This is the first juried Kenosha Creative Space exhibition, sponsored in part by Grady Design Harborside Eye Care, the Kenosha Creative Space, the Kenosha Community Foundation, the Center for Collaborative Research, and other partners.

We all see things uniquely, and through our vision the world takes on shape & form, color & texture, and ultimately, meaning.

The KCS (Kenosha Creative Space) invites all artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico to enter its 1st fine art Juried Exhibition.  Any original 2-D works on paper, canvas or panel will be accepted for jurying. 
Cash Prizes will awarded as follows 
500.00 First Prize,
250.00 Second Prize
100.00 Third Prize  

Works selected will be on exhibit at the KCS Exhibition Space, 624 57th St. Kenosha WI 53140 from March 31 through May 1, 2018.
Diane Levesque has exhibited her work as a professional artist both regionally and nationally since 1980. She has received numerous awards and grants including a Wisconsin Arts Board Fellowship Grant in 2000, an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship Grant in 1987, and the Gradiva Award for Best Art from the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis in 1999.
She has had many solo exhibitions at various institutions and galleries, including the Chicago Cultural Art Center; the Wisconsin Academy of Art Gallery in Madison, Wis.; Peltz Gallery in Milwaukee; and Artemisia Gallery in Chicago. Her work has been included in many group exhibitions at such venues as the Art Institute of Chicago, the Madison Art Center, the Rockford Art Museum in Illinois, the Evanston Art Center in Illinois, the Promega Gallery in Madison, the Heuser Art Center Gallery at Bradley University in Peoria, Ill., and the University Art Gallery at Indiana State University.

Kristen Bartel is an artist and educator originally from the Southwest who currently holds the position of Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside where she teaches printmaking and digital photography. With a strong background in traditional printmaking, Bartel is invested in contemporary print-media with a practice that is rooted in simple acts of multiplicity and duplication. She combines traditional print techniques with drawing, photography and digital media.

Bartel has held the Racine Art Museum Fellowship and has been awarded numerous creative residencies including Cowhouse Studios in Ireland, St. Michael's Printshop in Newfoundland, Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, WY and Penland School of Craft, NC. Her work can be found in permanent collections such as Hamaguchi Study Print Collection at California College for the Arts, Alijo Municipal Museum in Portugal, Zuckerman Museum of Art and the Miller Art Museum in Sturgeon Bay, WI. 

The Kenosha Creative Space is committed to creating economic opportunities for local artists, musicians, creatives, entrepreneurs and their local partner organizations. The partner organizations and individual supporters share the goal of using their collective resources for the mutual benefit of the Kenosha Creative Space, the creative community and the community at large.