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Silent Auction Instructions Over 100 items in this auction are offered through the Silent Auction. Silent Auction items are displayed with a Silent Auction bid card (“S”) in addition to the identification label. To place a bid, print your name clearly on the card. (There is a minimum 50% bid on all auction items.) Please honor the minimum bid increase of $10. Failure to do so will disqualify your bid. Include your phone number so that we can contact you if you are not present to pick up your work at the end of the auction. Bids made without full names and phone numbers may be disqualified. Bids may be placed until 7:15pm in the middle gallery and 7:30pm in the large gallery on auction night, April 11, just before the Live Auction begins. The names of winners of Silent Auction items will be posted during the Live Auction on April 11. You may claim your Silent Auction item starting at 9pm in the Black Box Theater (entrance is located in the lower lobby). On Monday, April 13, telephone calls to winners who were not present on auction night will be made to inform them of their winning bid and to arrange for the pick-up of the item. We ask that winning bidders claim their items as soon as possible. BUY OUT OPTION Silent Auction items are available for “buy-out” at 200% of the posted retail value. Bids of that amount or more are not considered buy-outs unless the item has been paid for in advance. To buy-out an item, see the receptionist in the lobby. Once paid for, the item will be marked and will be available for pick-up at 9pm in the Black Box Theater on April 11, or afterwards. Please use this page to list your Bidder Number and purchases. Knowing the auction numbers of the items you have purchased will speed processing when you pick up your art works. Payment is required before artwork can be released. BIDDER’S NUMBER ________ ITEM NUMBER ______________ ITEM NUMBER ______________ ITEM NUMBER ______________ ITEM NUMBER ______________
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Artwork on stage is by Neil Goss and was created as part of the stage set for the Lawrence Arts Center’s production of “Peter and the Wolf.” Neil Goss lives in Lawrence, KS where he concentrates his work around natural Earth processes while responding to human impacts upon those processes. In 2012 he received two BFAs in Design with concentrations in Textiles and Ceramics from the University of Kansas School of the Arts. Goss has created numerous public art installations and has been in multiple group shows and solo shows such as “Reflexivity” and “Sacred Spaces.” He is the recipient of many scholarships, grants and awards including the Doris Carey Scholarship, TSA workshop scholarship, Hollander Family Fund Scholarship, KU SOTA research travel funds, and the KU Exiting Award Scholarship. He recently funded a Kickstarter to attend a residency in Brooklyn, NY. He currently is a practicing professional artist and teaches pottery and natural dyeing at the Lawrence Arts Center. These stage set works and others by Goss are available through the Lawrence Arts Center. For more information contact Ben Ahlvers, email@example.com.
Live Auction ORDER L-o Lisa Grossman Lawrence, KS
Clearing oil on canvas, 22”x24”, 2009 $2,000
Born in 1967 in western Pennsylvania, Grossman moved to Kansas City in the late 1980’s, and over the last twenty years established herself as a prominent painter and printmaker of eastern Kansas’s open prairie spaces and river valleys. In more than twenty solo shows in the Midwest and on either coast, Grossman has evolved a luminous and minimalist plein air style, focusing on the horizon and subtle shifts in light and color, weather and season. Based in Lawrence, Kansas since 1996, Grossman’s work is included in numerous public, private, corporate, and museum collections including the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas; the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Overland Park, Kansas; and the Beach Museum of Art at Kansas State University. Grossman has completed several significant commissions including large canvases for the Chiefs Art Program at Arrowhead stadium and the H & R Block Center, both in Kansas City. She was a 2009 recipient of the Kansas Arts Commission’s Mid-Career Fellowship. Grossman earned degrees from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and the University of Kansas, Lawrence. Grossman’s work is represented by Haw Contemporary in Kansas City, Missouri, the Strecker-Nelson Gallery in Manhattan, Kansas, the Gallery at Pioneer Bluffs in Matfield Green, Kansas, and Circa, in Minneapolis, MN. www.lisagrossmanart.com
L-1 Stephen Johnson Lawrence, KS
Sister City Jubilee, Limited Edition Eutin Print
giclée print, 24”x30”, 2014 $600
Stephen T. Johnson is a highly versatile American artist whose visually arresting and conceptually rich body of work forges connections between words, objects and ideas. His art spans a broad range of concepts, contexts and mediums including painting, collage, drawing, sculpture and installations and can be seen in museum and gallery exhibitions, site-specific public art commissions, and through his original award-winning children’s books. www.stephentjohnson.com
Live Auction ORDER L-2 Rick Stein Lawrence, KS
Cherry side table cherry wood, 43”x 12” x 26.5” $1,750
After a 20 year career in the bike business, I sold my store in 1994 and have been making furniture since then. I work primarily in sustainably grown, North American hardwoods, and prefer simple, straightforward designs that allow the beauty of the wood to take center stage. www.thunderworksinc.com
L-3 Margaret Weisbrod Morris Lawrence, KS
Morning, I-70 acr ylic on panel, 24”x36” $2,000
An artist trained in analytical psychology, Margaret Weisbrod Morris’s work is a straightforward blend of metaphor and reality, with a touch of the absurd. Working in a variety of mediums and subjects, her work focuses on visually representing sensory dynamics and visual minutiae to convey the intensity of precise moments in life. Morris is drawn to monotonous, repetitive visual elements, and strange, illogical visual situations, and her her work juxtaposes emptiness with chaos, calm with intensity to create meticulous, dreamlike, or irrational scenes that are based in reality but are slightly implausible. Morris holds a BFA from the University of WisconsinMadison, and an MA from New York University.
L-4 Heather Smith Jones Lawrence, KS
Surrounded by Glory oil on panel, 30”x30” $1,200
Heather Smith Jones is an artist working in painting, drawing, photography, and printmaking, and is the author of Water Paper Paint, Exploring Creativity with Watercolor and Mixed Media. Smith Jones’s work is represented by galleries in the Midwest and on the East coast, and is part of public and private collections around the globe. She earned an MFA from The University of Kansas in 2001, and a BFA in Painting from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC in 1996. Since 2004, she has been an instructor in the Arts-Based Preschool at the Lawrence Arts Center and has taught all ages of children, college, and adult classes. Originally from the mountains of Tennessee and later the South Carolina coast, Smith Jones moved to Lawrence in 1998, where she currently lives with her husband. www.heathersmithjones.com
Live Auction ORDER L-5 John Sebelius Lawrence, KS
Dorothy #3 spray paint and epoxy on panel, 18”x24”, 2015 $650
John Sebelius is an interdisciplinary artist who holds an M.F.A. in drawing and painting from the University of Kansas and a B.F.A. in illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design. Sebelius’s work has been featured in: Harper’s, Express, DETAILS, Review, CNN, Aspen Daily News, The Washington Post, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. John has shown work in Sydney, Australia, Providence, Kansas City, Chicago, and recently had a solo exhibition at the Gonzo Museum in Aspen, CO. Sebelius was also named the Best Artist of 2012 by the Lawrence Journal World “Best of Lawrence” voters. He had a show at the Lawrence Arts Center late summer 2014. www.johnsebelius.com
L-6 John Ferry Prairie Village, KS
Kansas City Rooftop #2 5.5”x8” $1,500
John Ferry lives and paints in Prairie Village Kansas. His works are part of the permanent collections of: Stowers Institute, H & R Block, American Century, Sprint and The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. www.johnferry.net
L-7 Justin Marable Topek a, KS
Through the Waves of Wildgrass serigraph monoprint, 19”x26”, 2009 $600
I was raised in Robinson, a northeastern Kansas farm town. Throughout my life, I have learned and wandered within the boundaries of Kansas, observing the social and physical landscape of the surrounding region. I find inspiration in geography and history of the Midwest. Social and environmental issues drive much of my work as well as influences from family, nature, and everyday life. I currently reside in Topeka with my wife and daughters. I work full time at my home as an artist, husband, and father. In Kansas I’ve settled, grown my roots, and created a life grounded in art, family, and community. www.justinmarable.com
Live Auction ORDER L-8 Julie Green Cor vallis, OR
After, Fur Man, Red Curtain Lithograph, 19”x15” each, 2008 $1,200
Julie Green was born in Japan in 1961. A professor at Oregon State University, she lives in the Willamette Valley with her husband Clay Lohmann and their small cat, Mini. Half of each year, usually winter months, is spent on The Last Supper. In summer, Green paints personal narratives. Her egg tempera is included in the 7th edition of A World of Art published by Prentice Hall. Green has had twenty-seven solo exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad, been featured in The New York Times, a Whole Foods mini-documentary, National Public Radio, Ceramics Monthly and Gastronomica, and recently received the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant for Painters and Sculptors. www.greenjulie.com
L-9 Jack Collins Lawrence, KS
Westward Mixed media, 25”x25”, 2013 $2,000
Texture always plays a large part in my paintings, actual and visual; currently breaking into the picture plane and creating actual 3-D space on canvas. Also simplifying composition to eliminate all that isn’t important to the painting. Simplification makes each mark significant. Paint application is also paramount. I mix different methods of making marks and shapes together to create a visual tension. “Westward” is one of the first paintings of this series.
L-10 Archie Gobber K ansas City, MO
Made America Gouache on board, 8.5”x11”, 2012 $1,200
Archie Scott Gobber is a painter, sculptor and native Missourian working in Kansas City, Missouri. His work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions locally, nationally and internationally. Gobber’s work resides in many museum, public and private collections. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1988. www.archiescottgobber.com
Live Auction ORDER L-11 Gerry Miller Lawrence, KS
Ladies Portrait Class acr ylic on canvas, 36”x48” $750
Gerry Miller is a 1947 graduate of KU in the painting department. She has been a Lawrence resident for 20 years and paints daily in her home studio.
