September Gallery Exhibition

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We are pleased to announce our latest exhibition, Visceral Beauty.  We have partnered with Fraction Gallery inside Oracle (downstairs in our building) to present new pieces from Scribe and Alisa Ross.  The Kansas City couple will be presenting sculptures, installation, drawings and paintings.

Both artists have shown their work in Windhorse Gallery in the past and have wowed us with their unique vision of a macabre fairy tale world inhabited animals that blur the lines between eery and adorable.  Their work is executed with masterful craftsmanship and is among the most well-recognized in our city.

We’re looking forward to seeing you all at the opening, but if you can’t make it this show will run through the end of September.

Chinese New Year Celebration

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As we recently announced, our 2014 season begins soon! January 31st is our annual Chinese New Year Celebration. Join us in celebrating the Year of the Horse alongside our 4th anniversary!

We are happy to present a group exhibition of local artists premiering Zodiac inspired artwork, all while jamming out live music from our friends in COWARD!

You can keep up to date with show news and Artists at our Facebook Event page.

Chinese New Year – January 31, 2014

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The Year of the Snake is coming to an end! Join us in welcoming the Year of the Horse, on Chinese New Year’s day, January 31st.

Year of the Wood Horse-

“In Chinese astrology, the Horse is a sign marked by energy, action and a general optimism in life. When associated with an element like Wood, all these traits take on a deeper and more humane attitude. This is because Wood according to Chinese astrology is believed to make a sign more philosophical as well as compassionate in nature.” –, visit for a longer overview, or walk to your local library.

As always, this marks our 4th studio anniversary, and we’re turning this into a full blown celebration at the studio! We’ll have a better run down of artists and events planned as we near the 31st!



Matthew Crim’s OVUM

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OVUM by Matthew Crim, reaches it’s final weekend! This has been a great show for Matthew and Windhorse, and it will be the last chance to catch this work in the gallery. For more info about Matthew and his work, or to schedule a tattoo, call the studio at 816-283-0500.

Following OVUM, we have a two person show with local artists, Value Shock & Megan Karson. Opening October 4th, we will have live music from The Devil and Burial Teens.

Celebration continues!

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Our Chinese New Year Celebration proved to be a huge success, alongside celebrating Windhorse’s 3rd anniversary. We were overwhelmed with the response to the group show and the bands playing live that night, Shy Boys, Torben, and Coward.

We extended the exhibition into March, so if you haven’t experienced one of our largest gallery showings, please feel free to stop by! Over 30 pieces of artwork, await!

Ryan Haralson

Matthew Crim

Noah Moore

The show runs through March, and we are anxious to welcome a new solo show next month from Sarah Dirks!

Ramblin’ Man(s)

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An exciting weekend for Windhorse, as Mark and Ryan travel to New York for a bit of business, and a little pleasure!

Studio hours will be extremely limited over the weekend, feel free to leave a voicemail at the shop, or email for quicker assistance!


Mark Galloway will be in attendance at Kings Avenue Tattoo‘s Fudo Myo-o Drawing and Design Seminar hosted by Horitomo & Horitaka of San Jose’s State of Grace. Seats to this seminar with both renown artists were limited, with plenty of interested parties traveling from afar. Expect Mark to return with anxious ideas for new large scale pieces!

During his Northeast stay, Mark will be holding a guest spot at White Lotus Tattoo in Toms River, New Jersey. If you are in the area, please contact the shop at (732) 505-6887 or visit them at 59 Main St Toms River, NJ. Mark has been making regular trips around this region. If you’d like to schedule a consultation for future work in this area, contact Windhorse or White Lotus, as well!

Thomas Hooper


Studio Assistant, Ryan M., makes his journey to Saved Tattoo in Brooklyn, NY. Ryan has been preparing mentally and physically for a two-day session with a flagship artist, Thomas Hooper. Hooper’s black and grey tattoos, as well as radial and pattern work have been inspiration and sought-after by many. Check out Saved Tattoo’s website here, or Thomas’ personal blog at

Finally, we’ve announce our next First Friday show at the Windhorse Gallery: Order Of Three. Featuring collaborative works by Ryan Haralson, Ryan McIntosh, and Gabe Coppage. Prints by La Cucaracha. This upcoming First Friday, August 3rd from 6-10 p.m. RSVP!

Be well.

Mike DiDia in da house!

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Mike DiDia visits Windhorse a bit early! Originally slated for mid July, Mike has moved his trip up to this week! If you’d like to make an appointment, or need to reschedule with him, please call the studio, or give us some email love. 816-283-0500 or

You’ll find a few more images in our last post, as well as

Mike DiDia returns to KC!

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Friends, we’re happy to welcome back Mike Didia, visiting from White Lotus Tattoo in Toms River, NJ, back to Kansas City!

Mike was rad enough to visit for the opening of Windhorse’s REACH BEYOND DEATH exhibition in March, and returns in July for a guest spot, tattooing at Windhorse!

Mike is scheduling his trip for July 16th – 26th, and has provided a portfolio to Windhorse, if you’d like to see his work at the studio. (Dates subject to change, and such..)

We’re also providing a small gallery you can feast on below. Check out those WIIIIINNGGS!

Please contact Windhorse if you’d like to schedule some work from Mike Didia! Also visit for more work from Mike and his shop-mates in New Jersey.

Sarah Dirks Closing Reception & June First Friday

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Folks, we’ve had a great month with Sarah Dirks’ sculptural work in the gallery. Plenty of great feedback, and a handful of art collectors going home with some beautiful new work. We’re letting you know about the Closing Reception for Sarah Dirks, coming up this Saturday, May 26th from 6-10pm. It will be your last chance to catch the show in it’s glory for the month. RSVP on Facebook if that’s your bag!

June is coming up fast, and we’ll have another show hot out of the oven! Alisa Ross is in the house with “Head Games”. Alisa is a KCAI Alum with a BFA in Fiber Design. Alisa is bringing her signature plush animals and creatures in full force, these characters are sure to put a smile on everyone’s faces. RSVP or check out for more information on Alisa. See you soon!




Hello Friends!

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Today marks the opening of the new WINDHORSERISING.COM website. Thanks for following us, here you’ll find the new home for events and happenings at Windhorse. We hardly skip a beat, so be sure to check back regularly for our next adventure.

Give the new site a test drive, browse some TATTOOS, peruse the SHOP, and let us know what you think!