2017 Plaza Art Fair

Country Club Plaza

The 85th Annual Plaza Art Fair

Held Friday, September 23, 2016 through Sunday, September 25, 2016, The Plaza Art Fair encompasses nine city blocks and welcomes a crowd of over 250,000. Featuring 240 artists, the Plaza Art Fair is atop-ranked, national art event with three live music stages and over 25 featured restaurant booths. It continues to be a weekend of people simply celebrating art and each other, as well as Kansas City’s unofficial welcome to the fall season.

JAMIE PERRY, Featured Artist, booth 501

Jamie Perry(American b.1962) is a contemporary realist painter currently living in Riverside, CA.  His works, which are exclusively on canvas, portray mainly solitary subjects featured within a minimal composition. Originally a commercial illustrator, his choice of medium is acrylic paint.  Growing up in Southern California, Jamie attended classes at Art Center in Pasadena, California Art institute, Woodland Hills and California State University, Fullerton.  His early paintings concentrated on the landscapes of Central California and Midwestern United States.  Intrigued by the simplicity of vast panoramas, he was able to paint a story using the least amount of detail.  Having spent Summers in New Mexico during the monsoon season, dark stormy skies and dramatic lighting were main elements in many paintings. 

Perry's current works focus on the interaction of people and art, and oftentimes feature gallery patrons viewing minimally composed landscape and abstract paintings.  He has participated in many solo and two-person gallery shows from Coast to Coast and his works are part of individual and corporate collections internationally.