L-12 Hong Zhang Lawrence, KS
Black Chinese fine style ink painting on rice paper, 12” x12”, 2014 $1,500
Born and raised in China, Hong grew up in an academic environment. Both her parents are retired art professors and her two sisters are also painters. When she was 15, Hong and her twin-sister Bo won the national competition to attend the high school attached to the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. From there, she began her professional art training. In 1994, Hong received B.F.A. in Chinese Ink Painting from Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, M.A. from CSU Sacramento in 2002 and M.F.A. from University of California, Davis in 2004. Hong currently resides in Lawrence, Kansas with her husband and daughter. For 10 years, Hong has studied under both Chinese and American fine arts educational systems, and she has discovered a balance between the two cultures and artistic styles. In China, she developed a solid foundation in painting, but the content was restricted. In 1996, Hong came to America to expand her education in fine arts. The graduate school in the US has provided Hong with the freedom to develop new concepts for her work. This unique experience has been recognized with a Skowhegan Artist Residency Full Scholarship (2003), a Dedalus Foundation MFA Fellowship (2004) and Pollock Krasner Foundation grant (2006). Hong has exhibited her work nationally and internationally at different venues such as the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in DC, Asia Society Texas Center in Houston, Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, The White Rabbit Gallery in Sydney, Australia, The Museum of Contemporary Art Norway in Oslo, The 3rd Chengdu Biennale and The 9th Shanghai Biennale in China, Ink Studio in Beijing, Galerie Steph in Singapore, The Portland Museum of Art in Maine, The Center for Contemporary Art Sacramento, San Francisco Chinese Culture Center, Lawrence Arts Center, whitespace in Atlanta, BRIC Rotunda Gallery in Brooklyn, The Chinese Porcelain Company in NYC and at University galleries. Her work is selected in many public and private collections such as Sylvain Levy/ DSL Collection (Paris), The White Rabbit Collection of Contemporary Chinese Art ( Sydney), The Ministry of Culture of China ( Beijing), The Origo Family Collection of Chinese Ink Paintings ( Zurich), Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas, Ulrich Art Musuem at Wichita State University and The Kansas City Collection. Hong has been invited to give talks/workshops at the universities, museums and galleries. www.hongchunzhang.com
Live Auction ORDER L-13 Russell Wrankle Toquer ville, UT
Red Hare ceramic, 14”x10”x21”, 2012 $2,000
Russell Wrankle received his MFA from Southern Illinois University in 1999. In 2001, he returned to the West to create an art-centered life in Toquerville, Utah. He is an assistant professor of art at Southern Utah University www.russellwrankle.com
L-14 Tim Forcade Lawrence, KS
Regarding a Dangerous Place lacquered photographic print on paper, 33”x45”, 2015 $1,850
Tim Forcade is a multimedia artist who works with electronic systems, variable speed motors, theatrical lighting, video and photography to create imagery inspired by light in all its forms. His work has been published, collected and exhibited worldwide. Recent exhibits include the StreckerNelson Gallery, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art and Albrecht Kemper Museum of Art. www.forcadeimages.com
L-15 Robert Zerwekh Lawrence, KS
Time Ages All Things oil on panel, 8”x 10”, 2007 $1,000
I have been creating realistic still-life oil painting since the early 1970s. I have participated in numerous juried and invitational shows and have received several awards. I have done many commissioned paintings and my work is in collections throughout the country. www.zerwekh.hypermart.net
Live Auction ORDER L-16 Susan Grace Lawrence, KS
Figure in Gold with Hands Oil on linen, 72”x24”, 2010 $2,600
The paintings of Susan Grace have been exhibited widely at galleries and museums throughout the U.S, and she has received numerous awards for her work. She has had two solo shows at the Lawrence Arts Center, most recently in the main gallery in 2011. Her work was included in the “Lawrence Magazine” anniversary issue, “10 Years” (Fall, 2014), which focused on ten artists that had been featured in the magazine in the last ten years. A recent honor is having two paintings commissioned for The Art of Emprise collection, Emprise Bank, Wichita, KS. www.susangracestudio.com
L-17 Angie Pickman Lawrence, KS
A Soft Light Shining hand cut paper, 19”x23”, 2015 $675
Angie Pickman, Lawrence, KS, is a nationally recognized cut paper artist that combines the art of traditional paper cutting with collage to create intricately detailed works of art and animations. She received her master’s degree in 2004 from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, which is where she first learned of the art of silhouette animation artist Lotte Reiniger (1899 – 1981). Her love of nature and the tranquility of the rural terrain, as well as Reiniger’s style and technique, inspired Pickman to set off on the artistic path that she continues today. She exhibits at galleries and art fairs nationally, does illustration, animation and design work, conducts public presentations on her art, and teaches various art classes and workshops. www.ruralpearl.com
L-18 Jim Connelly Lawrence, KS
Ocean Jasper Penant sterling silver, 14K yellow gold, ocean jasper, 24” length $925
The ocean jasper used in this pendant is from one of Jim’s earliest gemstone dealers. Jim met Gene Mueller in the mid 70’s at a gem show in Kansas City & a relationship was formed for Gene had graduated from Ottawa University. Gene’s lapidary business is located in Cedarburg, Wisconsin where he collects jasper & agate from around the world. Many of his stones are like contemporary paintings making them a challenge to design around. More pieces of Jim’s jewelry using stones from The Gem Shop can be seen at Spectator’s, 710 Massachusetts in downtown Lawrence.
Live Auction ORDER L-19 Valerie Campos Lawrence, KS
El Corazon from Cuentos Chinos print, 47”x33” $750
Self-taught, began painting at the age of 22 years, born in Mexico City, Valerie grew up in Los Angeles, California during the 90s in direct contact with the street art and lowbrow, this were her early visual influences. In 2007 she presented her first solo exhibition at the Quetzalli Gallery of Oaxaca. Since then, she has shown her work in various forums inside and outside the country as the Instituto de Artes. www.valeriecampos.com
L-20 Stan Herd Lawrence, KS
Young Woman of Brazil two color serigraph print with hand-coloring, ar tist proof, 22”x28” on arches paper, framed in Brazillian hardwood $1,100
Stan herd is a Kansas-based Earthworks artist working in Brazil to create a permanent four acre design, to help build a platform for cultural and humanitarian relationships between the two counties. Herd’s work has been seen on: CBS Sunday Morning; Fox Television Breakfast Time; Dateline NBC; CNN News; Good Morning America ABC; and National Public Radio, All Things Considered.
Live Auction ORDER L-21 FEATURED ARTIST Clare Doveton Lawrence, KS
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Field Notes oil on canvas, 15”x30”, 2014 $1,900
Light Burns Dim oil on canvas, 24”x24”, 2014 $1,900
Clare Doveton moved to New York City in 1994, where she was formally trained in painting at Parsons School of Art and Design. There she received a BFA in Fine Arts on merit scholarship and began exhibiting her work in galleries. In 2004 Doveton moved her studio to Kansas, where she currently works in her studio in the Lawrence Cultural District. www.claredoveton.com
L-22 Gesine Janzen Lawrence, KS
Near Clarkston lithograph, 15”x43”, 2011 $840
Gesine Janzen was born in Newton, Kansas in 1967. She studied art at Bethel College, Newton, KS; The University of Kansas; Studio Art Centers International in Florence, Italy; and earned her M.F.A. from the University of Iowa. Her work has been exhibited widely, both nationally and internationally, including a recent show at the International Print Center New York. Her prints are included in public and corporate collections such as the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Hallmark collection, Sprint, and the Beach Museum of Art in Manhattan, Kansas. She was also named Gift Print Artist for 2003 by the Beach Museum. Janzen has taught at the Kansas City Art Institute, the University of Missouri in Kansas City, and is currently working as Assistant Professor of Art and Head of Printmaking at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. Janzen’s recent woodcuts include images of hand-built constructions intended for children’s play, wooden houses, and farm buildings based on the structures from around her family home. This lithograph was created at Lawrence Lithography. www.gesinejanzen.com
Live Auction ORDER L-23 Chris Wolf Edmonds Berr yton, KS
Sumac giclée print on aluminum, 40”x40”, 2013 $1,600
For a span of 45 years Chris Wolf Edmonds has created a body of work that has been exhibited, collected and published internationally. Her quilts are diverse in design and technique. They have won awards, been featured in books, on magazine covers, and are included in museum, corporate, public, and private collections. In addition to her hand painted and printed fabrics, she uses a camera, computer, and pigment based ink jet printer to produce images on cotton fabric as well as enlarged details from nature printed on aluminum. www.chrisedmondsstudioquilts.com
L-24 Roger Shimomura Lawrence, KS
Eternal Foreigner #7 acr ylic on canvas, 72”x24”, 2006 $13,000
Roger Shimomura is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus from the University of Kansas. He has had over 130 solo exhibitions and has lectured as a visiting artist at over 200 universities, art schools and museums. He is a Distinguished Alumnus from the University of Washington, in Seattle. In 2011, he was selected to be a USA Fellow. He is in the permanent collections of over 85 museums,and his personal letters are being collected by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. His work was featured in “Asian American Portraits of Encounter” at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. He is represented by galleries in N.Y.C., Seattle, Kansas City, and Santa Fe
Live Auction ORDER L-25 Jeromy Morris Lawrence, KS
Terrain mixed media on shipping crate, 30.5”X34.5”, 2015 $900
Jeromy Morris was born in Denver, CO and has a bachelor’s degree in Visual Communications and Graphic design from the University of Kansas. He is a founding member of the Fresh Produce Art Collective, Director at SeedCo Studios and Curator at the Cider Gallery. Morris is constantly finding new techniques to express his creativity through multiple mediums. He fuses together photography, fine art and graphic design to “build moods” using mixed techniques. Inspired by chaos and the mundane, he seeks out subtleties and embraces the accidental. Morris’ process oriented work deals with, interactions and happenings relating to, consumerism and advertising, urban ruins and type decay, nature vs. industry and the equilibrium and fusion thereof. Jeromy lives in Lawrence, KS with his wife Quinn, daughter Opal, and dog Vincint. www.jeromymorris.com
L-26 Dave Van Hee Lawrence, KS
Johnny Winter Once Set Foot in this Building acr ylic paint on wood, 29”x47”, 2015 $1,500
Like cold manicotti the next morning, this catalog will be even more fun in the kitchen tomorrow. Savor this: Dave Van Hee was born in Kansas City Missouri, 1950. Dave moved to Lawrence, Kansas in 1972. In 2015, he heard that there are 300,000,000 stars in Milky Way galaxy. www.davevanhee.etsy.com
Live Auction ORDER L-27 Laura Ramberg Lawrence, KS
