April 2, 2015 in schedule by MDR
5:30pm Artist Reception (food from The Art Institutes International – Kansas City)
6:00pm Doors Open to the Public…bring your cash! Live Drawing & Bidding Begins
8:00pm Live Drawing & Silent Auction Ends & Winners are announced
New this year…Donated pieces & Live Art will be bid on simultaneously. All bidding will start at 6pm & end at 8pm (so you don’t have to stick around as long)!
April 2, 2015 in Beer, Gavin Snider, Promotional Items by MDR
Only available at the 2015 MDR, our pint glass was designed by Gavin Snider (look familiar?) and will be yours for only a $5 donation. Supplies limited so come early before they sell out!
April 1, 2015 in Uncategorized by MDR
Jordan is a self-taught artist and a graduate of KU’s School of Architecture. This is her second year participating in the Monster Drawing Rally. She has recently left the architecture world to work as a full-time artist from her home studio, and is currently staying busy getting her online shop and up and running and preparing for her first solo show. Jordan works across a variety of media, including graphite, acrylic, oils, and collage, and several of her pieces are on display at the 2010 Gallery in the Crossroads. Her recent work reflects her interest in vintage anatomical and botanical illustration, as well as a combination of abstract and figurative art styles.
March 31, 2015 in jewlery, Julie Kircher by MDR
March 30, 2015 in Artist Features, Matthew Cook by MDR
Matthew is an illustrator and engineer. His’s parents moved around a lot, so he grew up in 5 different states: California, Washington, Utah, Ohio, and finally Kansas where today he makes his living with his imagination. Matthew studied computer science, Japanese, and illustration at the University of Kansas. He lives with his grey cat who doesn’t have a name, which is a very long story.
Web site: http://alsoalso.net
March 29, 2015 in Artist Features by MDR
As an artist in KC Dustin Johnson works with a broad range of materials and concepts. He likes the materials and method that allows him to follow the ideas and concepts behind the artwork in a series. Being a musician as well seems to affect his working style with a love for an open lyrical flow as well as a certain degree of ambiguity.
March 28, 2015 in Hannah Holmes, illustrator by MDR
Hannah Holmes moved to Kansas City last May after graduating from Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. She has a serious love of pattern and color and is excited to be pursuing a career where she can put these passions to good use.
March 27, 2015 in Artist Features, Gavin Snider by MDR
Gavin is a designer, illustrator and musician who lives and works in Kansas City. His ongoing Travelogue project presents illustration as a form of exploration, with scenes from Kansas City and small Kansas towns to the coldest and warmest ends of the globe. In concert posters for his band Sad American Night and other talented local acts, Gavin lets his mind (and pen) wander to history, native art, legends and mythology.
You can see more of his work at www.gavinsnider.com.
Gavin also created the artwork for our awesome shirt this year!
March 26, 2015 in Artist Features, Lisa Ann Sugimoto, Uncategorized by MDR
Lisa Ann has a passion for textiles and her work has been featured in museum exhibitions throughout Europe and the United States. This is her 6th year supporting the Monster Drawing Rally for Women in Design KC and we always look forward to what she creates.
March 25, 2015 in Artist Features, Cat Coquillette by MDR
Cat is a multidisciplinary designer and illustrator living in Kansas City. She studied graphic design and illustration at the University of Kansas and now works as a designer at Willoughby Design. By day, Cat works with a team of creative professionals designing brand experiences. She’s worked with a variety of clients including Panera Bread, Hershey’s, SPIN! Pizza, Kauffman Labs, Hallmark and AIGA. During her evenings, Cat enjoys sketching, painting and hand-lettering. Her preferred mediums are watercolor and India ink. Her downtime consists of relaxing on the patio with a good book and a cold Hefeweizen.