OUR 2021 ARTISTS
Autumn & Art 2021 is an alfresco fine art show and sale featuring artists from across the United States on beautiful Bradley Fair Parkway. This year's juried event features local, regional and national artists from 12 states, offering original works in the following categories:
2D Mixed Media * Ceramics * Drawing * Fiber * Glass
Jewelry * Metalwork * Painting * Photography * Sculpture * Wood
MEET OUR 2021 EVERGY FEATURED ARTIST: SHARON SUDDUTH
This year's Autumn & Art Evergy Featured Artist, Sharon Sudduth, is a representational painter residing in Enid, Oklahoma. Sharon, a former Kansan, works from her backyard studio where creativity and optimism bloom. Visit her in her Featured Artist booth at the heart of the festival!
Sharon began painting in 2012 shortly after relocating to Oklahoma with her husband. Mostly self-taught, she 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 Sharon joy as she explores the beauty and wonder around her. There is a liveliness, vibrancy and intuitiveness to her work that is distinct and her love for light, form and color are apparent in her up-close, large scale contemporary flower paintings. Sharon has exhibited and sold her work through juried, group and solo gallery shows in Oklahoma and Kansas and through her website, www.sharonsudduthart.com.
Signed and numbered poster prints of Sharon's "Let's Tango!" are available at The Frame Shop in Bradley Fair.
AUTUMN & ART AT BRADLEY FAIR: CHECK OUT OUR 2021 PARTICIPATING ARTISTS!
The artists listed below have been chosen by our jury to exhibit at Autumn & Art 2021 and are eligible for $7,000 in cash prizes.
2D Mixed Media
Sheldon Ganstrom-Hays, Kan.
Jeff Dawald-Faribault, Minn.
Stacy Kleymann-Andover, Kan.
Jon Lee-Lewis Center, Ohio
Harold Lujan-Wheat Ridge, Colo.
Chris Swedinski-Ghent, Minn.
Craig Riches-Fairhope, Ala.
Carl Peterson, Ponca City, Okla.
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
MEET OUR JURY
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.
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.
2011: JD Hillberry, Drawing