Department of Art Assistant Professor, Kathy Liao, has received recognition and the Charlotte Street’s Visual Artist Award from the Charlotte Street Foundation during their 2020 Visual Artist Awards ceremony. This year also marked the 100th Visual Artist Award granted.

Each Charlotte Street Visual Artist Award Fellow receives an unrestricted cash grant of $10,000, recognition by Charlotte Street at the time of the award announcement and throughout 2020 – including announcements to media, web-based marketing and promotional efforts, special events, and inclusion in the 2020 Charlotte Street Visual Artist Awards Exhibition at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Overland Park, Kansas later in the 2020 calendar year. The exhibition will be curated by Bruce Hartman, Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art.

All of the 2020 Charlotte Street Award Fellows were selected through competitive processes beginning with open calls for applications from artists based in the five-county Kansas City metro area. Artists selections were made by a panel of jurors consisting of renowned and qualified arts professionals. Jurors participated in in-person interviews, presentations, and studio visits, resulting in the selection of ten finalists for the Visual Artist Awards.