Sunday, October 31, 2010

Black Age of Comics XIII

Ok I am not posting art today because I wanted to just talk a little about my experience at the black age of comics show. God what an amazing show. I never had a convention experience as great as this one in all honesty.

I sold prints I sold mini comics I Sang on stage (man was that nerve racking) and I just got the chance to meet a lot of amazing people. It was definitely an honor to be included in this experience. It was such an amazing experience that it has taken me 2 weeks to really digest the experience.

Everything started on Friday with a book signing at the local store,
Graham Crackers Comics. There we mingled with the customers and signed books all over the place. Then we had a mock press conference and a talk with L.A. Banks, , an amazing writer, about her book Vampire Huntress and her movement into comics with creator Eric Battle.

The events that day went late into the night. I don't think I got to bed till after 3 that night.

Saturday was crazy busy, as well. After over sleeping I met my boyfriend and we went over the location where the actual convention was being held. I had people coming up to my table before I could actually get myself set up. There were lots of kids so I left out all the naughty art with naked girls on it. At one point I was so overwhelmed with the experience I honestly thought I might cry. One young man came up and showed me his art work and I was just amazed. It reminded me of my days when I was uninhibited by frustration and expectations of my work and I just drew as much as I could.

Then another young lady came up that was a huge fan of my work and I gave her a free print and she told me I had a FAN FOR LIFE! I was just so amazed to see how my work impacted other.

I got to meet so many amazing artists that I had only known online for many years. And it was crazy cause we were all fans of each others work and shared mutual excitement on getting to finally meet in person and talk.

After the show that day we had a sit down meeting about the the whole idea of the black Age represents. How we can do more for our community with teaching through comics and so forth and having more positive images of minorities in comics. That was pretty interesting. From there we had dinner with friends and laughed a lot about everything that happened that day.

Sunday was a lot mellower. The show itself was only one day but then we headed over to meet John Jennings for a book signing of the Black comic book! I am really proud of john and his work to bring so many creators together under one cover. We also signed a few books for people and before we knew it we were all being whisked away to the airport so we could get home on time. I of course didn't leave right away but that is a story for another time. Talk to you guys soon. Hope you enjoy the pictures.


Advertising Career Day in Kansas City!

Event: AAF-KC Career day

Event Date: 11/15/2010

Location: Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64111

Time: Registration 8:00am, Opening Presentation 9:00am, Portfolio/Resume Review & Wrap-up 4:00pm

member: $30.00
non-member: $40.00

Description: Here’s the thing, getting a job in advertising is tough enough without all the sugarcoated, beating-around-the-bush Midwestern niceties. It’s time to get the facts straight from the ad person’s mouth. AAF-KC Career Day is your chance to put advertising professionals in the hot seat and learn all the secrets and insider information you need to get an ad gig. It’s everything you need to know and maybe a few things you don’t want to hear. If you are a faculty member, you must contact the AAF-KC office to get registered for the faculty member price.

Early Registration ending October 27th:
Student Member — $25
Student, Non-Member — $35
Faculty Member — $20
Faculty Non-Member — $20

Registration ending 11/10:
Student Member — $30
Student Non-Member — $40
Faculty Member — $25
Faculty Non-Member — $25

Day of Registration:
Student Member — $45
Student, Non-Member — $50
Faculty Member — $35
Faculty Non-Member — $35

Faculty members will not be able to register online, please contact Sarah Pikul at to register. Once you pay the registration fee either online with credit card or by check/cash, you will receive an email from Sarah Pikul, AAF-KC Director, on how to sign up for your sessions.

Please contact Sarah Pikul,, with questions.

Over 90 Artisans and Crafters to participate in Fall Harvest Art & Craft Show

Contact: Teresa Keene

Phone: 573-462-9012

Fall Harvest Art & Craft Show

LEE’S SUMMIT, MO: A variety of talented artisans and crafters will join together at the Fall Harvest Art & Craft Show November 5th & 6th in Lee’s Summit, MO. Over 90 vendors will present their hand-made arts and crafts to enhance your holiday spirit at "The Pavilion at John Knox Village".

