Mark Your Calendar for Autumn & Art 2012 ~ September 14-16
The Party You Won't Want To Miss!
Treat your senses to world-class art, magnificent food, music and other unexpected fun at the
Autumn & Art Patron Party at Opening Night,
Friday, September 14, 2012.
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us for this unique event under the stars along Bradley Fair Parkway. Be among the first to enjoy the art of the 78 juried artists whose booths will line the Parkway and make your selection. It’s an opportunity to mingle with friends, support Wichita’s newest addition to the art scene and take home a piece of art you’ll treasure.
Two of Bradley Fair’s premiere restaurants, Newport Grill and YaYa’s EuroBistro, will serve up delicious appetizers sure to please every palette.
Enjoy a selection of premium beers and wines throughout the evening; a Vodka Tasting station and the PrairieFire Gourmet Coffee Liquor Bar - the perfect recipefor fun. Your Patron Party ticket also affords you complimentary drinks at stations along the Parkway.
Watch as the canvas comes alive with the brush strokes and genius of local artist and favorite, Michael Potts. His one-of-a-kind portrait will be auctionedoff at the end of the evening to the highest bidder, with proceeds going to help sustain Autumn & Art in 2013.
Listen to the Bill Harshbarger Quartet as they fill the evening air with sounds oftheir smooth jazz. Party goers will also enjoy flamenco dancer Cherie Scillia.
As a Patron, help select the artist to be awarded the Patron Award. Peruse the variety of art and vote for your favorite artist. The winner will be awarded a cashprize at the Artist Awards Breakfast, Sunday, September 16. Each Patron is also eligible to win a $500 gift certificate from Bradley Fair, so don’t miss out!
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The Art You'll Enjoy This Fall
Autumn & Art is a high quality, visual arts show and sale featuring artists from across the United State. Similar to other major shows in the mid-west, The Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Kansas City Plaza Art Fair, Des Moines Arts Festival, Autumn & Art will be a juried show and sale featuring artists’ work done in the following categories:
All original clay and porcelain work.
Works created using dry media including chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencil, wax crayon, etc.
All work crafted from fibers such as basketry, embroidery, weaving, leatherwork, tapestry and papermaking.
The expression of art through transparent or translucent objects made from blowing or fashioning glass.
Graphics and Printmaking
Printed works for which the artist’s hand manipulated the plates, stones or screens and which have been properly signed and numbered as a limited edition may be entered in this category.
All jewelry, whether produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber, paper, plastic or other materials.
All non-sculptural, non-jewelry works crafted from metals.
Mixed Media - Two & Three Dimensional
Includes work incorporating more than one type of physical material to produce.
Works created in oils, acrylics, watercolor, etc.
Photographic prints made from the artist’s original image.
Three-dimensional original work done in any medium.
Original works in wood that are hand-tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved.
MARILYN GRISHAM has a fine arts degree from Ottawa University in Ottawa, Kansas and has pursued additional studies at Wichita State University, Kansas University in Lawrence, and Butler County Community College in El Dorado, Kansas. Since 2002 she has owned her own art gallery in the popular Commerce District of Wichita where she features regional and local artists in monthly exhibitions. Her highly sought-after fiber works have appeared throughout the United States in both juried and invitational shows.
NORMAN TERRY is an art educator and consultant. With a Masters in Art Education from Wichita State University, he has worked in Wichita’s USD 259 as an Art Director and Department Chair at Northeast Magnet. Professionally he has been on the Wichita Arts Council from 2008 – 2010, is a currently a member of the Andover Arts Council and has been a member of the Veterans Family Memorial Board of Directors as an artist contributor since 2002.
TRISH HIGGINS began her art career in earnest following studies at Wichita State University and the Kansas City Art Institute. At one point she also taught photography at Kansas Newman University. In 1992 she opened Trish Higgins Fine Art Gallery as she began working with corporations helping them build art collections. Trish is highly sought after to create exhibits as well as curate themed shows. This September she is co-curating “The Disquieting Imaginations: A Visual Duet between James G. Davis and Judith Barnes McCrea” at the Wichita Art Museum.
CAROL WILSON is a passionate community leader who constantly seeks to expand fine arts opportunities for Wichita. Through her leadership, gifts of time and resources many Wichita organizations have benefitted and grown. Graduating from Wichita State University Carol has offered her knowledge and love of the fine arts to the City of Wichita Design Council, Wichita Center for the Arts, Tall Grass Film Festival, WSU Fine Arts Advisory Board, and Metropolitan Ballet of Wichita. In 1998 she was the recipient of the Gordon W. Evans Award thorough the Wichita Sedgwick County Arts and Humanities Council.
