Monster Drawing Rally Reminder – This Friday!


First Friday / Monster Drawing Rally
360 Architecture / 300 w 22nd Street / Crossroads
Free Entry
6:30 / Happy Hour
7:00 / Live Drawing
8:00 / Silent Auction
Join us for an exciting 60-minute live drawing session featuring local artists, designers, architects and creatives drawing simultaneously to the theme of “Empowerment.”
You will have the rare opportunity to watch art come to life and bid for your favorites in a silent auction immediately following the drawing session!
Come early for drinks, music and an ongoing raffle featuring tons of prizes from local businesses.
Raffle tickets can be purchases for $1 or bring a pair of new socks to exchange for two chances to win!
All proceeds from the event will benefit Synergy Services, a non-profit violence prevention program in Kansas City.
Support Project Change
This event is also WiD-KC’s Challenge #2 for Project Change.  Bring a package of new socks or underwear in exchange for raffle tickets! 
MARCH 4, 2011

2011 MDR
Gail Flores
Melissa Dehner
Clint Metcalf
Teal Wilson
Delsie Chambon
Mason Hansen
Homer Williams
Gavin Snider
Rachelle Gardner
Lisa-Ann Sugimoto
Jenn Isom
Tuesday Schmidt
Erin Hill
Donard Ross (Scribe)
Dennis Reynolds
Payton Kelly
Nina Irwin
Grant Porter
Seth Jones
Jodie Hurt
Lauren McFarland

Save the Date: Monster Drawing Rally 2011, March 4, 2011

I’m not as involved with Women in Design KC as I would like to be this year because I’m on the Board of Arts Alive KC, but I participated in this event last year and it was great. Art is often, by its very nature, a very selfish calling. As much as I can manage, I try to use art for the forces of good and the KC chapter of Women in Design consistently supports causes for women and children. Since I like to show the process of making my work and dispelling some of the mystery to art-making, it’s just my kind of event. So here’s the downlow:

MDR-info-sheet – That’s me in the light blue shirt in the photo. Last year it was at the Arts Incubator to benefit the Newhouse Womens’ Shelter and it was packed! This year benefits a violent prevention program.

360 Architecture / in the Crossroads
First Friday / March 4, 2011

6:30 / Happy Hour
7:00 / Live Drawing
8:00 / Silent Auction

Women in Design – Kansas City’s 2011 Spring Program is a live drawing and fundraising event featuring local artists, designers, architects and creatives. Last year’s event drew 300+ attendees and gained lots of local publicity!

This event will consist of a one hour shift with approximately 20-25 artists drawing simultaneously. The audience will have the rare opportunity to watch art come to life and purchase completed drawings in a silent auction format. Art will be drawn towards the theme of EMPOWERMENT. There will also be a concurrent raffle with prizes from local businesses.

All proceeds from the event will benefit Synergy Services, a non-profit violence prevention program in Kansas City.

Boley Sketch from Monster Drawing Rally

Boley Monster Rally Sketch
Boley Monster Drawing Rally Sketch to benefit Newhouse Womens Shelter

This 8.5 x 11″ sketch was the 1-hr trial run the night before the drawing rally, so the second and final version was definitely cleaner. Timed drawing is not my comfort zone, as I’m a pretty leisurely drawer, perhaps too leisurely…

In any case, if you’re pretty familiar with my work, you might guess that I’m a bit in love with the Boley Building downtown, as I’ve drawn its details a few times. I chalk it up to the fact that its primary detail so resembles a form I was drawing before I ever saw it, so adding the architectural elements to the berries was pretty natural.

It might all just go back to picking so many blueberries on the farm as a kid. I’m a bit fanatical about it now…

Rally Wrap-up

So the Monster Drawing Rally sounded like a fun concept, and it was. It was more of a pressure-situation than I’m used to, as I am not a particularly fast drawer, but it was good.
The Arts Incubator on a First Friday was packed as usual, and here is a link to some pics. And yes, I was the only artist to bring her own lighting. Anal or just prepared, it’s up for debate. I felt rather goofy brining it out, but I was drawing on black and it helped immensely!

I did a trial run the night before, so I’ll post an image of that later tonight.

Monster Drawing Rally

This Friday, March 5th, I will be a contributing artist for a Monster Drawing Rally at the Arts Incubator organized by Women in Design Kansas City. Along with many other artists, I will be drawing live for one hour and the results will be auctioned to benefit the Newhouse Womans Shelter. See the poster for details. I will be laying pretty low this year, exploring a lot of new work, so this will be one of the few opportunities to see me out and about, arting it up. I almost never draw live in public, but I’m sure it will be fun. Hope to see you out!

WIDKC Monster Drawing Rally poster

Event Summary for Monster Drawing Rally:

Date: March 5th, 2010

Time: 6:30pm happy hour begins 

7:00pm drawing begins

7:30pm pre-silent auction begins for donated artwork

8:00pm drawing ends and silent auction begins

9:00pm silent auction closes & winners are announced (bidders must be present to win!)

We will accept cash, check or credit card payments.

Raffle: Will occur periodically throughout the night

Tickets can be purchased for $1 or a used cell phone can be exchanged for two changes to win

Cost: Admission is free to the public. Art will be purchased in a silent auction.

Location: Arts Incubator Loft Space – 115 W. 18th St. KC, MO 64108

Music: provided by Sounds Fantastic

Photography: provided by Rick Milone

Wine: provided by Heredad Ugarte USA

Food: provided by Women in Design