Kate Verna has had a lifelong love of photography and started taking photos in grade school. In college she studied photography at the University of Missouri, and later attended the Rocky Mountain School of Photography.

A large body of Kate’s work was captured while pursuing her other passion of travel. She particularly enjoys photographing street photography, animals, and long forgotten places of the past such as those she saw on a road trip down Route 66. She has been to every continent except Antarctica. 

Kate always has her camera with her on trips and has an extensive portfolio from her travels. Most recently Kate had the opportunity to travel to Havana, Cuba and build a body of work around street photography, classic cars, and the ballerinas at the National Ballet school.

Kate’s work has been exhibited in Columbia, St. Charles, Kansas City, and Rolla Missouri. 


2023 Honorable Mention Give the Gift of Art show at Columbia Art League

2023 Photo selected for Daum Museum of Contemporary Art  juried show Synthesis in Sedalia, Missouri

2020 2nd Place  & Honorable Mention Arts Rolla 26th Annual Judged Photography Show

2019 Best in Show & 1st Place Arts Rolla 25th Annual Judged Photography Show

2018 Photo selected for Foundry Art Centre juried show Out on a Limb in St. Charles, Missouri

2015 Missouri State Fair honorable mention in the open photography competition

2014 & 2015 Two cat photos were selected to appear in the Baker Taylor Publishing cat calendar, one in 2014 and one in 2015

2012 Honorable mention at Columbia Missouri Visions Photography competition

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