I am the Hoop, I am the Jumper limestone, 8”x16”, 2015 $900
Laura Ramberg is a longtime local artist and teacher. Her work as a commissioned sculptor can be found in many homes , businesses, churches, and schools throughout the region. She worked as a stone carver on the restoration of the Douglas County Courthouse as well as the state capital building in Topeka. She has been the art teacher at Douglas County Youth Services for the past seventeen years. Laura enjoys creating hand built ceramic sculpture and carving native limestone. She was presented the Phoenix Award for exceptional artistic achievement in 2013. www.lauraramberg.wordpress.com
L-28 Molly Murphy Lawrence, KS
The Golden In-Between oil on canvas, 24”x24” , 2015 $1,200
Molly Murphy grew up on a farm near Baldwin, KS, the subject of much of her current work. She lives in Lawrence, while maintaining studios in Lawrence and in Kansas City’s Crossroads area. Her work has shown and is in collections nationally and internationally. She serves on the Board of Directors at LAC, was the 2012 Seaside Visual Artist in Residence, and continues to exhibit in group and solo shows around the country. www.mollyfrancesmurphy.com
L-29 Ben Ahlvers Lawrence, KS
Head terra cotta, glaze, 14”x12”x12”, 2015 $850
Ahlvers is Director of Exhibitions at the Lawrence Arts Center in Lawrence Kansas. He is a father and an active artist who has exhibited his work internationally and has works in many private and public collections. He received his MFA from Ohio University and his BFA from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. www.benahlvers.com
Live Auction ORDER L-30 Rick Mitchell Lawrence, KS
Autumn, Clinton Lake archival color photograph, framed print, 2011 $950
Rick Mitchell is an independent artist, photographer and writer. From 1974 to 1992 he taught photography at Rutgers University and upon moving to Kansas taught at Baker University and Kansas University. From 1993 to 2009, he was Director of the Exhibition Program at the Lawrence Arts Center. Mitchell has exhibited his work since 1970 and has received grants to further his interdisciplinary work from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Science Foundation, the New Jersey Arts Commission, the New Jersey Historical Commission, the Kansas Arts Commission, Kansas Health Foundation and the Lawrence Arts Commission. www.rwmitchellimages.com
L-31 Gerit Grimm Madison, WI
Bird Lovers Wheel-thrown stoneware, 20”x19”x7”, 2015 $1950
Gerit Grimm was born and grew up in Halle, German Democratic Republic. In 1995, she finished her apprenticeship, learning the traditional German trade as a potter at the “Altbürgeler blau-weiss GmbH” in Bürgel, Germany and began work as a Journeyman for Joachim Jung in Glashagen, Germany. She earned an Art and Design Diploma in 2001 studying ceramics at Burg Giebichenstein, Halle, Germany. In 2002, she was awarded the German DAADGovernment Grant from the University of Michigan School of Art and Design, where she graduated with an MA in 2002. She received her MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2004. She has taught at CSULB, Pitzer College, Doane College and MSU Bozeman and has worked at major residencies like Mc Coll Center, Bemis Center, Kohler Arts & Industry Program, and the Archie Bray Foundation. In 2009, NET Television created “Fantasia in Clay,” a Nebraska Story about Gerit and her work. Grimm is now an Assistant Professor at University of Wisconsin, Madison. www.geritgrimm.com
Live Auction ORDER L-32 Sally Piller Lawrence, KS
Black Fox etching and aquatint, 16”x13”, 2012 $500
Sally Frerichs Piller was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1955. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in printmaking at the University of Kansas in 1977. Making woodblock prints has been the primary focus of her art making in her adult life, though she also works in other printmaking techniques such as intaglio, lithography, monotype, letterpress, as well as in many other media, including painting in oil and gouache, ceramics, assemblage, wood carving, papermaking, and the most important in her opinion, drawing. One of her large color woodblock prints was acquired by The Spencer Art Museum, where it was included in an exhibit entitled, “Inspired by Japan,” 2003, which featured 19th and 20th century western art as well as Edo period Japanese masterpieces, and in “Windmills to Workshops, Lawrence and the Visual Arts” in 2004. In 2007 to 2009, Sally was the owner, director and curator of 6 Gallery in Lawrence, Kansas. The gallery featured group shows with topical themes. Sally has been working in mokuhanga, Japanese woodblock printing, since 2005 and in Oct.-Nov. 2013 she won a five week residency at Mokuhanga Innovations Laboratory in Kawaguchiko Japan. She has taught this technique at the Lawrence Arts Center. www.sallyfpiller.com
L-33 Patti Warashina Seattle, WA
14-D Bird Covered Jar 10”x13.5”x4.5”, 2014 $1,800
Patti Warashina is an American artist known for her imaginative ceramic sculptures. Her works are in the collection of the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. She is a pioneer in the ceramic art field.
Live Auction ORDER L-34 Louis Copt Lecompton, KS
Flames at Night oil on canvas, 16”x20”, 2005 $1,650
Artist Louis Copt was born January 29, 1949 and reared in Emporia, Kansas. He graduated from Emporia State University in 1971 with a degree in art. Copt began his career as a full time artist in 1985 after returning from a summer of study at the Art Students League in New York City. The focus for Copt’s painting has been Kansas in general and specifically on the Flint Hills and the annual prairie burning. Louis has taught at the Lawrence Arts Center for over 14 years and has led travel and painting workshops to France, Spain and Italy. He has also taught classes at the University of Kansas and currently lives in Lecompton. www.louiscopt.com
L-35 Joelle Ford Lawrence, KS
The Missing “M” mixed media, 25”x40”, 2014 $800
“The Missing ‘M’” was made for both children and adults. It is donated in memory of Chuck Loveland who was a pediatrician and friend of my family. Chuck was a supporter of the arts, and this work is one I think he would have enjoyed hanging in his office. www.joelleford.com
L-36 Jan Gaumnitz Lawrence, KS
Flight monoprint, photography, 46”x30” $1500
As a child, Jan lived on a farm near a lake in Minnesota. The close association with nature had an enduring influence on her life and art. Gaumnitz prefers to be outside “seeing, experiencing, remembering, collecting and photographing,” than creating a work of art inside her studio. By investigating sources for new or old ideas, challenging new techniques and materials, yet following basic fundamentals of art, she works to present a unique expression in a variety of media. www.jangaumnitzstudio.com
Live Auction ORDER L-37 Kristin Morland Lawrence, KS
Invisible Strings sequins, beads, paint, ink 26”x40”, 2013 $975
Received BFA degree in 1998; concentrating in painting and weaving at the University of Kansas. Kristin has been utilizing sequins as her main medium for the last 14 years. Making use of contrast and color, as well as form and texture, I am able to condense my perspectives, and interface my language with my experience. www.kristinmorland.com
l-38 Jen Unekis Lawrence, KS
Still diptych, 8 1/2”x31”, 14” x31” $550
Jen Unekis lives in a little yellow bungalow by the river with her husband David and daughter Adeline Grace. She was born in LA but spent her childhood in rural Kansas, Oklahoma, and Idaho. She moved to Lawrence, Ks in 1983 to attend KU and is happy to call Lawrence her home. She is currently working in acrylic paints, graphite, and pigments on plaster board. Jen creates layered painted surfaces removing and adding elements until she has created the piece she is looking for. Each work evokes a feeling, a mood and has its own personality. www.jenunekis.com
L-39 John Gary Brown Lawrence, KS
Ornamental Frost oil on canvas, 44”x44”, 1995 $3,000
John Gary Brown lives and works in Lawrence, Kansas and Creede, Colorado. He has a Masters Degree (MFA) from The University of Washington in Seattle. John taught art classes at The University of Kansas, University of Nebraska, The University of Washington and The Wichita Art Museum. He has been painting since 1960 and has sold six hundred paintings in twenty commercial galleries over the years. He has won many museum prizes and purchases, including First Prize at the Mid-America Exhibition at the Nelson/Atkins Museum in Kansas City, a purchase award at the Joslyn Gallery in Omaha, and a purchase by the Institute of Arts and Letters in New York.
Live Auction ORDER L-40 FEATURED ARTIST Clare Doveton Lawrence, KS
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Early Winter oil on canvas, 48”x48”, 2014 $4,300
The Drift of Things oil on canvas, 36”x60”, 2014 $4,300
Down Comes the Night oil on canvas, 48”x48”, 2014 $4,300
Clare Doveton moved to New York City in 1994, where she was formally trained in painting at Parsons School of Art and Design. There she received a BFA in Fine Arts on merit scholarship and began exhibiting her work in galleries. In 2004 Doveton moved her studio to Kansas, where she currently works in her studio in the Lawrence Cultural District. www.claredoveton.com
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Project-based Residencies This residency supports area artists who wish to learn new mediums and/ or who need temporary studio space to complete special projects. Artists receive use of studio space at the Arts Center, a materials stipend, and private instruction in any medium.
Short Term Invitational Residencies These residencies include visual and performing artists who are commissioned to create new work for the Lawrence Arts Center.
Year Long Residencies in Ceramics and Printmaking The Lawrence Arts Center offers 12 month artist in residence programs to ceramics and printmaking artists. Each year, applicants with M.F.A. degrees apply for the two positions. The residents, chosen by Arts Center staff, other artists, and curators, receive living space, a monthly stipend, curatorial and technical support, instruction in teaching workshops and classes, and a solo exhibition of new work created at the Arts Center. They teach classes and care for studio spaces. Our 2013-14 artists-in residence are John McCaughey, printmaking. Kyla Strid, ceramics.
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silent Auction S-42 Inge Balch Baldwin City, KS
6th & Dearborn ear thenware, 23”, 2015 $450 Professor of Ar t, Baker University, Baldwin City KS. Born and raised in Copenhagen Denmark. BFA/BA Kansas State University, MFA University of K ansas.
S-43 Neal Barbour Lawrence, KS
It Happened Fast and Then Continued high-fired porcelain paper clay, 20”x20”, 2014 $220 Neal Barbour studied in the ar t depar tment at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA. After graduating in 2002, he became a commercial screenprinter working for business (Casual Industrees) and pleasure (Fog. 1 Designs). Working by commission and freelance, he produced a variety of materials including posters, apparel, and band merchandise. His work was displayed in several local shows including the Winter Comission, Bellingham Electronic Ar ts Festival, and in various collective shows in Minneapolis and Chicago. After several years of itinerant ar tistr y, he went to the University of Por tland to attain a MA with a focus in Ar t Education in 2007. He taught public high school for three years in Por tland, OR and three years in Topek a, KS. During this time, he began to explore the vast world of ceramics under the tutelage of ceramicist Wil McDaniel. His current work focuses on handbuilt sculpture and wheel thrown functional pieces. He now is works as Director of Youth at the Lawrence Ar ts Center and continues to produce ar t as a practice.
