Residency Opportunity

9 02 2018

Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission Announces Tallgrass Artist Residency

Now Accepting Applications for 2018

The Tallgrass Artist Residency, a partnership between The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission and the Center for Living Education, a non-profit organization that manages the Bank Art Space in Matfield Green, is now accepting applications from artists currently living in a place within the ecological boundaries of the North American prairie to participate in the 2018 residency program.

The Tallgrass Artist Residency will invite 8 artists to participate in two-week residency periods between May and September 2018. During individual residency periods, each artist will have a public program at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. Exact dates and times TBD. Artists will also participate in a group exhibition at the Bank Art Space and the Tallgrass Artist Symposium at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art in Manhattan, KS. The opening of the exhibition and the symposium of artist talks is scheduled to take place on October 13, 2018.

This residency seeks to create connection and conversation across the Great Plains by requesting thatapplicants currently live in a place that is ecologically considered prairie(though it may be paved and urbanized!). Ideal applicants will have a strong body of work with a voice that reflects the artist’s own community; a dedication to place, and an interest in participating in a contemporary dialogue. Applicants from all backgrounds and career levels, media and practice are welcome.

The Tallgrass Residency is headquartered at The Bank Art Space in the small community of Matfield Green, KS. Additional regional partners in the 2018 program include Matfield Station, The Volland Store, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, and The Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in Strong City.

 Applications are due by February 28, with notification by the end of March.

Artists will be selected based on review of applications by a jury:
-Larry Meeker (Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission)
-Matt Regier (The Bank Art Space
-Amy Kleigman (Charlotte Street Foundation)
-Casey Whittier (Kansas City Art Institute, Tallgrass Artist Residency 2016)



  • Residency periods must occur in ten night blocks between May and September 2018
  • Artists will stay at one of our partner lodging sites in Kansas, which include Matfield Station and The Volland Store
  • During the residency period, each artist will give an “open studio” public program at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve.
  • Artists will be asked to contribute some kind of documentation during their residency for promotional purposes – snapshots, a blog post, etc.
  • Artists will be required to participate in a group exhibition in the Fall of 2018 at the Bank Art Space in Matfield Green, KS.
  • Artists are also required to participate in the Tallgrass Symposium at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art on October 13, 2018. (View artist talks from 2016, online)


  • Artists will be provided ten nights of free lodging at one of three partner sites.
  • Artists may be granted special access at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
  • Each artist will receive a stipend of $300-400 for travel and material reimbursement.
  • Artists will be provided lodging for up to two nights in Matfield Green during closing events on October 13, 2018.
  • Reimbursements will be available for shipping artwork to and from group exhibition.

Online application:

Tallgrass Artist Residency program website:

To contact the program directly:


Final Friday at Fisch Haus for XX8

27 06 2017

Wichita-area friends, stop by this Final Friday, June 30, 7-10pm to see the XX8 at Fisch Haus Studios on Commerce.

Catalogue essay now available here!

XX8 at Fisch Haus, May 26 – July 8, 2017

15 06 2017


Every two years, Elizabeth Stevenson’s biennial XX exhibition at Fisch Haus offers a wonderful opportunity to see work by 5 contemporary artists who also happen to be women. As Stevenson says, “The intention of this exhibition is not to focus simply on art made by women, just as a show featuring only male artists isn’t presented as a ‘men’s show.'” This year’s 5 participating artists, each of whom were selected by an artist in the 2015 biennial, hail from the U.S., Canada, and France and represent a diversity of media including cast metal, wire sculpture, installation, textiles, print media, and painting.

The show is up through July 8. A public reception will be held as part of Final Friday on June 30, 2017. More info here.

Call for Entries: The Feminist Opposition

23 11 2016

Hera Gallery is seeking artwork to be part of an intersectional exploration of contemporary feminism’s role in opposition to the current cultural and political climate. They are interested in exhibiting all manifestations of feminist art from makers of all races, genders, and sexual orientations. All media including performance and installation will be accepted.

