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Summer Children’s Art Classes at The First Art Gallery of Olathe


Looking for some summer fun for the emerging artists in your family? We have something to please all your artists sign them up to draw or sculpt this summer. It is a guaranteed kid pleaser.

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Wacky Roosters

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Little Piggy

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Busy Bee Hive

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Sleepy Barn Cat
These are just a few examples of the summer projects

• All materials provided
• Mondays
• Dates: June 10,17,24 July 8,15, 22, 29 Aug 5
• Time: 1:00-2:00 pm or 2:15-3:15 pm
• Cost: $25. Per class per Artist Or 4 classes $90. (per Artist) You chose the dates & the time slot
Students will make eight clay projects that have a farm theme. Students will learn a variety of methods for creating with clay as well as glazing. Each class is offered twice a day with two different time slots to choose from.

INSTRUCTOR: Ruth Bukovac 913-681-1220 email:

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• Mondays 3:30 – 4:30 pm
• All materials provided
• Class size limited
• Dates: June 10,17, 24 July 8,15,22,29, Aug 5
• Cost: $80. for 4 classes
Students will learn how to draw and shade still life, animals and portraits. Students will explore the mediums of charcoal, pencil, oil pastel, ink and chalk. Classes do not have to be consecutive.

INSTRUCTOR: Ruth Bukovac 913-681-1220

HOURS: Wed. 10-6 pm, Thurs. 10-6 pm, Fri. 10-6pm,
Sat. 10-6pm, Sun. 12-6pm
Located in the Olathe Station shopping Center next door to Game Stop 11951 Strang Line Rd.



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A Message from Beth Mayer

OVA members,

If you are wanting to show your artwork this Saturday, Nov 3rd, please bring 3-5 pieces to the Art Gallery. By Friday.  Please have it show ready, framed and information card with title and price.  Looking forward to seeing your newest works.

Beth Mayer

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September Events at the First Gallery

Looking for something fun to do?

Check out the First Art Gallery of Olathe



 *SEPTEMBER 1- Call for Fiber Artists for Mini-Art Quilt Exhibition 

  • Open to all Quilters in the Kansas City Metro Area
  • Theme for the Mini-Art Quilts is Nature
  • Exhibit will be December 1-31, 2018
  • Entry forms available at the gallery
  • No commission Exhibit

This is the first annual Mini-Art Quilt show sponsored by Olathe Visual Artists. Proceeds go to Scholarships for High School Seniors.

*SEPTEMBER 1 First Saturday Art Reception 

  • Art Reception 6-9 pm Free to the Public.
  • Featured Artist: Photographer John Ricklefs
  • Art, Refreshments, & Live Music
  • Our musical guest this month is violinist Diana Yancey

We have the art! It is here so why drive all the way to the Crossroads to enjoy Art, Music, and Refreshments when it is right here in Olathe. Come help us celebrate and see Dave’s new Abstracts. Hope you can make it, the music is hot, the wine is cold and the art is truly awesome.

 *September 16 – Children’s Clay Class 

  • For Ages 7-15
  • Sunday 2-3pm
  • $25.00 per student- for clay sunflower bowl
  • All materials provided
  • Class size limited.
  • Sign up at the Gallery

The kids will love making these beautiful clay sunflower bowls this month.  Sign up soon the class size is limited.
 *September 22 & 29 Saturday Artisan Table Fair 

  • Handmade gift items
  • Local craftsmen
  • 10am-4pm
  • Live Music & Refreshments

A variety of handmade gift items will be for sale at the gallery on tables inside and outside the gallery.  The tables are for non-gallery artists who would like to share their art and fine crafts. Items will be on display and for sale, there will be live music and refreshments for visitors.

 September Saturday Mornings Painting with Dave 

  • 9-12 Saturday mornings
  • Oil or Acrylic Painting lessons
  • Dave Stewart Instructor
  • Students ages 16-Adult

These classes are for any skill level.                                     Sign up soon the class size is limited .


The gallery will be open every Monday evening                 6-9 pm for open painting time. This is available to all        Olathe Visual Artists Members, Gallery Associates, Gallery Members and their students.
Applications to join Olathe Visual Artists are available at the Gallery.

Join us and enjoy being with other artists while  having the space to create.


Are You Ready To Join A Gallery?

