Events


Open Studio & Holiday Art Sale
Nov
30
to Dec 1

Open Studio & Holiday Art Sale

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Visit Laura in her studio at The Bunker Center for the Arts for an exclusive opportunity to see where she works, enjoy drinks & festive snacks and purchase a range of artworks, specially priced and set aside for this event. Hours are

November 30, 4 PM - 8 PM for special Happy Hour, first picks from the “smalls wall” and painting rack and

December 1, 11 AM - 5 PM

Laura has been working at The Bunker since August of this year and is eager to show you the building’s gallery, studios and her “corner office.” The Bunker is an ongoing project which is developing more studio space for artists in the East Crossroads of Kansas City and contributing to the conversation of what will happen next for the creative community here.

Questions for Laura or to RSVP, send her a note here.

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87th Annual Plaza Art Fair
Sep
21
to Sep 23

87th Annual Plaza Art Fair

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For the tenth year, Laura will be a participating artist in the Country Club Plaza Art Fair. “The Plaza” as it is known among artists, is Kansas City’s preeminent showcase of contemporary art. Artists who have made it through the rigorous jury process to be accepted into the show, travel from around the US to exhibit and sell their best and most recent works to a diverse audience over three days. Incorporating performance, music, community arts organizations, local culinary delights and more, visitors attend and experience the Plaza Art Fair while adding significant new works to their collections.

Laura will be exhibiting in booth #223, on Nichols Road between Wyandotte and Central. For a marker, she is directly across from the Tivol store. See you at “The Plaza!”

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Opening Reception and Artist Q & A at The Arts Company in Nashville
Sep
1
5:00 PM17:00

Opening Reception and Artist Q & A at The Arts Company in Nashville

Laura is once again exhibiting new works at The Arts Company in Nashville. Her show with sculptor Bill Starke, "COLOR and BALANCE" opens Saturday, September 1 with remarks at 5 PM followed by a reception from 6 - 9 PM. Please join Laura and the staff of TAC for this event or visit the gallery Tuesday - Saturday 11 AM - 5 PM. The exhibition will be on display throughout September. Laura's work is always available to be viewed and purchased at The Arts Company, Nashville's oldest downtown destination for visual arts.

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2018 Kansas City Flat File Opening Event
Jun
8
6:00 PM18:00

2018 Kansas City Flat File Opening Event

Laura is again participating in the "2018 Kansas City Flat File" which opens Friday, June 8th at the H&R Bloch Artspace in Kansas City, MO. This interactive exhibition will be open to the public through September 29th. 

A signature Artspace event, the "2018 Kansas City Flat File & Digital File" is the 9th project in this popular biennial series. The Flatfile offers a uniquely intimate art viewing experience and a chance to discover new works by emerging and established Kansas City-based artists. Art lovers are invited to peruse flatfile cabinets filled with over 200 custom-made artist portfolios holding an excitingly diverse range of flat works, and a screening station will feature time-based works included in the Digitalfile. Guest curators will be invited to curate salon walls and queues each month, creating a dynamic and ever-changing experience. Guest curators for June will be Hesse McGraw, principal at el dorado inc. and Alex Priest, public engagement, marketing, and curatorial at el dorado inc.

The first Kansas City Flatfile exhibition was held at the Artspace in 2001 in conjunction with the Pierogi Flatfilesexhibition featuring flatfiles from Joe Amrhein’s Pierogi Gallery in Brooklyn, N.Y. The Kansas City Flatfile has since become a biennial invitational exhibition featuring a wide range of work by emerging and established artists from the Kansas City area.

 

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"Undiscovered Countries" Exhibition at CityArts, Wichita
May
25
6:00 PM18:00

"Undiscovered Countries" Exhibition at CityArts, Wichita

Laura is exhibiting new work from her "Undiscovered Countries" series at CityArts in Wichita, Kansas. Opening during the Final Friday event on May 25, the exhibition may be viewed from then until June 23rd. 

From the CityArts website: "CityArts offers people of all ages and cultural backgrounds the opportunity to participate in diverse art programming throughout the year. Since it began in 1998, CityArts has been dedicated to providing education, information and artistic opportunities to all members of the community.

CityArts is home to more than 35 professional artists who teach art in Wichita. Each session, these artists engage with students who learn how to create pieces of art in a supportive community setting. Classes are offered in digital arts, photography, fiber, silversmithing, glass fusing, glass blowing, painting, pottery and drawing.

Located in a three-story building in Wichita's historic Old Town district, the facility was designed specifically to meet the needs of a community arts center in Wichita. CityArts provides year-round art classes, the CityArts Boutique and four gallery spaces that display a new exhibition each month. CityArts is owned by the City of Wichita and is managed by the Arts and Cultural Services Division within the City Manager's Office.

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Women in the Arts KC
Jan
16
6:00 PM18:00

Women in the Arts KC

Women in the Arts KC is hosting its January gathering at Weinberger Fine Art, following the opening of "Building Blocks," a show featuring the work of Laura Nugent. This event is for all women working in the arts in and around Kansas City. Meet the owner & art advisor of WFA, Kim Weinberger and her staff Courtney Wasson and Jori Cheville. Laura will also be on hand for comments and questions about her new and recent work on exhibit. 

