Susan Grace is a painter who lives and works in Lawrence, KS. Her work has been widely exhibited throughout the U.S., and she has received numerous awards for her work. Her paintings are in many private and public collections, including the Mulvane Art Museum, Topeka, KS and The Art of Emprise Collection, Wichita, KS. Although she studied painting in Athens, Greece, her academic background is primarily in literature and theater, and she taught courses in modern American and European literature at universities in the U.S. and at The American College of Greece in Athens, Greece. While teaching, she always maintained an active studio practice regardless of where she was living. Upon returning to the U.S., she held a tenured faculty position at the University of Kansas until she left for a full-time artist studio practice. Her study of literature and theater continues to inspire and influence her work.
For the month of December, we are showcasing our local and regional artists in our newly renovated gallery space. Please join us December 4 on First Friday from 5:30 – 7:00 PM to celebrate with the Reuben Saunders Gallery.
This exhibition will feature a range of works from various artists including Todd Matson, Phil Epp, Elizabeth Rowley, James Borger, Josh Tripoli and many more.
This new body of work with be installed in our windows and can be viewed from outside as well as inside.
“Sometime in the mid ‘80s, I encountered a vintage Japanese-made tabletop battery powered game/toy at a small thrift shop. I bought it for a couple of reasons, most notably the lithography and graphics were excellent, all outer-space themed, and because the more I examined it the more I wanted to know the people that conceived of and made it. It’s long gone now, can’t even recall how or when I let it go. But the important thing is I still think of it and wonder what it was, I never really understood it (it did not work). In a way the enigmatic nature of that piece and the mystery that shrouds my knowledge of it makes it one of my favorite objects. My personal Venus of Willendorf I guess.
This “Shokuminchi 39” work is my exploration of the unknown, the enigmatic, the experience of both encountering and/or being the other. But it’s also the case, as the works are revealing to me, that no matter where we go, we take ourselves along, our predilections, the best and the worst of who we are and what we desire. As my dad told me before we left Oregon years ago to start anew in Kansas, “Randy, there are no geographical solutions.” He was right, but that doesn’t stop us from exploring, and wondering…
Welcome to Colony 39.
*Due to the pandemic, we’ve decided it’s best to alter our event to keep everyone as safe as possible. The opening hours are 10am to 5:30pm. Please feel free to drop in during the day. We do REQUIRE MASKS and will limit the number of visitors in the gallery at any one time.
For the month of March, we want to focus on artworks from the gallery by highlighting our collection with an art sale event. Join us March 6 on First Friday from 5:30 – 9:00 PM for to celebrate with the Reuben Saunders Gallery.
This exhibition will feature a range of works from Prairie Print Makers, Associated American Artists, to some of our contemporary artists from the gallery collection.
ART SALE : RSG Inventory runs March 6-28.
Join us for our First Friday exhibition, It Takes Two : Couples Exhibition in February. This exhibition features artists making art together in Kansas. Maybe these artists actively collaborate on pieces, maybe they simply share their inspirations together, or perhaps they even share a studio.
It Takes Two features artists:
Barbara Waterman-Peters and Larry Peters
Tina Thomas and Dan Gegen
Trish and Bruce VanOsdel
Emily Chamberlain and Joseph Rincones
Susan Blackwood and Howard Friedland
We hope you can join us on February 7 from 5:30 – 9:00 PM for the opening reception. It Takes Two : Couples Exhibition closes February 29.
For our annual staff curated exhibition, we each picked five pieces of art from the gallery based on five categories: contemporary, traditional, print, estate, and 3D. Artwork featured ranges in medium, style, and era, which we hope offers not only an insight into each of us, but also each of the artists featured in this exhibition.
Our Favorite Things is on display until February 1st.
Join us for our December First Friday exhibition: In Living Color. This exhibition features artists working in a variety of mediums using color to bring their works to life in vibrant and exciting ways. In Living Color features artists: Aaron Jackson Bowman, Garet Reynek, James Borger, Kirsten Shannon, Matthew Hilyard, and Tim Stone.
We hope you can join us December 6 from 5:30 – 9:00 PM for the opening reception. In Living Color is open until December 28.
Small Works for the Holidays at Reuben Saunders Gallery
November 23 running through to December 23.
