Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Hello Customers -

We have missed you!  

Kudos will be opening June 4.  Our hours will be Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from noon to 5 PM. 

We will be taking precautions to safeguard both you and our staff as follows:
  • Both staff and customers will be required to wear masks.
  • A Plexiglas shield will separate customers from staff at checkout.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available for customers to use both upon entry and leaving Kudos.
  • Sales desk and credit card machine will be disinfected after each customer checkout.
  • Social distancing will be required.
  • Number of customers allowed in Kudos at a given time will be five.
Other days of the week except Sunday will be appointment only by calling 740-501-8586.

Of course, all this is subject to change starting with July and dependent on what course the virus takes. 

We are excited to have you back for this soft opening.  Be well.

Visit us on our fb page at Kudos Art Co-op and our blog at

Marsha Ernst
Kudos Manager/Founder

Monday, September 2, 2019

Art Classes being offered at Kudos

Ever wanted to take an art class? Here’s your chance. Kudos comprised of 22 local artists is now offering classes. Kathleen and Rebecca are amazing artists (see flyer) and are now offering classes. Helen Neumann, watercolor, and Susan Klemetti, eco friendly fiber artists, are also offering classes currently. Stop by Kudos, 10 S Main Street, Mt Vernon, and sign up.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

July First Friday at Kudos


This Friday, July 5, is First Friday at Kudos. Please stop by and enter a drawing to win tickets to the opening night, Sat, July 6, performance of THE WIZARD OF OZ.

Visit with our artists, chat with them about their beautiful art work, and have a glass of wine and yummy snacks with us.

See you at Kudos Friday night between 5 and 8pm.

Visit us on fb at Kudos Art Co-op or on our blog at

Wednesday, June 5, 2019


Hello Kudos Customers -

It's First Friday this Friday night, June 7, from 5-8pm.  We are so excited!  First Fridays at Kudos are always fun affairs.  This Friday, there will be free face painting for children and children-at-heart adults.  

Kudos will serve wonderful snacks.  There will be wine for adults.

Of course, the main attraction at Kudos is the wonderful art of our 22 local artists.  See you Friday evening!

Marsha Ernst
Kudos Founder/Manager

Monday, April 1, 2019

First Friday, April 5, 2019

Hello Kudos Customers -

How quickly First Fridays roll around!  This Friday, April 5, is First Friday.  We will be celebrating Spring (Is it here yet???) and Easter.  Many other downtown Mount Vernon shops will be open as well, so plan to make an evening of this First Friday.  First Friday hours are 5-8pm.

For the kiddies, Kudos will be hold a Find the Duck contest very similar to Where's Waldo.  Children will come in and look for a hidden rubber duck.  If found, Kudos will initial their card.  The first several children who participate in Find the Duck at Kudos will receive a yellow rubber duck.

Artists on hand to chat with you about their work are Helen Neumann, our magnificent water colorist, and Bill Ernst, our wonderful photographer.  I'm certain several other Kudos artists will be present as well.

As usual, Kudos will be serve refreshments including wine.  See you at Kudos!

Visit us on our fb page at Kudos Art Co-op and on our blog at

Marsha Ernst
Kudos Founder/Manager

Tuesday, February 26, 2019


Hello Kudos Friends -

Come have a piece of birthday cake and glass of wine with us this First Friday, March 1, as Kudos celebrates its 8th birthday.  Can't believe it, but Kudos 8th Anniversary is March 1, 2019.
We now have 24 local artists representing mediums of:
blown glass, etched, glass, and stained glass
functional pottery
whimsical animal figures of pottery
carved wooden birds
wooden tables and boxes
eco friendly fiber art
watercolor, oil, pastel, and alcohol ink painting
beeswax candles
soap and other bath and body products
wooden bowls
wood, concrete, and metal artist
carved wood
Kudos moved into a new space, 10 S Main, next to the Grand, in April and love it. It is three times the size of our original location and has a classroom for our artists to utilize in offering classes.
Again, come join us First Friday, March 1, to help us celebrate our 8th Birthday. We will serve great snacks and wine! Several artists will be on hand to share information about their art and Helen Neumann, expert watercolorist, will be demonstrating.

Join us on our FB page at Kudos Art Co-op and our blog at

Marsha Ernst
Kudos Founder/Manager

Thursday, January 3, 2019

First Friday, January 4, 2019

Attention Kudos friends : First Friday’s are now carrying on throughout the year. Please help get the word out!!! Shops will be open with various activities planned by each one.
Kudos will be open this First Friday, Jan 4, from 5-8pm. That’s tomorrow!!!
Artists Helen Huhn Neumann, watercolorist, and Jeff Barcus, woodworker, will be on hand to answer questions about their work. Helen will also be demonstrating watercolor painting.
Stop by to chat, watch Helen demo, and grab a snack or two.
Below are some of Helen Huhn Neumann's awesome paintings.
Marsha Ernst
Kudos Founder/Manager

Visit Kudos on our FB page at Kudos Art Co-op and on our blog at