S-44 Jason Barr Lawrence, KS
Prayer Works serigraph, 18”x24”, 2015 $250 Jason Barr is a print maker and illustrator. A prolific stream of conscious doodler. His work employs humor, psychedelia, and pop culture with an irreverent twist. www.barrlovesyou.com
Silent Auction S-45 Tom Bartel Athens, OH
Skull with Party Hat ceramic, 12”x6”x5”, 2015 $400 Tom Bar tel grew up on the Erie shores of Cleveland, Ohio and is known for his disturbing and humorous fragmented ceramic figures that take cues from a “shotgun blast ” of influences ranging from antiquity to popular culture. Bar tel is currently the Ceramics Area Chairperson and is an Associate Professor at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. www.tombartel.net
S-46 Nancy Bjorge Lawrence, KS
Seven Blue Flowers paper, 3”x3”x24”, 2010 $450 Nancy holds an MA and an MFA.She has worked as a jewelr y and ar t paper folding ar tist since 1984..She has had solo shows in San Francisco, California; St. Paul, Minnesota; Lawrence, Kansas, New York City, New York and Eutin, Germany.
S-47 Vernon Brejcha Lawrence, KS
Matrix Bowl glass, 7”x7”x7” $700 Vernon Brejcha is one of the pioneers of the modern glass studio movement. Over 40 years ago, he studied at the bir thplace of ar tist glass with Har vey Littleton at the University of Wisconsin. From there, he developed glass studios for Tusculum College in Tennessee and the University of K ansas. Being a native of Kansas, the theme of Vern’s work has been about life and passion on the prairie. Vern’s students have become renowned as teachers and studio ar tists. His work is represented in over fifty museums worldwide. He has also done major corporate commissions and is represented in private collections on ever y continent. After retiring from The University of K ansas he continues to work in his personal studio south of Lawrence, K ansas.
silent Auction S-48 Kim Brook Lawrence, KS
Love Meanders porcelain vase (water etched), 13”x5”, 2015 $220 Kim Brook is a Ceramics Ar tist and Ar ts Educator. She first discovered clay at the Lawrence Ar ts Center in a First Time Potter class taught by Hollie Rice. It was instant love for clay, and she changed her major at KU from Linguistics to Ceramics. Kim now teaches that First Time Potter class! Kim’s future plans include more teaching and travelling to Korea to volunteer at the same orphanage that loved and sheltered her for the first 2 years of her life. Kim will also be studying and learning more about ceramics in Asia.
S-49 Eliza Bullock Lawrence, KS
Feast/Famine mixed media print on paper, 20” x 20”, 2015 $525 I am a Lawrence -based ar tist working in printmaking, mixed media and photography. I received my BFA from Ohio University in Graphic Design in 1995. After graduating and moving to San Francisco, I worked as a designer and ar t director in the publishing industr y. I began making monotypes through a series of classes and workshops in San Francisco. I also studied printmaking at the Santa Reparata International School of Ar t in Florence, Italy. It wasn’t until moving to Lawrence in 2009, where I became aware of the Lawrence Ar ts Center and its John Talleur Print Studio, that I was able to turn my focus exclusively to fine ar t and photography. www.elizabullock.com
S-50 Jon O’Neal, MD Salina, KS
Cowboy, Eskridge Labor Day Rodeo Digital photographic print, 13 x 20” $500 Jon O’Neal studied history of art and history of photography at the University of Kansas, then received an MD, also from the University of Kansas. His rodeo photographs deal with young cowboys and cowgirls focusing on their performance before they perform. The series of photos was shot at Eskridge, KS Labor Day rodeos and the Bennington, KS rodeo. O’Neal has attended the Eskridge Labor Day Rodeo on and off
Silent Auction starting in 1975, and he recently bought the old Eskridge High School and Elementary School, which border on the rodeo grounds, which he plans on turning into an independent film studio. His work is including in museum collections around the country, including the Sandzen Gallery in Lindsborg, KS, the Spencer Museum of Art in Lawrence, KS, the Princeton University Art Museum, the Library of Congress, and the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in NYC.
S-51 Michaela Carmen Taos, NM
“Remember East” #3 of “Lawrence” Series cherr y, cedar, paper, cotton, and watercolor on journey wood, 6.5”x6.5”, 2014 $350 Michaela Carmen continues her journey of art making, floating from the Kansas plains to the high desert mountains of New Mexico. Landing on soil rich in quartz and a sea of sage she now works out of Flight Wind Studio in Taos. She continues to create skyscapes incorporating new found native materials from the land of the Pueblo. Her work treads ethereal by embracing dreams and personal journey to lead the process yet a sense of familiarity in using found materials in which the construction becomes an exercise in sustainability. Michaela Carmen is a published artist and co-founded the Upstage Gallery in 2007, located in the historical Jayhawk Theatre in Topeka, Kansas. In 2012 she joined the Board at the Percolator Artspace and in 2013 was a resident at SeedCo. Studios in Lawrence, KS. Michaela Carmen studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Illinois.
Grace Carmody Lawrence, KS
S-52 Bejeweled Handbag found objects, recycled earrings, various stones on purchased fabric handbag, 7”x7” $100
S-53 Chain of Errors sterling, 36” long $225
S-54 Earrings sterling, 14K gold $225 Grace has been a metalsmith since 1976. She studied at the University of Kansas, graduating with an MFA in the School of Fine Arts. Her
silent Auction jewelry designs are inspired from artists in the Modernist Mid Century Movement using their artistic ideals of Modernist Construction design. Working in her home studio, her original work is exclusively hand wrought from silver and gold and occasionally using accents of copper and bronze.
S-56 Carol Ann Carter Lawrence, KS
Lessons 2012-2015 digital drawing $1100 Carol Ann Carter is an interdisciplinary artist who explores the creative possibilities present in the space between things: ideas, cultures, and materials. Carter earned an M.F.A from The University of Notre Dame in 1974, and a B.F.A from The Herron School of Art of Indiana University in 1970, She also studied at The Yale Summer School of Music and Art and Ball State University. She has been on the faculty of Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame IN, Penn State University, The University of Michigan, and since 1996, The University of Kansas Visual Art Department, currently in Painting and Drawing. Carter’s creative work, which began in intaglio printmaking, has moved to mixed media painting and construction, digital imaging, installation, performance, and video. She has also explored multimedia collaborations across cultures and disciplines in the arts. Selected exhibits and installations include: Body/Objeckte, Luebeck, Germany, a solo video installation at The Burgkloster Kulterforum, in Lubeck, Germany, and Living Room at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Carter is a recipient of two Kansas Art Commission/NEA Individual Master Artist Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Art. Carol Ann Carter is Professor of Art at the University of Kansas.
S-57 Martin Cheng Lawrence, KS
Untitled lithograph (LAC impression), 15”x20”, 1987 $500 Mar tin Fan Cheng is a Chinese -American watercolorist and former student of Roger Shimomura’s. He currently resides in Lawrence K ansas. The image was drawn with a litho pencil directly on stone by the ar tist. It was printed by hand on a direct pressure flatbed press.
Silent Auction Paul & Deb Chaussee McLouth, KS
S-58 All About the Journey mosaic from stained and fused glass, ceramics, mirrors, and found objects, 46”x17”, 2015 $350
S-59 Looking for Fun in All the Right Places Mosaic from stained and fused glass, ceramics, mirrors, and found objects, 28”x29”, 2015 $300 Paul and Deb’s mosaics can be seen at the American Jazz museum in KC, Betty Ford Alpine Garden Galler y in Vail, Colorado and the eight windows in the ECM chapel on the KU campus.
Ellen Chindamo Lawrence, KS
S-60 14K Earrings 14K gold $265
S-61 14K Necklace 14K gold $245
S-62 Large 14K Earrings 14k gold $315 Ellen Chindamo is a native Kansan from Lawrence. She received her Fine Ar ts degree from the University of K ansas, majoring in Metalsmithing. As former Director of Education at the Lawrence Ar ts Center, she remains avid about the ar ts. In keeping with her passion for philanthropy and her alma mater, Ellen works for KU Endowment but continues to design and create her jewelr y for commissions, organizations, and individuals.
Silent Auction S-63 Jessica Conner Lawrence, KS
Tweeze Ear thenware, 24”, 2015 $300 BA, Bethany College, Lindsborg, KS 2000; MFA, Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS 2006; Lawrence Arts Center Ceramics Resident 2006-2007; Lawrence Arts Center Studio Coordinator, 2009-2013; Bonner Springs High School Art Instructor, 2014-present. www.jessicaconner.com
S-64 Eric Conrad Lawrence, KS
Game Plan lithograph, 14”x11”, 2015 $300 Eric Conrad lives in Lawrence, Kansas and is an Associate Professor at Emporia State University. He completed a BA in Mathematics and Fine Ar t from Kalamazoo College in Michigan and did his undergraduate study at the School of Ar t Institute of Chicago, and Rhode Island School of Design, where he received an MFA in Painting and Printmaking in 2000. www.eric-conrad.com
S-65 Mark Cowardin Lawrence, KS
Cloud (Electric 2) wood, bronze, and metal leaf $1500 Mark Cowardin is a father, a husband, ar tist, and educator. His studio practice consists of an essential and delicate balance of these four jobs. Mark ’s sculptural work obser ves the complicated, sometimes troubling, and always compelling intersection between humans and the natural world. His graceful sculptures juxtapose materials and conflicting ideas, and as a native U.S. Midwesterner, Cowardin examines the complex relationship to natural resources that the Midwest sometimes embodies. The implications of Cowardin’s narratives are sometimes alarming, complex and layered, and often ultimately tinged with yearning for a connection to the past and a hope for the future. Mark Cowardin received an MFA in sculpture from the University of Arizona and a BFA from the University of K ansas. An Associate Professor of Ar t at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Mark currently resides with his family in Lawrence, Kansas. His work is included in numerous private and public collections including the John Michael Kohler Ar t Center, Kohler Corporation, Rockhurst Uni-
Silent Auction versity, and 360 Architecture. Mark ’s work is also included in the Nerman Museum of Contemporar y Ar t, which is the location of his upcoming solo exhibition opening this May. www.markcowardin.com
S-66 Laurie Culling Lawrence, KS
Release...4 mixed media on handmade paper, 20”x16”, 2015 $325 Laurie Culling is a professional ar tist and an active visual ar tists’ advocate. Laurie works with acr ylic on canvas, mixed media on gypsum, fabric, beads, handmade paper, mixed media collage, monotypes and more. Her ar twork is subtle, understated, whimsical and pointedly to the essence. She has exhibited regionally, nationally and internationally, and has received numerous awards, including Lawrence’s prestigious Phoenix Award in Visual Ar ts (2002). Laurie’s ar tworks are in many private, public, corporate collections, and in the Spencer Museum of Ar t “Classroom Collection.” www.laurieculling.com www.ConvergenceArt.com
S-67 Janet Davidson-Hues Lawrence, KS
Maryland Blue digital print on Rives BFK, Edition of 10, 6”x12”, 2013 $350 Janet Davidson-Hues investigates and combines language and image in order to set up a tension between the verbal and the visual in her paintings and prints. She was born in Baltimore and is an MFA graduate from the University of Kansas and former Assistant Professor of Ar t at Indiana State University. www.janetplanet16.com
Charity Davis-Woodard Edwardsville, IL Bottleneck Vase Wood-fired porcelain, 7.5”x4”x4”, 2014 $100 Originally from Indianapolis, Charity holds both a Bachelors degree in Spanish and a Master of Librar y Science degree from
Silent Auction Indiana University, and a Master in Fine Arts degree from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. As a full-time studio potter for the past 17 years, her focus has been on limited production porcelain wood-fired pottery. In addition to her studio practice Charity has taught ceramics for the Saint Louis (MO) Community College system and is a frequent workshop presenter for clay guilds, universities and craft schools such as Anderson Ranch Arts Center and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. In 2012 she ser ved as one of six presenters during the Ceramics Symposium held at the Lawrence Arts Center. Charity ’s work can be seen in numerous professional publications, private and public collections, and at exhibitions and gallery events around the country.
