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Spiva Center for the Arts Joplin MO


 January 12 – March 16, 2019


Sponsored  by Mosaics Art Gallery

DRAWN is a national exhibition celebrating experimentation while reminding viewers of the basic nature and value of the drawing process. This exhibit had no expectation for type or style of work to be considered or selected. Submissions range from the most traditional to the most conceptual or experimental. The only criteria beyond excellent quality is that works must qualify as drawing, including that which tests the boundaries of the discipline. But even that is questionable!

DRAWN is a first for Spiva. 13 of the artists are local, regional and national invitees. Spiva’s Exhibit Committee determined specific artists to show 2-3 pieces of their innovative work. Invited artists are:

Luis Calderon, Pittsburg, KS; Cheryl Church, Carthage, MO; Michele DeSutter, Monett, MO; Rachelle Gardner-Roe, Kansas City MO; Amber Hansen, Vermillion, SD; Jeremy Haun, Joplin, MO; Justin Kidston, Joplin, MO; Sean Lyman, Springfield, MO; Mike Lyon, Kansas City MO; Rhona McBain, Joplin, MO; Doug Russell, Laramie, WY; Jen Waters, Brooklyn, NY; Todd Yeager, New York NY.

In addition, Spiva posted a call for national entries. 236 pieces were submitted by 47 artists. The exhibits committee members juried each piece on their own, then came together to finalize their choices. This process resulted in 26 more pieces added to the exhibit.



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