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It Was All So Clear Once by Aimee Fresia

Summit Art is an Excellent Place for Local Artists to Reach Their Potential

Summit Art supports its members by creating a sense of community.

All Summit Art Members enjoy these benefits:

Summit Art Fine Art Forum
Classes with Discounts

Attend workshops instructed by nationally known artists, as well as our own Summit Art artists, at a discount for being a member.

Special Exhibitions throughout the year at various locations in the community

Exclusive Events

Additional opportunities abound with en plein air events, art exhibition at Lee’s Summit Symphony events and other venues, artist workshops and group meetings for photographers and painters to discuss their work and hone their skills.

Monthly Membership Meetings

Monthly Meetings: Networking and Informative Programs

Monthly meetings that provide an opportunity for social networking and feature informative guest speakers and programs.

Juried Artist Members enjoy these
additional benefits:

Summit Art Gallery at Saint Luke’s East Hospital
Exhibition Opportunities

Juried Artist Members may display artwork at the Summit Art Gallery at Saint Luke’s East Hospital (the largest art gallery in Eastern Jackson County), and may have additional exhibition opportunities at the Unity Village Chapel Art Gallery, plus other venues and pop-up locations.

Summit Art juried member Wanda Tyner, glass artist

Summit Art Festival

Exemption from the jury fee and jury process for entry into Summit Art Festival, held each October. (You must be a fully juried artist member by May 31st to receive automatic juried entry into that year’s festival.)

Yellow Bicycle by Tom Mallot

Art Featured on Website

Artwork displayed on Summit Art Website with the opportunity to be featured as one of Lee’s Summit’s Featured Artists.

Summit Art Fine Art Forum

Summit Art hosts the Summit Art Fine Art Forum every month, and it is a wonderful opportunity for artists in all mediums to network, share their recent works, learn new techniques and receive constructive critique. You don’t have to be a member of Summit Art to participate, as all artists and art lovers are welcome! This group usually meets on the first Saturday of every month (unless it’s a holiday, then the second Saturday) from 10am to noon, virtually on Zoom for now, until the pandemic situation allows us to reconvene at our regular meeting place, Saint Luke’s East Hospital, 3rd floor Legacy Room. Please join us prepared to share one or two pieces of your art to share with the group. They can be recently finished works, or works in progress. Or, join us and just listen in for a very enjoyable conversation about ALL THINGS ART! Anyone interested please contact Teddy Jackson.

2022 DATES:

  • Saturday, January 8, 2022
  • Saturday, February 12, 2022
  • Saturday, March 12, 2022
  • Saturday, April 9, 2022
  • Saturday, May 14, 2022
  • Saturday, June 11, 2022
  • Saturday, July 9, 2022
  • Saturday, August 13, 2022
  • Saturday, September 10, 2022
  • Saturday, October 8, 2022
  • Saturday, November 12, 2022
  • Saturday, December 10, 2022

Summit Art Photographers and Friends

Summit Art hosts a monthly group critique for area photographers. You don’t have to be a member of Summit Art to attend, as all area photographers and their friends are welcome! All photographers are encouraged to attend the monthly Summit Art Photographers and Friends group critique sessions held on the 4th Thursday of every month at BridgeSpace (old Post Office in downtown Lee’s Summit). Our group helps you improve your image capture and post-processing through constructive critique and mentoring of both your work and that of others.

Cost is $5.00 per person (new attendees = first two sessions are free!) Please bring a maximum of two matted photograph images to share. Light snacks and drinks (including wine) provided by attendees. Doors open at 6pm for socializing. Session begins at 6:45pm. Critique starts at 7pm. Face masks encouraged, try to comply with 6′ social distancing, do not share food/drinks. Hand sanitizer will be available. Anyone interested please contact Tom Mallot.

2022 DATES:

  • Thursday, January 27, 2022
  • Thursday, February 24, 2022
  • Thursday, March 24, 2022
  • Thursday, April 28, 2022
  • Thursday, May 26, 2022
  • Thursday, June 23, 2022
  • Thursday, July 28, 2022
  • Thursday, August 25, 2022
  • Thursday, September 22, 2022
  • Thursday, October 27, 2022
  • Thursday, November 17, 2022 (*Note: moved to 3rd Thursday to avoid holiday)
  • Thursday, December 15, 2022 (*Note: moved to 3rd Thursday to avoid holiday)

Summit Art has been an amazing community for me to explore and grow as an artist. It is exciting to be a part of such a diverse and passionate group of artists. I only wish I had found them sooner.”

Jason Shemchuk – Watercolors