We’ve Got A Sneak Peek At Each and Every MO/KS Artist at the 2019 Plaza Art Fair

The upcoming 2019 Plaza Art Fair this weekend features artists from a whopping 34 different states and two different countries this year. (Shout out, Canada and Argentina!) But as you tour the endless array of booths, be sure to swing by and show the love to the nearly 50 local artists representing both Missouri and Kansas.

In case you were wondering, artists who exhibit in the fair are selected by a jury. A new jury that reviews submissions and selects the artists is picked every year, which provides for a good mix of new artists. (Fun fact: Roughly 50 percent of the artists who will showcase work this year were at the Fair in past.)

Here’s a list of some of our local artists that need to be on your radar:

Jenny Meyer-McCall, “Everything is Better with Pie”

2D Mixed Media

  • 134 Ryan Dougherty, Leawood, KS
  • 227 Andrew Johnson, Kansas City, MO
  • 402 Jenny Meyer-McCall, Prairie Village, KS


Anthony Pack

3D Mixed Media:

  • 435 Carrie Gillen, St. Louis, MO
  • 513 Laura Lebeda, Ballwin, MO
  • 242 Anthony Pack, Overland Park, KS


Meredith Host Ceramics


  • 238 Bede Clarke, Columbia, MO
  • 115 Nathan Falter, Springfield, MO
  • 247 Meredith Host, Kansas City, MO
  • 201 Erica Iman, Kansas City, KS
  • 108 Gregg Rasmusson, St. Louis, MO
  • 110 Joseph Rincones, Wichita, KS
  • 245 Alex Watson, Kansas City, MO


Kale Van Leeuwen


  • 138 Kale Van Leeuwen, Overland Park, KS


Tai Taeoalii

Drawing and Pastels:

  • 505 Jerry Brown, Lee’s Summit, MO
  • 249 Tai Taeoalii, Hannibal, MO


Diane Lawrence, “Blue Fear”


  • 316 Diane Lawrence, Berryton, KS


Tom Bloyd


  • 200 Tom Bloyd, Stilwell, KS
  • 532 Scott Hartley, Benton, KS


Shellie Bender


  • 530 Cheryl Eve Acosta, Kansas City, MO
  • 206 Shellie Bender, Lawrence, KS
  • 449 Nichole Collins, Lawrence, KS
  • 404 Kari Heybrock, Kansas City, MO
  • 529 Cecilia Labora, Kansas City, MO
  • 224 Susan Mahlstedt, Kansas City, MO
  • 506 Bailey Kivett Marable, Lawrence, KS
  • 323 Robyn Nichols, Kansas City, MO
  • 512 Melissa Schmidt, St. Louis, MO


Laura Nugent Art


  • 235 Edward Bartoszek, Mission, KS
  • 301 Lisa Burge, Kansas City, MO
  • 241 Melissa Dominiak, Hannibal, MO
  • 124 Annie Flynn, Wildwood, MO
  • 334 Dana Forrester, Independence, MO
  • 406 Catherine Freshley, Wichita, KS
  • 201 Erica Iman, Kansas City, KS
  • 223 Laura Nugent, Merriam, KS
  • 400 Charlie Podrebarac, Westwood, KS
  • 500 Seth Smith, Overland Park, KS


Rusty Leffel, “Lunchtime Chinatown”


  • 445 B. Eugene Bauer, St. Peters, MO
  • 329 Micheal Paul Cole, Hannibal, MO
  • 300 Chris Dahlquist, Kansas City, MO
  • 311 Matthew Hemminghaus, Vandalia, MO
  • 145 Rusty Leffel, Mission Hills, KS
Lisa Burge


  • 301 Lisa Burge, Kansas City, MO
  • 317 Heinrich Toh, Kansas City, MO
Cathy Broski


  • 321 Cathy Broski, Kansas City, MO
  • 150 Roger Mathews, Wichita, KS
Sue Mersman


  • 207 Terry Evans, Overland Park, KS
  • 215 Sue Mersman, Wetmore, KS
  • 151 Adrian Vogel, Kansas City, KS