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Rita Guile

Moline, Illinois, United States

1 Works exhibited on Kooness

Current location

Kansas City

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Works by Rita Guile

Nature Power


Drawings & Works on Paper , Acrylic

33.02 x 25.4cm

347,00 €

Rita Guile is a fine art painter and lives in the Kansas City Metro area. She grew up in Moline, Illinois and moved to Kansas in 1975. After graduating from an intense two-year program in graphic design, Rita was chosen as the intern for Hallmark's Sales Promotion. Later she became a Hallmark product designer, achieving the level of Senior Designer. She enjoyed many opportunities at Hallmark, such as research trips to London, Bangkok, Hong Kong, and Mainland China, along with trips to Dallas, Winston-Salem and New England (a two week photo shoot for Christmas cards). She also enjoyed many fun Hallmark trips to Chicago and New York City. Family travels to the Northeast, the Southwest and trips to Ireland also have influenced her work. Rita has always been a colorist and shared her expertise with other Hallmark designers by conducting classes and workshops. She art directed the program launch of the Maya Angelou, Life Mosaic card and gift line, another Hallmark opportunity.  She has exhibited her work in many galleries and in international juried exhibitions. Her paintings are in numerous private collections in the USA and the UK. 

Solo exhibitions:

​2021 '6,214 Miles,' Earth Day commemoration and exhibition, SNW Gallery, Manhattan, Kansas.
2019 'Milkweed Pods and Landscapes,' SNW Gallery, Small Gallery, Manhattan, Kansas.
2017  Life, Stories, Memories, and Painting, Campanella Gallery, Park University, Parkville, Missouri.
2016  ScriptPro Corporate Headquarters, Mission Kansas, ArtsKC, Now Showing.
2016  Merrigan & Co., Kansas City, Missouri, ArtsKC, Now Showing.
2015  Burns and McDonnell, Kansas City, Missouri, ArtsKC, Now Showing.

Recent juried/group exhibitions:

2021 Real People, international, juried exhibition, Old Courthouse, Woodstock, Illinois.
2021 Her Art: Who Does She Think She Is?, InterUrban ArtHouse and UMKC Womens Center.
2020 Fall Small Works Show, Kansas City Stockyards Gallery.
2020 Tangled Roots Virtual Exhibition, Interurban Arthouse.
2020 Resilience, Reflection, Rebuilding: Artists Respond to Covid-19, Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center.
​2020 Connections, Buttonwood Art Space, Kansas City, Missouri.
​2020 Who Does She Think She Is? Interurban Arthouse, Overland Park, Kansas.
2020 Celebration, Buttonwood Art Space, Kansas City, Missouri.

Recent awards:

2017  Kansas City Star Events: Rita Guile Art Exhibit, Park University, Campanella Gallery.
2017  The Stylus, A Student Publication Of Park University, reporter Cheyenne McGinnis.
2017  Kansas City Voices, a periodical of writing and art, Volume 14.
2017  Providence Journal, Contemporary women artists wrap up Providence Art Club's celebration of women,
           Channing Gray, 4/12/2017. 
2017  Ekphrastic Review: writing and art writing, 2/7/17.