Wichita’s alfresco fine art fair, Autumn & Art, is returning to Bradley Fair Parkway Sept. 17-19!
This year’s Evergy Featured artist, Sharon Sudduth, will be front and center in her Featured Artist booth at the heart of the festival. Her large-scale floral, “Let’s Tango!” is the 2021 Featured Artwork. Signed and numbered prints are available at The Frame Shop and at the art fair.
A representational painter living in Enid, Okla., Sudduth is a former Kansan who works from her backyard studio where creativity and optimism bloom. She began painting in 2012, shortly after relocating to Oklahoma. Mostly self-taught, Sudduth discovered the “alla prima” or wet into wet method of oil painting in 2018. She fell in love with the medium and technique which allows her to complete paintings in just a few sessions, meeting her need for spontaneity but also results.
Painting brings Sudduth joy as she explores the beauty and wonder around her. There is a liveliness, vibrancy and intuitiveness to Sudduth’s work that is distinct and her love for light, form and color are apparent in her up-close, large scale contemporary flower paintings. Sudduth has exhibited and sold her work through juried, group and solo gallery shows in Oklahoma and Kansas, and through her website, www.sharonsudduthart.com.
This year’s outdoor event, presented by Fidelity Bank, is a great place to shop for original works in 11 artistic media and enjoy art-inspired activities for all ages. It’s located just east of Bradley Fair at Rock Road and 21st Street, and takes place 6-9 p.m., Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday.
Admission to Autumn & Art at Bradley Fair is free for the public, thanks to generous sponsors and patrons. Support this community event and indulge in gourmet food from Bella Luna, Newport Grill and YaYa’s; specialty wine and spirits; live jazz with the William Flynn Trio; patron gifts and more at the exclusive opening-night Patron Party. Patrons also enjoy reserved parking and complimentary beverages throughout the weekend, all for a $140 pass.