Vernon Rickman, An Artful Life
The life and work of Newton-born artist Vernon Rickman is highlighted in “Vernon Rickman, An Artful Life,“ a book by Beverley Olson Buller and published by the Carriage Factory Art Gallery.
Kansas Through the Eyes of an Artist
Carriage Factory Art Gallery’s second annual juried exhibit, “Kansas Through the Eyes of an Artist,” features the works of 32 artists.
“Kansas Through the Eyes of an Artist” opened in the main gallery on Jan. 19 and will close on March 15.
Rachel Epp Buller, an Associate Professor of Visual Arts and Design and director of the Regier Art Gallery at Bethel College served as juror for the competition. The artists were given the theme “Kansas,” in honor of Kansas Day on Jan. 29, and could submit up to three entries each in any medium they chose. Buller selected 50 pieces of art from 34 artists for “Kansas Through the Eyes of an Artist.”
Phil Epp, an award-winning painter and member of the Cowboy Artists of America, served as the competition’s judge.
Artists included in the exhibit are Velera Adams, Kayann Ausherman, Susan Bartel, JoAnn Swearingen Boling, Aaron Jackson Bowman, Jean Cook, David Ediger, Maleta Forsberg, Marilyn Friesen, Constance Gehring, Barbara Haynes, Pam Hayes, Beth Hostetler, Diane L. Lawrence, R. Allan Lister, Skyler Lovelace, Gail Lutsch, Mary Johnson, Kelly Nachtigal, Bob Neace, Tim Otter, Bob Regier, Lamar Roth, Kathleen Schroeder, Jim Simpson, Jeffery Sparks, Kent Stucky, Kathy Waltner, Peggy Wambold, Kristyn Wedel, Jennifer Weigel and Carol Zerger.
The exhibit includes oils, watercolors, acrylics, photography and mixed media.
The prizes for the top pieces totaled $650 and were donated by local businesses and individuals. First place winner will be awarded $300, with $200 for second place, $100 for third place and $50 for honorable mention.
Works featured in the exhibit are available for purchase.
Thank You... to the 43 founders of Carriage Factory Art Gallery. Their foresight in 1983 to rent space in a former carriage factory and later to become owners of the property as a nonprofit arts organization led to a renewal of appreciation for creative arts in the community. The gallery today provides opportunities for all ages to gather, learn, experience, perform, share, and celebrate the arts. We invite you to visit the gallery and enjoy the beauty of the art and the hospitality of this historic space.
Three of the founders of Carriage Factory Art Gallery were together at a special event in the gallery: Martha Knudsen, Dr. Frances Allen, and Naomi Wenger