The holidays are a perfect time for gift giving, and art can be one of the best gifts to share. Come by during the holiday season to view small works starting as low $15 and under $500. We will have paintings, prints, ceramics, and more on display throughout our contemporary, traditional, and estate rooms.
Visit our website to view some available works:
We are open Monday – Friday from 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM and Saturdays from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
“LIGHTHOUSE” : A new solo exhibition featuring Josh Tripoli.
The show features a body of figurative work that’s been developed over the course of two years by Josh Tripoli. “LIGHTHOUSE” opens November 1st at the Reuben Saunders Gallery and runs through December 2nd.
The idea for “LIGHTHOUSE” originates in the Bible’s, “bodies are temples” verse (1 Corinthians 6:19), which found a creatively compelling analogue in the body as a lighthouse. Light as awareness, revealer, a benevolent, guiding beacon. House a seafarer’s haven, a return from the wonders and tumults of love, empathy, compassion, joy, envy, pride, violence, and fear. The relationship between keeper and voyager.
Join us for the opening of this show on November 1st for First Friday at the Reuben Saunders Gallery from 5:30 – 9:00 PM.
“Actor” Tripoli, 2019, oil on canvas
This group show will feature artists that work in a variety of mediums!
“The medium is the message. This is merely to say that the personal and social consequences of any medium – that is, of any extension of ourselves – result from the new scale that is introduced into our affairs by each extension of ourselves, or by any new technology.” – Marshall McLuhan
Show will run through October 27th
John Muir famously said “The mountains are calling and I must go.” Reuben Saunders Gallery is proud to feature an invitational exhibition featuring fifteen nationally prominent artists who have also answered the call, specializing in artwork of the Rocky Mountains : Chula Beauregard, Steamboat Springs, CO, Lorenzo Chavez, Parker, CO, Mark Flickinger, Arkansas City, KS, Debra Joy Groesser, Ralston, NE, David Harms, Centennial, CO, Peggy Immel, Taos, NM, Kate Kiesler, Breckenridge, CO, Leon Loughridge, Denver, CO, Stuart Loughridge, St. Paul, MN, Kim Mackey, Pueblo, CO, Stacey Peterson, Evergreen, CO, Clare Scott, Lafeyette, CO, Phil Starke, Tucson, AZ, Brad Teare, Providence, UT, Dan Young, Rifle, CO. All works in the show will be For Sale.
During the exhibition we will also feature paintings and prints in our Estate Gallery by well-known Kansas artists who also chose the Rocky Mountains as an inspiration: Prairie Print Makers Arthur Hall, Norma Bassett Hall, and Lloyd Foltz; well-known Wichita State University painter, Clayton Henri Staples; and Colorado artist-print maker, Lyman Byxbe.
What a great way to welcome First Fridays to our gallery! Rebecca Hoyer’s newest creations are perfect for the occasion. We hope you will join us for this fantastic exhibition! Here’s what she had to say about her show:
“For years, I have been painting what I see around me – houses and trees. I like the contrast between the man-made houses and the natural trees that bend and curve around them.
But it is in the nature of the artist to want more. Or at least different. So I took a step back. Now it’s not one house but a row of them. And I let the trees dance! There are skies and clouds and the effects of the wind.
Then I took a closer look at the flowers and saw their inventiveness and colors, and added them into the mix.
So I’m still painting houses and trees, just with not quite so narrow a focus.” – Rebecca Hoyer
Show runs through September 28th
Join us in celebrating our FINAL Final Friday with Curt Clonts! In September we will be switching over to First Friday openings. Here is what Curt had to say about his upcoming show!
“I turned 60 this year and it has caused me to reflect on my creating process. I have always maintained that a child is the most natural artist, so I attempt to make my work through my inner child’s eye. With my paintings I wander in to mistakes, drips, and uneven lines that I tend now to celebrate rather than try to repair.
My drawings and mark making are uneven and lean towards crude. I find joy and liberation in this purposeful approach. I do strive for a great sense of balance, both in color and shape to achieve an overall sophistication that renders the work “finished”.
I am a searcher and so my journey is always joyous and, thankfully, never complete.
