Apply for 2017 Studio Residency!!!!

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art studios, free space, residency, gallery, crossroads art.Studios Inc is pleased to announce that studio(s) will become available in the beginning of 2017.

Studios Inc provides a three-year residency to competitively selected mid-career artists intent on moving to the next level of success.  Expansive private studio space provides room to expand the scale of works.  A patron underwrites each artist’s studio. This builds mutually meaningful relationships between local artists and new or seasoned collectors. The Studios’ programs supports the relationships between artists and collectors which are essential for a thriving visual arts community.  The Studios nurtures symbiosis at a micro level with a focus on a selected group of artists and the patrons who support them.  Combined, Studios Inc is a vital part of the unprecedented visual arts community here in Kansas City.

A selection panel consisting of a variety of individuals from the Kansas City area is assembled and convenes; it is this selection panel that determines which applicant(s) will be awarded studio spaces in 2017.  Applications are currently being solicited at; materials must be received no later than 9/14/2016 at 3PM.

Residencies are open to all visual artists. The Studios Inc does not discriminate on the basis of age, ethnicity, gender, economic or social standing, political or religious beliefs, marital status, or sexual orientation.


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Etch A SketchWIN a private tour of the Studios Inc for you and 4 guests!!!

Studios Inc is calling all Etch A Sketch artists to our booth (#20) at ArtsKC‘s block party today starting at 4PM! Along with ourselves there will be roughly 40 other booths from the greater KC area! We are going to have two Etch A Sketches at our booth which is where YOU come in! Here’s what you will need to do (more…)

Join Us: tomorrow night NCECA!!!

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DSC_0009Studios Inc Exhibition Space is pleased host the following NCECA exhibition with an opening reception Friday, Mar 18, 5-9:30pm

Materiality, Methodology, Metamorphosis featuring artists Julia Haft-Candell, Del Harrow, Andrew Casto, Roberta Massuch, Virginia Rose Torrence, Amanda Salov, Jinsoo Song, David Katz, and Darien Arikoski-Johnson on view from 03.15.16 to 03.19.16.

Ghosts + Stooges featuring artists Ben Ahlvers, Joe Bova, Mark Burns, Andrea Keyes Connell, Monica Van den Dool, Arthur Gonzalez, Claire Hedden, Matt Nolen, Michaelene Walsh, Patti Warashina and others on view from 03.15.16 to 03.19.16.

Standing Wave featuring artists (more…)

Grand Opening: Friday 3.11.16 from 5 to 9 pm

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whiteonredsquare3The Studios Inc is excited to announce its newest program and exhibition space, The Grand Opening will be Friday, March 11th from 5 to 9 pm at Studios Inc, 1708 Campbell, Kansas City MO 64108. It will be an incredible event showcasing an array of the best makers in KC including premier artists, beer, music and food!!!

Each year that an artist is in residence, they donate a piece of their artwork to the Studios Inc Collection. This growing collection of work from Kansas City’s most prominent artists has inspired Studios Inc to create will exhibit this impressive and diverse collection of artworks by (more…)

Artists featured at UMKC: Body-Mind Entente

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BodyMIND_Postcard_FrontResident artist Miles Neidinger, Studios Inc office manager Emily Connell , and former resident artist Diana Heise included in the upcoming exhibition Body-Mind Entente at UMKC Gallery of Art .

Thursday, January 21 – Friday, February 26, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday January 21, 2016, 5—7PM
Free Parking in the Cherry St. garage, levels 5 & 6

BodyMind Entente features multimedia artworks that explore the relationship between body and mind, perception and cognition, consciousness and spirituality. It looks into the biological and cultural factors that shape our existence, enabling us to develop singular identities while simultaneously sharing many features and modes of behavior with others. This exhibition opens a dialogue between (more…)

Join us tomorrow: Run Off ​by Brett Reif

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The Studios Inc Exhibition Space is pleased to present Run Off, an exhibition featuring resident artist Brett Reif, on view from 01.08.16 to 02.12.16 with an opening reception Friday, 01.08.16 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM.

