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Kansas Through The Eyes Of An Artist


“Kansas Through The Eyes Of An Artist,” the first annual juried art exhibit at Carriage Factory Art Gallery, opens with an awards night Saturday, Jan. 13, at 7 p.m. in the gallery at 128 E. Sixth Street in downtown Newton.

Winners of the juried competition will be announced during the event, which also will feature musical entertainment by pianist Bob Wambold. Refreshments will be provided. The event concludes at 9 p.m. and the show will remain on exhibit through March 2.

Beth Vannatta, an artist who works in several media and whose work has been featured in past Carriage Factory exhibits, served as juror for the competition, which attracted 127 entries from 50 different artists. The artists were given the theme “Kansas,” in honor of Kansas Day on Jan. 29, and were allowed to submit up to three entries each in any medium they chose. Vannatta selected 50 pieces of art from 34 artists for the show.

Marsha Howe, who has an extensive background in art and has been director of the Red Barn Studio in Lindsborg since 2001, served as the competition judge.

 The exhibit will include oils, watercolors, acrylics, photography and mixed media.

The prizes total $650 and were donated by local businesses and individuals including Graber Plumbing & Heating, Knudsen, Monroe & Company, Steve Shields, Susan Koehn, and Rebecca Ryan. First place winner will be awarded $300, with $200 for second place, $100 for third, and $50 for honorable mention.

Works featured in the exhibit will be available for purchase.

For more information, contact Carriage Factory Art Gallery at 316 284-2749. Business hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. Find the gallery on Facebook at Carriage Factory Gallery.

Featured Artists:

  • Kayann Ausherman
  • Susan Bartel
  • JoAnn Swearingen Boling
  • David Ediger
  • Maleta Forsberg
  • Pam Hayes
  • Barbara Haynes
  • Cher Heller Olson
  • Mary Johnson
  • Marilyn Lake Hope
  • Diane L. Lawrence
  • Mary Lee
  • R. Allan Lister
  • Jenny Long
  • Skyler Lovelace
  • Gail Lutsch
  • Kelly Nachtigal
  • Bob Neace
  • Virgil Penner
  • Stephen M. Perry
  • Bob Regier
  • Julie Rippy
  • Lynn L. Roth
  • Paul Rudy
  • Bradley Sadler
  • Jan Schoen
  • Kathleen Schroeder
  • Mickey Shannon
  • Alan W. Smith
  • Jim Simpson
  • Kathy Waltner
  • Peggy Wambold
  • Jennifer Weigel & Laurel Luckey
  • Carol Zerger