Julie is known in Kansas City for being the “DIY ARTrageous ART Lady” on CBS's KCTV5 Better Kansas City Show. She has hosted 6 years of monthly “DIY Instant Artist” segments, filled with her crazy methods and unpredictable antics.
Four of Julie’s artworks of Prairie Village were featured in multiple local magazines: KC Spaces, 435 Magazine, InKC and The Independent, as well as on social media and on 4000 flyers, as part of advertising promotions for “The Prairie Village Shops.” 2018-19.
4,800 loyal Kansas City patrons flocked to the art school that Julie founded, “ARTrageous Creative Studio” offering art experiences that promote creative thinking and working skills for children of all ages for over 14 years.
She founded "ARTrageous Creative Studio" shortly after retiring from 15 years at Nativity Parish School in Leawood KS.
Her ARTrageous Studio art school was written up in the KC Star in August of 2008 for being one of a very few summer programs that happily welcomed children with severe peanut allergies.
Her photo was featured in the Kansas City Star in 2003, as she gave a tour while a "Master Teacher" at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, focusing on underserved pre-teens for 28 years part-time.
Julie founded and curates an annual event that has made the front page of the Village Voice Magazine for the past 5 years, Kansas City’s only children’s juried exhibition for ALL the fine arts, “Future of the Arts.” Its Gala Celebration includes live entertainment by the children themselves at the Endres Gallery in Prairie Village City Hall.
She was featured in The Leaven, a Catholic newspaper in November of 2018 for her art collaborative flaming art/prayer, “Art Ignites Prayer.” Participants dropped symbolically colored inks on to marble creating, then in a ceremonial prayer, wine was added. The piece was set to fire as an offering.
She was also featured in the Leaven in 2005 for her school-wide collaborative art endeavor commemorating Jesus’s Last Supper. The entire student body of Nativity parish school contributed to a life-sized 3-dimensional recreation of the De Vinci’s Last Supper sitting in the Cafeteria alongside the students during Holy Week.
Julie was written up in the KU yearbook 1978/79 for receiving 8th in the Big 8 while on the undefeated KU Diving Team, during her undergrad work studying Visual Communications and Fashion Illustration.