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OVA meeting THIS week!

Reminder:  This month’s OVA meeting has been moved to THIS Thursday.  Thursday the 20th, 6pm at the First Gallery.  Hope everyone can make it!

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Fund Raiser at Pinot’s Palette

Olathe Visual Artists Sponsored Fund Raiser At Pinot’s Palette
1945 S. Strang Line Rd., Olathe, KS

Tuesday, October 16 7:00 – 9:00PM
Painting It Forward: A paint and sip class with an extra dose of heart and soul. When you buy a seat in a Painting It Forward class, you’re making a donation to a nonprofit or community fundraiser. to register.

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Microsoft Word - ova fund raiser.docx

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Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Workshop

sponsored by Olathe Visual Artists
Tuesday, Oct. 23rd 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. or 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
$25.00 per artist.
A Fund Raiser for the Olathe High School Seniors’ Scholarship.

Come learn about the Day of the Dead while creating a mixed media painting. All supplies provided. Ages 7 & up. Make it a Family event. Bring snacks and a drink to: First Gallery of Olathe 11951 Strang Line Rd., Olathe Ks.

Please go to your PayPal account and then Send & Request, send money to, Be sure to put in the name of the workshop & how many seats. Thank you for supporting OVA. Space is limited to 15 painters per class.OVA dofd 18 final one - skull

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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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Fall Children’s Classes

The Olathe Visual Artists Association is sponsoring art and clay classes for children.  

Ages 7- 16
Students will learn a variety of methods for creating with clay as well as glazing. Each class offers a different project to go with the season. All materials provided INSTRUCTOR: Ruth Bukovac
Dates: Sundays – Oct. 14, Nov.11
Time: 2:00-3:00 pm
Cost: $25 Per class per child or 4 classes $90. (per child)
Microsoft Word - 2018 fall FLYER.doc

Ages: 7-15
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. All materials provided INSTRUCTOR: Ruth Bukovac
Dates: Sundays
Time: 3:30-4:30 or 4:30-5:30pm
Cost: $80.00 for 4 sessions One hour per session

Ages 7-16
Students will learn how to manipulate copper foil to create a raised design. Students will then use their foil design to cover a wooden box.
INSTRUCTOR: Ruth Bukovac
All materials provided
Dates: Dec. 2 Sunday
Time: 2:00-3:00
Cost: $25 per person
(Alternate dates/times are available.  Contact Ruth to discuss scheduling.)
Microsoft Word - 2018 fall FLYER.doc

ENROLL FOR ANY CLASS at THE First Gallery of Olathe located at 11951 Strang Line Road in the Olathe Station Shopping Center (Across from Old Chicago and next door to Game Stop)

Pay online using Paypal by going to your paypal account select Send & Request put in the send money space then put the class and time in the description and check out or pay at the gallery


Ruth Bukovac

Gallery Hours: Wed. – Sat. 10-6 Sun. 12-6pm

The Olathe Visual Artists Association is a non-profit group dedicated to promoting art in the community. Ruth Bukovac, (a certified Art Teacher) will teach all the classes. She has been teaching art for more than 40 years and is a retired art teacher from the Olathe Public Schools. The enrollment fee covers all the materials, equipment and expenses.

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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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The First Art Gallery of Olathe would like to personally invite you to an art reception on July 7th 6-9pm in honor of our Featured Artist John Burns.
John has been a valued member of First Art Gallery of Olathe for many years and a member of Olathe Visual Artists.  He has been happy to be the treasurer for both organizations and one of 16 artists who display their wonderful art in the gallery. John is ready for a new chapter in his life, so he will be retiring from the gallery and will become an Emeritus member. Everyone at the gallery wishes him the best, we hope many of his friends and family come to help him celebrate a long and successful art career. The evening will include complimentary refreshments and live music provided by guitarist Jacob Weakland. The Olathe Visual Artists will also have a special display up all month as well.

The reception is being held at the First Art Gallery of Olathe 11951 Strang Line Rd. in the Olathe Station Shopping Center

Original Acrylic Paintings by John Burns

Artist Statement
I did not start out as a child loving to paint or draw. I was 45 years old when after watching Bob Ross on TV, I decided to try my hand at it. It was not too bad for the first try, so I continued on. I attended three week long classes that Bob and his assistants provided. I became a Bob Ross certified instructor. I taught for about 8 years. I have been painting in oils but decided to try acrylics and have been painting in that medium ever since.
John W Burns
Olathe, Kansas

John will have his paintings specially priced to sell, since he will be moving on!

To see more information about John Burns visit his website

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