As I work through my 60th year, count on me to keep working outside the lines.” – Curt Clonts
Curt Clonts was born in Wichita, Kansas in 1959. He was a student of regionalist painter Maleta Forsberg, and of nationally known painter James “Jim” Gross. Clonts is a veteran of over 30 solo exhibitions, most recently at Leedy-Volkous Art in Kansas City, Mo., and The Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery in Lindsborg, Kansas. He was the Artist-In-Residence at Friends University from 2006 to 2013.
Currently, Clonts is an on-air commentator (“An Artist’s Perspective) for KMUW 89.1 FM, (Wichita’s NPR Affiliate). He is featured in the book “Wichita Artists In Their Studios” by Sondra Langel (published in 2016). His paintings are featured in prominent collections including Wichita Art Museum Permanent Collection, Emprise Bank Permanent Collection, MARKArts Permanent Collection, The Paula and Barry Downing Collection, and The Vantage Point Properties Collection. Clonts paints daily at his studio and home in College Hill.
Watch this video preview of the show!
The gallery will display a variety of ceramic works from current Wichita State University students and faculty.
“Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave” – Constantin Brancusi
Show will run through June 22nd
Join us as we celebrate the Kansas landscape! This show will feature forms in nature; including man made objects as they appear within the landscape. Viewers will observe how each artist uniquely perceives the beautiful state of Kansas.
Participating artists include: Kim Casebeer, Cally Krallman, Todd Matson, Cristine Sundquist, Michael Duane, Matthew Richter, Phil Epp, Beverly Dodge Radefeld, and Mark Flickinger
Our next exhibition will feature two of our most vibrant artists. It will be a wonderful juxtaposition between Baughman’s action filled splatter paintings and Hartley’s smooth, flawless glass forms.
“I found I could say things with colour and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.”
This exhibition seeks to collectively honor classical art in today’s world. Works will vary from simply celebrating classical themes or techniques to combining traditional and contemporary methods.
Our gallery is full of remarkably inspiring art from right here in Wichita. Once a year, it’s all about the staff and what they think is the best of the best. This month, we, along with the owner, Reuben, collectively picked works from the gallery we have the pleasure of working with and around every day. Each of us have selected five works from the gallery including: Traditional, Contemporary, Estate, Print and 3D. Come enjoy our eclectic range of art!
My life in a painting.
The story of this exhibit begins with Henri Matisse. I was flipping through a book that showed his paintings next to photographs of objects and rooms depicted in the paintings. It was a revelation to me that this great modern master simply painted the everyday objects in his life. No exotic locale, no dramatic vistas, rather just the people and things inhabiting his studio. I immediately fell in love with the idea of finding inspiration for painting in my own humble surroundings.
And so began this new series of artworks looking at the things and spaces in my life. As the subjects are essentially mundane, the painting, and perhaps the manner of painting, comes to the forefront of content. Art as a celebration of colors, shapes and textures. The transformative power of seeing is laid forth as the deeper meaning of the art. But my greatest and rather unexpected joy from making art in this mindset has been that I now see paintings everywhere as I go about my daily activities. I live my life in a painting.
–Brian Hinkle, October 2018
*For December Final Friday we will still have some of Brian’s show on view, along with some of his other great works. It will be a variety of his different styles so viewers can experience all the great work he does.
This exhibition features seventeen brand-new abstracts painted over the course of six months. The show was inspired by a dream and the structural color of the wings of Birds of Paradise.
Josh Tripoli is co-founder of Lupoli Collective, a teaching artist for Kansas Arts Partners, a celebrated muralist, and a studio artist.
Show runs through November 24th
We have invited esteemed ceramic artists from all across the nation to participate in this fundraising exhibition that supports Empty Bowls. The Empty Bowls Project is an international movement supporting the fight against hunger. Artists gather around the world every year, including Wichita! Each fall, Wichita State University’s Ceramics Guild, along with the School of Art, Design and Creative Industries, the Ulrich Museum of Art and many others, work together to raise money for the Kansas Food Bank.
Exhibition and sale ends October 20th.
“The following paintings are brought to you by “Life” not the magazine, but the everyday, the simple, the complicated, ordinary and extraordinary part of living and dreaming an unscripted life.” Carlos Soto
Carlos Soto is a self-taught traditional oil painter. He has studied the works of both contemporary and early traditional masters and is available for commissioned portraiture.