S-68 Ann Dean Lawrence, KS
North Lawrence Grain Elevator digital photography, 24”x36”, 2013 $600 Ar tist Ann Dean’s photographs capture a range of moments from straightfor ward beauty to surrealist flashes within ever yday life. “I take photos because I have to. I love photography because it gives me a chance to savor the fleeting moments in life that we all take for granted, and that give our lives meaning.” Ann will be having an exhibition of new work at theLawrence Ar ts Center from April 17 - May 23, 2015. www.anndean.zenfolio.com
S-69 Jeff Eaton Lawrence, KS
Drakkuanaut enamel on plywood, 25”x34”, 2012 $500 Jeff Eaton is a screen printmaker, a signmaker, and a bassist for Split Lip Rayfield. He lives in Lawrence Kansas. www.prideofgumbo.com
S-70 Jason Edmonds Lawrence, KS
Walnut & Maple Lamp walnut and maple, touch dimmer, 2015 $500 Jason Edmonds is an amateur woodworker who enjoys spending time in his shop, when he’s not at his office or spending time with his wonder ful family. He is a 3rd generation Lawrencian and has ser ved on the Ar ts Center ’s board of directors.
Silent Auction S-71 Constance Ehrlich Lawrence, KS
Lepanto solar plate etching, 26”x32”, 2015 $500 Be still and listen to my ar t. It is sometimes a symphony, some times a solo. I use chords of color and linear lyrics to create an echo of melodies, harmonies, and dissonances. Some of my Prints are light and air y, a hear tfelt ballad. Others sound deep and full with an operatic rhythm and movement. Be still and listen to the songs of line, shape, and color. Feel the Vibrations. Each print has its own sound and temperament- its own reason to be. I am the instrument that plays the notes so that the music will resonate. www.artbyconnie.net
S-72 Justin Fairchild Lawrence, KS
Moments #7 wood-fired porcelain, 6”x6”x14”, 2013 $300 I am a Lawrence-based artist working in ceramic and mixed media. I moved to Lawrence from Wisconsin to pursue a master’s degree in geology at KU.I express my love for geology in ceramic forms with a series of wheel-thrown and altered porcelain vases. Just as rocks preserve a record of the Earth’s daily processes, in this series I strive to capture moments of the creative process in the finished piece. My goal is to show the interplay of hand, tool, and clay with centripetal and gravitational forces in expressive, fluid works of art.
S-73 Barry Fitzgerald Lawrence, KS
Campanile Inspiration acrylic on wood, 12”x12”, 2007 $495 Barry Fitzgerald is a multi-disciplinary illustrator, artist and visual communicator who loves the challenge of making images that engage intellectually, emotionally, and aesthetically. He enjoys problem solving and collaborating with others. His career path has led him through stops in Buffalo, Washington, DC, and Detroit. Currently, Fitzgerald is a Professor of Illustration at the University of Kansas. Barry has received over 100 national and international awards for his work, including American Illustration, The Society of Illustrators of NY, The Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, The London International Creative Competition, Creative Quarterly, and Print Magazine. He has twice been included in ‘200 Best Illustrators Worldwide’, published by Lürzer’s Archive. His images have been in over 75 juried and invitational exhibitions, including shows in New York, Los Angeles, and London. His clients include AARP, Children’s Television Workshop, Boston
Silent Auction Globe, Chicago Review Press, Ford, General Motors, Hormel Inc., Houge Winery, IBM, Los Angeles Times, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, National Public Radio, New York Times, Pepperidge Farm, PepsiCo, Playboy Jazz Festival, Sonic Drive Inn, Texas Monthly, Toronto Life, Village Voice, Verizon Wireless, Washington Post, among others. www.barryfitzgeraldillustration.com
S-74 Herb Friedson Lawrence, KS
Spatial Activity welded steel-cast concrete base, 26”x16”x8” $600 Herb Friedson’s work has been displayed in more than 160 regional, national and international exhibitions including those at the Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York; Cleveland Museum of Art, Nelson Gallery/Atkins Museum, Kansas City, MO; Long Beach Museum of Art, Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY; Wichita (KS) Center for the Arts, Butler Institute of Art, Youngstown, OH; and the Biennale Internationale in Limoge, France. His commissioned pieces are installed in the West End Synagogue, New York; Grace Lutheran Church, Kansas City, KS; and the Lawrence (KS) Jewish Community Congregation. Publications featuring his work include Craft Horizons, Ceramic Monthly, Glass on Metal, Ornament Magazine and La Revue Moderne (France). While employed at the University of Kansas 1967 - 1974, he taught jewelry-silversmithing basic design and introduced enameling into the curriculum where it is still being taught. www.enamelsbyherb.wordpress.com
S-75 John Gaunt Lawrence, KS
Oracle metal, 12”x14” $750 I work with various metal objects, obsolete machine parts that would otherwise be consigned to the scrap heap. My work is in the tradition of “Assemblage” in which the combination and composition of seemingly disparate parts expresses a lyrical idea, symbol, or metaphor--------giving new life to obsolete things; a useful life having become obsolete transformed into an artistic expression of meaning by its author.
S-77 Roxxann Graber Baldwin City, KS
Chairy Tree limited edition photograph, 12/100, 32”x26” $200 Roxann Graber’s work possesses an enigmatic fascination. While very simple in its source, the work is very complex on the
Silent Auction level of meaning. Her work demonstrates the subtle power of a very discriminating veil of ambiguity in her vision. Her opalescent and often shimmering light is set against a background of essential mystery. Her imaginative eye produces work rich in textures, middle-tones, and darks, which beautifully contain transcendent dream-like obliqueness. Her imagery is similarly oblique and indirect, often seeking out the most common objects seen in surprising and puzzling ways. This work is unique and demanding of the imaginative participation of the viewer. www.roxanngraber.com
S-78 Jesse Gray Lawrence, KS
Space Dog mixed media on wood, 20.5”x34.25”, 2015 $500 Originally from Austin, TX, Jesse has been working and showing in Lawrence for the past eight years. Most of his work deals with figures of people and animals transposed and reconfigured to connect in unexpected ways. Dark humor and archetypical references combine to create modern fables that tend to bring up more questions than they answer. Jesse is a member of the Fresh Produce Art Collective, and co-founder at Seedco Studios in East Lawrence.
S-79 Ken Grizzell Lawrence, KS
Sky Fire serigraph, 26”x27”, 2003 $550 Ken Grizzell was born and raised in Kansas. Grizzell began exhibiting in 1958, winning a purchase award at the Isaac Delgado Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana. This commenced a lifelong engagement in exhibiting his art across the nation that continues to this day and includes well over 150 shows. Ken has a half-dozen solo exhibitions and and a dozen awards to his credit. His serigraphs also are being represented by Frogman’s Press and Gallery of Beresford, South Dakota. Grizzell retired from the University of South Dakota as a full professor in 1999, and was appointed Emeritus Faculty of Art. He and his wife, Suzanne, now reside in Lawrence, Kansas where Ken continues to produce serigraphs in his home studio.
S-81 Diane Guthrie Lawrence, KS
Irish Mist photograph,18”x24”, 2015 $350 Diane Guthrie is a professional photographer and creative artist residing in Lawrence, Kansas. Her images have
Silent Auction been published in a variety of regional, national and international publications. This photograph is part of a series capturing the beauty of the Emerald Isle. www.dianeguthriephotography.com
S-82 Brian Harper New Albany, IN
Scaffolding Series (with JCPenny Home™ Collection 12 oz. Mugs) Earthenware, epoxy and porcelain, 2014 $350 Brian Harper is currently an Associate Professor of Fine Art and Ceramics Area Coordinator at Indiana University Southeast. He is also Co-Coordinator of the Ronald L. Barr Gallery on campus. He holds a BFA from Northern Arizona University and an MA and MFA from the University of Iowa. His artwork investigates our inherent human wonderment of the unknown and the methods, mythological or otherwise, for how we give structure to unknown elements of our observed, unobserved, and unobservable world. His work has been exhibited in over 70 national and international exhibitions, including 7 solo exhibitions. In addition to his studio practice, he is the Founder and Executive Director of Artaxis.org, a growing online network of over 300 contemporary artists that serves as a way to keep artists and viewers connected and communicating about ceramic art. Widely used as a resource by the general public, academia, and professional artists, Artaxis.org provides the opportunity to view a wide array of work relevant to the critical discourse in contemporary ceramic art. www.brianharperstudio.com
S-83 Leo Hayden Lawrence, KS
Bonnie Cherry oil on panel, 12”x12”, 2014 $200 Leo Hayden is a professional artist working out of the Midwest since 2008. His works have shown throughout the United States, as well as Europe. He works primarily with oil on panel, as well as acrylics, and mixed media. His works eulogize moments in time, seeking to capture the essence of the subjects rendering their unique moments of self. www.leohayden.wordpress.com
S-84 Dennis Helm (1968-1993)
Untitled Portrait pastel $450 Dennis was a vital part of the Lawrence and Kansas artistic community. His beautiful, visionary murals for the
Silent Auction restored Lawrence opera house – Liberty Hall – have been enjoyed by countless people who have attended and performed there. Dennis received a Lockwood Scholarship to study in Western Europe in 1972 and a CETA grant in the 70s. Dennis was a beloved artist and friend in the Lawrence Community.