Keith and Wanda Davenport of Images by Davenport have taken over the Fall Harvest Art & Craft Show which has occurred for ten years at The Pavilion. When asked about the 2010 event Davenport said “We are excited about this new endeavor and look forward to meeting all of the new Crafters and Artists we have joining us for the first time; as well as talking with the veteran crafters from years past. “

The event will feature a wide selection of unique handmade crafts and one-of-a-kind creations where visitors will find everything from the unusual to the unique, to sure fit every taste and budget. Shoppers will find Wood doll furniture and wood crafts; Quilts and quilt supplies; Scrapbooks; embroider & crochet; Floral arrangements; Acrylic painting and ceramics; Holiday decorations; Jewelry; Outdoor and Wildlife Photography and much more...

Just in time for holiday shopping and your seasonal decorating, you won’t want to miss this wonderful event! Visit the show on Friday, November 5th from noon to 8pm and Saturday, November 6th from 10am to 5pm. Admission is free and there is plenty of free parking.

Directions to the Pavilion at John Knox Village from I-470: Take exit 7A US-50 E toward Sedalia, take the Chipman Rd exit and turn right, then take 1st left to NW Murray Rd.

For more information contact IBD Promotions at 816-224-9967 or visit

Submitted to Kansas City Star Press Releases by teresakeene on October 30, 2010 - 11:12am.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Boulder Filmmaking Incubator


Oct 29, '10 - Oct 29, '10
Boulder, CO USA
The Boulder Filmmaking Incubator
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost: $69 for BDA members, $89 for non-members

Founded in 2006, the Boulder Filmmaking Incubator is a leader in producing independent movies -- from short films to feature length; from narratives to documentaries; and winning numerous awards along the way.
As a reliable resource for Independent and Emergent filmmakers in Colorado, the Boulder Filmmaking Incubator provides an environment where people from all disciplines of filmmaking can meet to share experiences, problem solve, bounce around ideas, and cooperate to make their films a reality.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Rampage Through Lawrence this Fall!

MonsterZero and Re:Animated Audio Visual Entertainment proudly present…

From the twisted minds of MonsterZero and Re:Animated, an evil bass concoction has been unleashed on the unsuspecting town of Lawrence, KS. Those who drink this grimy potion, will indefinitely transform into raging monsters bent on destroying the dance floor!! Drink it if you dare, and get ready for RAMPAGE!!!

18+ to party
21 to drink
Doors at 8pm party goes till 1:30am

$10 general admission
$9 w/ student ID
$7 w/ military ID

The Granada
1020 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, KS 66044
(785) 842-1390

Tickets available The Granada Box Office and on their website:

Arts Council of Southeast Missouri Board Elections

Story modified from email by Amy Pool, Executive Director of the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri.  Sent Fri 10/29/2010 3:32 PM

To curb a trend of turnovers in 2010,  the Arts Council has agreed to the following slate of officers for member review.  Former Treasurer Linda Bohnsack will now serve as the Arts Council bookkeeper.  Tom Neumeyer has agreed to take her place as Treasurer for 2011.  
Here is the new slate now awaiting member approval:

Board Chair:  Ann Gifford
Vice Chair:  Lori Ann Kinder
Secretary:  Carol Horst
Treasurer:  Tom Neumeyer

Posted by Dylan Dietz

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Free Stock Footage

Video Copilot gives away free collection of 20 stock elements and textures ranging from a night at the Air Show, to a burning Fuse and some stunning Time-Lapse clouds.

Artist, INC 2011

Applications for Spring 2011 Session Open
KCArtistLink is accepting applications for the fifth round of the popular artist professional development program which will run on Monday nights from February 28th to April 11th from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. Applications may submit their applications online or directly to the Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City office. Online applications are strongly preferred. Applicants will be notified of participant decisions in mid January.