Show runs through September 21st
This month for Final Friday Reuben Saunders Gallery will be featuring new and existing work from our represented artists. Many of our artists have brought us new pieces this summer, and this show will highlight them. It will be a great variety; something for everyone!
Runs through August 18th
Final Friday | June 29th | 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
This May marked the 40th Anniversary of Reuben Saunders Gallery and we hosted a Final Friday opening with artists who showed with us in the first 20 years.
Our June Final Friday will continue our celebration because 40 years needs more than one month. The exhibition will feature the gallery artists that have had shows with us at the Piccadilly location and here on East Douglas.
Participating Artists include: Charles Baughman, Jennie Becker, James Borger, Clark Britton, John Gary Brown, Kim Casebeer, Louis Copt, Richard Davies, Hanna Eastin, Phil Epp, Sheldon Ganstrom, Linda Ganstrom, Valerie Haring, Scott Hartley, Brian Hinkle, Rebecca Hoyer, Rachel Kice, Cally Krallman, Oscar Larmer, Joseph Loganbill, Leon Loughridge, Lupoli, Judith Mackey, Todd Matson, Mary Binford Miller, Beverly Radefeld, Matthew Richter, Elizabeth Rowley, Patric Rowley, Bob Schwan, Larry Schwarm, Tim Stonec, Johnny Sutton, Bruce Van Osdel, David Vollbracht, Lars Voltz, and Joyce St. Clair Voltz
Final Friday, May 25th | 5:30 – 9:00
This May marks the 40th Anniversary of Reuben Saunders Gallery. Our Final Friday show entitled “The First Twenty (of the Last Forty Years)” will feature 30 artists from around the state and around the country who showed with the Gallery in its formative years. All these artist have continued with successful and notable careers in the arts.
AND…..In June our Final Friday will continue our celebration because 40 years needs more than one month. The show on June 29 will feature the gallery artists we have shown also reaching back into the past. More details to follow.
“My work explores memory as a creative and constructive act. Ceramic objects and shards are pieced together in various states of wholeness to help make tangible the act of remembering and desire to preserve. Often referencing symbolism found within Dutch still life painting, my objects, images and materials begin to emerge and dissolve within each other to create an intersection of the common and unlikely, the real and the imagined.”
Trisha Coates received her MFA in Ceramics in 2015 from Wichita State University. Before relocating to the Midwest in 2012, she lived on the New Hampshire seacoast, teaching and maintaining a studio practice. Her work has been exhibited throughout the country, and she is currently a Lecturer of Ceramics at Butler Community College in El Dorado, KS.
Laura Nave grew up in Kingsville TX, where her parents own and run a sawmill and woodworking business. She has traveled to parts of Europe, North and South America, and her travels inform the designs of her work and research in the history of craft and the decorative arts. Laura received her BFA in ceramics from University of North Texas in May 2014. She is currently pursuing her MFA degree at Wichita State University with plans to graduate May 2018.
“This body of work brings my personal experience and observations of growing up in South Texas into the narrative structures of functional pottery. Parts of plants and animals such as the pattern on a grasshopper’s leg and the markings and form of a nilgai ear are reinterpreted into functional pottery. These ecological and domestic narratives I create express my desire to understand my relationship to the places in which I live.
My works’ roots in functional craft influence how the narratives in these pots are read. For example, smaller, intimate objects such as cups are re-imagined as small critters that are brought close to the face, while larger forms such as candelabras become entire trees. Playful surfaces and loose forms reflect my childlike energy and wonder when exploring outdoors and in my studio. I bring my close observations of the outdoors into the home with the hope that through living with these pots the user is inspired to find humor and wonder in their own environments.”
Show runs through April 20th
5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
“The paintings and etchings for my upcoming show are taken from a body of work that is based on events, locations and relationships that are personal to me.” Doug Osa draws inspiration from things like spending time with his grand kids, the character of the declining structures in Kansas City, and the landscapes near his home in Olathe.
Doug Osa received bachelors degrees in biology and fine art from Kansas State University and an MFA in drawing and painting from the University of Kansas. His work has been included in many solo, group and juried exhibitions and has received awards from the American Artists’ Professional League and the Allied Artists of America. His paintings and prints are also included in notable public, private and institutional collections nationwide and have been the subject of articles in Southwest Art Magazine, the Artist’s Magazine, and several books.
