“All three of my works could be read as a simple plea for redemption; touched with a bit of sarcasm. While paying homage to my favorite animal the dog. Now that I think about Danny Spreads the Plague, it seems a bit too timely.

Dan Kirchhefer


B.F.A.    University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska

M.A       University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

M.F.A    Printmaking, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas


National Watercolor Honor Society, 2012

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi South Central Region Artist Award, 1999

Emporia State University, President’s Award for Research and Creativity, 1998

LA&S Excellence Award, Outstanding Faculty Achievements, 1997

LA&S Annual Award for Excellence in Instruction, 1989

Phi Delta Theta Outstanding Faculty Award, 1988

Roe R. Cross Distinguished Professor Award, Emporia State University, 1989

Life member of the Nebraska P.T.A., 1976



Professor, Drawing and Printmaking, Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas 1980-

2015, Emeritus

Assistant Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, Spencer Art Museum, University of
Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 1977-80



No big Heads

2015 Delta National Small Prints Exhibition, Bradbury Gallery,

The Values of Drawing Part 2, Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, Iowa, 2013

Pennsylvania Watercolor Society’s 34th International Juried Exhibition, The Crary Art Gallery, Warren, Pennsylvania, 2013

L>M less is more, Small Works in a Great Space, National Juried Show, The Mitchell Gallery, Annapolis, Maryland,2013

The National Weather Center Biennale, The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman, Oklahoma, 2013

20/20 Vision Fifth Edition, The Art Of Contemporary University Printmaking, The Fire House Gallery, Louisville, Georgia, 2012

Emerald Art Center National Juried Show, Springfield, Oregon, 2012

Watercolor U.S.A., Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, Missouri, 2012

The Will’s Creek Survey, 13th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Saville Gallery, Cumberland, Maryland, 2012

Kansas Watercolor National Juried Show, Wichita Center For the Arts, Wichita, Kansas, 2012

National Juried Paint America, Mini Top 50, 2011
Northern National Art Competition Juried Show, Wisconsin, 2011

Americas 2010:  National Juried Work on Paper exhibition.  Northwest Art Center, Minot State University
“Au Naturel” The Nude in the 21st Century National Juried Exhibition, Astoria, Oregon, 2010
Prints:  Now in 3D, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2010
6th Annual National Drawing, Painting and Printmaking Competition,
J & G Davis Gallery, Lake Worth, Florida, 2010
Bookends: The Book as Art, International Juried Exhibition,
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Silver Springs, Maryland, 2009

22nd Parkside National Juried Small Print Exhibition, University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin, 2009

The Beautiful Book, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, Oregon, 2009


Flowers ,Sins, Dogs, and Me, City Arts, Wichita, Kansas, 2018

McNeese Drawing Invitational, Lake Charles, Louisiana, 2012

Death is in the Details Invitational, Studio Two Three, Richmond, Virginia, 2012

 International Print Triennale, Chamalieres, France, 2010
One-person Show,
Mary Moody Gallery, West Texas A&M University, Canyon, Texas, 2010
Kansas Masters
, Strecker-Nelson Gallery, Manhattan, Kansas, 2009 / 2011

Fish, Flowers and Flying Things: Nature at the Spencer Museum, Spencer Museum, Lawrence,                                      Kansas, 2002

Midlands Invitational 2000, Works on Paper, Joslyn Museum of Art, Omaha, Nebraska, 2000

One-person Show, The Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, Kansas State University,                                                   Manhattan. Kansas, 1997



Patron Award, Emerald Art Center National Juried Show, Springfield, Oregon, 2012

Juror’s Third Place Award, The Will’s Creek Survey 13th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Cumberland, Maryland, 2012

Juror’s Award, Watercolor U.S.A. 2012, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, Missouri, 2012

Benefactor Award, Northern National Art Competition Juried Show, Rhinelander, Wisconsin, 2011
Second Place Juror’s Award, 11th National Juried Art Exhibition, Baker Arts Center, Liberal, Kansas, 2009

Honor Award, Northern National Art Competition Juried Show, Rhinelander, Wisconsin, 2008

Purchase Award, Secrets and Lies, International Juried Artist Books Exhibition, Portland, Oregon, 2008

Juror’s Honorable Mention Award, 25th Visual Arts Alliance Juried Exhibition, Houston, Texas, 2008

Best in Show and Honorable Mention, National Juried Spring Exhibition, Emerald Art Center, Springfield, Oregon, 2006

Juror’s Cash Award, City Arts, Arts Council Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Wichita, Kansas, 2006



      Abercrombie Gallery, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Alford House, Anderson Fine Arts Center, Anderson, Indiana

Angelo Gallery, College of St. Mary, Omaha, Nebraska

Beach Museum of Art, Manhattan, Kansas

Bradley University, Heuser Art Center, Peoria, Illinois

Davidson Gallery, Seattle, Washington

Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, Pennsylvania

Elder Gallery, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, Nebraska

Emprise Bank Art Collection, Wichita, Kansas

Fredonia Arts Council, Fredonia, Kansas

Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas
Galerie D’Art Contemporain, Chamalieres, France

Hastings College, Hastings, Nebraska

Iowa Western Community College, Council Bluffs, Iowa

Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kansas

Kansas Medical Foundation, Wichita,Kansas

Kansas State University, Department of Art/University Collections, Manhattan, Kansas

Mulvane Museum of Art, Topeka, Kansas

Museum of Nebraska Art-MONA, University of Nebraska, Kearney, Nebraska

Mutual Benefit Life Company, Kansas City, Missouri

New York Public Library, Print Collection, New York, New York

Portsmouth Community Art Center and Museums, Portsmouth, Virginia

Sabatini Gallery, Topeka Shawnee County Public Library, Topeka, Kansas

Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, Iowa

Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, Kansas

Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, Missouri

Sprint Corporation, Overland Park, Kansas

S.U.A. Gallery, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas



      20/20 Vision Fifth Edition, Louisville Georgia, 2012

Triennale De Chamaliers 8, France, 2011

New American Paintings, The Open Studio Press, Boston, Massachusetts, 2003

The Perception of Appearance: A Decade of Contemporary American Figure Drawing,

Frye Art Museum, University of Washing Press, 2002

Skylarking on Honeysuckle Road, by Dev Hathaway, book cover art

Midlands Invitational 2000, Works on Paper, Joslyn Museum of Art, 2000

75 Years, 75 Treasures, Mulvane Museum of Art, 1999

Harper and Rowley, Artists: A Kansas Collection, Artists Registry Inc., 1989

The National Mutual Exchange Portfolio, Sponsored by Brigham Young University, One of 60 artists selected.

American Drawings, Smithsonian Institution, 1983



Print edition for the Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, Kansas 2002

Kansas Arts Commission, Individual Artist Mini-Fellowship for 2-D Visual Art, 2000

1997 Gift Print, “South of Cottonwood Falls, “ Friends of the Beach Museum of Art, Manhattan, Kansas