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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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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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