March 2022 News & Events: Spring into Art at the Albrecht-Kemper


Regional High School Exhibition reveals the next chapter in emerging artistic talent

On view until April 16, 2022

BEST OF SHOW – Boots & Steps by Samantha Arnold, Sabetha High School

Congratulations to the 121 participating artists in the Regional High School Exhibition – a 40+ year tradition! This year’s participants included submissions of 134 artworks from 19 area high schools. 

You won’t want to miss the incredible talent from these emerging artists! Now on view until April 16.

Returning | Belonging

On view until April 16, 2022

As families separate and migrate, I recognize the invariable loss and the struggle to justify and reconcile the distance in between.

Artist Kathy Liao

Returning | Belonging is an exhibition featuring monumental, large-scale artworks by Kansas City- based artists Benjamin Parks and Kathy Liao.

Read an interview with artist Benjamin Parks in the Atchison Daily Mail about this exhibition.


Every Tuesday 

Kids Media Mix-Up

4:30 – 6:00 pm

March 4

Business Events Open House

2:00 – 5:00 pm

Free for businesses – RSVP required

March 4

Deadline for MLC Art Experience Galleries Call for Artists 

11:59 pm

March 11

The Painted Poster Study Workshop with Cody Wheelock

11:00 – 5:00 pm

March 16

Jump into Watercolor: Landscape Painting with Linda Kinder

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Thursdays, March 17 – April 14

Colored Pencil Happy Hour with Wanda Taylor

5:30 – 7:30 pm

March 22

AKMA After Hours

5:00 – 7:00 pm


March 24 & 25

Landscape Basics with Larry DeGraff

$220 for both days, $130 for the first day only


April 2

Slow Art Day

1:00 – 4:00 pm

Register today!

April 6-8

Painting Workshop with Donna Bland

$300 full class / $120 per day

April 9

AKMA Estate & Collectibles Sale

8:00 am – 4:00 pm

April 9

6th Annual Undergraduate Art History Symposium

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

April 22

Opening Reception for Stephen Johnson/Karen Matheis  Exhibition & 6th Annual National Undergraduate Juried Exhibition

4:00 – 7:00 pm

May 14

Pot of Gold Arts Gala & Auction

Theme: “Rolling out the Red Carpet”


AKMA announces membership exhibition winners – Nodaway News Leader

An Artful Romance – Allied Arts Council

Valentine’s Day weekend events set in the area – St. Joe Live

Top 5: What’s happening in the area: Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art to host Valentine’s Day Dinner – St. Joe Live

Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art to host monthly After Hours event – St. Joseph News-Press

Albrecht-Kemper Museum to host After Hours Feb. 22 – Savannah Reporter

Local artists featured in AKMA members exhibit – Maryville Daily Forum

AKMA After Hours set for February 22 – Nodaway News Leader

St. Joseph, Mo.: Jesse James, the Pony Express and more – St. Louis Post-Dispatch


Don’t miss the deadline on these open calls for artists

Mosaic Life Care Art Experience Galleries

Deadline: March 4, 2022

Artists must live within 100 miles of St. Joseph, Missouri. $20 entry fee for unlimited pieces.

Found Objects Exhibition

Deadline: June 10, 2022

Choose a found object from our stash and let it inspire your next artwork. $20 per item for members / $30 per item for non-members.


Upcoming events for all of your friends and family!

March 22

AKMA After Hours

You’ve been hearing about it…why not join us this month?

April 2

Slow Art Day

A global phenomenon! Register today for this unique experience.

April 9

6th Annual Undergraduate Art History Symposium 

Advancing the field of art history…right here in St. Joseph!

We’re looking for…

Call for donations open now

Ready for some spring cleaning? As you are clearing out the old, let the AKMA help! Join Randy Klein of “Pen & Pencil Antiques” to find a good home for family heirlooms or treasures that you are ready to part with. See more.

We are looking for silent and live auction donation items for our annual Pot of Gold fundraiser! We can pick up your donated items at a time that is convenient for you, or you may drop them off during museum opening hours. See more.

Have craft supplies? Seasonal decorations? Artificial flowers? Give these items a new life at the AKMA. See the complete list of what we’re looking for on our website. Whether you purchase items locally, use Amazon, or even just have these items around the house, your donation makes a big impact. Questions? Contact Alex Asher at (816) 233-7003.

Spring into Art at the AKMA

Try out something new with an art class

The Painted Poster Study Workshop with Cody Wheelock

Friday, February 18, 2022

11:00 AM – 5:00 pm


Learn how you can vastly improve your paintings by developing a consistent poster study practice. A poster study is a small, quickly executed painting that captures the essence of a subject. While Cody will be demonstrating with oil paint, any paint media is acceptable for this workshop. See more.

Kids Media Mix-Up

Tuesdays, 4:30 – 6:00 pm

$12 per class / $60 for 6-class punch card (includes art supplies/materials)

Put your imagination to work by using different mediums to create unique artwork! Perfect after school class for children ages 6-12.  See more.

Jump into Watercolor: Landscape Painting with Linda Kinder

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

10:00 am – 4:00 pm


Learn new tips in landscape painting with award-winning artist Linda Kinder! All levels of experience welcome, including those who have never painted before. This class is sponsored in part by the Missouri Valley Impressionist Society (MVIS), a national organization promoting modern Impressionism.

See more.

Colored Pencil Happy Hour with Wanda Taylor

Thursdays, March 17 – April 14

5:30 – 7:30 pm

$35 per class / $160 for all five

Keep your New Years’ Resolutions by learning something new. Award-winning artist Wanda Taylor will walk you through the process step by step, layer by layer, as you learn her methods in colored pencil. See more.

Landscape Basics with Larry DeGraff

March 24 & 25, 2022

9:30 am – 4:00 pm

$220 for both days, $130 for the first day only (March 24)

Learn the fundamentals of painting composition, values, atmosphere and mixing color in this two-day workshop. Larry teaches in oil, but all mediums are welcome. See more.

Painting Workshop with Donna Bland

April 6, 7, & 8, 2022

9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

$300 full class / $120 per day

Join artist and instructor, Donna Bland, for an unforgettable and informative art adventure in value study, color mixing, and design while creating a beautiful painting. Donna’s follow-along technique in teaching takes each student from a sketch to a finished oil painting each day. See more.

A small amount makes a big impact

Become an AKMA Monthly Donor

When you’re ready to renew your membership in 2022, consider switching to a monthly donation. You choose how much to give and you don’t have to worry about your membership expiring. You can change your amount or cancel at any time.

Already a Family/Dual Member?

Consider switching to just $5 per month for the same benefits.

Are you an Associate Member?

Consider making a recurring donation at $10 per month.

Ready to join the Society of Fellows?

A monthly recurring donation of $100 allows us to go further together.

When you’re ready to renew, give us a call at (816) 233-7003.

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