january, 2022

sat15janAll Daysun20feb48th Annual Membership Exhibition(All Day)(GMT-06:00) View in my time

Event Details

This exhibition is on view January 15 – February 20, 2022.

Now in its 48th iteration, the annual Membership Exhibition showcases works exclusively by current museum members. Each member may submit two original works not previously exhibited at the museum. Artworks are divided into ten categories: Oil and Acrylic Painting; Watercolor Painting; Drawing: pencil, pastel, pen and ink; Printmaking; Photography; Ceramics; 2D Mixed Media; Sculpture & 3D Mixed Media; Digital Art; Fiber and Textiles. Entries are evaluated on technique, composition, and aesthetic appeal by a panel of adjudicators from the St. Joseph arts community. Read the press release here.

An opening reception was held on Friday, January 14, 2022 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. The Awards Ceremony was presented at 6:00 pm. Opening receptions are FREE and open to the public. A cash bar and light refreshments will be available. Attendees are requested to wear face masks while not actively eating and drinking.


We thank everyone who entered artwork in the Membership Exhibition. You make the museum the vibrant community promoting arts education, unique experiences, and promoting emerging artists.

Congratulations to the 2022 winners:

BEST OF SHOW: David Harris, Jar

Painting : Oil & Acrylic

1st Place: Jim Lawrence, Self Portrait 2021

2nd Place: Linda Kinder, Light & Dark

3rd Place (tie): Cathy Kline, If Only

3rd Place (tie): Linda Kinder, Missouri Moon

Honorable Mention: Vic Mastis, Red Sky

Honorable Mention: LeDonna McIntosh, Oak Hill East

Honorable Mention: Elaine Haake, End of the Chase

Painting: Watercolor

1st Place: Lana Cease, Au Dernier (The Last)

2nd Place: Lana Cease, Tipsy

3rd Place (tie): Kim Hines, Iris

Honorable Mention: Sue Kneale, Summer Idyll


1st Place (tie): Wanda  Taylor, Mother Ewe

1st Place (tie): Ruthie Ingram, Crown of Beauty

2nd Place: Brent Seevers, Hall and Eighth Street

3rd Place (tie): Brent Seevers, Riverwalk at English Landing

3rd Place (tie): Ruthie Ingram, Eagle Hunter

Honorable Mention: Diane Stoltz, Peonies

Honorable Mention: Donna Jean Boyer, A Mouse in the House

Honorable Mention: Wanda Taylor, Rag Rug


1st Place: Don Anderson, 4 Towers of Kansas City

2nd Place: Rebecca Reilly, Scavengers

3rd Place: Jacqueline King, Lo que me dio me cuñado


1st Place: Megan S. Wyeth, Missouri River (St Joseph)

2nd Place (tie): Kirk Decker, Boundary Layer

2nd Place (tie): Etta Martin, Statuesque

3rd Place (tie): Glen Gross, Mesmerize

3rd Place (tie): John Keck, 801

Honorable Mention: Don Anderson, The Grain Bank

Pottery & Ceramics

1st Place: David Harris, Jar

2nd Place: J. Eric Simmons, Rushing Waterfall Teapot and Cups

3rd Place: David Harris, Shallow Bowl

Honorable Mention: Sam Perkins, Relic

2-D Mixed Media

1st Place: Jill Carlson, If not for the kindness of strangers I would not be alive today.

2nd Place: Laurel DeFreece, “10 Aperture”

3rd Place: Frederick W. McDonald, A Piano, A Cross and Clif music notes

Honorable Mention: Robin VanHoozer, High Wire Act

Honorable Mention: Max King, Corona 19

Honorable Mention: Belinda Burgiss – Hall, Axon Ambling


1st Place: Carolyn Anderson, What Shape?

2nd Place (tie): Alicia Halpin, Rainshine

2nd Place (tie): Carolyn Anderson, Pony Express

3rd Place: Jeff Foster, After the Fire

Fiber & Textiles

1st Place: Jacque L.  Defenbaugh, I Call Him Karl

Sculpture & 3-D Mixed Media

1st Place: Leila Hicks, Up

2nd Place (tie): Dolores Blair, Green Green Glass

3rd Place: Jeff Foster, Vaccine Mandate

Honorable Mention: Patrick Larsen, Ark



January 15 (Saturday) - February 20 (Sunday)(GMT-06:00) View in my time


Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art

2818 Frederick Avenue