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OVA Show at First Gallery

Member artwork is currently on display at the 1st Art Gallery of Olathe, 11951 Strang Line Road, Olathe, KS thru the month of July. The Artists of OVA are encouraged to attend a reception on Saturday, evening 7/11/15 from 6pm to 9pm. Expect live music, refreshments, and wonderful artwork. Guests are welcome.

― OVA Pres. David Stewart


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Speaker this Month

This month our meeting will have speaker Jilli Nel, an international abstract painter, you can see her work here.

She primarily works in Acrylic and her demo will be about using Acrylic medium. She is also willing to present a two day workshop “Let Go, Let Flow” if there is enough interest down the road.

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2015 Penn Valley Park Plein Air Fest

Artists are invited to participate in the plein air paint-off being held May 13-16 at historic Penn Valley Park.

Artist Registration is only $35, and includes:

  • May 13 – Artist Welcome Reception from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at One Park Place (700 W. 31st Street) to connect with fellow artists and this year’s judge, Rachael Cozad (complimentary Boulevard Beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres).  The hors d’oeuvres for both the Welcome Reception and Ticketed Gala will be from the Kansas City Club and its executive chef, Joe Shirley, whose culinary efforts have been showcased over the last few years at Uberdine events hosted in different area venues throughout the city.
  • May 14-16 – 3 Quick Paint competitions (each w/ $500 purchase award);
  • May 15 – concert at Liberty Memorial following the Quick Paint featuring Katy Guillen & the Girls;
  • May 16 – Ticketed Gala and auction to kick-off month-long art exhibit at Buttonwood Art Gallery with awards for: Best of Show $1,000; 1st $750; 2nd $500; and 3rd $250 (complimentary beer, wine, hors d’oeuvres).  Artists will receive 60% of the retail price of any work sold at the exhibit.

Proceeds go to benefit the Penn Valley Park Conservancy, a 501(c)(3) corporation committed to restoring and enhancing Kansas City’s historic Penn Valley Park!

Registration is still Open!  Would you please consider registering for the event and helping us get the word out to other artists!

To register go to


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Learn About Insurance for Artists at Our Next Meeting

Our next meeting is on Thursday April 23rd. We hope to see you there! Map and Directions

This month, we have a speaker: Al Idrisi with Shelter Insurance. Independent artists are small business owners, and, as such, we face risks unique to our field. If, at an art show, a heavy painting fell off a display and hurt someone, the artist might be liable. If artwork is stolen from a public display space, the artist may just be out the value of that piece. Artists need to consider insurance to cover these types of business-related risks. Al Idrisi will discuss these issues and more and guide us through understanding what types of insurance we might need.

Thank you, Jane Kirk, for arranging this speaker for us.

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