S-85 Ann Frame Hertzog & Steven Hertzog Lawrence, KS
Under the Bells photographic print matted, 11”x14” $350 Steven Her tzog is a graduate of Emerson College and the Museum School of Fine Ar ts in Boston with Fine Ar ts Degrees in both Photography and Film. Steven has over 30 years of experience in editing, producing, photographing, and directing all forms of audio/visual media from documentaries, commercials and industrials to Motion Picture adver tising campaigns. Ann Frame Her tzog, is a K ansas native and KU Graduate. Ann has over 20 years experience in marketing and adver tising. Ann & Steven are par tners in the Lawrence creative marketing company KERN Group Inc. and the Lawrence Business Magazine, and Steven also has his own photography business, Creative Road Studio. www.creativeroadstudio.com
S-86 Ron Hoeksema Santa Fe, NM
Eagles Anthem Diptych serigraph, 1980s $600 Ron has been a full time ar tist for over 35 years. He began his career in 1980 by painting his own serigraph prints. His serigraphs had a world- wide following. His subjects were mainly landscapes of mountains, deser t, ocean, and lakes of the West and Midwest.
S-87 Diane Horning Lawrence, KS
Handwoven Alpaca in log cabin pattern alpaca wool, 11”x75”, 2015 $95 Diane has been creating handwoven wearables for 19 years. She sells her work at Spectators in downtown Lawrence.
Silent Auction S-88 Brian Horsch Lecompton, KS
Sunrise Vase ceramic, 11” x5” $125 Brian J. Horsch has been creating hand built and thrown ceramic sculpture since 2008. He tends to focus on human and animal forms both real and unreal. He has a special affinity for farmers, ranchers, and indigenous Midwest critters. Many of his pieces are functional with human or animal accents. Prior to his interest in clay, he was carving sculpture from various hard woods. His ceramic pieces are variously fired by electric, gas, or wood at temperatures between 1900 and 2400 degrees F. He lives close to nature near Stull, Kansas.
S-89 Erok Johanssen Lawrence, KS
Giraffects mixed media on panel, 10.5”x15.75”, 2014 $300 Erok is a mixed media artist working out of SeedCo Studios in Lawrence, Kansas. Using a blend of graffiti and street art techniques mixed with photography and graphic design, Erok creates work that challenges the line between the spontaneity of street work and the calculation of digital imaging. www.aerosology.com
S-90 Ted Johnson Lawrence, KS
Birth of Venus in Kansas ink and watercolor, 14 3/8”x18”, 2014 $185 Drawing from life involves both the present and the past. All ar t being once contemporar y, a pose, the congenial atmosphere of our decades old drawing group in Lawrence, and the fleeting moment quicken pen, brushes, and thought.
Silent Auction S-91 Lora Jost Lawrence, KS
Memory Ampersand scratchboard, 8”x10”, framed, 2014 $275 Lora Jost is an artist, community arts educator, and illustrator in Lawrence, Kansas. Jost specializes in scratchboard (textural black and white drawings), clayboard (textural drawings in color), mixed-media collage, and mosaics, often creating themedbased bodies of work for exhibit. In 2013 she created a 7-foot mosaic mural for the Free State Brewery in Lawrence, KS. Jost has illustrated for Lawrence Magazine, Pitch Weekly, KU Endowment, Free State Brewery, and more, and she teaches Imaginative Drawing and other classes at the Lawrence Arts Center. She co-authored with Dave Loewenstein, Kansas Murals: A Traveler’s Guide (University Press of Kansas, 2006) with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Kansas Arts Commission. Their book received the Kansas Notable Book award in 2007. Jost has an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a BA from Bethel College, N. Newton, KS. Jost received Lawrence’s Phoenix Award for excellence in visual art in 2014. www.larajost.org
S-92 Alicia Kelly Lawrence, KS
for the lost, the tired, the insecure cut-paper, found materials, recycled drawer $450 Alicia Kelly was born among the red dirt and wildflowers of Northeastern Oklahoma. Her love of mystic patterns of nature developed alongside her meditative love of cutting paper. Her current works have introduced the trinkets and recycled materials she has picked up on her travels. www.alicia-kelly.com
S-93 Key 7studio Gwen Kerth Ottawa, KS
Judge not mixed media $200 Gwen Kerth, the creative instrument behind Key 7 Studio, is known for utilizing symbolic story telling in her digital collage works. Her illustrations are elaborate fusions of old photos, empherma, digital images, and mixed media paintings that aid in the communication of the clients story. Gwen lives in eastern Kansas where she has spent the past 8 years as
Silent Auction a designer and instructor of the digital arts. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Fort Hays State University, and then went on to complete the illustration program at the University of Kansas. She has been successful in obtaining many national awards including Society Illustrators Los Angeles, Applied Arts Magazine, and Infinity Digital Arts. Her artwork has appeared in several exhibits and personal collections. www.key7studio.com
S-94 Gunyoung Kim Lawrence, KS
Posession II ceramic, red ear ther ware, Terrasigillata, 7”x11”x6”, 2015 $750 Gunyoung Kim is a Ceramic Artist in Residence at the Lawrence Arts Center. She studied at Kookmin University in South Korea and received her M.F.A. from the Ohio State University in 2014. www.gunyoungkim.com
S-95 Leslie Kuluva Lawrence, KS
Bloodbirds+Nature Boys Show Poster water-based ink on reclaimed chipboard, 9”x20” $40 Leslie Kuluva is an artist and printmaker living and working in Lawrence, Kansas. She’s a graduate of the University of Kansas and has a print and design studio in East Lawrence, which serves the local community and beyond.
S-96 Stephanie Lanter Lawrence, KS
Linked (2014) C6 porcelain, nichrome wire, thread, 7.5” x 2” x 9 $400 Stephanie Lanter is an artist, teacher, and writer working in clay, fiber, and other media. Along with exhibiting internationally, she teaches Ceramics and 3-d Design at Emporia State University. She has been a resident artist at the Red Lodge Clay Center, the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, and the Mendocino Arts Center, and was the first Jentel/Archie Bray Foundation “Critic at the Bray.” She has written for and been featured in journals such as Ceramics Monthly and Ceramics, Art and Perception, and she received a Kansas Arts Commission Collaboration Grant in 2010 in support of the interdisciplinary installation, community outreach, and book series, “The Waiting Room Project,” an ongoing and internationally exhibited collaboration led by Marguerite Perret, with Bruce Scherting, Robin Lasser, Sarah Smarsh, and others. She received an MFA from Ohio University and a BA from Xavier University. www.stephanielanter.com
Silent Auction S-97 Grandma Layton Lawrence, KS
Oma and Opa lithograph, 84/90, 25”x33” $900 Elizabeth Layton, a native of Wellsville, Kansas began drawing in 1977 at the age of sixty-eight when she took a drawing class at a local university. In class she learned to use the technique of “blind” contour drawing in which the artist looks at the paper only for points of reference, concentrating on the subject reflected in the mirror rather than the line being drawn on the paper. Every day, Layton worked at creating self-portraits that reflect her response to contemporary social issues. That fall, a local newspaper reporter, Don Lambert, was searching for an interesting subject for an article and stumbled upon the class display at the college. Upon discovering the drawings of this “old woman from small-town America,” Don became her biggest fan – and promoter - and to this day continues to tirelessly promote her drawings and her story. www.elizabethlayton.com
S-98 Judith Levy Lawrence, KS
Civil War #3, From the Girls Brigade Series Flasche and acr ylic on board, 16”x20”, 2011 $1,200 Judith G. Levy is a multidisciplinary artist whose work explores history, culture, and identity. A native New Yorker who has lived in the mid-west for the past fifteen years, Levy received her BA in Visual Art from Hunter College and her MSW from Adelphi University. She has presented solo exhibitions of her work at venues including The Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana University, and Big Car Gallery in Indianapolis, Soo Visual Arts Center in Minneapolis, Navta Schulz Gallery in Chicago, and the Paragraph Gallery in Kansas City. Her public art has been shown in Indianapolis, Chicago and Kansas City, and she has been included in group exhibitions at presenting institutions such as Memorial Art Gallery Museum in Rochester, NY; Bridge Art Fair, Miami; PlugIn Institute for Contemporary Art, Winnipeg, The Indianapolis Art Center, The Plains Art Museum, Fargo; and the Paragraph Gallery, La Esquina, Epsten Gallery, and Spyn Gallery in Kansas City. In 2012, her short video, On The Seventh Day, was screened in seven national and international film festivals, including the New York City International Film Festival. She has been awarded an Andy Warhol Foundation Rocket Grant, a Lilly Foundation Creative Renewal Grant, and the 2012 Kansas City Visual Artist Artopia award. Levy’s Missouri Bank Crossroads Artboards were on view during the fall of 2014 in Kansas City. Her feature film, NV in KC: a story about artists and envy in Kansas City premiered in Kansas City and Lawrence in 2013 and was included in The H & R Block Artspace Performance Now Film series. It will be screened at the Nelson Atkins Museum on March 27, 2014. Levy was recently awarded a Charlotte Street Fellowship to attend Art Omi, an international artist residency this summer. www.judithglevy.com
Silent Auction S-99 Robbin Loomas Lawrence, KS