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Jan
12
5:00 PM17:00

Opening Reception for "Building Blocks" at Weinberger Fine Art

"Building Blocks," an exhibition featuring the works of Michael C. Driggs, Jeremy Rockwell and Laura Nugent opens Friday January 12th at Weinberger Fine Art in Kansas City. The artists will be present for the reception and each will give remarks about their current studio practice and works chosen for the show. Gallerist and art advisor Kim Weinberger will speak to the theme and how she curated these three diverse artists together for the first time.

The show will run from January 11, 2018 - February 24, 2018. Gallery hours are Tuesdays - Fridays, 10 AM - 6 PM and Saturdays 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM. A members event during the Crossroads First Friday is scheduled for Friday, February 2 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM.

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Jan
6
5:00 PM17:00

"Of Things to Come" at The Arts Company, Nashville

The Arts Company annual January exhibition previewing Of Things To Come in the new year opens January 6 during First Saturday Art Crawl in Downtown Nashville. The exhibit continues through January 25 during regular gallery hours, 11 AM - 5 PM, Tuesday - Saturday.  Laura has about a dozen new works featured in this exhibition. The Arts Company is Laura's ongoing representative in Tennessee.

 "Articulated Paths" (detail) 48" x 24" acrylic on canvas

"Articulated Paths" (detail) 48" x 24" acrylic on canvas

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Jan
1
11:30 AM11:30

"Past, Present & Future" at JRB Art at the Elms

Laura's work is included in "Past, Present & Future," an annual group exhibition at JRB Art at the Elms in Oklahoma City. Meant to introduce new and current artists to the community, JRB hosts a brunch opening on New Year's Day from 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM. The show will continue throughout the month of January. Look out for more events with Laura and JRB in the coming year.

 "Reflecting Theme" 60"x36" acrylic on canvas

"Reflecting Theme" 60"x36" acrylic on canvas

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Dec
8
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception for "Small Works Show"

Vanessa Lacy Gallery is hosting a winter small works exhibition at the Kansas City Livestock Exchange location. Four works from Laura's "Undiscovered Countries" series will be available for purchase.  

Please attend the opening reception on December 8 where there will be food, live music and many exhibiting artists in attendance, including Laura.  The show will be on display through January 6, 2018.

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Dec
1
5:00 PM17:00

10x10 First Friday Showcase: Art for $250 or less

Stop by the ArtsKC Gallery in the Kansas City Crossroads during First Friday for the "Small Works Showcase" featuring 10x10 artwork from KC artists-all priced at $250 or less. This event is free and open to the public.

Laura's painting "Rich Vein" (below) is featured in this exhibition.

 "Rich Vein" acrylic on wood panel @lauranugentpaintings

"Rich Vein" acrylic on wood panel @lauranugentpaintings

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Nov
30
9:00 AM09:00

Desert Design Day Fall Market

Laura's gallery representative, Costello-Childs, will be featuring her work at Desert Design Day Fall Market in Scottsdale, AZ. Costello-Childs partners with artists from around the US and John Brooks, Inc to serve the contemporary art market in Scottsdale, Salt Lake City, Denver, Aspen and beyond. 

 "Prior Lives" by Laura Nugent acrylic on canvas 40x30 2017

"Prior Lives" by Laura Nugent acrylic on canvas 40x30 2017

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Nov
17
6:00 PM18:00

One Night Stand @ Kansas City Artists Coalition

The 6th Annual KCAC Members exhibition is back by popular demand!

"One Night Stand" is a three hour art show in the Kansas City Artists Coalition galleries. Its purpose is for member artists to invite friends and collectors to see and purchase NEW works. 

Laura's painting "Undiscovered Countries #111," below, will be available for purchase during "One Night Stand." 30% of the sale price will benefit the work of KCAC, Kansas City's oldest arts non-profit organization.

Join the party! This is a FREE event with music courtesy of Johnny2tone.  Complimentary food and beverage will flow throughout the night. 
 

 "Undiscovered Countries #111" by Laura Nugent, available for purchase at "One Night Stand."

"Undiscovered Countries #111" by Laura Nugent, available for purchase at "One Night Stand."

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Nov
17
2:00 PM14:00

KC Arts Organizations Panel: GEW Event

Curious about the various arts organizations in Kansas City and what they can do for you? For the first time ever, representatives from five groups that have helped shape the art community as we know it are sitting on one panel. Come learn how each differs and what opportunities they provide.

Organizations and their respective representatives include:
- ArtsKC: Dana Knapp, President/CEO & Heather Beffa, Program Manager
- Artist Inc: Lisa Cordes, Director
- Charlotte Street Foundation: Amy Kligman, Executive/Artistic Director
- Interurban Arthouse: Angi Hejduk, CEO
- Kansas City Artist Coalition: Laura Nugent, Board President

THIS IS A FREE EVENT. REGISTER NOW:
http://www.kcsourcelink.com/gew/d/gewkc-2017/arts-organizations-creating-a-foundation-for-the-k

GEW is the world's largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. One week each November, thousands of events and competitions around the world inspire millions to engage in entrepreneurial activity while connecting them to one another, mentors and even investors. There are more than 150 events taking place in Kansas City to inspire, grow and celebrate your ideas.

