Pictorial Resumé - Julie Flanagan - 2021

"My greatest joy is sharing my talent with the community."

Promo for Workshop
(The above it a promotional montage for my workshop and TV Segment in 2018)


  • Solo Show "Altered" at Kansas City's prestigious 60 year old KC Artists Coalition. 26 pieces. Themed: An Altered life as Manifested in Altered Art. 2019
    KC Artists Coalition Show "Altered" Kauffman aetworks    Julie Art Exhibition, "Altered" KC Artsits Coalition   KC  Artists Coalition sign-up book

    KC Artists Coalitions taking pictures    KC Artists Coalition setting up   Julie Art exhibition "Altered"  KC Artists Coalition 
  • 26 successful juried submissions, Torpedo Factory's Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA. Acceptance rate of 100 out of 650 for monthly displays. 2016-present

 Torpedo Factory Art Center, Old Town Alexandria VA
  Studio Above Showing   Torpedo Factory Art League Gallery Workshop ME

  • 3 Artworks chosen for 3 international shows, Art Underground, Washington DC. 2019-2020
  • Artwork chosen out of 1000, top 100 accepted,  at international exhibition "State of Photography" Endres Gallery, P. V. KS, 100 selected out of 1000 2021

   "Crossroads" Chosen top 10% of 1000 submissions to international photo exhibition

  • Selected to show/sell my art in Prairie Village Art Festival, 2019 
    Prairie Village Art Show booth right  Prairie Village Art Festival "Thank you!"  Prairie Village Art Show booth left  
  • 4 Artworks accepted for show at Durant Arts Center's juried exhibit: "Young at Art" Oct/Nov 2016


  • 2nd place at Gallery Underground, Washington DC International show with1500 
    Out of the Darkness

    As a relatively naive midwest woman, I attended this, my first major protest: the Women’s March on Washington in January 2017. It was profoundly changed and empowered me on that it conjured up latent memories of a couple sexual assaults on me back in college in the 1970’s. Oddly, I never thought much of them before this protest because, sadly, I built an acceptance to that being the way men were and that perhaps it was my fault for leading them on. This artwork is my manifestation of my awakening and is symbolic for me on there levels. 

  • Honorable mention among 800 auction pieces artworks exhibited Torpedo Factory’s Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA 2021
    DCA Reagan in Spring
  • 2nd Place at The Center Gallery, City of Overland Park, KS 2016
    Ruffle phito

Collaborations with Cities & Organizations                                        

  • Founder and Chair the City of Prairie Village's "Future of the Arts" annual children’s fine arts exhibitions. Upon request of (now) Mayor Eric Mikkelson as part of role on the PV Council for 11 years, innovated a way to get younger families involved in the city. 
      • Directed for six years, doubling in size every year, welcoming the visual, literary and performing arts.
      • Directed children’s recruitment and promotions, parent communications, CeFÉ, judges, installation, opening gala, entertainment, and hands-on activities for attendees.
      • Hosted/moderating all the on-stage performances and awards presentations and syncing awards with my slide show design. 2012 - 2019 

Prairie Village children fine arts Exhibition, Sax artistPresenting at the "Future of the Arts" Children fine art exhibitionPrairie Village's children's fine arts exhibition, Poetry reader

Children's Fine Art Exhibition, Make-&-Take activity.  Prairie Village Children's Fine Art Exhibition: "Future of the Arts"


