AUTUMN & ART 2017 FEATURED ARTISTS
JEFF & JUDY GOODWIN OF HUNTSVILLE, ARKANSAS
Jeff & Judy create unique and richly-colored jewelry using an ancient Italian glass technique known as millifiori (thousand flowers) and the Japanese clay technique called nerikomi.
“We have adapted these techniques to the 21st century while supporting an earth-friendly working environment,” said Jeff. “Our porcelain is created using our own recipe of six different clay chemicals. Stain is added to the dry porcelain and then water is added to create our colored clays. We have over 35 colors that we layer and manipulate into loaves containing our designs. Next we slice these ‘loaves’ (like bread) to form each jewelry piece. The pieces are formed, shaped, sanded, glazed and fired three times before we apply a 24-karat gold edging and add embellishments such as semi-precious stones or fresh-water pearls.”
Jeff and Judy were raised in Northern California, where they met while attending Humboldt State University. They lived in Wyoming and Utah while Jeff was employed as a geologist. Judy has been involved in ceramics since high school and works as a potter as well as creating jewelry. After apprenticing together with a ceramicist in 1997, they created Daaman Jewelry. They live on 47 acres in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas and have two grown children.
AUTUMN & ART 2017 COMMEMORATIVE POSTER
THE ARTISTS OF AUTUMN & ART AT BRADLEY FAIR 2017
The following artists will exhibit at Autumn & Art 2017:
2-Dimensional Mixed Media
3-Dimensional Mixed Media
Michelle Weith - Olathe, Kan.
Dan Welty - Wichita, Kan
Al &Kris Clement - Springfield, Mo.
Judith & Jim Miller - Clear Lake, Iowa
Joseph Rincones - Wichita, Kan.
Rob Wiedmaier - Platte City, Mo.
Joe Hoynik - Los Angeles, Calif.
Bobby Goldsmith - Perkinston, Miss.
Mary Christian - Champlin, Minn.
Veronique Loggins - Colorado Springs, Colo.
Dee Sapper - Buena Vista, Colo.
Samuel Yao - Ann Arbor, Mich.
Tom Bloyd - Stilwell, Kan.
Annette Gordon - Paola, Kan.
John McDonald - Valley Center, Kan.
Graphics & Printmaking
Stephen Perry - Wichita, Kan.
Stephanie Brown - St. Louis, Mo.
Laurie and Harold Lujan - Cody, Wyo.
Tammy Rice - Lincoln, Neb.
Sally & Leigh Wade - Tyler, Texas
Thomas Leiblein - Bosque Farms, N.M.
Charles Davis - Wichita, Kan.
Carl Petersen - Ponca City, Okla.
Conrad Wempe - Emporia, Kan.
2016 FEATURED ARTWORK
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.
2016 GRANT THORNTON LLP FEATURED ARTIST
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.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2016 ARTIST AWARD RECIPIENTS!
Prizes totaling $7,500 were awarded to eight artist recipients at Autumn & Art 2016.
Best of Show: Bill & Lisa Bailey of Dripping Springs, Texas
OUR 2017 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 97 artists, offering original works in the following categories:
2D Mixed Media * 3D Mixed Media * Ceramics * Digital Art * Drawing * Fiber * Glass
MEET THIS YEAR'S AUTUMN & ART ARTISTS!
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.
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.
Our 2016 Judges