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No Mountains in the Way, 40 Years Later: Kansas Documentary Photography

Larry Schwarm, Douglas County, from the Kansas Documentary Survey Project, 1975. Gelatin silver print, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C. Transfer from the National Endowment for the Arts


The Wichita Art Museum is celebrating the 40th anniversary of No Mountains in the Way, 40 Years Later: Kansas Documentary Photography.  James Enyeart, Terry Evans, and Larry Schwarm all…

Juried Plein Air Call for Artists

The Rice Gallery of Art in Overland Park is accepting submissions for its Plein Air Gallery Exhibition that will open February 5, 2016.  Cash prizes will be awarded, and they will also promote the show through an online opening which will feature high quality images from the show across social media.

This show is a little different than most…

Flint Hills Masters

Flint Hills Masters is a show of paintings and sculptures by artists who paint in Kansas in the Flint Hills. Be sure to check out the show – maybe a more than once! New works coming in late November.  For information on the Flint Hills Discovery Center, follow the link.

Kansas City Art Institute Recieves $25 Million Donation

Kansas City Art Institute


$25 million has been donated to the Kansas City Art Institute from an anonymous donor.  The funding includes $14 million for a general endowment. Five million dollars will go toward campus improvements, including maintenance on buildings and landscaping projects. Six million dollars, in the form of a challenge grant, will be used for student scholarships, endowed professorships and…

Lawrence Community Photo Studio Opening

Last Friday, the Community Photo had it’s grand opening in downtown Lawrence in the heart of the art district.  They are working to become a local non-profit to aid the community in all areas of including access to a , studio rental, digital workstations, digital printers, classes, workshops and much more.  Memberships will be…

Cheech Marin loans art collection to Mulvane Art Museum

Cheech Marin loans art collection to Mulvane Art Museum

Paintings by Yolanda Gonzalez


The Mulvane Art Museum on the Washburn University campus is hosting the show, Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection and will be on display March 27-May 16 in the upper level of the museum.  The artwork was collected by Cheech Marin, an actor and comedian who is  famous for his…

2015 Women to Watch Exhibit

6. Triple White Zinnia - clay, glaze 13 x 40 x 23.E.G. Schempf

Linda Lighton, Triple White Zinnia


The Epsten Gallery, located in the the center of Overland Park’s Village Shalom assisted living facility, is hosting the 2015 Women to Watch exhibit. The exhibit is part of a national series sponsored by the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.,  and includes the work of five area…

Reflections Exhibit Opening

Reflections will be opening at the Carriage Factory Gallery in Newton, Kansas February 19th.  Paintings by Vernon Rickman and sculpture by Don Lind will be exhibited in the Mezzanine Gallery. Music from 6-7 features Ashley Bergner on the harp. From 7-8 enjoy pianist Emily Langness. Refreshments served. Free and open to all.  Follow the Carriage Factory Gallery…

Top Art Fairs in Kansas & Kansas City Area

If  you are looking for the best true “art fairs” in Kansas and the Kansas City area, here are your best bets-

Kansas Fairs:

Mulvane Art Fair

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In 2015 this show will be held June 6 & 7 in Topeka, Kansas on the Washburn University Campus.  It is a juried fair that features around 100 artists with…