Signed and numbered prints of this year's commemorative poster of "Into the Spotlight," a hyper-realist pastel work by Barbara Mason, is available for $10 at The Frame Shop in Bradley Fair or by calling (316) 267-2817.


Each year, Autumn & Art organizers select one artist and one piece of art to serve as a representative image for that festival. For the second year, the folks at Grant Thornton, LLP, have stepped up to sponsor the Featured Artist program. 

It is our pleasure to introduce the 2016 Grant Thornton Featured Artist, Barbara Mason of Frisco, Texas.

Barbara Mason of Frisco, Texas, strives to convey a unique experience, captivating story or emotion through her work.

Since 1977 she has embraced the technically demanding challenges of hyper-realistic watercolor and pastel painting with a focus on florals. She achieves vibrancy, depth and richness of color by applying multiple layers and meticulous detail, juxtaposing light and dark shadows. Her goal is to create a captivating sense of fluidity and movement in each masterpiece.

Owner of Dragonfly Creations Gallery & Studio and N Due Season Greeting Card Company, Barbara feels blessed to travel and exhibit her artwork nationally and internationally.

A graduate of the North Texas Business Council for Art-2016 Leadership Art Institute class, Barbara serves on various art boards to fulfill the NTBCA mission of uniting commerce and culture. She is an international award-winning watercolor artist and a Signature pastel artist recognized by the Pastel Society of America.


Prizes totaling $7,500 were awarded to eight artist recipients at Autumn & Art 2016.

Best of Show: Bill & Lisa Bailey of Dripping Springs, Texas

Patron Award: Mary Sly of Friday Harbor, Wash.

First Place 2D: Steven Graber of Baldwin City, Kan.

Second Place 2D: John Scanlan of Glenwood, Iowa.

Third Place 2D: Barbara Mason of Frisco, Texas

First Place 3D: Kim Kenney of Cassvile, Mo.

Second Place 3D: Sheldon Ganstrom of Hays, Kan.

Third Place 3D: Samuel Yao of Ann Arbor, Mich.


Autumn & Art is an alfresco fine art show and sale featuring artists from across the United States. This year's juried event features 99 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

                           MEET THIS YEAR'S AUTUMN & ART ARTISTS!

2-Dimensional Mixed Media

  Brian Billow - Englewood, Colo

  Mitch Evans - Baton Rouge, La.

  Terrell Powell - Austin, Texas

  Christina Smith - Fayetteville, Ark.

  Pamela Spika - Parker, Colo.

  Mary Staby - Frisco, Colo. 

  Desiree Warren - Kansas City, Mo.           

3-Dimensional Mixed Media

 David Curles - Fayetteville, Ark.


  Al Clement - Springfield, Mo.

 Peggy Crago - Englewood, Colo.

  Bambi Freeman - Ellinwood, Kan.

  Mark Freeman - Ellinwood, Kan.

  Sheldon Ganstrom - Hays, Kan. 

Kendra Jennings - Junction City, Kan.

Joseph Rincones - Wichita, Kan.

  Jennie Becker - Wichita, Kan.

Gayle Singer - Oklahoma City, Okla.

  Rob Wiedmaier - Platte City, Mo.


Rick Lorenz - Bella Vista, Ark.


  Gary Bachers - New Boston, Texas

  Douglas Fulks - Lee's Summit, Mo.

Barbara Mason - Frisco, Texas

Dennis Rhoades - Evergreen, Colo.


Mary Christian - Chamlin, Minn.

  Ortrud Hauptli - Milford, Kan.

Barbara Holloway - Galisteo, N.M.

  Veronique Loggins - Colorado Springs, Colo.

Connie Mueller - Linn, Kan.

Kyoung-Joa Gon Park - Rochelle Park, N.J.

Mary Sly - Friday Harbor, Wash.

  Samuel Yao - Ann Arbor, Mich.


  Scott Hartley - Benton, Kan.

  Kevin Lubbers - Oreana, Ill.

  Eric Mort - Austin, Texas

Steven Ramsey - Kearney, Neb.

Leonard Tinnell - Missoula, Mont.

Graphics & Printmaking

Edward Bartoszek - Mission, Kan.

Holly Foss - Minneapolis, Minn.


Gary Allen - Omaho, Neb.

  Bill and Lisa Bailey - Dripping Springs, Texas

  Sean Brown - Denver, Colo.

 Lauraglen Carlson - Ruston, La.

Nichole Collins - Yates Center, Kan.

 Brad Egger - Lansing, Kan.

Sandra Freeman - Denver, Colo.

  Laurie and Harold Lujan - Cody, Wyo.

  Marek Majewski - Cape Coral, Fla.

 Donna McAfee - Wichita, Kan.

  Suzette Nesbitt - Reed Springs, Mo.

  Sally Wade - Tyler, Texas


Thomas Leiblein - Bosque Farms, N.M.

Robert Lyall - Indianola, Iowa


 Darien Bogart - Pueblo West, Colo.

Pamela Covington - Prairie Village, Kan.

 Josh Crow - Mount Sterling, Mo.

  Richard Davies - Wichita, Kan.

 Noah Flores - Marquette, Kan.

 Steven Graber - Baldwin City, Kan.

 Anthony Grant - Louieville, Colo.

 Sandy Hunter - Ottawa, Kan.

 Brian Keller - Denver, Colo.

 Dale Martin - Oliton, Okla.

  Hong Mao – Dublin, Ohio

  Laura Nugent - Merriam, Kan.

  Virgil Penner - North Newton, Kan.

 Matthew Richter - McPherson, Kan.

  Stephen Smith - Broken Arrow, Okla.

  Chun Wang – Shawnee, Kan.

 Christopher Westfall - Tulsa, Okla.

Ernest Wood, III - Wichita, Kan.

 Rick Wright - Kansas City, Mo.


Cort Anderson - Belle Plaine, Kan.

  S. Brian Berkun – Centennial, Colo.

 Kathy Besthorn - Wichita, Kan.

  Timm Chapman – Apache Junction, Ariz.

  Clark Crenshaw – Garland, Texas

  Dana Echols – Windsor, Colo.

  David Gill – Lawton, Okla.

 Tim Herschbach - Pearland, Texas

Jean Hutchison - Lawrence, Kan.

John Kennington - Bixby, Okla.

  Randal Napier – Grafton, N.D.

 Matthew Parks - Fayetteville, Ark

  John Scanlan - Glenwood, Iowa

 Brett Schauf - Wichita, Kan.

Thomas Stubbs - Topeka, Kan.


 Joseph Frye - Bessermer, Al.

 Cliff Matyszczyk - Wales, Wisc.

 Bill Rutherford - Wichita, Kan.



 Kim Kenney - Cassville, Mo.

  Mark Mallia – Austin, Texas

 Tom Mason - Norwood, Mo.

Ted Mellin - Littleton, Colo.

 Michael Michaud - Bartonville, Texas

Carl Petersen - Ponca City, Okla.

  Rick Robinson - Papillion, Neb.

 Adrian Vogel - Kansas City, Kan.

 Conrad Wempe - Emporia, Kan.

Our 2016 Jurors

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

John D'Angelo, Arts and Cultural Services Director, City of Wichita, 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.

Rollin Karg, Artist, Owner, Karg Art Glass, Wichita, Kan., 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 and Director, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Mo., 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 holds a doctorate in art history from Brown University, and  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.

Bob Workman, Director, Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University.
His career in art museums spans nearly 40 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.


Our 2016 Judges

Polly Gentry
Lori Martin-Price
Conrad Snider

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