Festival Dates & Hours

    Friday, September 12 - 6-9 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 13 - 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 14 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

2013 Award Winning Artists

Prizes totaling $7,500 were awarded to the following winners:


    Prince Duncan Williams-Las Vegas, Nev.

     Samuel Yao-Ann Arbor, Mich.

Two-Dimensional Works





    1st Place-Aletha Jones, Madison, Wisc.






    2nd Place-Don Coons, Wichita, Kan.


     3rd Place-Cary Conover, Wichita, Kan.

Three-Dimensional Works





    1st Place-Sheldon Ganstrom, Hays, Kan.






     2nd Place-Toby McGee of Oklahoma City, Okla.




    3rd Place - Diel Gray of Derby, Kan.


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 midwest--The Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Kansas City Plaza Art Fair, Des Moines Arts Festival--Autumn & Art is a juried show and sale featuring artists’ work 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.

2013 Judges

JOHN D’ANGELO, the City’s Arts and Cultural Services Director, is responsible for Wichita’s Cultural Arts Plan and oversees City Arts, the Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center, the Mid-America All-Indian Center and Old Cowtown Museum. He manages development of cultural and special events in Wichita, oversees the City’s public art collection and serves as a liaison with local arts and cultural organizations. He recently served as President of the U.S. Urban Arts Federation, a program of Americans for the Arts, the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts. He is also a working watercolor artist, has won regional and national awards, and previously served as the president of the Kansas Watercolor Society.

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.

WADE HAMPTON painter, illustrator, graphic designer, cartoonist, musician, writer, director, and filmmaker. He produces original fine art in multiple media, as well as commercial art ranging from the iconic Wichita State University Shocker logo to promotional materials for Ballet Wichita to music videos for the L.A.-based/Kansas-bred rock trio, Gooding. He and his art were featured on the Comedy Central’s Colbert Report in 2012.

CONRAD SNIDERis a 1985 graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute. He served as primary assistant to Jun Kaneko for five years, completing projects in California, The Netherlands and Japan. Since 1997, he has worked out of his Newton, Kansas, home and studio – in a converted grain elevator – creating large-scale ceramic sculptures. His work is in private and corporate collections nationwide and in public art installations, including Nomar International Market, Botanica Children’s Garden and Evergreen Park Library in Wichita; Bethel College, Newton High School and Blue Sky projects in Newton; and Dyck Arboretum in Hesston.

BOB WORKMAN is director of the Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University. His career in art museums spans 35 years, including positions with the American Federation of Arts in New York City; the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, Texas; and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Ark. Bob holds a BFA from Wichita State University and an MA from Boston University, as well as participating in the prestigious Museum Management Institute, a program of the Getty Trust.

Judging Coordinator:

CAROL WILSON is a passionate community leader who constantly seeks to expand fine arts opportunities for Wichita. Through her leadership and gifts of time and resources many Wichita organizations have benefitted and grown. A Wichita State University graduate, Carol has offered her knowledge and love of the fine arts to the City of Wichita Design Council, Wichita Center for the Arts, Tallgrass Film Festival, WSU Fine Arts Advisory Board, and Metropolitan Ballet of Wichita. In 1998 she was the recipient of the Gordon W. Evans Award through the Wichita and Sedgwick County Arts and Humanities Council.

2013 Jurors

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.

Rollin Karg, Artist, Owner, Karg Art Glass, Wichita, KS
Rollin Karg is a renowned glass artisan who designs and creates small and massive sculptural pieces from molten glass, usually shaped in a freeform, asymmetrical manner. Karg spent the first part of his career as an industrial engineer, photographer, potter and woodworker before becoming a full time glass artist in 1983. He quickly gained notoriety for his contribution to the world of glass art. He has won many awards in competitions and shows throughout the United States and his work has been shown at galleries and exhibitions throughout most of North America.

Wayne Conyers, Artist, Instructor, McPherson College, McPherson, KS
Wayne Conyers is a 30-year professor at McPherson College in McPherson, Kansas. He teaches a wide range of classes, including drawing, painting, ceramics, art education, art seminars, and senior concentration. He also established the school's graphic design program, which is now in its 10th year. Conyers has exhibited at more than 75 shows, both invitational and juried, at the local, regional, and national levels. In April 2010, he was one of 30 artists representing the United States in an exchange show in Tokyo between the Watercolor USA Honor Society and the Japanese Watercolor Federation. He earned his BA in art from Bethany College, his MA in painting from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and his MFA in painting from Fort Hays State University.

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. Prior to moving to the Wichita Art Museum in 2012, she directed the Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University. 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.

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.

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.

2014 Autumn & Art Scheduled
ARTISTS: Applications for the 5th Annual Autumn & Art are now available. read more >
Festival Info
Autumn & Art 2013 featured nearly 100 artists from across the United States. Visit the Participating Artists page to see the 2013 artists. read more >
From live music to great food, discover more about what you can expect when you visit Autumn and Art. read more >
September 12, 2014
Join us for the exclusive Patron Party on Opening night. read more >
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