We’re always looking to up our membership and add new members so we’re on the prowl for exciting and emerging artists!
The process is easy and we’re here to hold your hand and encourage you through it. We’ll partner you with a mentor for the first month. We will help you to display and market your work.
Here’s how it works:
Contact our Membership Chair Sherri by email .  She will respond and ask you to submit 5 pieces of your artwork for our jury process.
Once you’re approved, we’ll schedule a time to set up your display!
Since we’re a member owned and operated business you’ll need to be involved in working a few shifts at the gallery every month (don’t worry, we’ll train you).  We’ll also ask you to roll up your sleeves and get involved in helping to do a few other things around the gallery.  Maybe marketing, merchandising, social media or perhaps working on our special events or art display committees.

The cost to join is a very affordable $60/month and you get 85% of everything you sell!  We’ll help you market yourself, and we have a website and Facebook to help you get up and running.

GALLERY HOURS: Monday Open Painting 6-9 pm, Closed Tuesday, Wednesday 3-9 pm, Thursday 12-9 pm, Friday 3-9 pm, Saturday 11am-9pm, Sunday 1-6 pm

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Artist Reception

Our friends at the First Gallery of Olathe would like to invite the public to the following Event.

for John Ricklefs 
SATURDAY September 1, 6-9pm 
at the First Art Gallery of Olathe 

The First Art Gallery of Olathe would like to personally invite you to an art reception in honor of our September featured artist John Ricklefs. John will be showing his photography all month in the gallery. The reception for John is Saturday September 1, 6-9 pm. at the First Art Gallery of Olathe. The evening will include refreshments and live music provided by Diana Yancey
John invites you all to come check out his new photo’s and help him celebrate.

Artist statement:

John has been actively pursuing photography since 1960.  John worked in a national park that summer and his roommate bought him a small 35mm camera and it was off to the races.
He has done many things in photography over the years, some landscape, some lighthouses, some human interest, and some sports related for his kids and grandkids.  Over the past 12 years, he and his wife Marcie have traveled internationally to participate in mission work and have had the good fortune of returning home through a dozen or more countries.  While there, of course, they worked on photography in every country they traveled. September’s theme is AFTER DARK which is featuring photographs taken at night.  Included are such icons as the Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower and a few other from France, as well as many things closer to home.

         Original Photographs by John Ricklefs

To see more information about John visit our website
The First Art Gallery of Olathe is an artist cooperative that features original paintings, drawings, jewelry, fused glass, pottery, sculpture and photography by local artists. 

Art classes for children and adults are also available.
FIRST ART GALLERY OF OLATHE is located in the Olathe Station Shopping Center 11951 Strangline rd.

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Reception for Ruth Bukovac

OVA member Ruth Bukovac is the Featured Artist for May at the First Gallery of Olathe.  The public is invited to the reception on May 5th.  Good luck, Ruth!

FEATURED ARTIST RECEPTION for RUTH BUKOVAC May 5th,  6-9pm at the First Art Gallery of Olathe

The First Art Gallery of Olathe would like to personally invite you to an art reception in honor of our May featured artist Ruth Bukovac. Ruth will be showing her original sculptures and sculptural pottery all month in the gallery. The reception for Ruth is Saturday May 5th, 6-9 pm. at the First Art Gallery of Olathe. The evening will include refreshments and live music provided by guitarist Paul Martveli and violinist Diana Yancey.
Ruth invites you all to come check out her new work and help her celebrate her birthday. Ruth doesn’t want any gifts other than your presence, in fact Ruth will be giving a special gift to the first 20 people who wish her a happy birthday.


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Sculpture Workshop at First Art Gallery of Olathe

Our friends at First Gallery of Olathe would like to share an upcoming art class with us.

 HANDS-ON CLAY SCULPTURE WORKSHOP April 24th 5:30-8:30 at the First Art Gallery of Olathe

The First Art Gallery of Olathe would like to invite you to a Hands-On clay sculpture workshop taught by Professional Sculptor Glen Lavezzi. Glen will be teaching you step by step his method of making a clay wild bird of your choice. All materials will be provided and will include your clay sculpture being bisque fired. The cost for all three hours of the workshop is a bargain at $35. for members of Olathe Visual Artists and Gallery Members. It is $45. for the general public. Space is limited so sign up at the First Art Gallery of Olathe today. Don’t miss the chance to see Glen work his magic in clay.

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