Each year our committee selects a local artist or arts educator who has given extensively to our regional arts community throughout their lifetime.
This person is then the featured artist of the year and their artwork graces the keepsake magnet. We also display an exhibit of their work at The Kemp.
Making a donation provides you an opportunity to support the visual arts in North Texas while honoring or memorializing individuals who brought art into your life or have kept you "art inspired".
How Does It Work?
This is a great way to thank someone who has inspired your love of the arts!
This can be the honoree you select or, for memorials, someone you'd like to notify of the donation (for instance a child, spouse, or parent of the honoree).
We'll notify your recipient that a donation was made in their honor and send them their keepsake magnet of this year's artwork. We'll also post your name and your recipient's name on our Wall of Recognition at The Kemp.
Don't forget, you can also donate in your own name. The magnet will be sent to your address and listed on the wall under your name.
Ken Jahnke is a native of Wisconsin where he studied art in school and had private lessons as well. Through the years, painting was his hobby along with golf. Ken studied under Steve Grey, who was his critic and mentor, as well as his friend.
In recent years, he moved from painting to carving and enjoyed satisfaction and success with a new artistic skill.