Spills and spurts, contamination and accidents, smokescreens and veils are all featured in Reif’s upcoming exhibition.  Completing his second year as artist in residence at Studios Inc. Reif’s exhibition will feature new sculptures, paintings and installations utilizing wallpaper, bathroom tile, household fixtures and the occasional oyster shell.  Reif is continuing to explore issues sensitive to his Louisiana upbringing and childhood through seductive yet primal sculptural forms and images.

Run Off ​an Exhibition​ by Brett Reif
01.08.16 – 02.12.16

Studios Inc Exhibition Space ​
1708 Campbell
Kansas City MO 64108
816.994.7134 office

Gallery Hours
Tues – Friday 10:00 -12:00 PM​, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Saturday 12:00 – 4:00 PM

Gallery Talk
01.09.16 Saturday 12:00 – 1:00 PM

First Friday​ (Feb)​ ​ ​ 6:00 – 9:00 PM

The 2016 Exhibition Series has been made possible through the generous financial support of Dr. Benjamin Meade.



Robert Bingaman KCStar Interview

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Robert Bingaman’s new show, “Until It’s All You See,” features pools illuminated by light. Photo credit Jill Toyoshiba
Robert Bingaman’s new show, “Until It’s All You See,” features pools illuminated by light. Photo credit Jill Toyoshiba

Meet artist Robert Bingaman, whose pools of light reflect desire and void.

Kansas City Star
NOVEMBER 28, 2015

Painter Robert Bingaman, a Wichita native who earned a BFA at University of Kansas and an MFA at Washington University in St. Louis, recently completed a three-year residency at Studios Inc, which offers studio space and exhibitions for mid-career artists. During his residency, Bingaman, who lives in Kansas City with his wife, Molly, produced a series of large-scale paintings inspired by illuminated swimming pools at night. The new series expands on earlier pool paintings that were shown last year at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art; they are much larger and explore shifts in perspective. Bingaman’s paintings are on display at the studio through Dec. 18. This conversation, edited for length and clarity, took place at the gallery.

Q: Your exhibition is called “Until It’s All You See.” Why?
A: That came from a conversation with my wife. She told me the way she connects with the pool paintings is to get as close to them as possible, moving closer and closer until it’s all you see. At the time I had done smaller pool paintings and that inspired me to make them larger and have the color expand to your periphery.

Q: Was there a specific pool that sparked the idea for the pool series?
A: Yes. It dates clear back to graduate school. I was getting my (behind) kicked by my professors. After that first semester I was put on academic probation, which — it’s quite the thing to be put on academic probation for the quality of your paintings.

Q: Cuts a little deeper than flunking algebra, I imagine.
A: Right. But I took it as a challenge. I was in California, in Santa Barbara, with Molly, who was my girlfriend at the time. We had snuck into a pool …

Q: Snuck into a pool? In a residential neighborhood?
A: Yeah. It was right by the coast. It wasn’t so dastardly as hopping a fence, but we didn’t belong to the pool. It was night, it was heated. It was illuminated. It was a beautiful evening. It was winter in St. Louis but I was in California. I just had this moment of realization, and it was really interesting, that this is something that I deeply desire. I knew I would mark it in my memory as a mental landscape to return to when I’m not as content.

Q: So you didn’t have a backyard swimming pool in Wichita?
A: No. It’s definitely not about having one. It’s about not having one. I often paint landscapes of desire. I have painted palm trees before. A palm tree is not exotic. In Ecuador or Haiti, a palm tree is a tree. It is exotic to us because we live in Kansas City.

Q: Why do your paintings depict pools illuminated at night? Is a pool different at night?
A: I think it’s obvious. It’s a void within a void. And you can decide whether it’s about emptiness or fullness.

“Until It’s All You See” by Robert Bingaman runs through Dec. 18 at Studios Inc, 1708 Campbell St. Hours are 10 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon-4 p.m. Saturday. Go to for m0re information.

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