Show runs through March 23rd.
Final Friday, January 26th, 5:30 – 9:00
“My artistic focus is the visual kinetics of sculpture.
It is my intention to bring to view…’negative space’.
The goal of the design is to build the work to appear kinetic to the eye, to keep the viewer themselves moving, even when the work itself is ‘static’.”
Chris was our Artist in Residence last fall creating a large wall piece made of 12 individual panels, each with a designed kinetic sculpture. The wall has been dismantled and this Final Friday each of the 12 pieces will be installed as a separate work of art. It will be quite a transformation!
Christopher Gulick Sculpture is based in Wichita, Kansas, USA
Contact at: email@example.com
(last photo credit: Patti Siering)
For Final Friday in December, the staff decided to each select their favorite works to be featured in the exhibition gallery. Our categories were…
It was VERY hard to choose! Stop by on December 29th to see the final selection. 5:30 – 8:00 pm
Final Friday – November 24th
5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Celebrating the Gift of Art
This exhibition features small works received from a variety of artists with the gifting spirit in mind. These pieces will make great gifts as we approach the holidays. Don’t miss this fun, festive show!
Show runs through December 23rd
Final Friday – October 27th
5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
“As a human who coincidentally has worked in oil for forty-three years, fate has dogged me, and I presume everyone, often without realizing it. We are offered choice everyday. In art, we stew over these choices. They seem very, very important. But, at some point, some of us begin to realize our error. There is no mythical point where art is perfected. It becomes obvious that every moment is the perfect moment. Each mark, each brushstroke is a universe in itself.” – Richard Davies
“The Orchid and Time” oil on cradled panel, 16″ x 24″
“Time contracts. Art is the life of the moment. Let’s live in that narrow gate of the present where art is fate, and life is art.” – Richard Davies
Show runs through November 17th
2017 Exhibition to Benefit Empty Bowls
Exhibition Opens: 10:00 am Wednesday, September 27
Reception & Auction Wrap-Up: Final Friday, September 29, 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Exhibition & Sale Closes Saturday, October 21st at 4:00 pm
The Empty Bowls Project is an international movement supporting the fight against hunger. Artists gather around the world every year, including Wichita! Each fall, Wichita State University’s Ceramics Guild, along with the School of Art, Design and Creative Industries, the Ulrich Museum of Art and many others, work together to raise money for the Kansas Food Bank.
Sponsored by Emprise Bank and Fidelity Bank, hosted by Reuben Saunders Gallery
An exclusive one-time offering of ten original oil paintings and one drawing by Lindsborg artist, Lester Raymer. All of these works are from a single, private collection and have not been available before this sale. This will be a rare one-time opportunity! To see PREVIEWS of these pieces, Like us on FACEBOOK. Works will be available to preview in the Gallery on Tuesday, September 19th. The SALE will open at 10:00 am on Friday, September 22, 2017 and continue until all works are SOLD.
Final Friday, August 25th
Bruce Van Osdel is a Wichita ceramic artist and the People’s Choice Award Winner for the Empty Bowls Invitational of 2016. His exhibition will display a variety of pieces from hanging platters to sculptural vessels with mesmerizing colors and textures. The show runs through September 23rd.
Orange Slice, ceramic, 15 1/4″ x 14 3/4″ x 6 1/2″
2nd Annual Figurative Invitational
Final Friday, July 28th
5:30 pm to 9:00 pm
This show will include unique interpretations of the figure by six different artists in a wide variety of mediums. Traditional portraits come together with contemporary scenes in this sensational exhibition to celebrate the figure!
Featured artists include:
Lauren Baird, Aaron Morgan Brown, Joel T. Dugan, Kirsten Haas, Corbie Leiker and Carlos Soto
Join us on July 28th to see this incredible show!
Show runs through August 19th.
Final Friday, June 30, 2017
5:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Judith Mackey, Cally Krallman, Brian Hinkle, Kim Casebeer, Joseph Loganbill, Devin Roberts, Louis Copt, Cris Sundquist, Matthew Richter, and Todd Matson
This show will feature a variety of wonderful landscape styles unique to each individual artist. Everything from soft, calm scenes to vibrant and dynamic landscapes will be on display creating a diverse and refreshing take on this traditional genre.