  • Co-Chair and Art Environment designer, National Catholic Youth Conference: 
      • Bartle Hall Convention Center, planned and coordinated the 8800 square feet of fabric hung from 30 foot ceilings 
      • Managed $12,000 budget within tight time-line. (As a volunteer.) 2008
        Bartle Hall Conference Adjusting Fabric    Bartle Hall Conference Throwing fabric
      • Bartel Hall collage
  • Founder and Chair, "Nativity School Art Festival" Leawood KS 
      • Executed large-scale, annual exhibit of 700 students’ visual and performing arts highlighting musicians, make-and-take art for families, and inclusive of multidimensional student art
      • Hosted 350+ families, with 40 parent volunteers
      • Included nationally known visiting artists, professional musicians to influence students. 
  • City of Alexandria VA: Within a $10.000 budget, designed a large hard-scape neighborhood entry, creating a large brick encasement for mailboxes the included elements including brick flower boxes. 
      • Worked with a team to coordinate passage of the design with a highly strict city planning board. The board passed it, stating that it enhanced and did not compromised the important historic setting of the city. 
      • Provided concept rendering, color illustrations
      • Provided design of hour-long powerpoint presentation of design.
 Waterford place Rendering  
Waterford Place Structure BEFORE  Waterford Place Structure AFTER  
Waterford place plan view   Waterford place Study looking north  
  • Co-Chaired Decorations for Bishop Miege Auctions, netting $150.000 annually 2000 – 2006, 
      • Coordinating 35+ volunteers to thematically transform gym, cafeteria, commons.
      • Designed and engineered a 45ft. dragon mobile from 30ft. ceiling. 
      • Designed, created 8x18ft. stage backdrop.
Auction Space tranformation: "Cirque du Curé" for Cure of Ars Church Auction space transformation "Cirque du Curé" Curé of Ars Church
  • Co-chaired Art and Environment Committee for St. Ann's Catholic church, 
      • Designing twenty-four 44x108" banners for aisles at Easter, 
      • Large scale decor for Christmas, Pentecost, and Lent. 1997
  • Provided Corporate Sponsorship via ownership of ARTrageous Studio:
      • "Children’s Area" at KC IrishFest 2009-2011
      • “State of the Arts” and Annual Art Exhibition, Prairie Village Art Council 2008-9
      • "Village Jazz Fest” 2013.

Work Experience                                           

  • Full-time artist working in digitally altered photography exhibiting in juried shows and galleries in both Alexandria VA and Kansas City areas. Showing at The Torpedo Factory's Art League Gallery, Old Town Alexandria, VA and at 2010 Gallery in Prairie Village KS

KC Artists Coalition Auction    ARTRageous Studio printed Grades photo
Julie Exhibits at the Torpedo Factory's Art League Gallery    
 Torpedo Factory's Art League Gallery, NYC Artwork showing

  • Founder ARTrageous Studios, and on-line art sales site, workshops, outreach, August 2016- present

Workshop at 2010 Gallery Flame painting on copper  Workshop at Gallery 2010

Torpedo Factory's Art League Gallery Workshop

  • Founder, owner, director and art educator: ARTrageous Creative Studio, hosted 4700 students with courses, camps, workshops and parties. Prairie Village, KS, 2007-2016
 ARTrageous Creative Art School, Kid's for Peace workshop 
ARTrageous Creative Art School's studio NWARTrageous Creative Art School's Studio WARTrageous Creative Art School's studio NE
  ARTrageous Creative Art School party setting  ARTrageous Creative Art School, on location
  • Master level Art Educator The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, used the collection to inspire art lesson plans. 1989 - 2012 
      • In Community Services: Off-site and on-site art ed. for disadvantaged children
      • Taught workshops to groups from all over the region, coordinating with their teachers and parents.
      • Taught courses and camps to families and students of all ages
      • Designed and facilitated projects and activities for Family Days.
  • Nativity Parish School: Solo Art Educator to 680 students - August 1992 – May 2007
  • Leawood Aquatic Center, Diving Coach – 8 summers 96 - 2005 
  • Director Julie Flanagan Arts, Art director, Fashion Illustrator, freelance 1983 – 1991
  • Artex Mfg. Co. – Designer, Illustrator 1981 - 1983
  • Swicegood Commercial Art Studio – Internship 1981
  • Diving Coach/Instructor/Lifeguard, Leawood South Country Club, 9 summers 1971 – 1980


Television & Media:                                                 

  • CBS, KCTV5's "Better Kansas City Show," "ARTrageous Julie" presented 26 monthly arts and crafts segments 2013-2018 
KCTV5's Better KC Show Segment: Painting with Flames
KCTV5's Better KC Show with Host, 2018  KCTV5's Better KC Show host attends Julie's WorkshopKCTV5's Better KC Show: Julie ARTrageous segment from her home.
  • Recruited by Prairie Village Shops to create four artworks featured in Magazines: KC Spaces, 435 Magazine, InKC and The Independent, social media, 4000 flyers. 2018-19  

    Prairie Village Tower in Autumn  Prairie Village Tower Holiday   Prairie Vallige Tower in SummerPrairie Village Mall   Prairie Village Art on Flyer
  • The Leaven Catholic newspaper in November of 2018 for her art collaborative flaming art/prayer, “Art Ignites Prayer.”
  • Sun Newspaper outstanding student participation local  Logo Design contest
  • The Leaven in 2005 for her school-wide collaborative art endeavor commemorating Jesus’s Last Supper.


