The Connor Meigs Art Award


On the cover of a sketch book Connor wrote:


"Art is life and art is soul.  Art is not communication, it is dialogue."  Connor was just finding his artistic voice, be the dialogue he was working toward was cut short.


Connor was a 19 year-old art student at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas at the time of his death on December 24, 2004.  he left an unusual legacy of paintings, sculptures, drawings and editorial cartoons, along with stacks of sketchbooks and journals.


Connor was promised a solo exhibit in the historic Florence Mill's ArtLoft gallery when he graduated from KU.  The intent of the Connor Meigs Art Award is to give another talented young artist what Connor was offered, but could not experience.


The Connor Meigs Art Award includes a month-long solo exhibit, professional mentoring, invitations, mailing, lodging, and a $1,000 honorarium.  It is not just an exhibition.  It is an educational experience including one-on-one studio visits with successful working artists.






How to Apply:


Graduating or newly graduated BFA recipients may send a resume, artist statement, art list and ten images on slides or CD, with a self-addressed stamped envelope (for return of materials) to:


Florence Mill ArtLoft

C/O Linda Meigs

5215 Jackson

Omaha, NE 68106


Deadline is October 1