The 2005 Annual B.F.A. Exhibition featured new work by the Kansas City Art Institute’s graduating class of 2005, majoring in art history, ceramics, creative writing, design, fiber, illustration, interdisciplinary, new media, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. Installed throughout the Artspace, the 2005 Annual B.F.A. Exhibition presented a range of exemplary, often surprising creations by some of Kansas City’s most exciting emerging artists.
2005 Annual B.F.A. Exhibition Jurors:
Stacy Switzer, Artistic Director, Grand Arts
Hesse McGraw, Director of Urban Culture Project's Paragraph Gallery
Best of Show:
Ascot J. Smith (Photography & New Media)
Emily Sall (Painting)
Dane Bonner (Printmaking)
Dennis Dotty (Interdisciplinary)
Yo Fukui (Ceramic)
Kati Mullen (Interdisciplinary)
Jess Moffitt (Photography & New Media)
Kyra Termini (Fiber)
A special programming series in conjunction with the exhibition included the 2005 Guest Critic Program, a unique, competitive opportunity for seniors to apply for critiques with invited artists and arts professionals in Kansas City. As a culmination to this unique opportunity, a public panel discussion entitled Opportunities: Contemporary Crossovers for Emerging Artists in Kansas City, was held on April 27 in Epperson Auditorium at the Kansas City Art Institute.
For generous support of the 2003-2004 exhibition series at the Artspace, the Kansas City Art Institute gratefully acknowledges the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency, and the H&R Block Foundation.