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Artist Spotlight: Charles M. ‘Chili” Capps

(1898-1981)    A charter member of the Prairie Print Makers and one of the most active serving as president for 23 years and creating two of the sought after Prairie Print Makers Gift Prints. Known for his prized aquatints. Chili Capps was born in Jacksonville,…

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Artist Spotlight: William J. Dickerson

(1904-1972)   William Dickerson was born in El Dorado, Kansas, in 1904. Known as a figure and landscape painter, printmaker, and educator. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, eventually came to teach at the Institute, and worked for 38 years as the Director of…

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Artist Spotlight: Sue Jean Covacevich, A Kansas Icon

(1905-1998)     A dynamic artist and art educator, Sue Jean spent most of her life in south-central Kansas.  She studied with Birger Sandzen at Bethany College and is one of the few artists who did not adopt his palette and style.  A trip to Mexico…

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Artist Spotlight: Clayton Staples (1892-1978)

Clayton Henri Staples, born in rural Osceola, WI, always knew he wanted to be an artist. To pursue his passion, Staples studied art in Minneapolis and at the Art Institute of Chicago, later teaching at Illinois State University. After exploring world-class museums in Europe, Africa…

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Print Collecting for the New or Value-Minded Collector, Pt. II (Doug Osa)

With Josh Tripoli At Reuben Saunders Gallery, there are abundant and highly-affordable options for longtime art collectors and for those just getting started. Recently, our wonderful collection of intaglio prints, etchings, and aquatints has been made brighter by the inclusion of Olathe, KS artist Doug…

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Artist Spotlight – Vernon Brejcha

with Josh Tripoli   As a Gallery Assistant, I will often see works of art utterly transformed through recontextualization. Sometimes I am shocked at how much the setting or history around a work of art can change the work itself. Glass art can take this…

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Artist Spotlight – Bob Burdette

with Josh Tripoli Bob Burdette loves a good story. Whether that story is about an artist painting, teaching, or walking the dog, each moment is a direct inspiration, all the way back to childhood. An active artist for decades, Bob’s signature style draws from vintage…

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Print Collecting for the New or Value-Minded Collector

With Josh Tripoli At Reuben Saunders Gallery, we aim to provide a wide array of quality options not only for longtime collectors but also for those just getting started. Printmaking is a big focus for us here and we have some of the finest prints…

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Frequently Asked Questions in the Frame Shop

With Brigitt Thomas Owners of art want to care and preserve their collections as best they can but sometimes it’s assumed that if it was purchased framed from a gallery or  a reputable seller that it has already been framed with all the best materials. …

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How Do You Know If Prints Are Original?

  Often there is confusion in determining original art or what defines original art when it comes to prints.  In the simplest terms an original print has been manually printed by the artist or a master printer with the original image being created on a…

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Lester Raymer – An Artist of Contradictions

With Josh Tripoli       Lester Raymer in his studio. Reuben Saunders Gallery has the honor of hosting a wonderful collection of original Lester Raymer paintings, prints, and sculptures. Raymer (1907-1991), one of Kansas’ most celebrated artists, is sometimes described as an “Outsider Artist,”…

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How Much Is That Painting in the Window?

With Josh Tripoli Consider the story about Picasso sketching at a park. A woman recognizes him and asks for a quick portrait. He obliges and produces a drawing in just a few minutes. She is astonished by the beauty and accuracy of the rendering. She…

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Why is picture framing expensive?

With Reuben Saunders The two questions that we most often hear about picture framing are “how much will it cost” or “why is it so expensive”.  Answers like “it depends” or “it’s complicated” may be true but are just not helpful.   We’re framing so that we can…

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Artist In Residence – Richard Davies

Richard first became associated with the Gallery in the fall of 2016 as our resident artist.  As part of our residency contract several of the works he painted in the front window of the gallery were later included in a solo exhibit in our showroom…

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