Juror: Jessica Hong, Curatorial Assistant, Institute for Contemporary Art, Boston, MA

Entry Fee: Each artist may submit 3 entries for $30. Judging will be done from digital files. Fees are non-refundable.

Eligibility: Open to works of any medium including performance and installation. 3D limited to 100 lbs and must fit through a 5’10” x 6’8” door. 2D must fit through said door.

Deadline: Wednesday, January 4, 2017


TFAP Call for Proposals

25 05 2016
TFAP@CAA 2017 
The 11th Annual Feminist Art Project Day of Panels at The College Art Association Conference



Topic: Crossroads: Art + Native Feminism
Location: Museum of Arts and Design, New York City
Date: Saturday, February 18, 2017
Submit proposals to:
Deadline for proposals: June 15, 2016 
Coordinators: Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Maria Hupfield, and Kat Griefen

Length/format of proposal: Include the names of the Indigenous knowledge carriers, the nations and communit(ies) speakers are accountable to, artists, art historians and/or curators you plan to include in the conversation/panel/performance as well as the topic(s) you wish to address. Submissions should be no more than 400 words.

Crossroads: Art + Native Feminism is a dedicated day of panels including roundtables and discussions lead by Indigenous knowledge carriers, artists, community members, elders, academics and their accomplices on the topic of art and Native Feminism focused on North America. From the countless unnamed work produced by Native women and acquired by historical museums in service of colonial nation states around the world to Rebecca Belmore representing Canada at the Venice Biennale and Christi Belcourt’s Anishinaabe Nation floral motif inspired designs on the haute couture runway of Valentino; Native women across the continent have a long established tradition in the visual arts that pushes against dominate patriarchal structures. Against the odds of systematic erasure of colonization and historically situated outside of mainstream Feminism the experience and knowledge of native women offer ranging perspectives conceptually better located at the center of the movement. Land recovery, self determination, and social relations based in respect and inherent dignity of all living beings from non-human to human, are a few examples that fluidity move across and between traditional and contemporary practices today. This call for proposals focuses on panels by and about indigenous women artists and their work from both in and outside the art gallery.

Possible proposal topics may include colonial logics of gender, a history of mobilizing environment/social justice movements, new materialities and resurgent practices, trans-indigenous feminist standpoints, self-determination sovereignty or nationhood, modeling responsible approaches to collaboration, negotiating accountability and recognition within the gallery, empowerment through personal narratives, strategies to open/make space, survival throughout legacies of imperialism/institutionalized patriarchy/colonial hegemony, well-being and safety, reexamination of criminal jurisprudence, re-imagining native landscapes toward a Native feminist spacial practice, and violence perpetuated through erasures.

For more information about TFAP@CAA:

Kollwitz at the Ulrich Museum of Art

30 04 2016

This spring, the Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University mounted Transition and Turmoil: Human Expressions 1900-1945. The show-within-a-show is an entire gallery devoted to a Spotlight on Kaethe Kollwitz, the German printmaker and activist who lent her art to so many social and political causes in the early twentieth century. Kollwitz’s strong graphics take on general social issues of hunger, poverty, and militarism, and more specific works target particular plights such as extreme overcrowding of housing in Berlin, the phenomenon of German homeworkers (women doing piecework in the home because their factory jobs didn’t make ends meet), prisoners of war, and unsafe labor conditions in factories. Mothers feature in many of Kollwitz’s works as protectors, often attempting to shield children from terrible fates. In the Amsden Gallery at the Ulrich, one has the opportunity to be completely surrounded by Kollwitz prints.


Conversations and Story Lines

17 11 2015

Open now through January 9, 2016: Conversations and Story Lines at the Carriage Factory Gallery in Newton, KS. Work by Mary Werner, Brenda Jones, and Rachel Epp Buller addresses women’s stories, family histories real and imagined, perceptions of gender, and craft traditions passed on through matrilineal generations.