Show runs through July 22nd.
Cally Krallman, Colors of the Prairie, oil on canvas
Joseph Loganbill, Spring Melody, oil on panel
We will be hosting an Artist in Residence in the front window of the gallery this summer. Artist Corbie Leiker will be creating art with us Monday through Wednesday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm until July 21st. Her work is very much centered around human relationships and interactions, connections and disconnections that she observes in everyday life.
“I physically pull and push the charcoal into and against the surface of paper forming an intimacy with the medium. This relationship I develop with the drawings nurtures the raw tenderness of the moments I interpret for the viewer to experience in the hazy confusion I see as human intimacy.” – an excerpt from the Artist’s Statement
Come see this featured artist at work in the gallery Monday-Wednesday from 11:00-4:00 throughout July!
Final Friday May 26th, 2017
5:30pm – 8:00pm
“Pictures, visual images of any kind of any subject dominate my life. Nature first, then art.” – Patric Rowley (1924-2016)
“I observed a man who could see the beauty in the every day. I was taught to see the beauty in nature by Bill Dickerson.” – Oscar Larmer
Life-long friends Oscar Larmer and the late Patric Rowley both studied under Bill Dickerson, became professors of art in Kansas and have shown work in countless exhibitions throughout their lifetimes. These iconic Kansas artists’ work is highly influenced by an appreciation for nature; a trait they likely learned from Dickerson. Meet Oscar Larmer and view artwork by both artists on Final Friday, May 26th.
Oscar Larmer, Potawatomie Road, oil
Patric Rowley, Untitled (Windswept Trees), gouache/water medium
April 28th, 2017
Artist and Teacher, Jennie Becker, will be our featured artist for Final Friday in April. Working mainly in porcelain, Jennie is known for her very boldly colored works of art and functional ceramics. Her painterly glazing often reflects themes from nature. Runs through May 20th.
Regular business hours:
March 31st, 2017
Rebecca Hoyer’s style and technique make her work both easily recognizable and widely collected. Her subjects are often scenes from College Hill and Crown Heights or commissioned locations. Her deceptively simple images are the result of numerous studies meticulously composed to create her iconic neighborhoods. This Final Friday showcases her talent as both a fine artist and a muralist. Runs through April 24.
Regular Business Hours
Featuring individual and collaborative work by
Rebekah Lewis and Josh Tripoli
Opening reception on Final Friday, February 24th, 5:30pm-9:00pm
Sensitive Search: An exploration of space, structure, and color. What significance does our everyday environment have on us? Our bodies and minds? This work is a reflection of my serendipitous experiences.
Opening Reception December 30th, 6:oopm-8:00pm
New work by Following Artists will be on display in our Showroom Gallery;
John Gary Brown
Beverly Dodge Radefeld
Self-taught artist Carlos Soto will be in the gallery today painting live model figure studies. Carlos has done several portrait commissions and is represented by Reuben Saunders Gallery. Come in and see him work and browse the gallery.
We are offering 20% off framing and 40% off framing with purchase of art from Reuben Saunders Gallery today only. Come in and take advantage of this great offer!
Small Works – Big Holiday
Thursday, November 3, 2016 | 4 – 8 P.M.
Join us for our Gallery Open House. Stop in to see our latest show All Dolled Up and Other Play Things, browse the gallery, enjoy some refreshments and wander across the street to Traditions’ Holiday Open House.
All Dolled Up and Other Play Things: Childhood Narratives Expressed Through Art
Final Friday – October 28, 2016
Participating artists are Larry Schwarm, Bob Burdette and Johnny Sutton.
Join us this Final Friday for a night of the uncanny; where art explores the unsettlingly familiar.
Show runs from October 28 – November 19
Public welcome | Free admission
Hours: Mon-Fri 10 a.m. -5:30 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Please join us at Reuben Saunders Gallery for this special event in support of the 2016 Empty Bowls fight against hunger. Pick your favorite bowl to bid on during the silent auction held on October 22nd, 11am-2pm, at WSU Henrion Hall.
