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Art Gone Wild Plein Air

A plein air event opportunity for artists shared with us by member Carol Rubsam:

Rolling Hills ZooCelebrate the beauty of Kansas in the fall at Rolling Hills Zoo’s first plein air

event, Art Gone Wild. This premier event will be held Saturday, September
17, 2016.

Providing a backdrop of breathtaking natural beauty, Rolling Hills Zoo is a 65-
acre zoological park nestled among the Smoky Hills of western Saline County.
Offering a wealth of inspiration for artists to draw from, the Zoo features more
than 100 species of incredible animals, a stunning variety of horticulture,
and vast landscapes. In addition, a 64,000 sq. ft. Wildlife Museum provides
additional inspiration in a climate-controlled setting as you visit seven unique
regions of the world.

Artists from across the region are invited to capture the diverse beauty found
at Rolling Hills Zoo during this one day event. Whether your interest lies in
animals or landscape, you are certain to find inspiring sights that you will be
eager to capture.

During Art Gone Wild, other art-themed activities will take place, too. The Zoo’s animal residents will be painting during the day for our guests’ enjoyment. As part of their training and enrichment, many of our animals enjoy painting, with some even selecting the ‘proper’ brush and their favorite color of paint. There will also be art activities for children throughout the day.

Artists will be allowed onto Zoo grounds at 7:30 a.m. to find their source of
inspiration for the day. The Zoo opens to the public at 9:00 a.m. There is
no charge for artists to participate in Art Gone Wild. If you wish to visit the
Zoo prior to Sept. 17th, contact Kathy or Linda at (785) 827-9488. Or email

Rolling Hills Zoo is located just six miles west of Salina where a number of
hotels offer discounts for our guests. Please contact
Linda for a list of participating hotels.

Art Gone Wild Registration Form – fillable

Art Gone Wild, Gallery Show

Art Gone Wild, Plein Air


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The Barstow School Arts Festival

Jim Walker says:
If you aren’t aware of this opportunity to display and sell your art work, check it out.  It is a local outdoor show with 100-125 juried artists from across the country.  Booth fee only $125 and application fee $25.
Please forward to others you think may care to check it out.

October 9th-11th
11511 State Line Rd, KCMO
Deadline to Apply is September 15th
The Barstow School is a Private Independent Day School with a rich and deeply rooted history in the KC area.  This inaugural show promises to be well attended and draw patrons from the entire metropolitan area. The intimate show will feature 100-125 artists from all parts of the country.  The Arts Festival will take place on the picturesque grounds of the school.  This event will also feature local food trucks, a Friday Jazz Night, and a Saturday Kids Day. 


To learn more, visit their website or call 913-223-2026.

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Members Showing at Buttonwood

logoNorma Greenleaf, Jane Kirk, Michelle Wade and Jim Walker have been juried into the Buttonwood Art Space show “Tides & Trade Winds” which will run from August 7 through September 25th. The show is a benefit for the Multiple Sclerosis Society Mid America Chapter, and the Opening Reception is September 4, 2015, 5-9pm

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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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