Artist INC Lawrence

M-AAA collaborates with Lawrence Arts Center to present Artist INC Live Lawrence

About Lawrence Arts Center

The Lawrence Arts Center is a regional center for visual and performing arts, contemporary exhibitions, film, and lectures. Charged by its mission to enrich and invigorate the community by offering the best in contemporary exhibitions, performance, and arts education, programs are complemented by fully developed curricula in ballet and modern dance, theater performance, and visual arts that observe National Core Art Standards. The Lawrence Arts Center welcomes over 200,000 visitors annually and employs more than 130 teaching artists teaching more than 400 classes to 10,000 students each year. The vision guiding the Lawrence Arts Center is to provide open access to the arts and to offer diverse opportunities to artistic excellence.

Artist INC Lawrence seminar was last held on Tuesday evenings, January 15–March 5.

Artist INC Lawrence Applications


The Artist INC Live Lawrence session was in the winter 2019. This session ran on eight consecutive Tuesday evenings from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm from January 15–March 5, 2019.

  • Tuesday, January 15, 2019
  • Tuesday, January 22, 2019
  • Tuesday, January 29, 2019
  • Tuesday, February 5, 2019
  • Tuesday, February 12, 2019
  • Tuesday, ​February 19, 2019
  • Tuesday, ​February 26, 2019
  • Tuesday, ​March 5, 2019


Applicants must complete the online application form, answer the narrative questions and submit a resume/CV and digital work samples that support their proposed project. All applications must be made online through during the open application period.

Applicants facing difficulties completing online submissions should contact Sarah Hearn Artist INC Program Manager at

Applicants must be at least 18 years old and live within an 80 mile radius of downtown Lawrence. Students are ineligible to apply.

Each Artist INC Live Application should include:

  • Filled in online application form–found below
  • Artist Resume/CV (maximum 3 pages)
  • 4 artwork samples (images – 1MB max. per image, audio files, film files, or URLs to audio and film files)
  • Image description list



What Works Workshops

There are no What Works workshops scheduled at this time.

Artist INC Lawrence Facilitators

Nick Carswell

Nick Carswell is originally from Limerick, Ireland. He has studied music, maths, and philosophy at University College Dublin, sound engineering in Temple Bar’s Sound Training Centre and an M.Phil in Music and Media Technologies in Trinity College Dublin. Nick’s works have included multimedia video and installations, electro-acoustic composition and radio-dramas, short films, and full-length records. Current projects are the bands Carswell & Hope and Pink Royal, the music collective Silly Goose Records, and a commission for the East Ninth project in Lawrence, KS. Nick was also Assistant Director of the Overland Park non-profit InterUrban ArtHouse.

Priscilla Howe

Priscilla Howe travels the world (eleven countries on three continents) with a bagful of puppets and a headful of stories. Since 1993, her fulltime job has been telling folktales, personal stories—some are even true—and literary tales to listeners of all ages, even grownups. Her favorite audience is the one in front of her at the moment. A native New Englander, Priscilla lives in Lawrence KS, with her cat, Francis Bacon (Sir).

Molly Murphy

Molly Frances Murphy creates lush abstract work informed by systems and relationships between humans and the natural world. With aspects of shared biology, coevolution with the plant world, memory, and neurological processes, Murphy addresses our adherence to prescribed social systems and anthropogenic existence.

Alongside a vigorous studio practice, she works with private students of all ages, has curated exhibitions throughout Lawrence and served on the Board of Directors of the Lawrence Arts Center and Lawrence Percolator, Coordinator of Final Fridays in Lawrence, created the Project-based Residency for Lawrence Arts Center and was a founding member of the former dotdotdot Artspace with Fresh Produce Art Collective. She currently works out of a studio in the Warehouse Arts District in Lawrence, KS and a home-based studio.