Submit your completed application, resume or CV and work samples by 5 pm, Friday, December 10, 2010 online or to:

The Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City
ATTN: Artist, INC Applications
906 Grand, Suite 10B
Kansas City, MO 64106

Click here for online application

Click here for hard copy application

Applications for Fall 2011 Sessions Coming Soon

Fall 2011
  • Applications available on this page: May 2, 2011
  • Application deadline: June 27, 2011
  • Applicants notified: week of August 8, 2011
Posted by Dylan Dietz

Artist Inc Seminar Series Announced

WICHITA, Kansas - Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Learn the business of art in a special seminar series just for artists.  Artist, INC is a cutting-edge training seminar program in business development for Kansas artists. It's a program that's been going on for a few years in Kansas City, and is gaining more and more interest.

  1. When: Eight Saturday mornings (January 22 - March 12, 2011)

  1. Where: Wichita State University, Devlin Hall

  1. Application deadline: , Friday, November 5, 2010

  1. How to participate: Submit an application!

Artists will gain:

•Tools and skills in planning, marketing, finance, law and technology;
•An increased knowledge of and ability to access local and national arts business resources;
•A strategic plan for pursuing, marketing and sustaining their art; and
•A network of cross-discipline, diverse artists to provide peer learning and support into the future.
Develop relationships with local artist facilators:

•Danette Baker (performing artist, actor, fight choreographer)
•Ed Baker (performing artist, technical director)
•Connie Ernatt (visual artist, sculpture)
•Adam Hartke (musician, producer)
•Ann Resnick (visual artist, printmaker and multi-media)

Posted by Dylan Dietz

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

CinemaKC To Showcase UMKC Student Films

Date/Time: Thursday, October 28

Times:  6:30 pm - Social Mixer

            7:30 pm - Screening + Q&A            

Location: Screenland Crown Center

Admission: $10.00 for general public, $5 for students & IFC members, UMKC students FREE w/ ID  

KANSAS CITY, MO - CinemaKC, a newly formed not-for-profit organization connecting film related groups in Kansas and Missouri, will salute the Film & Media Arts at UMKC, Thursday, October 28 at the Screenland Crown Center. An informal social mixer at 6:30 pm followed at 7:30 pm by a screening and Q&A of student films. 

The evening will include screening of a variety of student media work – animation, documentary, fiction and promotional from every level of experience.  Talk with faculty from the department, as well as current students and recent graduates, to find out more about what's happening in Film & Media Arts at UMKC and the special opportunities that our position in the urban core provides our students and others in the metro area.  Work made as a part of our extensive internship program will be featured as will opportunities for local media producers to work with and mentor students.

The films will conclude with a Q&A from the several filmmakers who will be in attendance.

A donation of $10.00 for general public and $5 for students and IFC members with ID is suggested. UMKC Students are free with ID.

Founder of CinemaKC, John Shipp comments, "The last event we did at CinemaKC with our partner organization the IFC-KC, was proof that our local industry is coming together in a very visible way. There were people sharing great ideas – it was incredible."

CinemaKC is an initiative of the Film Society of Greater Kansas City, connecting with movie lovers since 1991.??For more information contact John Shipp at 816-718-4337 or


Well tonight's meeting a total bust. No one showed. Oh well. We'll reschedule for next month.
Dylan Dietz
The Motion Station

Buck O'Neil Mural to Be Painted

Restaurateur Ollie Gates has commissioned a mural of the late baseball great Buck O'Neil to be painted on the South wall of the future home of the Buck O'Neil Education and Research Center in Kansas City, Missouri. It will depict the former KC Athletics player from the dugout.
Dylan Dietz
The Motion Station

Monday, October 25, 2010

A Place to Submit Your Projects

As filmmakers, animators, artists, etc., we are all looking for places to showcase our work.  I've recently found an incredible recourse that regularly sends you listings of festivals and competitions for short films, feature length films, original screenplays and just about every damn thing in between.

