February 2022 News & Events

48th Annual Membership Exhibition

On view January 15 – February 20, 2022

A tradition at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art celebrating the value of artists and creators in our community!

Awards were announced at the January opening reception. Hurry, this exhibition is only on view until Sunday, February 20, 2022.

More Opportunities to Exhibit your Artwork

6th Annual National Undergraduate Juried Exhibition
Deadline: February 7, 2022

Open to undergraduate students enrolled in the 2021-2022 academic year. $10 entry fee.

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.


Hyperallergic – Opportunities in January 2022

Two new exhibits to open at Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art

Local Briefs Thursday Jan. 13, 2022 – AKMA calls for undergrad artists, art historians – Maryville Daily Forum

New year marks new fun events at Albrecht Kemper Museum of Art in St. Joseph

Albrecht-Kemper brings back undergrad programs for sixth year

Albrecht-Kemper features art from Fairfax-born artist 


Every Tuesday 

Kids Media Mix-Up

4:30 – 6:00 pm

February 7

6th Annual National Undergraduate Juried Exhibition Deadline

$10 entry fee

February 12

Valentine’s Day Dinner at the AKMA

3 course dinner plus appetizers & bubbly for $75

Reservations open now – spaces limited. Take out available.

February 18

The Painted Poster Study Workshop with Cody Wheelock

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM


February 22

AKMA After Hours

5:00 – 7:00 pm


February 27

Opening Reception: Regional High School Exhibition

1:00 – 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

May 14

Pot of Gold Arts Gala & Auction

Theme: “Rolling out the Red Carpet”

May 22

Lifetime Achievement Reception in honor of Don Hollingsworth

Details forthcoming

1:00 – 4:00 pm

Returning | Belonging

On view January 15 – April 16, 2022

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

“I hope it’s a way of connecting and reconciling. At worst, I hope they appreciate being a large painting on a museum wall. I mean, I think that’s kind of cool.”

– Benjamin Parks

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

Kathy Liao

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. You can purchase items locally, use Amazon, or even just find around the house. Questions? Contact Alex Asher at (816) 233-7003.

Art should be a habit, not a luxury. Just like exercise and sleep, engaging with the arts is a necessity for a full and happy life.

Arthur C. Brooks

Treat Your Sweetheart 

Valentine’s Day Dinner at the AKMA

Saturday, February 12, 2022

6:00 PM

$75 per person – See menu

Private galleries and take-out options available.

Your gourmet meal by Chef Ralph from Luna’s Fine Dining. will include three courses, plus appetizers and a glass of bubbly. Reserve by calling (816) 233-7003 – for a couple or bring a group. Spaces are limited for this exclusive and unique event! See more.

Make 2022 your most creative year yet

Try out something new with an AKMA class

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.

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.

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.

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.