Using the momentum of a long, illustrious art education career combined with the fresh perspective from her extending stays in the Washington DC area, Julie has jumpstarted a new art career.
In Kansas City she hosted her own show at the Kansas City Artists Coalition, showing over 24 pieces in their Gallery Underground. She’s been accepted into the Prairie Village Art Fair and three artworks have been featured in their 2018/19 promotions: KC magazines, Facebook and Instagram logos. She had a one night show at the "Studio Above" in the Kansas City Crossroads selling 2/3s of her work. She received 2nd place in a juried show at "The Arts Center" gallery in Overland park KS.
In Alexandria VA, she's earned the status of permanent exhibitor at the prestigious Torpedo Factory's Art league Gallery. Her art is often accepted into their monthly juried exhibits as well, chosen over 500-700 submitters. The Art League Gallery enjoys having her on call as a staff member.
In Arlington, her work was accepted to into two nationally juried show, "This is America" and “Signs of the Times” at DC’s Gallery Underground receiving Honorable Mention award.
Flanagan has obtained a variety of experiences that enhance her artistic outlook. As a former Kansas University artist and athlete and known in Kansas City for her creativity, she's hosted 26 monthly arts and crafts segments on CBS's KCTV5's Better Kansas City Show. In 2004, she founded "ARTrageous Creative Studio" where she taught art to over 2300 loyal Kansas City families. She earned a second degree in Art Education from Avila University in 1998 while achieving "Master Teacher" status at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, focusing on underserved pre-teens for 28 years. She also taught 15 years at Nativity Parish Grade School, Leawood KS and many workshops for homeless families at ReachKCK, ReStart and IHN. As current co-chair of Prairie Village Arts Council and the Archdiocesan Catholic Fine Arts Council, she's curated and hosted countless juried exhibits and openings.
"I am fueled by an outlook rooted in gratitude"