Autumn & Art 2019 Featured Artwork: "Rosies at Lunch" by John Kennington
Signed and numbered prints of this 20" x 16" poster are available now at The Frame Shop at Bradley Fair. Autumn & Art Patrons will receive a copy of the print at the opening night Patron Party, courtesy of Evergy.
2019 Evergy Featured Artist
Meet our 2019 Evergy Featured Artist, photographer John Kennington of Bixby, Oklahoma!
John Kennington has been a photographer for more than 45 years. He grew up in New Jersey, but it was not an urban life, as his family lived on twenty acres inside a national wildlife refuge. Years of observing the great outdoors inspired a lifelong interest in birds, nature and photography. In 1982, Kennington and his wife, Sharon, moved west to Oklahoma, where they fell in love with the wide-open spaces, and raised two sons, Joey and Tom, both now living in Dallas. They have one granddaughter, Stella.
The artist enjoys shooting a variety of subjects, especially landscapes, wildlife, travel and vintage Americana. He began exhibiting and selling his work at art festivals in 2007 and does about 25 shows a year. He uses modern technology but still embraces old school techniques.
“While I now use digital equipment, I don’t feel there is much difference from the old film days. Photography has always been a technological art form, but the technology is simply a tool. The creative aspects such as composition and lighting have not changed and are the most important components of an image that will have an emotional impact on the viewer.”
Autumn & Art is an alfresco 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 * 3D Mixed Media * Ceramics * Digital Art * Drawing * Fiber * Glass
Graphics & Printmaking * Jewelry * Metalwork * Painting * Photography * Sculpture * Wood
2-Dimensional Mixed Media
Daniel Fager-George - Boca Raton, Fla.
Steven Graber, Baldwin City, Kan.
Stephen Perry - Wichita, Kan.
M. Robinson - Prairie Village, Kan.
Christina Smith - Fayetteville, Ark.
Pamela Spika - Parker, Colo.
Mary Staby - Salida, Colo.
Scott Swezy - Albuquerque, N.M.
3-Dimensional Mixed Media
Brad Egger - Lansing, Kan.
Todd Perkins - Denver, Colo.
Bobby Weiss - Lumberton, Texas
Dan Welty - Wichita, Kan.
Emily Chamberlain - Wichita, Kan.
Al &Kris Clement - Springfield, Mo.
Steve Coburn - Salina, Kan.
Sheldon Ganstrom - Hays, Kan.
Diel Gray - Trinidad, Colo.
Narissa Harrison - Neodesha, Kan.
Greg Lathrop - Derby, Kan.
William McReynolds - Udall, Kan.
Judith Miller - Clear Lake, Iowa
Joseph Rincones - Wichita, Kan.
Rob Wiedmaier - Platte City, Mo.
Joe Hoynik - Los Angeles, Calif.
Gary Bachers - New Boston, Texas
Douglas Fulks - Lee's Summit, Mo.
Barbara Mason - Frisco, Texas
Randal Spangler - Kansas City, Mo.
Candiss Cole-Footitt - Sedona, Ariz.
Diane Lawrence - Berryton, Kan.
Dave Piper - San Antonio, Texas
Don Tran - St. Louis, Mo.
Scott Garrelts - Douglass, Kan.
Chris McCarthy - St. Louis, Mo.
John McDonald - Valley Center, Kan.
Ron Mynatt - Springdale, Ark.
Miki Oliver - Richardson, Texas
Leonard Tinnell - Missoula, Mont.
Graphics & Printmaking
Edward Bartoszek - Mission, Kan.
Holly Foss - Minneapolis, Minn.
Scott Swezy - Albuquerque, N.M.
Gary Allen - Omaho, Neb.
William and Lisa Bailey - Dripping Springs, Texas
Stefany Brown - St. Louis, Mo.
Mary Lou Christie - Tahlequah, Okla.
Nichole Collins - Yates Center, Kan.
Kelly Conner - Kansas City, Mo.
Kristin Cooper - Lenexa, Kan.
Jeff Dawalt - Faribault, Minn.
Melinda Hutton - Newton, Kan.
Dan Kemp - Ames, Iowa
Stacy Kleymann - Andover, Kan.
Cecilia Labora - Kansas City, Mo.
Harold & Angela Lujan - Cody, Wyo.
Don McCoy - Englewood, Fla.
Suzette Nesbitt - Reed Springs, Mo.
Roberta & Talley Starbird - Austin, Texas
Jonathan Stopper - Sarasota, Fla.
Toni Tischer - Salida, Colo.
Ed Bratton - Rogers, Ark.
Thomas Leiblein - Bosque Farms, N.M.
Chris Swedzinski - Ghent, Minn.
Cory Carlson - Ruston, La.
Justin Clements - Fort Collins, Colo.
Pamela Covington - Lake Annette, Mo.
Julie Dwyre-Zuckerman - Double Oak, Texas
Niki Gulley - Dallas, Texas
Sandy Hunter - Ottawa, Kan.
Hong Mao - Dublin, Ohio
Dale Martin - Oliton, Okla.
Virgil Penner - North Newton, Kan.
Stephen Smith - Broken Arrow, Okla.
Taman VanScoy - Long Beach, Calif.
Ernest Wood, III - Wichita, Kan.
Cort Anderson - Belle Plaine, Kan.
S. Brian Berkun - Centennial, Colo.
Gerome Bonner - Parker, Texas
Timm Chapman – Apache Junction, Ariz.
Tom Clements - Thompsons Station, Tenn.
Kirk Decker - Lawson, Mo.
Dana Echols – Windsor, Colo.
Jean Hutchison - Lawrence, Kan.
John Kennington - Bixby, Okla.
Randal Napier – Grafton, N.D.
John Scanlan - Glenwood, Iowa
Ken Smith - Castle Rock, Colo.
Thomas Stubbs - Topeka, Kan.
William Vanscoy - Brookings, Ore.
Jason Wallace - Stillwater, Okla.
Scott Williams - Dallas, Texas
Dennis Conner - Edwardsville, Kan.
Casey Horn - Firestone, Colo.
Roger Mathews - Wichita, Kan.
Craig Riches - Silverhill, Ala.
Kent Burnett - Arlington, Kan.
Kris Kratz - Omaha, Neb.
Wes Lewis - Wichita, Kan.
Mark Mallia – Austin, Texas
Carl Petersen - Ponca City, Okla.
Rick Robinson - Papillion, Neb.
Zack Schaffer - Jetmore, Kan.
Adrian Vogel - Kansas City, Kan.
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
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.
AUTUMN & ART 2018 GRANT THORNTON LLP FEATURED ARTIST
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.
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