The site is called
All you have to do is register and you'll get regular notifications on where you can submit your work.

I'll admit, I haven't heard back from any of my submissions, but damn, it does feel good to be sending my work out there again.

I just thought I'd share this resource with any of you who are looking for more places to get your stuff out.
Joshua Lucht, MAPA

Saturday, October 23, 2010

IIFF Hosts Film Financing Townhall

The Kansas City chapter of the Institute for Int'l Film Financing (IIFF) will host a special FILM FINANCING TOWNHALL, perpetuating the effort to expand the regional film economy that started so successfully this summer.

Please join us on Wednesday, the 27th. Register now at -

Designed to get local films funded, the event follows IIFF's proven formula for FILM FINANCING SUCCESS by connecting & educating the FILM & FINANCE communities. The evening's INSIGHTFUL TALKS by hand-picked experts include:

1) "HOW TO RAISE MONEY in Kansas City" -- by JENE POPPER HONG, CPA, seasoned deal maker who helps entrepreneurs & businesses raise capital, incl. work with angel investors, venture capital firms & investment banks; Principal & Practice Lead of CFO Services at advisory firm Business Transition Specialists; 20+ years of M&A, business strategy & problem solving experience, overcoming multitude of financial & operational challenges; held CFO at LaGarde, ThyssenKrupp Access, Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management, Xceligent & Conseva; Series 6 & 63 securities license; 14-time Ironman triathlete; etc.

2) "TREATING YOUR FUNDERS & UNDERWRITERS So They'll Do It Again" -- by CLAY MYERS-BOWMAN, accomplished fundraising & film financing consultant; award-winning leader & entrepreneur, who spearheaded dozens of for-profit & non-profit projects (from Indiana to California, Minnesota to Kansas & Colorado) over past 22 years; Executive Producer on JT O'Neal's next movie "My Father's Hero", to be filmed in Manhattan, KS; Associate Producer on documentary "Sandzen: Ecstasy of Color", set to premiere this fall; his documentary "Over 50 in Kansas" was 1st runner-up in NYC's Lean Forward Media Project; etc.

3) "MANAGING RISK IN FILM PROJECTS: What Producers & Investors Need to Know" -- by MARY SCHUST, Senior Vice President & Director of Underwriting at Axis Pro, part of leading specialty insurance & reinsurance company Axis Capital, based in Bermuda & operating worldwide; 27-year career at Axis Pro & predecessors; currently lead Product Manager for Media & Technology products, heading team of 5 underwriters handling Film & Entertainment transactions; previously worked as broadcast journalist for radio stations in Kansas & Missouri; graduate of Kansas State University; etc.

4) "WHAT SOCIAL MEDIA CAN DO FOR YOU & How to Make the Most of It" -- by DAVID SHULTZ, seasoned IT professional & project manager with ~15 years experience; expert in use of social media & viral marketing to accomplish business goals; close ties to film industry & understanding of filmmakers' needs via Emmy-winning documentarian brother; involved in strategic planning, project management, web & database development & multimedia marketing across many industries; helps companies build brands & market share by leveraging social media & viral marketing in addition to other strategies; etc.

5) "FINANCING & PRODUCING FILMS in the Midwest: Status Quo & New Opportunities" -- by RICHARD WELNOWSKI, award-winning filmmaker/cinematographer & widely acclaimed "one-man film studio" with 20+ years experience; won Emmy for Special Visual Effects for "The Orchestra"; best known for his work on BAFTA Award winner "LazyTown" & "Kafka"; recently completed "Pennhurst" starring Haylie Duff, produced by longtime Clint Eastwood collaborator Tom Rooker ("Space Cowboys"); worked extensively with Oscar winner Zbig Rybczynski & for National Geographic; etc.

