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Announcing our 2015 artists…

February 24, 2015 in artists, Uncategorized by MDR

MDR 2015 flyer

For links to artists website, see our Artists tab above.

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2015 Call for Artists

December 29, 2014 in artists by MDR

If you are interested in being a part of our event, please email with your name, contact info. & some examples of your work.  We are also taking nominations for artists, please send us the same information if you know someone who would be a good fit for our event.


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MDR 2015 – Save the Date

November 13, 2014 in Uncategorized by MDR

We are excited to again be a part of KC Design Week which is moving this year to the first Friday in April, the 3rd.  Mark your calendars & stay tuned for more info.!

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Schedule for the evening…

March 7, 2014 in Uncategorized by MDR

6:00pm Artist Reception (pizza from Johnny Jo’s & cookies from Swoon Cookie Crafters)
6:30pm Happy Hour (Open to the Public…bring your cash!)
7:00pm Live Drawing Begins & Bidding for Donated Art Begins
7:45pm Bidding for Donated Art Ends
8:00pm Live Drawing Ends & Silent Auction for Live Art Begins
9:00pm Live Art Silent Auction Ends & Winners are announced

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Do you know what Monster Drawing Rally Kansas City supports?

March 5, 2014 in charity by MDR

It occurred to us that not everyone may know what MDR KC supports and why we host this great event year after year (besides all the fun it brings).  For the last two years, all of the monies raised have gone to the Women in Design – Kansas City Scholarship.  The scholarship is awarded through the Kansas City Architectural Foundation (KCAF), a 501c3 in conjunction with the AIA Kansas City.

As a celebration of the five year anniversary of WiD-KC, a scholarship fund designed to empower women studying in all design professions was established.  This scholarship is available to women at any level of study, who are in pursuit of a degree in design related fields such as Architecture/Interior Design/ Landscape Design/Industrial Design/Product Design.  Judgment for the WiD-KC scholarship is based on need, academic excellence and demonstrated leadership. Click on the links below to  donate to the Scholarship fund or download the Scholarship application form.

Download Scholarship Donation Form

Download Scholarship Application Form

The 2013 Women in Design - Kansas City Scholarship was awarded to Julie Lickenbrock, a 5th year from the University of Kansas.  Julie is the second recipient to be honored with this scholarship.  To see images from Julie’s portfolio, click link 1link 2, and link 3.

MDR is organized by a small group of volunteer women who support this cause and love local artist!

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Tyler Jones – Featured Artist #13

March 4, 2014 in Artist Features, artists by MDR

Tyler-Jones-Monster-Drawing-Rally Tyler Jones is an exclusive wedding photographer for the cosmopolitan couple planning their urban wedding with architectural inspiration. Based out of Denver, Colorado, he caters to couples who appreciate simple design, have an appeal for the art and are intrigued by architectural details in the urban landscape. Tyler spent over 8 years working in architecture before pursuing his career in wedding photography where he now combines his passions of photojournalism and the built environment. He travels all over the country to work with couples, explore art museums and look for any excuse for an adventure in a new city. You can check out his work at

We welcome Tyler to MDR for his first year.  Come see his beautiful photos in our silent auction!

Tyler Jones photo 2

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Julie Kircher – Feature Artist #14

March 4, 2014 in Artist Features by MDR


Julie Kircher is a teacher and glass artist, who begin artistic life as a photographer. She uses glass, primarily recycled, as a canvas on which to sandblast photographs, drawings and stories. The recycled glass pieces are fused to create organic jewelry pieces.

Her work can be found at

This is Julie’s fifth Monster Drawing Rally and we are excited to have her beautiful jewelry again.




A Reach for Yellow


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In celebration of our 5 year anniversary…

March 3, 2014 in Uncategorized by MDR

We will have comemorative glasses available for a donation at the event.  Special thanks to Dan Padavic for providing the design!

The Photo Bus will also be at our event for free photo booth photos in a VW van!

Don’t miss all the fun, this Friday March 7th

at AIA-KC, 1801 McGee Street, KCMO 64108

from 7-9pm

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The City Girl Farm – Featured Artist #12

March 1, 2014 in Uncategorized by MDR

Photo by Love, Elizabeth photography

Mother/daughter team Susan Ebright and Sally Linville walk together through creative adventures of The City Girl Farm. Currently, they are most focused on the making of ‘Chicken Footstools,’ whimsical creatures who bring smiles to many faces. Check out their website {} and facebook page to join in the fun.

The City Farm is new to MDR and is donating one of their fabulous screen printed chicken aprons to our silent auction.  Come bid on it from 7-8pm on March 7th!
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Seth Peters – Featured Artist #11

February 28, 2014 in Uncategorized by MDR


I’m Seth Peters. I was born in Lawrence, Kansas and have lived there all my life.

I’ve been drawing from a very young age, and while I’m probably quite a bit younger than some of my fellow artists, I know my art can do more than pull its own weight. I feel that my art’s unique because it references my worldview. I’m kind of an introvert, and when you’re mired in misplaced teenager angst, you can’t seem to think of anyone that sympathizes with you. (This is, of course, disproved by my wonderful, supportive family.)  So I externalize the feeling of being alone into the images I draw– robots, barren landscapes, bizarre machines. I’m heavily inspired by the utilitarian style of Mattias Adolfsson, as well as the plain-pen-and-line-shading aesthetic of old, cheap 80s paperbacks. I try to make it more soulful, though, and I try to incorporate other sources- like Arabic calligraphy, surrealist painting, and cartoons- in an attempt to sweeten my work. I don’t bite- feel free to stop by!

This is Seth’s first year so let’s welcome him with open arms (and high bids)!