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 
Graphics & Printmaking * Jewelry * Metalwork * Painting * Photography * Sculpture * Wood

Autumn & Art 2018 Artist Awards: 3-Dimensional

Congratulations to our award recipients in the 3-D category, which includes artists in these media: ceramics, jewelry, fiber arts, metalwork, sculpture, glass, wood and 3-D mixed media.

1st Place: Jeweler Tammy Rice of Lincoln, Neb.


2nd Place: Glass Artist Jack Pine of laurelville, Ohio


3rd Place: Ceramicist Emily Chamberlain of Wichita, Kan.



 Autumn & Art 2018 Artist Awards: 2-Dimensional Works

Congratulations to our award recipients in the 2-D category, which includes artists in these media: painting, drawing, digital art, photography, graphics & printmaking and 2-D mixed media.

 1st Place: Painter Ernest V. Wood III of Wichita, Kan.


2nd Place: Painter Taman Vanscoy of Long Beach, Calif.


3rd Place: Photographer Steve Lohr of Olathe, Kan.

Autumn & Art 2018 Artist Awards: Best of Show

3-D Mixed Media Artists Rick & Linda Bachman of Aurora, Colo.


CHRIS MCCARTHY of St. Louis, Missouri



Chris McCarthy, a glass blower from St. Louis, Mo., has been selected as the Grant Thornton LLP Featured Artist for Autumn & Art at Bradley Fair 2018.

McCarthy’s work is Venetian-inspired, with a concentration of murrini-based designs and a mix of cold-working techniques. After a piece has been blown and cooled back to room temperature, he sand-carves or wheel-carves it to give each its own unique design and texture.

Born in Nashville, Tenn., and raised in Paducah, Ky., McCarthy was introduced to the art of glass blowing while at Washington University in St. Louis. His fascination with fire and desire to create objects by hand drove him to embrace glass blowing as his passion and profession for the past 20 years. The artist and his wife, jeweler Stefany Brown (who is also showing at Autumn & Art at Bradley Fair this year), have a daughter, Ella, and two dogs, Rocky and Momo. He enjoys ice hockey and growing heirloom tomatoes, pumpkins and peppers.

A signed and numbered poster of McCarthy’s Featured Artwork, “Red Vase,” is available for purchase at The Frame Shop in Bradley Fair and will also be sold at Autumn & Art Welcome Centers during the event.



We are excited to welcome the following artists:

2-Dimensional Mixed Media

 Bob Holloway - Kansas City, Mo.
 Rita & Steve Lohr - Olathe, Kan.
 Stephen Perry - Wichita, Kan.
  Pamela Spika - Parker, Colo.
 John & Mickey Tracy - Mountain View, Okla.

3-Dimensional Mixed Media

 Rick & Linda Bachman - Aurora, Colo.
 Steve & Barbara Coleman - Broken Arrow, Okla.
 David Jessup - Boulder, Colo.
 Gracelynn & Ike Tamrak - Ballwin, Mo.
 Janet Weilbrenner & Stacy Benesh - West Plains, Mo.
 Dan Welty - Wichita, Kan.


 Emily Chamberlain - Wichita, Kan.
  Al &Kris Clement - Springfield, Mo.
 Mark Freeman - Ellinwood, Kan.
  Sheldon Ganstrom - Hays, Kan. 
Kendra Jennings - Junction City, Kan.
 Greg & Jennie Lathrop - Derby, Kan.
 Craig McMillin - Folsum, La.
 Judith & Jim Miller - Clear Lake, Iowa
Joseph Rincones - Wichita, Kan.
 Michael & Joyce Schlyer - Wichita, Kan.
 Jo Smith - Marshall, Ark.
  Rob Wiedmaier - Platte City, Mo.


  Kathy Besthorn - Wichita, Kan.


  Gary Bachers - New Boston, Texas
  Douglas Fulks - Lee's Summit, Mo.
 Jon Jahraus - Parkville, Mo.
Barbara Mason - Frisco, Texas
 Gloria Shanahan - Shawneee, Kan.
 Christina Smith - Fayetteville, Ark.

Mary Christian - Champlin, Minn.
 Barbara Holloway - Galisteo, N.M.
 Don Tran - St. Louis, Mo.


 Scott Garrelts - Douglass, Kan.
  Scott Hartley - Benton, Kan.
 Chris McCarthy - St. Louis, Mo.
 John McDonald - Valley Center, Kan.
  Eric Mort - Austin, Texas
 Jack Pine - Laurelville, Ohio

 Graphics & Printmaking

Edward Bartoszek - Mission, Kan.
Holly Foss - Minneapolis, Minn.
  Seung Lee - Cathedral City, Calif.


Gary Allen - Omaho, Neb.
  William and Lisa Bailey - Dripping Springs, Texas
 Stefany Brown - St. Louis, Mo.
 Lauraglen Carlson - Ruston, La.
Nichole Collins - Yates Center, Kan.
 Kelly Conner - Kansas City, Mo.
 Brad & Liz Egger - Lansing, Kan.
 Melinda Hutton - Newton, Kan.
 Cecilia Labora - Kansas City, Mo.
  Harold & Angela Lujan - Cody, Wyo.
 Don McCoy - Englewood, Fla.
  Suzette Nesbitt - Reed Springs, Mo.
 Tammy Rice - Lincoln, Neb.
 Roberta & Talley Starbird - Austin, Texas
  Sally & Leigh Wade - Tyler, Texas


 Nicole & Hill Brin - Cotopaxi, Colo.
 Mark Rondeau - Great Bend, Kan.


 Darien Bogart - Pueblo West, Colo.
 Pamela Covington - Lake Annette, Mo.
 Catherine Freshley - Wichita, Kan.
 Steven Graber - Baldwin City, Kan.
 Annette Hammer - Springfield, Mo.

 Sandy Hunter - Ottawa, Kan.
  Aletha Jones - Madison, Wisc.
 Brian Keller - Denver, Colo.
 Dale Martin - Oliton, Okla.
  Virgil Penner - North Newton, Kan.
 Dennis Rhoades - Evergreen, Colo.
 Stephen Smith - Broken Arrow, Okla.
 Taman VanScoy - Long Beach, Calif.
Ernest Wood, III - Wichita, Kan.


 Rick Canham - Portland, Ore.
  Timm Chapman – Apache Junction, Ariz.
  Dana Echols – Windsor, Colo.
Jean Hutchison - Lawrence, Kan.
John Kennington - Bixby, Okla.
 Steve & Rita Lohr - Olathe, Kan.
Brian Miller - Baton Rouge, La.
  Randal Napier – Grafton, N.D.
 Brett Schauf - Wichita, Kan.
David & Mary Beth Schneider - Tijeras, N.M.
Ken Smith - Castle Rock, Colo.
Thomas Stubbs - Topeka, Kan.
William Vanscoy - Brookings, Ore.
 Jason Wallace - Stillwater, Okla.


Ed Bratton - Rogers, Ark.
Dale Roark - Augusta, Kan.


Kris Kratz - Omaha, Neb.
  Mark Mallia – Austin, Texas
Ted Mellin - Littleton, Colo.
Carl Petersen - Ponca City, Okla.
  Rick Robinson - Papillion, Neb.
 Zack Schaffer - Jetmore, Kan.
 Adrian Vogel - Kansas City, Kan.


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
2012: Jeffery Cannon
2013: Pamela Spika
2014: Prince Duncan Williams
2015: Ernest Vincent Wood III
2016: Barbara Mason
2017: Jeff & Judy Goodwin


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.

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