AUTUMN & ART 2014

An alfresco fine arts show and sale, Autumn & Art at Bradley Fair takes place lakeside on beautiful Bradley Fair Parkway in Wichita, Kan. The 2014 event features 100 artists from 21 states, including 24 Kansas artists, nine of whom are from Wichita. Fidelity Bank returns as the presenting sponsor of the 5th annual event. The event is free and open to the public, thanks to our Patrons.

Fine artworks in a wide variety of media will be available to view and purchase. Grab a bite to eat at one of the booths representing Bradley Fair’s outstanding restaurants. Partake of wine, beer or a soft drink from the cash bar as you stroll the parkway and enjoy live music and other entertainment. Kids can create hands-on art projects directed by arts educators from Wichita Center for the Arts; Artie’s Clubhouse, a gallery for youth; and art-themed games.

Become a Patron of Autumn & Art and attend our lavish opening-night party with specialty wine and spirits; gourmet buffets; and a specialty coffee bar from PrairieFire Coffee Roasters. Patrons also enjoy reserved parking and complimentary beverages throughout the weekend.

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.

The Art You'll Enjoy This Fall
Autumn & Art is an alfresco fine art show and sale featuring artists from across the United State. This juried event features nearly 100 artists, offering original works in the following categories:

Ceramics
All original clay and porcelain work.
Drawing
Works created using dry media including chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencil, wax crayon, etc.
Fiber
All work crafted from fibers such as basketry, embroidery, weaving, leatherwork, tapestry and papermaking.
Glass
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.
Jewelry
All jewelry, whether produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber, paper, plastic or other materials.
Mixed Media - Two & Three Dimensional
Includes work incorporating more than one type of physical material to produce.
Painting
Works created in oils, acrylics, watercolor, etc.
Photography
Photographic prints made from the artist’s original image.
Sculpture
Three-dimensional original work done in any medium.
Wood
Original works in wood that are hand-tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved.

2014 Jurors

Our team of jurors select the artists who exhibit at Autumn & Art. The following fine art professionals comprised our jury this year:

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, Kan.
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.

Sherry Leedy, Artist; Director, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Mo.
Sherry Leedy established Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art in 1985, the first contemporary art gallery in Kansas City's Crossroads Arts District. Leedy has curated hundreds of solo and group exhibitions. She holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Kansas and a Bachelor of Arts from the Kansas City Art Institute. Leedy's own work, produced in her Kansas City studio, is included in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum; Nerman Museum for Contemporary Art in Overland Park, Kan.; Sprint Corporation in Leawood, Kan; First National Bank in Columbia, Mo.; and AT&T in Kansas City, Mo., among others.

Patricia McDonnell
, Ph.D., Director, Wichita Art Museum
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.

2013 Award Winning Artists

Prizes totaling $7,500 were awarded to the following winners at Autumn & Art 2013:

BEST OF SHOW

    Prince Duncan Williams-Las Vegas, Nev.


PATRON AWARD
     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.

 


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.

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.

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.

2014 Autumn & Art
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