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First Art Gallery August Events

The First Art Gallery of Olathe is a local artist co-op and a separate organization from Olathe Visual Artists.  The OVA often partners with the Gallery for classes and events and many of our members are also Gallery members.  Some of the classes listed below are being hosted by OVA members through the Gallery.  

Please verify class schedule with the Gallery.

Check out all our exciting classes and workshops

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Bi-Annual OVA Show in July

Just a reminder the bi-annual OVA show is at the gallery in July the art reception will be on July 6th 6-8pm.

Each OVA member can have 3-5 pieces (depending on size) on display for the show. The Show will end July 31, you can bring your pieces in to hang next weekend 29-30 or July 3, 4, 5 all pieces must be up by Saturday morning July 6th.

Sherri Hanna is the featured gallery artist this month.

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Call to Artists – Mini Art Quilt Exhibit

Olathe Visual Artists Association & The First Art Gallery of Olathe
December 1-31, 2018

A Call to Artists-Fiber Work Mini Art Quilts

The Olathe Visual Artists & The First Art Gallery of Olathe are seeking submissions from quilters in the Kansas City Metro area to participate in a Mini Art Quilt Exhibition

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September OVA Meeting Moved to the 20th

Due to many conflicts the OVA meeting will be 6pm Sept.20th instead of the 27th.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

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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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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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June Show at Paper Birch Landing

Paper Birch Landing (located in Kansas City North) would like to remind local artists that the deadline for their June Show “Bloom” has been extended to April 25th! They are looking for all mediums and photography! This show is to showcase everything that blooms! Life, color, flowers, summertime – even your abstract interpretation! This show will be Juried by Artists and Photographer Robert Hoops.

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