+ 2 MORE leading professionals whose bios are available online!

Axis Capital is hosting at its downtown facilities:


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

7 PM - 10 PM (CT)


2300 Main St.

Kansas City, MO

Review all event details & buy AFFORDABLE TICKETS at -

Don't miss this unique LEARNING & NETWORKING opportunity. Please tell your colleagues & associates.


Your Friends at IIFF

P.S.: Bring a summary of your film project to run it by FilmAngels investors (, who are meeting every month.

P.P.S: Film Financing Townhalls in Phoenix (, New York (, San Francisco (, Seattle ( & Vancouver ( are coming up as well.

Friday, October 22, 2010

8th Edition ArtsKC Awards Luncheon Announced

Now in its 8th year, the ArtsKC Awards Luncheon has become one of Kansas City’s most popular events! Selling out to crowds of over 500 business, civic, and arts leaders, the event features some of Kansas City’s best visual and performing arts talent.

This luncheon is an opportunity for us to honor those businesses that play an integral role in the local arts community as well as volunteers how commit their time and talent to arts organizations.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

2010 Lawrence ArtWalk

Come down to college town and view works from more than 50 area artists!

The ArtWalk is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Guide maps are available at select locations around Lawrence, including the Lawrence Arts Center and Community Mercantile. For more information about featured artists and venues, visit or call 865-4254
Dylan Dietz
The Motion Station

Art Exhibition with Urban Grit

'Painting from the edge of the urban landscape, Kansas City artist John Ferry presents a discomfiting (sic) exhibition of lonely warehouses and industrial buildings.'
Read more at the Kansas City Star:

Dylan Dietz
The Motion Station

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Choosing a comic to major in?

Choosing a comic to major in?

A very insightful article about embracing comics as a story telling device.

Dylan Dietz
The Motion Station

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Text to Sand using Particular

In this video tutorial, Michael Park demonstrates how to use Trapcode Particular to turn text into sand. During the process, he will show both how to make the text blow away like find dust into the wind, or drop onto a floor layer like heavier sand. This tutorial was made in order to answer a question posted on the Trapcode forum requesting assistance in creating this effect using Particular.

Inverse Kinematics Tutorial

Inverse Kinematics allows you to create structures of bones and joints and use them to animate characters in Flash.  Fun and easy! Creative COW leader Michael Hurwicz shows you how in this video tutorial, step by step. Learn some basic ActionScript, too!


TV, FILM, PRINT - Entry level, work
FREE Training.
Kansas City MO

Dylan Dietz
The Motion Station

Monday, October 18, 2010

KC Artists Take Show to New York

The Whoop Dee Doo and Ssion performance-art groups are headed to New York this week for a major show in a SoHo gallery.
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2010 KC Fall Arts Schedule

Ink Magazine releases list of art events for Fall 2010.
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Renowned Photographers give Lecture at Nelson-Atkins Museum

Kansas City, MO - Oct.4, 2010 – The master alchemist of photography, Jerry N. Uelsmann, and Photoshop pioneer Maggie Taylor will be the featured artists in a lecture sponsored by the Photography Society of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. This joint artists’ talk is scheduled for 1 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Museum’s Atkins Auditorium. While both artists are renowned for their "constructed" images, they represent two generations – at once distinct and logically related – of creative thought.
For 50 years, Uelsmann has used conventional darkroom techniques to produce his dreamlike visions; Taylor’s work, on the other hand, stems from the cutting edge of digital technology. Together, they suggest the powerful synergy of old and new technologies, as well as the enduring power of the unfettered imagination.
Attendance to the lecture is free, but tickets should be obtained by calling 816.751.1ART (1278) – option 2 – or on-line at

