matt Weir (Chris) and Julie Hiers (Mark); 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
His visitation will be 6-8pm, Thursday, April 9th at Overland Park Chapel, 8201 Metcalf Ave. His Funeral Mass will be 11am, Friday, April 10th at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 11300 W. 103rd Street, Overland Park, KS 66214. In lieu of flowers, family has suggested memorial contributions to Rotary Club Youth Camp, 22310 NE Colbern Road, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086. To leave online condolences, please visit www.overlandparkchapel.com

We have monthly Critiques, Blue Ribbon Competitions, Blue Ribbon Shows, Gallery Shows, Demonstrations, Workshops, and much More.  Come Join the fun!

5519 State Park Rd., Fairway, KS

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