THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING AUTUMN & ART: AN ONLINE ART FAIR!
Autumn & Art 2020 is an online 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 * Ceramics * Digital Art * Drawing * Fiber * Glass
Graphics & Printmaking * Jewelry * Metalwork * Painting * Photography * Sculpture * Wood
AUTUMN & ART: AN ONLINE ART FAIR
CHECK OUT OUR 2020 PARTICIPATING ARTISTS!
The fifty-two artists listed below have been chosen by our jury to represent the juried portion of Autumn & Art’s 2020 show. These artists are eligible for $7,000 in cash prizes. In addition, artists who have been juried into and have shown at A&A in its 11-year history—our Alumni Artists—have also been invited to participate in the online event this year.
2-D Mixed Media
Kayann Ausherman-Haven, Kan.
Aida Bell-Andover, Kan.
Amy Koch-Eureka, Mo.
Stephen Perry-Wichita, Kan.
M. Robonson-Prairie Village, Kan.
Christina Smith-Fayettevile, Ark.
Laura Story-Oklahoma City, Okla.
Michael Schlyer-Wichita, KS
Gary Bachers-New Boston, Texas
Douglas Fulks-Lees Summit, Mo.
Barbara Mason-Frisco, Texas
Candiss Cole-Footitt-Sedona, Ariz.
Scott Garrelts-Douglas, Kan.
Graphics & Printmaker
Edward Bartoszek-Mission, Kan.
Scott Swezy-Alburquerque, N.M.
Gary Allen-Omaha, Neb.
Shannon Bagby, Kansas City, Mo.
Mary Lou Christie-Tahlequah, Okla.
Kiristin Cooper-Lenexa, Kan.
Brad Egger-Lansing, Kan.
Melinda Hutton-North Newton, Kan.
Cecilia Labora-Kansas City, Mo.
Harold Lujan-Wheat Ridge, Colo.
Lori Paulsen-Lincoln, Neb.
David & Ann Reif-Lake Ozark, Mo.
Aaron Jackson Bowman-Newton, Kan.
Pamela Covington-Lake Annette, Mo.
Niki Gulley-Dallas, Texas
Jane Johnson-Port Charlotte, Fla.
Mary McCoy-Wichita, Kan.
Virgil Penner-North Newton, Kan.
Matthew Richter-McPherson, Kan.
Stephen Smith-Broken Arrow, Okla.
Sharon Suddeth-Enid, Okla.
Ernest V. Wood III-Wichita, Kan.
Brian S. Berkun-Centennial, Co.
Jean Hutchison-Ottawa, Kan.
John Kennington-Bixby, Okla.
Kelly Langley-Broken Arrow, Okla.
Steve & Rita Lohr-Olathe, Kan.
Kristin Schillaci-Santa Fe, N.M.
Mickey Shannon-Goddard, Kan.
Scott Williams-Dallas, Texas
Gracelynn Tamrak-Ballwin, Mo.
Mike Dwyer-Loveland, Colo.
Kent Burnett-Arlington, Kan.
Wes Lewis-Wichita, Kan.
Mark Mallia-Austin, Texas
Zack Schaffer-Jetmore, Kan.
William Sowell-Nacogdoches, Texas
EVERGY 2020 FEATURED ARTISTS
MICHAEL AND MARY ANN HOLMES AKA M. ROBINSON
Michael and Mary Ann Holmes are M. Robinson, Evergy Featured Artist at Autumn & Art: An Online Art Fair.
Michael grew up in Glidden, Iowa, and attended Kansas State University, where he studied interior architecture. After graduating, he began drawing with pastels and later transitioned into acrylic painting. This figurative, textural and vibrantly colorful artwork is created under the name Michael Holmes. Michael later developed an abstract line of work, evolving a similar technique. This is the work of M. Robinson, a collaboration with his wife, Mary Ann.
Raised in Kansas City, Mary Ann Holmes earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Arizona State University. Working with a French artist in San Francisco, she learned a myriad of faux finishes and painted in various venues. Returning to Kansas City, she continued painting decorative finishes. When Mary Ann met Michael in 2009, he introduced her to his painting techniques and they have been collaborating ever since.
To create their colorful pieces, the Holmes begin by building boxes with cherry wood. Next, they tint lightweight modeling paste and apply it to the box, pressing objects or drawing images into the modeling paste and leaving impressions. After the paste dries, they paint it with a coat of black gesso, allow drying time, and then layer vibrant, high viscosity paints onto the piece. After the piece cures, they deconstruct the painting by sanding layers off, revealing the tinted modeling paste and gesso in selected areas. Finally, a two-part epoxy is carefully applied in stages, utilizing a torch to remove bubbles and creating the glasslike resin finish.
EVERGY 2020 FEATURED ARTWORK
AUTUMN & ART ALUMNI ARTISTS THE 2020 FESTIVAL
Rollin Karg is a renowned glass artist from the Midwest who designs and creates sculptural pieces bringing the medium to life through his dynamic use of color. The artist spent the first part of his career as an industrial engineer, photographer, potter and woodworker before becoming a full-time glass artist in 1983. His award-winning work has shown at galleries and in exhibitions throughout North America.
Reuben Saunders began his art-collecting life as a teenager in his native North Carolina. A graduate of University of North Carolina where he studied political science, chemistry and American history, he opened Artworks in 1978 primarily to showcase Kansas artists who, at the time, were rarely represented in Wichita. His gallery and frame shop in the Douglas Design District continues a tradition of superior works by local, regional and national artists in a variety of media.
Patricia McDonnell, Ph.D, the Wichita Art Museum’s executive director since 2012, also served as the director of the Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University. Before coming to Wichita, McDonnell was chief curator at the Tacoma Art Museum and curator of the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota. She has more than 30 years of museum experience in a variety of positions; and holds a doctorate and masters of fine arts in art history from Brown University, and a bachelors of arts in German studies from Mills College.
Bob Workman recently retired from the Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University, where he served as director since 2013. A graduate of WSU, he has overseen many art initiatives on the campus, including a permanent Tom Otterness sculpture installation in progress and a project to digitize works of art in the Ulrich’s collection, slated for completion in 2019. Workman was previously director of Flint Hills Discovery Center in Manhattan, 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, Drawing
2012: Jeffery Cannon, Painting
2013: Pamela Spika, 2D Mixed Media
2014: Prince Duncan Williams, Fiber
2015: Ernest Vincent Wood III, Painting
2016: Barbara Mason, Drawing
2017: Jeff & Judy Goodwin, Jewelry
2018: Chris McCarthy, Glass
2019: John Kennington, Photography
2020: Mary Ann & Michael Holmes AKA M. Robinson, 2D Mixed Media