Established in 2006, Artist at Work provides meaningful opportunities for Kansas-based artists to engage national and international artists visiting the Salina Art Center. Through an ever-evolving platform of programs, including studio visits, workshops, lectures, and public forums, artists candidly discuss practical issues relating to professional and career development, artistic practice, arts advocacy, and the necessity of sustaining a critical discourse around contemporary art on local and global levels.

Participating visiting artists include:

Hildur Bjarnadόttir (Reykjavik, Iceland), October 2006
Luis Gispert (Brooklyn, NY), March 2007
Melissa Ann Pinney (Chicago, IL), June 2007
Mark Dion (Beach Lake, PA), March 2008
Kerry James Marshall (Chicago, IL), March 2010
Santiago Cucullu (Milwaukee, WI), March 2010
Jaimie Warren (Kansas City, MO), April 2010
Mary Reid Kelley (Saratoga Springs, NY), March 2011
CHERYL (New York, NY), September 2012
Andy Webster (Falmouth, UK), March 2013
Sharon Louden (New York, NY), June & July 2013


Image: Kerry James Marshall visiting with Wes Jackson and other guests prior to his public talk.