MEET THIS YEAR'S AUTUMN & ART ARTISTS!
Autumn & Art is an alfresco fine art show and sale featuring artists from across the United States. This year's juried event features 100 artists, offering original works in the following categories:
2D Mixed Media * 3D Mixed Media * Ceramics * Digital Art * Drawing * Fiber * Glass
Graphics & Printmaking * Jewelry * Metalwork * Painting * Photography * Sculpture * Wood
AUTUMN & ART 2018 GRANT THORNTON LLP FEATURED ARTIST
CHRIS MCCARTHY of St. Louis, Missouri
Chris McCarthy, a glass blower from St. Louis, Mo., has been selected as the Grant Thornton LLP Featured Artist for Autumn & Art at Bradley Fair 2018.
McCarthy’s work is Venetian-inspired, with a concentration of murrini-based designs and a mix of cold-working techniques. After a piece has been blown and cooled back to room temperature, he sand-carves or wheel-carves it to give each its own unique design and texture.
Born in Nashville, Tenn., and raised in Paducah, Ky., McCarthy was introduced to the art of glass blowing while at Washington University in St. Louis. His fascination with fire and desire to create objects by hand drove him to embrace glass blowing as his passion and profession for the past 20 years. The artist and his wife, jeweler Stefany Brown (who is also showing at Autumn & Art at Bradley Fair this year), have a daughter, Ella, and two dogs, Rocky and Momo. He enjoys ice hockey and growing heirloom tomatoes, pumpkins and peppers.
A signed and numbered poster of McCarthy’s Featured Artwork, “Red Vase,” is available for purchase at The Frame Shop in Bradley Fair and will also be sold at Autumn & Art Welcome Centers during the event.
EXHIBITING AT AUTUMN & ART AT BRADLEY FAIR 2018
We are excited to welcome the following artists:
2-Dimensional Mixed Media
Bob Holloway - Kansas City, Mo.
Rita & Steve Lohr - Olathe, Kan.
Stephen Perry - Wichita, Kan.
Pamela Spika - Parker, Colo.
John & Mickey Tracy - Mountain View, Okla.
3-Dimensional Mixed Media
Rick & Linda Bachman - Aurora, Colo.
Steve & Barbara Coleman - Broken Arrow, Okla.
David Jessup - Boulder, Colo.
Gracelynn & Ike Tamrak - Ballwin, Mo.
Janet Weilbrenner & Stacy Benesh - West Plains, Mo.
Dan Welty - Wichita, Kan.
Emily Chamberlain - Wichita, Kan.
Al &Kris Clement - Springfield, Mo.
Mark Freeman - Ellinwood, Kan.
Sheldon Ganstrom - Hays, Kan.
Kendra Jennings - Junction City, Kan.
Greg & Jennie Lathrop - Derby, Kan.
Craig McMillin - Folsum, La.
Judith & Jim Miller - Clear Lake, Iowa
Joseph Rincones - Wichita, Kan.
Michael & Joyce Schlyer - Wichita, Kan.
Jo Smith - Marshall, Ark.
Rob Wiedmaier - Platte City, Mo.
Kathy Besthorn - Wichita, Kan.
Gary Bachers - New Boston, Texas
Douglas Fulks - Lee's Summit, Mo.
Jon Jahraus - Parkville, Mo.
Barbara Mason - Frisco, Texas
Gloria Shanahan - Shawneee, Kan.
Christina Smith - Fayetteville, Ark.
Mary Christian - Champlin, Minn.
Barbara Holloway - Galisteo, N.M.
Don Tran - St. Louis, Mo.
Scott Garrelts - Douglass, Kan.
Scott Hartley - Benton, Kan.
Chris McCarthy - St. Louis, Mo.
John McDonald - Valley Center, Kan.
Eric Mort - Austin, Texas
Jack Pine - Laurelville, Ohio
Leonard Tinnell & Katie Patten - Missoula, Mont.
Graphics & Printmaking
Edward Bartoszek - Mission, Kan.
Holly Foss - Minneapolis, Minn.
Seung Lee - Cathedral City, Calif.
Gary Allen - Omaho, Neb.
William and Lisa Bailey - Dripping Springs, Texas
Sean Brown - Denver, Colo.
Stefany Brown - St. Louis, Mo.
Lauraglen Carlson - Ruston, La.
Nichole Collins - Yates Center, Kan.
Kelly Conner - Kansas City, Mo.
Brad & Liz Egger - Lansing, Kan.
Melinda Hutton - Newton, Kan.
Cecilia Labora - Kansas City, Mo.
Harold & Angela Lujan - Cody, Wyo.
Don McCoy - Englewood, Fla.
Suzette Nesbitt - Reed Springs, Mo.
Tammy Rice - Lincoln, Neb.
Roberta & Talley Starbird - Austin, Texas
Jonathon Stopper - Sarasota, Fla.
Sally & Leigh Wade - Tyler, Texas
Nicole & Hill Brin - Cotopaxi, Colo.
Thomas Leiblein - Bosque farms, N.M.
Mark Rondeau - Great Bend, Kan.
Darien Bogart - Pueblo West, Colo.
Pamela Covington - Lake Annette, Mo.
Catherine Freshley - Enid, Okla.
Steven Graber - Baldwin City, Kan.
Annette Hammer - Springfield, Mo.
Sandy Hunter - Ottawa, Kan.
Aletha Jones - Madison, Wisc.
Brian Keller - Denver, Colo.
Dale Martin - Oliton, Okla.
Virgil Penner - North Newton, Kan.
Dennis Rhoades - Evergreen, Colo.
Stephen Smith - Broken Arrow, Okla.
Taman VanScoy - Long Beach, Calif.
Ernest Wood, III - Wichita, Kan.
Rick Canham - Portland, Ore.
Timm Chapman – Apache Junction, Ariz.
Dana Echols – Windsor, Colo.
Jean Hutchison - Lawrence, Kan.
John Kennington - Bixby, Okla.
Steve & Rita Lohr - Olathe, Kan.
Brian Miller - Baton Rouge, La.
Randal Napier – Grafton, N.D.
Brett Schauf - Wichita, Kan.
David & Mary Beth Schneider - Tijeras, N.M.
Ken Smith - Castle Rock, Colo.
Thomas Stubbs - Topeka, Kan.
William Vanscoy - Brookings, Ore.
Jason Wallace - Stillwater, Okla.
Ed Bratton - Rogers, Ark.
Dale Roark - Augusta, Kan.
Kris Kratz - Omaha, Neb.
Mark Mallia – Austin, Texas
Ted Mellin - Littleton, Colo.
Carl Petersen - Ponca City, Okla.
Rick Robinson - Papillion, Neb.
Zack Schaffer - Jetmore, Kan.
Adrian Vogel - Kansas City, Kan.
AUTUMN & ART FEATURED ARTISTS
Starting in 2011, one artist or artist team has been selected each fall to represent Autumn & Art as our Featured Artist for the season.
These artists have acted as an ambassador for our event, and we are so grateful that they have generously shared their talents with us!
2011: JD Hillberry
2012: Jeffery Cannon
2013: Pamela Spika
2014: Prince Duncan Williams
2015: Ernest Vincent Wood III
2016: Barbara Mason
2017: Jeff & Judy Goodwin
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