Helping Artists

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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
Workshops/
Classes with Discounts

Attend yearly workshops 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, 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 March 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 Lees Summit’s Featured Artists.

Summit Art Fine Art Forum

The Summit Art Fine Art Forum meets every month and is a wonderful opportunity for artists in all mediums to network, share their recent works, learn new techniques and receive constructive critique. All artists and art lovers are welcome! Usually meets on the second Saturday of every month at Saint Luke’s East Hospital, 3rd floor Legacy Room, 9:00am to noon. Join us for a very enjoyable conversation about all things ART! *NOTE: Due to the current pandemic situation, the hospital is closed, so all meetings are being held virtually. Anyone interested in current locations and times, please contact Teddy Jackson.

Summit Art Photographers and Friends

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. *NOTE: Due to the current pandemic situation, meetings are not allowed to be held at BridgeSpace, so all meetings are being held virtually. Anyone interested in current locations and times, please contact Tom Mallot.


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


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