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In January, Catherine was interviewed for the online e-zine Bold Journey, about who or what inspired her work ethic. In the interview, she offers surprising insights into what drives her to do her best in all endeavors. She also provides advice on inspirational books that have influenced her both professionally and personally.

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June 26, 2023 Issue

Three cheers for VoyageKC for the wonderful support they provide to artists and other entrepreneurs in the Kansas City Metro.

Please take a moment to learn more about me through this interview in the online magazine.

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I am happy to announce that my art is now a permanent feature on the Artsy Shark web site, and is also being shared on the Artsy Shark Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn pages!

Thank you to Carolyn Edlund of Artsy Shark for all sheand her team does in support of artists!

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In Issue 7 of the quarterly, locally-produced art scene zine, you will find Catherine's painting "The Force" and bio featured.

core. is available for free in locations around town. Pick one up today, or visit the core. site for a look at the e-zine version.

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Artist Catharine Deever of River Dee Designs and I, recently collaborated in writing an article that shares insights into our respective creative processes. Deever creates digital art while I work traditionally with acrylic on canvas.

The goal of this informative article is help potential collectors understand the process behind each art form.

The article is published on Artsy Shark, founded by Carolyn Edlund, whose mission is to inspire every artist to build a better art business. Both artists are grateful to Ms Edlund for accepting the article for publication and for her advice and guidance.

November 16, 2023

In this video, Catherine shares insights into her art work techniques and inspiration. In addition, she provides tips about how she manages multiple art exhibits each year, tracking shows and individual pieces.

Arts Council of Johnson County Interviews Catherine Kirkland

December 2021

It was a delight and honor to be interviewed by Allison Bowman of the Arts Council of Johnson County for the Creative Conversation series!

Allison asked questions about my professional art and design  experience, work, and process.

Here's a link to the interview video:

Music video features artwork by Catherine Kirkland

December 2021

This lovely video was produced by fellow artist and photographer, Catharine Deever of River Dee Designs to help promote my artwork. The original musical score, entitled "Last Light" was created by the talented local composer William Edward Williams. My gratitude to Catharine for her ongoing support of my artistic endeavors

Below are links to published articles about Catherine Kirkland's art work and exhibits.

November 16, 2023

Canvas Rebel. Meaningful Projects

This profile of Catherine is found in the category of Meaningful Projects. Catherine tells her art story, and shares information about her meaningful project: Freedom Collection. This project is the result of a collaboration with Felipe Roberson-Torrech, in which they co-designed a collection of mugs, offered at Catherine's online store. Fifty percent of the profits from sales of these mugs is donated to a local organization, The Stop Trafficking Project.

September 1, 2023

Kansas City STAR. By Debra Scodack, Special to the Olathe News

Accessible art: Show inside the City Hall Art Gallery puts focus on Lenexa artists


June 26, 2023

VOYAGE KC Magazine Interview -  Local News


November 02, 2022

Artsy Shark, Article, co-authored with Catharine Deever


September 2021

Shawnee Mission Post article about Catherine's collaboration with Felipe Roberson-Torrech to develop the Freedom Collection of Mugs. A portion of the proceeds from mug sales are donated to the Stop Trafficking Project, which works to prevent domestic minor sex trafficking.

March 2021

The Sign of the Times article describes Catherine Kirkland's involvement in the design of banner signage over the entrance of The Lofts City Center entrance, that features her artwork.

December 2020

Shawnee Mission Post article describes how the Lenexa Arts Council and Lenexa City Hall Gallery bring attention to art that people might otherwise not be able to experience. The article tells the story of how a solo exhibit by Catherine Kirkland in the Lenexa City Hall Gallery led to exciting professional opportunities.


September 2020

Shawnee Mission Post article about The Lofts at City Center with Catherine Kirkland's work featured throughout.


July 2020

Jade Henning of the George A. Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin, interviews Catherine about her studio and art work.

May 2019

Kansas City Business Journal article announces the groundbreaking of RPG Lofts in Lenexa. Catherine Kirkland's work is featured on banners at the entrance of the building and throughout the interior.


Feb 2019

Catherine was among those whose work was awarded at the  2019 Heartland Artist Exhibition opening reception in Merriam, Kansas. This year, 261 entries from 91 artists submitted work for the exhibition. Of those, 117 works by 70 artists were displayed through March 30 at the Tim Murphy Art Gallery.

Nov 2018

Photographer and writer, Anne Marie Hunter, details Catherine Kirkland's reasons and intentions for creating her art. (for KC Star Subscribers only)

Oct 2018 KTWU Sunflower Journeys Episode 3106

Watch for my paintings during the Lenexa City Center segment which starts around 10:40 in the video.

Oct 2018 Lee's Summit Tribune

Article about the Meet the Artist Reception at my solo exhibit opening in Lee's Summit City Hall.


Oct 2018 Lee's Summit Tribune

Video invitation to my solo exhibit opening in Lee's Summit City Hall.


Aug 2018 City of Lenexa, Kansas web site

Catherine has two paintings recognized with awards at the 2018 Lenexa Artists Show.

Aug 2018 Shawnee Dispatch

Article about my solo show at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center

July 2017 DHTV Blog

DHTV posts about the video production featuring Catherine Kirkland describing her inspiration and demonstrating her painting technique.

July 2017 Shawnee Dispatch

Write up featuring Catherine Kirkland following her dreams of becoming an artist.

June 2017 (for KC Star Subscribers only)


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