|Ned Vail has exhibited art work in Mid-Missouri since 1985 and has lived in the Show Me State since 1997. A former resident of Columbia, Ned relocated to Kansas City with his wife, Sandra, in 2003.
In Columbia, Ned has created murals for Children’s Hospital, Countryside Nursery School and Shakespeare’s Pizza. He recently finished a series of murals in Kansas City at the UMKC Pediatric Dental School. His work was prominent in several downtown Columbia restaurants over the last decade including The Cornerstone Café, Widman’s and The Grill One-5. This year, Ned exhibited a new collection of landscape paintings, called “Trail Mix” at The Elizabeth Rozier Gallery in Jefferson City and Orchids and Art in Columbia. Currently, Ned has been commissioned to create art for two new restaurants in Fulton, Missouri.
While a resident of Columbia, Ned started the CARE Gallery, in association with the Office of Cutlural Affairs and Columbia Parks and Recreation CARE Program. The CARE GAllery offers summer employment opportunities for teenagers with an emphasis on the visual arts. Over an eight week period, projects are completed for the City of Columbia, not-for-profit and private businesses, as well as work on a year end gallery show. The Gallery continues on today as a benefit to the community and the development of future artists in Columbia.