Kimberly McKinnis

Day Job Projects

Kimberly & Heather at the Great Park in Irvine, CA. 

Comprised of artists Heather Bowling and Kimberly McKinnis, Day Job Projects, is a freelance curatorial team. Past projects range from group exhibitions to artist and curator collaborations. Since September of 2013, Day Job has put together over twenty exhibitions throughout Orange County. The team can be reached at or by visiting

The contest that started it all; the Orange County Curator Challenge (OC3) was a collaborative exhibition  which paired emerging and established curators with a local artist, offering the opportunity to win an exhibition space for a future project. This show was our very first collaboration.

Born from winning the viewer's choice award at OC3 this exhibition paid tribute to innovative masters of the past through reimagined or referenced renditions of iconic and classical art. This educational project challenges viewers to contemplate art history and its contemporary influence.

We continued our curatorial collaboration by hosting exhibitions in my studio space at the Grand Central Arts Center in Santa Ana, California. Including a bi-costal artist collaboration, community river clean up and residency featuring New York "trash", artist Amanda Patenaude.