Molly Krause

Molly Krause graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Social Welfare but spent the last twenty years as a restaurateur. She coauthored The Flavorful Kitchen Cookbook and her debut novel Joy Again was published by Bedazzled Ink in May 2016. In addition to completing her memoir, she teaches writing at the Lawrence Arts Center and is the Zinn Creative Artist in Residence at Liberty Memorial Central Middle School. Reliving her youth in adult ballet class is a highlight of her week. She and her husband live in Lawrence, KS, with their two teenage daughters.

Kirsten Paludan

Singer, songwriter, musician and actress Kirsten Paludan is currently the lead vocalist of four bands. She has released two full length solo albums and one EP, writing, playing, and producing. Critically recognized for her ‘genre defying’ sound, Paludan has been performing for more than twenty years, sharing the stage with Sheryl Crow, Alejandro Escovedo, and scores of other talented musicians. Paludan has contributed her voice to numerous recordings, jingles, radio, and television ads. She has worked with directors Ang Lee, Kevin Wilmott and Spike Lee, and been featured on stage in shows such as “Songs for a New World,” “The Nervous Set,” and “It’s All Relative,” a cabaret act coproduced with her sister. Paludan is the creator, coproducer, and director of “Starhaven Rounders Cowboy Cabaret,” which debuted at the Lawrence Arts Center. Paludan is a vocal coach and teaches private guitar and piano lessons for beginners.

Kent Smith

Kent Smith is a Lawrence, KS based illustrator, designer, teacher, problem-maker, problem-solver, mad scientist, and mayor of Smittytown. In all his endeavors, he celebrates how fortunate he is to spend his days making pictures and talking about art and design. Kent’s work can be found in things ranging from children’s toys to beer labels and huge woodblocks to tiny trading cards. Kent embraces new challenges and solving new problems. Using design thinking and working in a variety of media allows Kent to offer up solutions chock-full of humor, personality, and unexpected connections. His work often centers on themes of storytelling, community building, unexplained phenomena, and the magic that exists all around us. Kent loves super-heroes, ninjas, monkeys, UFOs, cryptids, robots, ray-guns, and romance.

Artist INC Lawrence Administration

Kate Horvat

Kate Horvat received her BFA from Northwest Missouri State University in 2012 and her MFA from Arizona State University in 2016. Her current work explores belief, chance, desire, and expectation in American culture—focusing specifically on the social dynamics of what it means to live in the heartland of the United States. Her works have been displayed in various national and international shows, including Right In Front Of Your Eyes in Hangzhou, China, Here & Now in Tokyo, Japan, and So Hot Right Now in Phoenix, Arizona. Kate was also the two time recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Emerging artist award and a finalist for the Teaching Excellence Award at Arizona State University.

Kyla Strid

Kyla Strid was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. She earned a BFA in ceramics from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 2007 and an MFA from Ohio University in 2013. She also studied ceramics at Alfred University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Kyla has worked as a technician for Easy Ceramic Decals and in multiple galleries as an Assistant Manager, Manager, Concept Designer, and Curator. She has been awarded residencies at the Clay Studio of Missoula, Red Lodge Clay Center, Guldagergaard, and the Lawrence Arts Center. Kyla worked her way from ceramics resident to Studio Manager to her current position as the Director of Residencies and Adult Education at the Lawrence Arts Center. In addition to working at the Arts Center, she is a resident artist at Seed Co. Studios and dabbles as a consultant on the archeological dig of a Minoan Pottery on Crete.

Margaret Weisbrod Morris

Margaret Weisbrod Morris is an artist and arts administrator active in the arts education and nonprofit community. At the Lawrence Arts Center, Morris leads an extensive community arts education program that delivers more than 500 classes a year to 10,000 students. She serves as the lead contributor and editor for major agency publications and grants, and serves as the public liaison for the Arts Center on matters of education and cultural policy. She came to the Arts Center from the Kansas Arts Commission where she was the program manager for Arts in Education. Before moving to Kansas, she began as a prop artist for children’s television, eventually creating studio art and art therapy programs for nonprofit organizations across New York City. Morris holds a BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and studied with Edith Kramer, the founder of the field of art therapy, to get her MA degree from New York University.