Casbah photo-impressionist painting on stretch canvas $400 Robbin Loomas, an award winning photographer and digital artist, received her BFA in photography from the Kansas City Art Institute. Working as a freelance photographer in Kansas City, then as the head of photography for University Relations at KU, she now has her own photo studio, Sterling Image, in Lawrence, Kansas. Robbin creates painting from her photography, and does commissioned work from the images of others. She teaches this technique and painting style at the Lawrence Arts Center and to professionals throughout the Midwest. www.sterlingimagephoto.com www.robbinloomas.com
S-100 Matthew Lord Lawrence, KS
A Shape in the Mind Rose Up ink and gouache, 18” x 25”, 2015 $700 Matthew Lord graduated with a BFA in illustration from the University of Kansas and is an illustrator and fine artist. Matt’s artwork tilts toward the absurd, with a healthy dose of pop culture critique. He strives to tell a well- constructed story with his artwork, using the panel as his delivery device. Matt’s influences are drawn from a youth saturated with comic books and toy commercials. He can be identified by his inky fingers. www.matthew-lord.com
S-101 Roberto Lugo University Park, PA
Notorious B.I.G. Platter porcelain, 10”x18”x2” $500 Roberto Lugo is an artist from Philadelphia. He combines his background as a graffiti artist with ceramics. His work can be seen in private and public collections internationally. www.robertolugostudio.com
S-102 Liza MacKinnon Lawrence, KS
Pausing for Austen wire frame sculpture covered with vintage ephemera $640 Liza MacKinnon of MacKomics Studio is a Lawrence ar tist and ar ts educator
Silent Auction working in a variety of mediums, including printmaking, textiles, mixed media, ceramics, letterpress, and handmade books. She teaches ar t and literature programs to all ages at the Lawrence Public Librar y and the Lawrence Ar ts Center. www.mackomicsstudio.etsy.com
S-103 Sarita Mahinay Lawrence, KS
Four Reflections oil based watercolor $425 Sarita Mahinay teaches Abstraction and Clay Creations at the Lawrence Arts Center. Her current body of work is derived from a delight in painting with the versatile material of Chinese watercolor. In her paintings, she includes subtle imperfections, messy lines and drips, as well as soft edges to portray the delicate nature of her own abstract world. Mahinay is a graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute (2011) with a BFA in Ceramics and Creative Writing. She intends to travel to Shanghai, China in June 2015, to live and work as an artist and teacher. www.saritaclay.wordpress.com
Bailey Marable Topek a, KS
S-104 to dream sterling siliver 18” chain, 2014 $75
S-105 Love sterling silver,18” chain, 2014 $50
S-106 ArtShares Necklace sterling silver, 2014 $100 Bailey Marable is an artist and teacher residing in Topeka, Kansas. She continues to proudly support the Lawrence Art Center— where she began her career in the arts over 15 years ago. You can view her work at Wonderfair Gallery in Lawrence, the Capitol Gift Shop in Topeka, or on her website. www.dulcejewelry.com
S-107 Emily Markoulatos Lawrence, KS
Canna acr ylic on wood burned panel, 8.5”x17” $135 Emily Markoulatos is a Lawrence artist who challenges herself to make paintings that
Silent Auction communicate emotion and tell their own story. She believes visual art is an important form of communication which goes beyond what can be described through words alone. Emily uses vivid colors, in her abstract canvases, and creates texture with the use of different tools, including pallet knives and oil bars. In her wood pieces, she uses a wood burner to create a subtle texture. These works are often representative of the beautiful Kansas landscape. Emily graduated with a BFA from Iowa State University. She is currently pursuing a masters degree in Art Education at the University of Kansas. www.emilymarkoulatos.com
S-108 Laurie Marlowe Lawrence, KS
A Shrunken Head for Any Occasion ceramic, ceramic glaze, iron, steel, wire, acr ylic $300 Religious mysticism, expressions reflected in visionar y eyes, images of hands that construe the unspoken, the journey of an inner passion – this is the ideation behind the enigmatic creations of Laurie Marlowe. There is something hidden that Marlowe feels driven to communicate, but the language, the words themselves, come from somewhere else. Laurie conveys that which is inexplicable via the symbolism in her ar t. Throughout Laurie’s life, cer tain themes resur face in the various ar t mediums in which she has been enamored. Love, beauty, spirituality, kismet, and chaos are the framework upon which she builds her works. Laurie Marlowe has studied enamel ar ts and techniques since 2008 under the instruction and direction of Herber t Friedson.
Maria Martin Lawrence, KS
S-109 A Gentle Walk acr ylic, mixed media collage on canvas, 16”x20” $375
S-110 Cloudy Skies and Memories acr ylic, mixed media collage on canvas, 36”x24” $575 Maria Martin is an abstract collage artist. Maria studied art in Philadelphia and at the University of Kansas in Lawrence; however, her greatest instructor and mentor was her artist father. She works predominantly in the medium of painting using acrylic and oil paints as well as collage adding a mix of her sketches, smaller paintings, photographs and found objects. She draws her inspiration from nature and miles of road trips and her works consist of bright, bold colors and layers of texture. Maria Martin lives and works in Lawrence, KS. www.mariasmartin.com
Silent Auction S-111 Susan McCarthy Lawrence, KS
My Three Trees oil pastels, 27” x34” , 2012 2015 $600 I consider pastel night scenes to be the nucleus of my serious work. Long intrigued especially by night colors created both naturally and artificially, I am similarly drawn to the stillness of the very late night hours. “My Three Trees” is loosely derived from a famous print by Rembrandt that I’ve always loved, but with my contemporary spin and my colorful interpretation. www.susanmccarthyart.com
S-112 Melissa McCormick Lawrence, KS
Plants with Pants - Lotus ear thenware,15”x11”x5”, 2015 $200 Melissa McCormick was born in Omaha, NE. She moved to Lawrence, KS to attend the University of Kansas where she earned a BFA in ceramics. She later returned to KU to earn her Pharm.D. and currently works full time as a retail pharmacist. McCormick has kept her interest in ceramic sculpture alive, and is currently working in clay from her home shop that she shares with her husband, the potter/fire inspector Ed Noonen. McCormick has participated in the Lawrence Final Friday Art Party, and has shown work at the Blue Dot Salon, and was featured in a newspaper article, Carr, M. (2010, August 30). Lives in collaboration, Lawrence couple set aside, then resume, passion for art. The Lawrence Journal World, Go!
S-113 Marie McKenzie Lawrence, KS
Tallgrass wood, glue, and acr ylic paint, 16”x40”x4”, 2015 $600 Marie McKenzie has been an active artist in Lawrence since she received her Bachelors of Fine Arts from the University of Kansas in 2009. Her current works are a combination of painting and sculpture, often referencing nature’s formations and transformations. In addition to showing her work, Marie offers painting instruction through the recent opening of her painting studio located in Lenexa, KS. Marie has exhibited in numerous galleries, non-profit venues, and flash spaces located in Kansas, Missouri, and Colorado. www.mariemckenzie.com
S-114 Kristin Morland Lawrence, KS
ArtShares Flower mixed media, 2014 $100 Patterns of behavior, natural forms, sound and experience collaborate to form identities. With these identities come perceptions, associations and conclusions. Condensing observation and abstract notions into a tangible expression. www.kristinmorland.com
Silent Auction S-115 Yoonmi Nam Lawrence, KS
Joy lithograph, 14” x 11”, 2015 $350 Yoonmi Nam was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, spending part of her youth in Canada. She received a B.F.A. degree in Printmaking from Hongik University in Seoul, Korea. She moved to America to study at the Rhode Island School of Design, where she received a M.F.A. degree in Painting and Printmaking in 2000. Her work considers the cross-cultural experience and sense of transience through prints, installations and drawings. Nam uses images of man-made environments and the culture of cut flower arrangements as metaphors to evoke a sense of time that is both fleeting and eternal. Currently, she is an Associate Professor in the Department of Visual Art at the University of Kansas.
S-116 Ed Noonen Lawrence, KS
Large Ventilated Jar porcelain, 12”x10”, 2013 $65 Edward Noonen earned a BFA in 1986 from the Design Department at KU. He has since been employed with the local fire department for the past 25 years. Making pottery in his spare time, Edward enjoys making one-of-a-kind functional ware that is both interesting to look at and pleasing to use.
S-117 Lori Norwood Lawrence, KS Still Life resin reinforced plaster, paper, steel $300 Lori Norwood is figurative sculptor based in Lawrence. She was born in Panama to a military family and moved some 20 times in her life, including years spent in Thailand and Brazil. She developed an outsider ’s perspective and an empathy for the universal human condition and for the variety and beauty of the natural world. Her work includes life and over-life size pieces for the Austin, Tx library system, St Joseph Hospital in Houston, the Alvin, Texas Public Librar y, the Carolinas Raptor Center in Charlotte, and a William Inge memorial in Independence, Kansas. Her work has garnered several awards including First Prize for Sculpture at the Barcelona exposition of Sportsmen in Art, Tri State Sculptor Association first prize for classical realism, American Women Artist’s Association Master show top prize for sculpture. She received the Lawrence, Kansas 2012 Phoenix Award.