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Sep
28
6:00 PM18:00

"Artist as Entrepreneur" - Laura Nugent presents at KC Artists Coalition

Visual artist and long time Kansas City Artists Coalition member Laura Nugent, has traveled the art fair circuit, navigates the online art marketplace, licenses her images and sells successfully with galleries around the US.

In this "Strategies for Artists" session, Laura will show images from her 20+ year studio practice and exhibition history, describe the evolution of her sales model and demonstrate the importance of making oneself ready for opportunity. 

Q&A will follow.

RSVP is required! Please contact Marissa at marissakcac@gmail.com or 816-421-5222 to reserve your spot now.
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Sep
22
to Sep 24

Plaza Art Fair

Join Laura, along with 240 of her artist friends, this September in Kansas City for the Country Club Plaza Art Fair. This will be her only appearance at an outdoor arts festival in 2017 and her ninth year participating in this highly competitive juried art fair. You will find Laura in booth #223, across from Tivol on Nichols Road.

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Aug
4
to Aug 28

JRB Art at the Elms presents "On The Surface"

Laura Nugent is one of three artists featured in the August exhibition "On the Surface" at  JRB Art at Elms Gallery in Oklahoma City. Sixteen new works in Laura's "Undiscovered Countries" series are on display in the gallery's Beaux Arts Room through August 28, 2017. The exhibition will open with a reception from 6:00 - 10:00 PM on August 4th during Paseo Arts Districts's First Friday Gallery Walk. JRB's Gallery Director, Joy Reed Belt, says the show "will feature three very skilled artists whose work often appears to the casual eye to be different than it does under closer scrutiny. Artists Larry Hefner, Behnaz Sohrabian and Laura Nugent will all be present at the opening reception which is free and open to the public."

 "Undiscovered Countries, #62" acrylic on board 8"x8" (framed size 20"x20") 2017

"Undiscovered Countries, #62" acrylic on board 8"x8" (framed size 20"x20") 2017

 

 

 

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Jul
14
to Sep 22

River Market Regional Exhibition

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Laura's work is included in the 2017 River Market Regional Exhibition at the Kansas City Artists Coalition this summer. A free, public opening reception will be held on Friday, July 14th from 6 PM - 8:30 PM. The exhibition is on display through September 22nd and will include a symposium featuring the juror, Curlee Raven Holton.

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Jun
2
6:00 PM18:00

The Late Show

Laura Nugent is showing new and recent works at The Late Show on June 2, 2017. This display includes larger acrylic on canvas paintings and smaller framed works from her "Undiscovered Countries" series.  Laura’s exhibit was scheduled and curated by Tom Deatherage, the longtime proprietor of The Late Show, who passed away on May 16.

This First Friday event is one of note. “Tom’s impact on the emerging artists of Kansas City deserves to be recognized,” Laura writes. “It is a sad time for his closest friends and family. Above all, his message to those of us he represented at The Late Show, is ‘the show must go on.’ It is in that spirit that we open its doors for one of the last times.”

The opening hours are 6 PM - 9 PM on June 2nd.

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Feb
18
6:00 PM18:00

Kansas City Artists Coalition Annual Art Auction

Attend the annual fundraiser for the Kansas City Artists Coalition and jump in on the bidding to win an original Laura Nugent painting.  Laura has donated "The Faintest Ink," a 36" x 48" acrylic on canvas work which will be auctioned off at KCAC on Saturday, February 18th.  Laura will be present that evening as Auction Chair and looks forward to supporting this organization with you. 

"The Faintest Ink" acrylic on canvas, 36" x 48"

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Feb
7
5:00 PM17:00

Art & Artful Food Celebrating Laura Nugent

Michael Smith Restaurant presents Art & Artful Food celebrating Laura Nugent on Tuesday, February 7th. Meet the artist and enjoy complimentary bubbles and hors d'oeuvres from 5 - 6 PM.  After the artist reception, please stay and enjoy Michael Smith's $19. Artful Food Tuesday.

 "Press Pause" acrylic on canvas, 36" x 36" 

"Press Pause" acrylic on canvas, 36" x 36" 

 

 

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Dec
31
to Mar 31

Laura Nugent Exhibits at Michael Smith

Laura is showing new and recent works at Michael Smith Restaurant from December 31, 2016 - March 31, 2017. This exhibit includes four large acrylic on canvas paintings and eight smaller framed works from her "Undiscovered Countries" series.  All of the works are available for sale.

Michael Smith is open for dinner, Tuesday - Saturday from 5 PM to close.  The exhibit is accessible Monday - Saturday via Extra Virgin next door.  Please visit MichaelSmithKC.com for hours.

The Michael Smith staff is ready to serve you. Make sure to visit them when you are in KC.

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