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.



 The following artists will exhibit at Autumn & Art 2017:

2-Dimensional Mixed Media

 John Hayes - Overland Park, Kan.

 Andrew Johnson - Kansas City, Mo.

 Rita & Steve Lohr - Olathe, Kan.

  Christina Smith - Fayetteville, Ark.

  Pamela Spika - Parker, Colo.

  Mary Staby - Frisco, Colo. 

 Leila Wilson - Flower Mound, Texas

3-Dimensional Mixed Media

 Neil Cluck - Tulsa, Okla.

 Janet Weilbrenner & Stacy Benesh - West Plains, Mo.

 Bobby & Christy Weiss - Lumberton, Texas

 Michelle Weith - Olathe, Kan.

 Dan Welty - Wichita, Kan



  Al &Kris Clement - Springfield, Mo.

 Peggy Crago - Englewood, Colo.

  Sheldon Ganstrom - Hays, Kan. 

Kendra Jennings - Junction City, Kan.

 Greg & Jennie Lathrop

 Craig & Ana McMillin

 Judith & Jim Miller - Clear Lake, Iowa

Joseph Rincones - Wichita, Kan.

  Rob Wiedmaier - Platte City, Mo.



 Joe Hoynik - Los Angeles, Calif.

Rick Lorenz & T'Louise Willis-Lorenz - Bella Vista, Ark.



  Gary Bachers - New Boston, Texas

  Douglas Fulks - Lee's Summit, Mo.

 Bobby Goldsmith - Perkinston, Miss.

Barbara Mason - Frisco, Texas



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.

  Scott Hartley - Benton, Kan.

 John McDonald - Valley Center, Kan.

  Eric Mort - Austin, Texas


Graphics & Printmaking

Edward Bartoszek - Mission, Kan.

Holly Foss - Minneapolis, Minn.

 Stephen Perry - Wichita, Kan.


Gary Allen - Omaho, Neb.

  William and Lisa Bailey - Dripping Springs, Texas

  Sean Brown - Denver, Colo.

 Stephanie Brown - St. Louis, Mo.

Nichole Collins - Yates Center, Kan.

 Joseph Cyberski - Dexter, Mich.

 Brad & Liz Egger - Lansing, Kan.

 Chrissie Farrar - Tulsa, Okla.

 Jeff Goodwin - Huntsville, Ark.

 Melinda Hutton - Newton, Kan.

 Cecilia Labora - Kansas City, Mo.

  Laurie and Harold Lujan - Cody, Wyo.

  Suzette Nesbitt - Reed Springs, Mo.

 Tammy Rice - Lincoln, Neb.

 Toni Tischer - Salida, Colo.

  Sally & Leigh Wade - Tyler, Texas



Thomas Leiblein - Bosque Farms, N.M.



 Darien Bogart - Pueblo West, Colo.

 John Booth - Minneapolis, Minn

 Justin Clements - Fort Collins, Colo.

 Charles Davis - Wichita, Kan.

 Catherine Freshley - Enid, Okla.

 Steven Graber - Baldwin City, Kan.

 Sandy Hunter - Ottawa, Kan.

 Brian Keller - Denver, Colo.

 Dale Martin - Oliton, Okla.

  Virgil Penner - North Newton, Kan.

 Dennis Rhoades - Evergreen, Colo.

  Stephen Smith - Broken Arrow, Okla.

Ernest Wood, III - Wichita, Kan.




 Gary Behrens - Derby, Kan.

 Rick Canham - Portland, Ore.

  Timm Chapman – Apache Junction, Ariz.

 Kirk Decker - Lawson, Mo.

  Dana Echols – Windsor, Colo.

  David Gill – Lawton, Okla.

 Phil Graves - Wichita, Kan.

Jean Hutchison - Lawrence, Kan.

John Kennington - Bixby, Okla.

 Steve & Rita Lohr - Olathe, Kan.

 Martha Moore - Blue Springs, Mo.

  Randal Napier – Grafton, N.D.

  John Scanlan - Glenwood, Iowa

 Brett Schauf - Wichita, Kan.

 Kristin Schillaci - Santa Fe, NM

Thomas Stubbs - Topeka, Kan.

 Jason Wallace - Stillwater, Okla.


 Charlie Norton - Leoti, Kan.



 Kim Kenney - Cassville, Mo.

  Mark Mallia – Austin, Texas

Ted Mellin - Littleton, Colo.

 Michael Michaud - Bartonville, Texas

Carl Petersen - Ponca City, Okla.

  Rick Robinson - Papillion, Neb.

 Zack Schaffer - Jetmore, Kan.

 Adrian Vogel - Kansas City, Kan.

 Conrad Wempe - Emporia, Kan.




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.


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.


Prizes totaling $7,500 were awarded to eight artist recipients at Autumn & Art 2016.

Best of Show: Bill & Lisa Bailey of Dripping Springs, Texas

Patron Award: Mary Sly of Friday Harbor, Wash.

First Place 2D: Steven Graber of Baldwin City, Kan.

Second Place 2D: John Scanlan of Glenwood, Iowa.

Third Place 2D: Barbara Mason of Frisco, Texas

First Place 3D: Kim Kenney of Cassvile, Mo.

Second Place 3D: Sheldon Ganstrom of Hays, Kan.

Third Place 3D: Samuel Yao of Ann Arbor, Mich.


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

                           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.

Rollin Karg, Artist, Owner, Karg Art Glass, Wichita, Kan., is a renowned glass artisan who designs and creates small and massive sculptural pieces from molten glass, usually shaped in a freeform, asymmetrical manner. Karg spent the first part of his career as an industrial engineer, photographer, potter and woodworker before becoming a full time glass artist in 1983. He quickly gained notoriety for his contribution to the world of glass art. He has won many awards in competitions and shows throughout the United States and his work has been shown at galleries and exhibitions throughout most of North America.

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.

Bob Workman, Director, Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University.
His career in art museums spans nearly 40 years, including positions with the American Federation of Arts in New York City; the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, Texas; and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Ark. Bob holds a BFA from Wichita State University and an MA from Boston University, as well as participating in the prestigious Museum Management Institute, a program of the Getty Trust.


Our 2016 Judges

Polly Gentry
Lori Martin-Price
Conrad Snider

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