Our friends at First Gallery of Olathe would like to share an upcoming art class with us.
Our friends at the First Art Gallery of Olathe, a local artists’ co-op, have a brand new sign at their gallery. If you haven’t visited them, swing by and take a look at their collection. They’re located at:
11951 S. Strang Line Rd,
Olathe, KS 66062
(It’s on the east side of the parking lot for the AMC Studio 28 theater and right between GameStop and Sake Lounge.)
The Olathe Station Art Fair rules to get in can be found at olathestationartfair.org
Rules are extensive and the online sign-ups on Zapplication.com are closed as of 3/22/18 after an extension of one week.
However, it is possible to sign up at the First Olathe Art Gallery as we will continue to take entries to artists willing to pay $150 for a 10X10 tent space. Tent not included. Artist is responsible for his own tent. Same as the rules indicated on the Zapplication- Olathe Station Art Fair website. Only benefit to OVA and Gallery members is not going through the jury-in process and convenience of not submitting pictures of their work for review…and not opening a Zapplication account online. In addition, all artists will be fed a lunch on both days.
In addition, there will be 8 spots for up and coming artists in a 10×20 tent in which OVA grids will be used as a fundraising project for OVA. Each artist will pay $50 per 5×5 space. These spots are restricted to first time fair artists, preferably students or special needs artists. If you qualify as first fair, student, or special needs you may apply and there may be sponsorships available to cover booth fees. First come first served. Contact Dave Stewart or ED Roache.
Artists are responsible for all sales and must collect/submit taxes. Applications must be submitted by May 1st as each artist will be handed a tax packet. Exact numbers of packets are needed and time to obtain them.
A “New Art Destination” for exibiting artists and art lovers is arriving on June 9 &10 of 2018! You won’t want to miss this 1st annual outdoor Fine Art Fair located just outside of Kansas City, in beautiful Olathe, Kansas. The goal of the OLATHE STATION ART FAIR is to enrich the lives of others by exhibiting quality art as well as promoting the advancement & appreciation of the visual arts throughout the Midwest & beyond. Our event also features live muscians, food & drinks, vendors, restaurants & hotels all within a beautiful new outdoor venue.
More information can be found here: http://olathestationartfair.org/
Cathy Kline reached out to our group on Facebook to invite us to sign up to participate in the Stephen Wysocki’s Plein Air Workshop. This is an event in Parkville, MO on March 24th and 25th. It’s put on by the Cathy Kline Fine Art. More information on the event can be found here.
Our next meeting is coming up on Thursday (the 25th). 6pm at the First Gallery of Olathe, as usual. Directions and A Map
We have a few things to do this time.
- Time to pay your annual membership dues ($25)
- Elections for group officers will be held
- I think we’ll be talking about this summer’s art fair, also.
- If you’re a current member and you’d like to have a member page on the website, please contact me.
- If you have any art-related news to share, contact me or let someone at the meeting know and we’ll get it up here in the news and events section.
This is a big meeting, especially since we’ve had to skip some recently. I hope we get a good turnout.
Our president is sick today, so the monthly meeting tonight is canceled.
Next meeting we will have to hold elections for 2018.
If you have art at the gallery for the OVA show, you have until the first January reception to pick it up. (6th)
Someone should be at the gallery until 6:00pm if you still want to pick up your art today.
We hope Dave feels better soon.