Exhibition to open in KCAI Alumni Gallery

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Oct. 15, 2010) –– Paintings by Kansas City Art Institute alumnus Robert Blunk, who graduated in 1950 with a bachelor of fine arts degree in painting, will be displayed in the Alumni Gallery in Vanderslice Hall on the KCAI campus from Nov. 1 to Nov. 30. The exhibition, which coincides with Veterans Day on Nov. 11, will include nine paintings by Blunk dating from 1949 to 2010. The gallery is open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Blunk was born in 1923 in Salyards, Kan. After serving in the United States Marine Corps in World War II, Blunk attended the Kansas City Art Institute on the GI Bill. After graduating from KCAI, he embarked on a 40-year teaching and arts organizing career in Chanute, Kan., and Pittsburg, Kan. He continued his education at Pittsburg State University, earning a master’s degree in 1962 at which time he joined the faculty at Pittsburg State University. He has served on the Kansas Arts Commission and has been honored with residencies from the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture and the International Executive Service Corps of Lusaka, Zambia.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

MAPA Bloggers Wanted!!

Hey to all MAP-Animaniacs!
Have you been following us on our blog or Facebook? If not, why not? Would you like to see more on our pages?
Well answer this:
Do you have great ideas for animation/design/motion graphic articles? Have you attended an industry event or exhibition you would like to review? Just looking to get some toons or artwork published?
Here's your chance!
We need bloggers for MAPA! As we get closer to our monthly publication, we need members to help us fill our blog and, eventually, our newspaper with all the things that make MAPA great.
Remember, this is your blog. It's your chance to express your writing and talent to your fellow MAP-Animaniacs.
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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tweet from @howtodesigntips

@howtodesigntips: Graphic Design Projects – 779th Edition « Freelance Graphic Design ...

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Check out this amazing and in depth look at the burgeoning animation industry in Kansas City. MAPA is mentioned several times.

KC becoming a hub for animation companies -

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Kansas City Comic Book Launch Party!

KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Save the date for cupcakes & braaains!

Friday, November 5th, 2010, you’re invited to 419 E. 18th St., which is literally right next door to Grinders, to celebrate First Friday and the launch of a new comic book, Yellow. (“Just another post-zompocalyptic comedy adventure love story.”)

Come on down from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. to pick up a special, full-color, fully-awesome preview edition of the first issue, “Auld Lang Zombie.”

Unless you’re undead, you’ll also enjoy the live music (KC’s own The Straight Ups), libations (cash bar hosted by Grinders), and luxurious cupcakes (Takes the Cake mobile bakery).

There will also be posters, t-shirts, and even free temporary tattoos (just to show the world you still support Zombietowne). We'll even be giving away a movie poster signed by famed horror director Eli Roth, just because.

Best of all, get your picture taken with a real live dead girl. Members of the metro’s newest roller derby league, the Dead Girl Derby, will be hanging out all night.

Limited copies of the original 4-issue run of Yellow as written and drawn by writer Bobby Bierley will also be for sale for anyone into the whole “nostalgia” thing.

(*Guest appearances are subject to change.)
Yellow tells the story of Quinn Quigley, a lonely high school outcast who falls in love with the most beautiful zombie at Zombietowne, the world’s first zombie zoo. When Quinn takes it upon himself to “rescue” the living dead girl from a life behind bars…well, you’ll just have to read to find out.

Yellow features art by ‘Zeu’ Gouveia, colors by Giuseppe Pica, letters by Ed Brisson, and an amazing cover by Ralph Abou Raad. All based on script by Bobby Bierley.

So, there you go. Be there, or be cupcakeless.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Blue Springs Blog Makes PageRank List for Animation

The Motion Station BLOG makes 19th on the PostRank Best Blogs for Animation.

Kansas City Artists Coalition Exhibition

Opening Reception: Friday, October 8, 6-9pm.

Artists will talk at 6:00pm with reception to follow from 7:00pm-9:00pm
Exhibition closes October 29th.