Reuben Saunders Gallery will be hosting a preview of juried silent auction bowls for the 2016 Empty Bowls Chili Cook-Off. Assistant Professor of Art at Kansas State University, Amy Santoferraro, is the guest juror. New this year will be a People’s Choice Award of an exhibition at Reuben Saunders Gallery. Join us to support this event and put in your vote for People’s Choice.
Opening reception at the gallery is October 13th , 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Bowls will be available for auction bidding on October 22nd from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at WSU Henrion Hall. 100% of proceeds are being donated to the Kansas Food Bank.
(1905-1998) Perhaps the best known and most accomplished student of Birger Sandzen, Sue Jean Covacevich was a successful painter, sculptor, print maker, book maker, journalist, art educator and world traveler. The gallery is very fortunate to now be representing a portion of the her family’s collection of her paintings. Up to now, they were only to be found in museums and private collections. This is a rare opportunity for collectors of Kansas art to add a very special artist to their collection.
“Hedge Treetop”, 22 x 14, oil on canvas
“Mountain Landscape”, 28 x 36, oil on canvas
Showroom Gallery- Fundraiser show hosted by Reuben Saunders Gallery.
Kansas artists are donating the sale of their work to “pay it forward” in supporting future artists. Proceeds will go to the Kansas school district art programs of their choice. Show runs through September 24th. Gallery hours Mon-Fri 10-5:30, Sat 10-4
Cally Krallman, “Morning Shining”, acrylic on panel
Sarah Marie West, “Wood Fired Mugs”, porcelaneous stoneware
Brenda Lichman, “Teapot and Saucer”, porcelain, thrown & altered w/slip, soda fired w/ celadon glaze
Doug Billings, “Freebird IV”, color lithograph
Things Could Get Messy: Artists supporting K-12 students in the Arts while Topeka fiddles.
Reuben Saunders Gallery will be hosting a fundraiser for our August Final Friday.
This is a group show of Kansas artists where the participants are donating their work to pay it forward to support future artists.
All proceeds from this show will be donated to the Kansas school district art programs of their choice. Please join us in supporting Kansas artists and the Kansas School Districts during the budget crisis. Show will run through September 24th.
Join us for Final Friday Featuring six Kansas artist and their figurative work.
Gabby DeFonso, “Maria”, charcoal wash on paper
Hanna Eastin, “Grown”, stoneware Wrong Tom’s green glaze, 3D white, iron oxide
Louis Copt, “Abstract Figure”, ceramic
James Ackerley Porter, “Asking a Specific Question Doesn’t Mean You Automatically Get a Specific Answer” (detail), charcoal and vinyl on paper
Sienna Clark, “Heart Throb”, mixed media
Linda Ganstrom, “Kathryn de Valois”, porcelain with stains and golden fluid acrylic washes, tulle over welded steel skirt.
Elizabeth’s impasto paintings represent contemporary abstract Kansas landscapes . Please join us at Reuben Saunders Gallery this Final Friday to meet the artist and view her recent work.
“Red Bud Spring”, Oil on canvas, 12 x 36
“I’ll get you, my pretty, and your little dog too!”
Stop by the gallery and leave your mark! Chalk and Sidewalks provided. All ages welcome. We’re on the River City Trolley Route for the Douglas Design District – Sidewalk Sale & Pub Crawl. All “chalkers” will be entered in a grand prize drawing.
MAY 28th Woodblock Workshop With Leon Loughridge
10am – 4 pm
Printing Woodblocks Without a Press
Exploring Boundaries with Moku Hanga Woodblocks
Workshop Description: The extended workshop is designed for any artist to explore the traditional and non-traditional techniques of Japanese printmaking. Traditional moku hanga printing techniques will be explained and used as a spring board to explore non-traditional techniques.
Students will work with pre-carved multi-blocks and print using a rice paste based ink. Basic concepts of woodblock design, image preparation and transfer, and carve techniques will be discussed.
The main focus of the workshop will be learning how to print without a printing press and applying pressure with a traditional “baren”. Throughout the workshop, Leon will demonstrate the various procedures being discussed and will create a three-color print.
Each student will be encouraged to print an edition of their woodblock to exchange with fellow stu-dents.