Howard W. Ellington, Executive Director, The Wichita Center For The Arts
Howard W. Ellington is the Executive Director of The Wichita Center For The Arts, a multi-disciplined arts center founded in 1920. A graduate of the School of Architecture, University of Kansas, he is the recipient of a Kansas Preservation Award, and the Pedestal Award from the Wichita Historical Preservation Board for his work on Frank Lloyd Wright’s Allen Lambe House. As an advocate for the arts, he has previously served as a Board Member of the City of Wichita Arts Council, and The Wichita Design Council. He has served as juror and curator for numerous regional art exhibitions.
Charles Steiner, Artist and former Director, Wichita Art Museum
Formerly Director of the Wichita Art Museum, Charles Steiner holds the definitive M.F.A. degree from George Washington University, Washington, D.C. and a B.F.A. degree from Cornell University, New York. He is a working artist and was awarded two stints at the Edward Albee Foundation, Montauk, New York (1977& 78);
selected to be part of 10 Downtown, a prestigious sequential series of one-man shows whereby New York City artists pick the next year’s artists (1980); reviewed by The New York Times (1993); and, chosen to be included in Governor Sebelius’ Inauguration Celebratory Art Exhibition as Kansas Governor (2007). He has also had one-man shows at the Hutchinson Art Center, (2008), Friends University, Wichita, KS (2008), and the Wichita Center for the Arts (2001, 2006).
Rollin Karg, Artist, Owner, Karg Art Glass, Wichita, KS
Wayne Conyers, Artist, Instructor, McPherson College, McPherson, KS
Patricia McDonnell, Ph.D., Director, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University,
With a doctorate in art history from Brown University, McDonnell has worked in art museums for 30 years. She opened new museum facilities at Tacoma Art Museum (with architect Antoine Predock) and the Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota (with architect Frank Gehry), and led curatorial programs to build increased audiences. McDonnell is a widely published scholar, a specialist on painter Marsden Hartley, and has curated over 80 exhibitions on a range of modern and contemporary art subjects.
2012 Award Winners
Prizes totaling $10,000 were awarded to the following winners:
BEST OF SHOW
Sheldo Ganstrom, Hays, KS
Cary Conover, Wichita, KS
2D MIXED MEDIA
1st Place - Prince Duncan-Williams, Las Vegas, NV
2nd Place - Aletha Jones, Madison, WI
3rd Place - Glen & Gayle Wans, Leawood, KS
3D MIXED MEDIA
1st Place - Scott Hartley, Wichita, KS
2nd Place - Sandra & Jim Freeman, Denver, CO
3rd Place - Karen Gelbard, Pacific City, OR
Join Us at Bradley Fair
Bradley Fair is a 280,000 square foot lifestyle center, with a mix of over 50 national, regional and local stores and restaurants. Beautiful Bradley Fair Plaza features a year-round fountain, waterfalls and the Bradley Fair Lake. This charming shopping center has played host to annual summer concerts, the Wichita Grand Opera and a variety of community events.
Bradley Fair Parkway, the street separating the shopping area from the residential and office complex at Bradley Fair, will be the locale for Autumn & Art. The parkway is adjacent to a beautifully manicured and landscaped lake with walkways surrounding it. Bradley Fair is located on Rock Road at 21st Street, minutes from K-96 Expressway, Kellogg Street (Highway 54), I-35 Turnpike, I-135 Interstate, Jabara Airport and Mid-Continent Airport.
Artist booths will be set up on and along Bradley Fair Parkway, adjacent to the beautifully manicured and landscaped lake east of the shopping area.
Festival Dates & Hours
- OPENING NIGHT
Friday, September 14 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
- Saturday, September 15 - 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
- Sunday, September 16 - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Free admission Friday, Saturday & Sunday.
Patron Party Tickets can be purchased for $75 at 1820 E. Douglas, by calling 316.267.2817 or
If You Have Any Questions, Give Us a Call
Call us at 1-877-934-3378 for more information about Autumn & Art at Bradley Fair.
Thoughtful, Clean, Facilities
Self-contained, individual stall restrooms and hand-washing facilities, with an attendant, will be available on-site for your convenience and use.
Plenty of Parking Available
Parking will be available at Bradley Fair and in the office complex parking areas adjacent to
Bradley Fair Parkway.
Handicap access will be provided.