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Newton-area museums welcome the public to “Five Places of Christmas” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7. The annual holiday open house is a collaborative event among Carriage Factory Art Gallery, Harvey County Historical Museum, Kauffman Museum, Warkentin House and Bethel College Women’s Association. Admission is free for all of the venues, with most offering free refreshments and activities.
Five places locations are:
Bethel College Women’s Association, Luyken Fine Arts Center on the Bethel College Campus, 27th and Main streets, North Newton. The group’s theme for 2018 is “Christmas at the Stables,” and they will feature lots of homemade candies, cookies, cinnamon rolls, peppernuts and other baked goods, and handcrafted items such as purses, jewelry, crochet, and other Christmas gifts. Free coffee will be served, and a make-and-take activity for all ages is also planned.
Visitors to Kauffman Museum, located at 27th and Main streets in North Newton, can enjoy the museum and refreshments as well as the exhibit “K is for Kansas” and a Kansas-themed make-and-take activity.
Carriage Factory Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St. in Newton, will feature music and refreshments and a make-and-take activity. Art and other items will be for sale throughout the gallery.
The Harvey County Historical Museum, 203 N. Main St. in Newton, invites visitors to enjoy ’80s-themed decorations and the current “Back to the 80s” exhibit. Refreshments will be served. At the Harvey County Historical Museum & Archives we will host the Sunflower Woodworker’s Guild with make-it and take-it crafts (while supplies last).
The Warkentin House Museum, 211 E. First St. in Newton, offers peppernuts and Mrs. Warkentin’s Russian tea while visitors can explore the Victorian home decorated to its holiday finest by local volunteers. Children and youth from the Home School Association of Newton and friends will share their vocal and instrumental talents throughout the day while visitors enjoy tours of this historic landmark.
Commemorative ornaments will be offered for the first 100 people or families to visit all five places. Each attraction will have 20 ornaments to be given to the individuals or family to present a card stamped by all participating locations. One ornament per family, please. The ornaments are made of local wood by Alvin Peters of North Newton.
All “Five Places of Christmas” sites are open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Dec. 7 and offer free admission, refreshments and activities to share the holidays with the community. If you have questions, please contact Melody Spurney at the Newton Convention & Visitors Bureau at (316) 284-3642 or firstname.lastname@example.org or any of the “Five Places” venues.
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Learn to paint Christmas eggs or Pysanky with E.B. Schmidt
Christmas Pysanky Class with Instructor E.B. Schmidt
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Learn to make fused glass ornaments with Linda Fern Johnson. Birds, stockings and trees! Learn to make three different ornaments to hang on your tree.
Fee: $45, includes all materials
Time 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019
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The public is invited to join us for the June 3rd Thursday at CFG event.Find out more »
The January 3rd Thursday event at the gallery will feature works by more than a dozen artists in support of the Newton Mural Project. Artwork panels and windows ranging in size from 2’x2′ to 4’x4′ will be featured in the Susan Koehn Gallery.
Chili, cornbread and hot cocoa available with $5 suggested donation.
Live music provided by Doug Everingham.
In celebration of Kansas Day, Carriage Factory Art Gallery is hosting the third annual juried exhibit, “Kansas Through the Eyes of an Artist.” The exhibit will run Jan. 25 thru…Find out more »
Third Annual Kansas Exhibit “Kansas Through the Eyes of an Artist” opening reception
Music provided by Vada Snider
Artists included in the exhibit are Kayann Ausherman, Susan Bartel, Daniel Branham, Robert (Andy) Brown, Jean Cook, Elizabeth Corbett, David Ediger, Marilyn Friesen, Constance Gehring, Barbara Haynes, Pam Hayes, Jeff Heidel, Bonnie Johnson, Yolanda Kauffman, Kristine A. Luber, Gail Lutsch, John D. Morrison, Kelly Nachtigal, Bob Neace, Darren Parker, Susan Poitevin, Bob Regier, Craig Ridenour, Kathleen Schroeder, Jim Simpson, Kim Taggart, Sean Tomlinson, Kathy Waltner, Jennifer Weigel, Tina Wilcox, and Carol Zerger.
The exhibit will include pastels, oils, watercolors, acrylics, colored pencil, graphite, fiber, photography and mixed media.
The prizes for the top pieces total $700 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 two $50 honorable mentions.
Works featured in the exhibit are priced between $50 and $3,550 and are available for purchase.Find out more »
CALL FOR ENTRIES – CAMERA VERITAS PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION
Camera Veritas is a juried photography exhibition coordinated by the Carriage Factory Art Gallery. Rules are listed below and an entry form can be found here.
May 23, 2020 – July 17, 2020. Exhibit Dates
March 21, 2020 – Entry Deadline
April 4, 2019 Notification to Artists of Acceptance
May 12, 2020 – May 16, 2020 – Artwork delivered. Work will not be accepted after May 16.
Juror – John Ellert – Mr. Ellert has participated in numerous exhibitions and his work has been featured in several Midwest galleries and exhibitions and may be found in private collections throughout the United States and Canada. He conducts workshops and leads tours in the United States, Italy, and East Africa. He holds membership in Gallery XII in Wichita, where his work is on permanent display.
He holds memberships in the North American Nature Photography Association, Great Plains Nature Photographers, The Nature Conservancy, and the Sierra Club.
Artwork Requirements: Two dimensional original work that thematically represents people, places, spaces, and things. Two-dimensional work shall not exceed 40×40. Work shall be framed or gallery-wrapped with painted edges and have a wire hanger on the back (no sawtooth or French cleats, please).
Entries: Artists may enter up to three artworks. The entry fee will be $30.00 per artist. Artists may enter more work at $5.00 per entry after the original fee of $30 for three entries. The entry fee is nonrefundable. High-definition digital file of original artwork, waiver, and entry form must be submitted to email@example.com by March 21, 2020. Artists will be notified through email by April 4, if their work is accepted. Selected work shall be delivered between the dates of May 12 2020 – May 16, 2020. Work delivered after the deadline will not be exhibited. Judging will occur after the exhibit has been installed. Exhibit opening will be May 23, 2020, at 7 p.m., and shall be on display until July 17, 2020. Prizes and awards will be given and announced at the exhibit opening.
Pricing: All work accepted in the exhibition must be for sale. Artists are responsible for pricing and including the commission on the sale price stated on entry form. The Carriage Factory Art Gallery will receive 40% of each sale, artists receive 60% of sale.
Liability and Responsibilities: Artists retain the liability for accepted artwork. Carriage Factory Art Gallery assumes no liability of artwork during housing or transit.
Delivery and Return of Artwork: Artwork shall be delivered to the gallery by May 16, 2020 and shall be picked up July 14, 2020 – July 18, 2020 by appointment. Art may be hand-delivered or shipped. Shipping fees and insurance are the responsibility of the artist. Reusable shipping material and prepaid return shipping labels are required. Unclaimed artwork not picked up within 30 days of exhibit closing will be disposed of in any way that seems fit by the gallery without liability.
Questions: Contact Mary Lee-McDonald, Carriage Factory Art Gallery, Director, at 316-284-2749 or email firstname.lastname@example.orgFind out more »
The public is invited to join us for the February 3rd Thursday at CFG. Chef Joe will make red beans and rice (donation suggested), the NUTS will perform and we’ll have a special make-n-take craft with a Mardi Gras theme.Find out more »