THE WORKSHOP WILL BE LIMITED TO SIX (6) ARTISTS, allowing for personal attention to each student in understanding the procedures and developing their skill level. The moku hanga printing technique is solvent free and is key to maintaining a healthy print studio environment.
Cost: $75.00 includes lunch
All materials are provided for the workshop. All students need to provide is a creative attitude.
PROVIDED: Each student is provided a procedure booklet, print folio, and paper.
AVAILABLE FOR USE: Carving tools, inks, hand wipes for clean-up, baren and kento guides.
Students SHOULD BRING: Apron and enthusiasm.
Colorado Print Maker Leon Loughridge will be showing a selection of his work as well as a display of his printmaking materials for talking points and short demos. Please join us for Final Friday and meet the artist.
Please join us on Final Friday, April 29th, for a special selection of Larry Schwarm photographs from his Cuba, Fire, Kansas Farmer & Landscape Suites
Norma Basset Hall, Arthur Hall, Birger Sandzen, C. A. Seward, Lyman Byxbe, Harold Hogan, Sue Jean Covacevich, Ron Barsano, Doran Barham, Robert Kiskadden, Frank Nichols, Charles Sanderson, Bill Nye, Frederic James, Gerald McCann, John Pototschnik, William F. Reese, Bill Harrison, and John Sandlin.
Final Friday for February
10 ceramic artist from Wichita State University.
Ted Adler, Brenda Lichman, and Gary Lincoln
WSU Graduate Students
Emily Chamberlain, Jared Gabriel, Laura Nave, Garet Reynek, and Scott Steder
WSU Graduate Alumni
Heather Bal and Trisha Coates
Clark Britton, Professor Emeritus of Art and Design at WSU will be showing his tiny, beaufifully crafted paper cuts. He is known around the country for his painting, printmaking, film animation and book design, but he has NEVER before exhibited his paper cuts. Opening Friday evening, December 4th and again on Saturday, December 5th from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Show will run through December.
“Waves”, oil on paper by Jeanne Gordon
Wichita artist Jeanne Gordon, through her faith and perseverance, has found purpose in her painting. A quadriplegic since 2006, Jeanne’s “Mouthstick Art” is both expressive and healing not just for her, but for her family, friends, and community. Come meet and support Jeanne, on Last Thursday at Artworks.
Rebecca is a local artist and active member of the creative community, who often paints the familiar trees and houses of the College Hill neighborhood where she resides. Rebecca has been most recently commissioned by The Wichita Art Museum to “imagine” two paintings in promoting the opening of The Art Garden which will be on view in the Museum’s permanent collection.
“Momento Mori” 11 x 8 x 5
Cone 6 Porcelain
Trisha is a recent graduate from Wichita State University in Ceramics. Her work explores ideas of memory through her assemblage of objects that have been dipped, slip-cast and rendered. Her ceramic wall-hangings and sculptural work will be on view through August 24th and she will be available to discuss her process this Final Friday.
Leon Loughridge will be giving an on-going Woodblock Print demonstration of the Japanese Moku Hanga printing technique.
Visitors will be encouraged to print a two color woodblock note card using the process
Four folios of woodblock prints by Leon Loughridge will be on display
Leon Loughridge will be giving an on-going Woodblock Print demonstration of the Japanese Moku Hanga printing technique.
Visitors will be encouraged to print a two color woodblock note card using the process
Four folios of woodblock prints by Leon Loughridge will be on display
New works in the gallery by Kansas Painters, Judith Mackey and Nancy Whitaker. New Stone Sculpture carvings by Don Lind. New estate prints by Charles ‘Chili’ Capps, Richardson Rome, Grant Reynard, Lyman Byxbe. Original watercolor by Birger Sandzen.
New works in the Gallery by Kansas artists Brian Hinkle, Cally Krallman, Phil Epp and Beverly Dodge Radefeld. New Estate work in the Gallery by Birger Sandzen, Doel Reed, Zona Wheeler, Charles ‘Chili’ Capps, and H.D. Milhollen.
Ron Christ, Professor Emeritus of Painting and Drawing at Wichita State University, will be moving soon. This is his farewell exhibit and sale of artwork in Wichita.
New works in the gallery from Brian Hinkle, Cally Krallman, Kim Casebeer, Roger Pollard and Beverly Radefeld.