MALLIN GALLERY - Tommy White: Large scale abstracts
CHARNO GALLERY - Sandra Van Tuyl: Lanscapes with a different perspective
UNDERGROUND GALLERY - Sara Larson: Paintings with strong expressions of nature.

DEADLINE: November 1, 2010

Submission for exhibition proposals are due for the KCAC UNDERGROUND GALLERY for the 2011/2012 calendar year. FMI

The International Residency needs your help. Painting still needs to be done and furniture is ready to be placed in the rooms. Be a part of this exciting project. You tell us when you are available. Call 816-421-5222 or email


The Kansas City Artists Coalition (KCAC), an artist-centered, artist-run alternative space, presents a variety of contemporary visual art exhibitions in its Mallin Gallery, Jacqueline B. Charno Gallery and the Underground. The Artists Coalition provides many programs and services for artists and the community. In our three galleries we produce approximately twenty-one exhibitions annually of work by emerging and mid-career artists. Other projects include: the Lighton International Artists Exchange Program and Money for Artists Promotion grants; Open Studios; and We also publish Artists Directories and catalogs for our Open Studios events, mostly recently ARTNOW. In addition, we sponsor lectures and performance art and conduct Artists’ Toolkits, (professional development workshops for visual artists). In just a few months we will open the Kansas City International Artists Residency Program.

Kansas City Artists Coalition is a Warhol Initiative recipient. This project of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts is to strengthen artist-centered organizations. KCAC was one of nine organizations to receive this award in 2002. The Initiative was granted to the Artists Coalition because of our strong programming and our commitment to artists.

The Kansas City Artists Coalition the region’s largest and oldest artist centered organization. We take pride in promoting contemporary visual arts in Kansas City and the surrounding region. FMI: visit The Artists Coalition was created to change the lives of Kansas City visual artists and to promote visual arts awareness and artistic culture in the Midwest and the surrounding region.

Kansas City Art Institute Celebrates 125 Years

KANSAS CITY, Missouri - The Kansas City Art Institute celebrates its 125th anniversary Friday at 3:30 p.m.

The party on the campus green will include a presentation from Mayor Mark Funkhouser, costumes showing the decades from 1885 to the 1970's and the burial of a time capsule. School President Kathleen Collins will also cut a cake shaped like the school's historic Vanderslice Hall.

New MAPA Blog Services


KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Midwest animator’s club now offers streaming job listings and industry news for designers and video professionals.

Leaders from the Midwest Association of Professional Animators (MAPA) have added real-time job postings from and news updates from more than 30 trade publications to their blog. These new and free services join the local listings already posted by MAPA each week.

Since most creative designers and professionals work on a contract basis, MAPA has realized a genuine need for these services, especially when facing the effects of a recession.

The MAPA Blog can be found at

Thursday, October 7, 2010


Here is an email I got.... Can someone help?  If you can, email

Hi my name is Teressa,

I am currently in school to be a 2D Animator (Academy of Art in San Francisco). I have a homework assignment that's asking me to interview a professional 2D Animator by this coming Monday, and possibly learn something new.
Thank you very much!


Monday, October 4, 2010

JOB ALERT!!! New Job Post on the Cow!

Video/3D/Motion Graphics Designer - McLean, VA

It's not exactly the Midwest but close enough.  It might prove to be a great opportunity for a talented MAP-Animaniac.

And check out all the current job postings for graphic design, videography and production to the left with our streaming feeds from Creative Cow!

Friday, October 1, 2010

October Sketchbook Meeting! Tuesday, 10-26-2010

For our October meeting, we are going to take a break from the Expert Series and have a night of drawing, comparing work and sharing ideas. Bring your sketchbook or demo reel for a chance to get actual feedback from other members.

We are tentatively booked from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Central Library downtown. Here is the address:

Central Library - Meeting Room 310
14 West 10th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105

If we find a more suitable (and inexpensive place ) to have it we will let everyone know.


Dylan Dietz

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