Rocket Grants

MIXED MEdia: A Healing Arts Journey for Veterans  (2018)

Artist John Sebelius created Artistic Expressions Healing Arts Initiative, an art program for veterans with military related trauma and provides a mental and physical space for veterans to explore their emotions, histories, and stories through a creative healing process. Rocket Grants is funded by Spencer Art Museum, Charlotte Street Foundation, and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

ARTSConnect TOPArts Access Grant

Sebelius's PTSD veteran arts program Artistic Expressions Healing Arts Initiative was awarded an ARTSConnect TOPArts grant in 2017 and 2018. 

Best of Lawrence - Best Artist

Citizens of Lawrence, KS voted Sebelius:

1st Place, 2017       2nd Place, 2016                 

1st Place, 2015       2nd Place, 2013    

1st Place, 2014      

1st Place, 2012      3rd Place, 2018 



2018  Maue, Savana. "ARTSConnect Announces Grant Winners" Topeka Capital-Journal  31 March.

2017  Maue, Savanna. “Topeka Mural Creates Perfect Backdrop” Topeka Capital-Journal 20 Aug.

2016  Krug, Nick. “65 Colorful Characters” Lawrence Journal-World Front page Arts 20 Nov. 

Not So Late Show. Guest appearance, November 16.

2015  Hlavacek, Joanna. “Double Take” Lawrence Journal-World Front page Arts 24 May.

Not So Late Show. Guest appearance, May 21.

2014   Imafidon, Nadia. “Pledging Through Paint” Lawrence Journal-World Front page 17 August. 

            Best Of Lawrence Magazine. Lawrence Journal-World Front page and pg 88. 

2013  Shepherd, Sara. “Warehouse Arts District with high-end fine art.” Lawrence Journal-World

2012 Kansas City Voices 10th Anniversary Edition. Artwork featured on pg. 57. 

           Travers, Andrew. “Gonzo Goes Beyond Benton.” Aspen Daily News 16 June.

           Noggle, Richard. “Great stories bathed in Busch Light.” Larryville Chronicles 11 June. 

2011  Stutzer, Abbie. “John Sebelius on his film Searching At Sturgis.The Pitch  28 July.

           Pfannenstiel, Brianne. “John Sebelius: Artist, fashion designer, and filmmaker.” Ink Magazine 

           The University of Wyoming’s Art and Literature Journal. Owen Wister Review

2010  Brisendine, Steve. “Bringing the Outcasts in: John Sebelius.” Review 16 May. 

KU Collegian Cover illustration and reproductions. Spring: 2+.

2009  Coronado, Kris. “Game Changer: John Sebelius.” Express 9 March.

           “Headlines.” By Jay Leno. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. NBC Television. 3 March. 

2008  Krafft, Heather. “Local Fashion Designers Making Their Mark.” Kansas City Star 7 Aug. 

           Sebelius, John. “Go Directly to Jail.” Harper’s June Issue.

           Pflaum, Nadia. “A John Sebelius Update.” The Pitch 5 May. 

KNOW+TELL DETAILS March, pg 14. 

           Tankard, Frank. “Shoots & Daggers.” 28 January. 

Fox & Friends. 3 minute segment. 28 January.