Notable Corporate & Private Commissions & Patrons                      

  • KMG Hotels, Sanjay Koshiya, President:
    — Marriott Garden Airport KC MO: 3 pieces in main entry, on time, under budget.
    Airport Marriott for InstallationAirport Marriott

    — Courtyard by Marriott OP, KS: Proposal for 18 pieces for three halls outside elevators (See photos in CaFE) 

    Sanjay Marriott hallway  Sanjay Hallway Elevator doors
  • Halpin & Company, Chris Halpin: UV resistant artwork at street-front entryway to offices, on time, under budget. 
    Halpin Front Entry Installation
  • Deedee Cooper, Realtor ReeceNichols: 2 installations for formal environment.Considerations: specific color scheme, sizing, framing, on time, at budget. 
    Deedee Cooper Dining room
    Deedee Cooper Diptych Art Installation
  • Barbara Kovaks, Advisor with Largay Travel: Large 4x6 foot mural, commission from her cell phone photo. 
  • AnnaMarie Vogel, diptych of family portrait installation for a gathering space. Considerations: representational mood, color scheme, on time, under budget.
    Vogel Commission Collage
  • Tim Cahill, Director Architecture, HNTB Corperation, Architecture & Consulting: Two artworks.
  • Owen Zidar, KC Southern3, Art works for home in Mission Hills KS.
Union Station Clock  Abstract Artwork of New York City



  • Avila College – Education Certification 20 education credit hours 1998, master degree in progress  4.0 GPA
  • Kansas University – Bachelor Fine Arts, in Visual Communications  1976-1980 3.5 GPA
  • Brain Based Teaching – Baker University, 2005, 18 credit hours. 4.0
  • Loyola Rome Center – Rome Italy, 13 art and art history credit hours 1978  4.0 GPA


Community Work & Outreach

    • Provided monthly art enhancement for the Interfaith Hospitality Network 2008-present (organization helps displaced in Johnson County, KS)
    • Provided monthly art enhancement for homeless families with ReStart 2008- 2010,
    • Founded Nativity Liturgical Committee (spiritual leader for the faculty and school, several activities per year) ‘02 – 2006
    • Director and Sets Coordinator: Nativity 8th grade plays/musicals, 80-member cast & 70 volunteers, director in 2006, sets in 2001-05 

Public Speaking

  • Presented to 30+ faculty on "Promoting Creative Thinking and Working Skills" with art activity, at Trinity Catholic School 2017
  • Five presentations to 30+ on "Art History as it Relates to Christianity" at Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church 2016
  • Two presentations/power point to 100+ archdiocesan teachers: “Promote Catholicity Through Art Across Curriculum”  2005
  • Two presentations to 40+ archdiocesan teachers: “School-wide Art Activities to Promote the Catholic Seasons.”  2004
  • Three presentations to 75+ Archdiocesan teachers: “Integrating Visual Arts Across the Curriculum.” 2002
  • Three presentations to 35+ Archdiocesan teachers: “Behavior Management in the Art Room” 1999
  • Thirteen annual promotional speeches to 250+ parents: “Nativity's Junior High Art Program,”  at Nativity Parish School. 2000-2014


Clubs, Associations

  • KC Artists Coalition, Sept. 2016- present ~ Art League of Alexandria, July 2016-present
  • Member KC's International Visitor's Council: Hosted 2 guests from abroad Azerbaijan for 10 days
  • K-Club Letter Women: Kansas University Diving Team 1976 – 1980 Varsity
  • National Art Education Association - 1989-2016


Interests and Hobbies                                                                                                      

  • Art experimentation, swimming, singing, travel, hiking, art museums.
  • My husband, Terry, Engineer Manager at HNTB Corporation, lead engineer for enlargement of Arlington Cemetery, Arlington VA.
    Married for 38 years,  raised our 3 adult daughters with 4 Grandchildren: 
  • Shannon: Civil Environmental Engineer, AECom Chicago IL, 
  • Kelly: MS Johns Hopkins School of International Studies 2012, Assistant to the Dean of International Studies, University of Maryland 
  • Bridget: Founder/Manufacturer/Designer of NOVAA (LLC), KC based, ethically sourced sustainably made clothing and products.REFERENCES