Silent Auction Grace Peterson Salina, KS
S-118 Bad Moon ceramic, 8” diameter, 2013 $350
S-119 ArtsShares “Bangon” ceramic, 2014 $100 Grace Peterson is an active ar tist creating work in a wide variety of mediums. Peterson received her BFA from the University of K ansas. Her work has been exhibited and sold in galleries and museums around the countr y. Peterson moved to K ansas from Colorado in 2003 and currently lives in Salina, K ansas where she ser ves as the Visual Ar ts Coordinator for Salina Ar ts and Humanities and is Visual Ar ts Director for the Smoky Hill River Festival. www.gracepeterson.com
S-120 Angie Pickman Lawrence, KS
ArtsShares Red Columbine hand cut paper, 2014 $100 Angie Pickman, Lawrence, KS, is a nationally recognized cut paper artist that combines the art of traditional paper cutting with collage to create intricately detailed works of art and animations. She received her master’s degree in 2004 from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, which is where she first learned of the art of silhouette animation artist Lotte Reiniger (1899 – 1981). Her love of nature and the tranquility of the rural terrain, as well as Reiniger’s style and technique, inspired Pickman to set off on the artistic path that she continues today. She exhibits at galleries and art fairs nationally, does illustration, animation and design work, conducts public presentations on her art, and teaches various art classes and workshops. www.ruralpearl.com
S-121 Joseph Pintz Columbia, MO
Chick Feeder hand-built ear thenware, 15”x5”x3.5”, 2013 $320 Joseph Pintz’s functional and sculptural ceramic work explores the role that domestic objects play in fulfilling our physical and emotional needs. Inspired by his Midwestern roots, Pintz creates mundane forms based on utilitarian vessels and other implements associated with the hand. In the process, the dense meaning of these objects is transferred
Silent Auction into clay. Pintz earned his BA in anthropology and urban studies at Northwestern University and his MFA from the University of NebraskaLincoln. He has been a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation and the Roswell Artist-in-Residence program. He has received the NCECA Emerging Artist Award as well as the Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council. He is currently an assistant professor at the University of Missouri. www.iconceramics.com
S-162 Ramiro Martínez Plasencia, Santiago, Nuevo León, Mexico
Target lithography and silkscreen on BFK paper, 70 x 100 cm, 2014 $700 To date he has presented 10 solo exhibitions and has participated in many group exhibitions including the V and VII biennial Diego Rivera; editions II, III, V, VI and VIII of the Bienal Monterrey Femsa; editions VII, X and XI of the biennial Tamayo, as well as the IV triennial of art Majdanek in Poland, and an exhibitions at the Museum of contemporary art of Monterrey, the American University Museum in Washington, D.C., and the Xu Yuan Centre in Beijing, China. He has been a fellow young creators of the Fonca twice (1994 and 1997) and received several awards including honorable mentions in the Bienal Monterrey Femsa (1997), the biennial Diego Rivera (1996) and Johnny Walker (1997) MAM competition. In 2014, he participated in the poetry project seen by the art of Milenio Diario and the NAO NOW in Beijing China project. www.martinezplasencia.com
Wayne Propst Lawrence, KS
High End Dead Kennedy mixed media, 2015 $15
S-123 Lawrence Kansas Necklace mixed media, variable size, 2015 $50
S-124 Nickel Necklace mixed media, variable size, 2015 $60
S-125 Sledge Hammer Painting mixed media, 48”x56”, 2015
Silent Auction S-126 Ammo Ware Kansas mixed media, variable size, 2015 $65
S-161 Ammo Ware Peace mixed media, variable size, 2015 $65 I am a recipient of a grant from Folsom Prison where I ser ved time for stealing mugs and tie clips from the gift shop of the Spencer Museum. I have exhibited in group shows at White Castle and the Lawrence Ar ts Center, though not at the same time. I currently spend my time between my dining room and Berlin.
S-127 Hollie Rice Shawnee, KS
Family of Cups high-fire stoneware, 2014 $100 I am an ar tist and teacher who lives and works in the Kansas City metro area. I have taught at the Lawrence Ar ts Center for the past ten years or more. I love ceramics, and I love creating things for people to use and love in their daily lives.
Cate Richards Lawrence, KS
S-128 Fascine Necklace oxidized sterling silver, 2015 $98
S-129 Pit Necklace (for James Bert Garner) oxidized shibuichi and stainless steel, 2014 $119 Cate finds personal pneuma (a spirit of life) in the scarred surfaces of objects in nature. Cateâ€™s work is intended as contemporary metaphor in which transcendence can be glimpsed through objects and history can be held in oneâ€™s hand. www.caterichardsart.com
Silent Auction S-136 Jeff Ridgway Lawrence, KS
Sunday Twilight After Outwitting Some Fish Pastel on Rives BFK 10”x17” 2014 $600 Jeff Ridgway, MFA, lives and works to draw and paint in Lawrence, Kansas. He has taught Life Drawing and Anatomy for the Artist at the Lawrence Arts Center for twenty three consecutive years. Jeff has also taught Portraiture, plein air and Studio Painting, and Pastels. In 1994, Jeff was an instigator and the first instructor of the arts program at the Northeast Kansas Juvenile Detention Center, which continues to work with troubled youth through Douglas County Youth Services.
S-137 Matt Ridgway Lawrence, KS
Kandala ink and acrylic, 15” diameter, 2015 $1100 Matt Ridgway lives a quiet life in Lawrence, Kansas, sowing seeds and watching things grow.
Jeremy Rockwell Lawrence, KS
S-138 Grandma Layton Crate Shards plywood, 11”x12”x6”, 2014 $600
S-139 ArtShare Bird computer keyboard keys, 6”x6”, 2014 $100 Born in Santa Maria, CA, Jeremy Rockwell is a Mixed media artist who explores painting, sculpture, photography, drawing and design. Currently working in Exhibitions at the Lawrence Arts Center, Rockwell also manages (and is a founding member of ) SeedCo Studios in the Warehouse Arts Area, an open concept artist studio and gallery housing over 20 artists and musicians. He is represented by Kim Weinberger Fine Art in Kansas City, Missouri. He lives and works in Lawrence, KS. www.jeremyrockwell.com
Silent Auction S-140 Jessica Rold Lawrence, KS
Process Charcoal on toned paper 8” x 20” $425 When people ask me how it started, I’ll forever say “Lawrence. LFK.” www.jessicarold.com
S-141 Neil Salkind Lawrence, KS
Kansas Obituary letterpress, 13” x 20”, 2014 $150 Neil J. Salkind was the printer in residence at AS220 in Providence, RI. Neil has shown in several national shows and works with letterpress and other printing media in Lawrence, KS. www.sites.google.com/site/bigboypressofks
S-142 Nick Schmiedeler Lawrence, KS
Geotransit (candles donated by Waxman Candles) welded steel and aluminum city signage, 29”x4” $150 Born and raised in Prairie Village, Kansas, Nick and his wife Cindy bought a 19th century craftsman home in the Old West Lawrence neighborhood, where a rustic folk art environment has been created. Their art environment home was featured on an episode of HGT V’s “Home Strange Home” in December of 2012. With help from son Cooper and daughter Goldie, Nick frequents the local salvage and scrap metal yards, along with local alleys, nature trails, river banks and other locales to find unique, natural, discarded, and reusable materials to create indoor and outdoor sculptures. Nick has been showing and selling his sculptures throughout the Midwest for about 10 years. Many of his pieces can be found on his website. www.vollskulptur.com
S-143 Roger Shimomura Lawrence, KS
Banana White Wash Target Zero lithograph, 9.5”x10” each, 2012 $2,000 Roger Shimomura is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus from the University of Kansas. He has had over 130 solo exhibitions and has lectured as a visiting ar tist at over 200 universities, ar t schools and museums. He is
Silent Auction a Distinguished Alumnus from the University of Washington, in Seattle. In 2011, he was selected to be a USA Fellow. He is in the permanent collections of over 85 museums,and his personal letters are being collected by the Archives of American Ar t, Smithsonian Institution. His work was featured in “Asian American Por traits of Encounter ” at the Smithsonian National Por trait Galler y. He is represented by galleries in N.Y.C., Seattle, Kansas City, and Santa Fe. www.rshim.com
S-144 Kent Smith Lawrence, KS
Floating Islands #4 mixed media, 2015 $600 Kent Smith is an illustrator, designer, teacher, mad scientist and mayor of Smittytown. He gets to spend his time making pictures and talking about art and design--something he celebrates daily. Working in various media, Kent makes artwork chock-full of humor and personality and he is always up for a new challenge. He loves robots, ninjas, super-heroes, monkeys, rayguns and romance. His Living Island series expands on his love of cr yptozoology, folk lore, unexplained events, and the magic that exists all around us. www.smittytown.com
S-145 Bill Snead Lawrence, KS
“Find the Naked Photographer” Miss Nude America 69 black & white photo image, 8”x11” (framed 13”x16”) $250 I’ve been taking photographs for 60 years, beginning here in Lawrence when I was 17 years old with my first job at the Lawrence Journal World. I worked my way around to the Topeka Capital Journal, Wilmington News Journal, UPI in Vietnam and Chicago, National Geographic and the Washington Post in Washington DC and finally back home to Lawrence, to the Journal World. Since leaving the Journal World, a second time, I’ve continued to find opportunity to do what I love to do --- take pictures. www.billsnead.net
S-146 Kyla Strid Lawrence, KS
Buzz Cups with Tray porecelain, wood, cork, 16”x3”x5”, 2014 $200 Kyla Strid was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. She earned a BFA in ceramics from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 2007, and an MFA from Ohio University in 2013. Additionally, she has studied at Alfred University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She has been
Silent Auction awarded residencies at the Clay Studio of Missoula, Red Lodge Clay Center, Guldagergaard, and the Lawrence Arts Center. Kyla has worked with Andy Brayman as a technician for Easy Ceramic Decals and in multiple galleries as an Assistant Manager, Manager, Concept Designer, and Curator. Last summer she spent two weeks away from her job as Studio Manager at the Lawrence Arts Center to consult on the dig of the Minoan Pottery Workshop at Gournia in Crete. She is now the Director of Residencies and Education at the Lawrence Arts Center and is a resident at Seed Co. Studios. www.kylastrid.com
S-147 Rachael Sudlow Lawrence, KS
Ripe sterling silver, 34carat Drusy Agate, 14kt Rose Go $160 Rachael teaches metals at the Lawrence Ar ts Center. Her work centers around natural objects & themes, while using primarily sterling silver, gold & natural stones & beads. Rachael’s work is retailed at the Phoenix Galler y in Lawrence and Kansas City, as well as stores across the US & internationally. Her work is available on her website. www.rachelsudlow.com
S-148 Pam Sullivan Lawrence, KS
Charting Surface mixed media fiber, 12”x40”, 2015 $500 A native K ansan, Pam Sullivan graduated from the University of K ansas with a BFA. In 2002, she returned to Lawrence and maintains a studio practice here. Her work has been exhibited in solo, juried and invitational shows and is in many private collections. She works with sheer fabrics, dye and paint to share her visual stories. www.pamsullivan.com
S-149 Akio Takamori Seattle, WA
four untitled cups porcelain with under and over glazes 4*4*4 each $120 Akio Takamori was born and raised in Japan. He has been exhibiting in the United States, Europe and Asia since the mid 1980s. Takamori received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1976 and his MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University in1978. Takamori’s work is in numerous collections including the Seattle Art Museum and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Joan Mitchell Foundation for Painters and Sculptors Grant (2006). Takamori taught at the University of Washington for twenty years and lives and works in Seattle where he has a studio. www.akiotakamori.com
Silent Auction S-150 Juniper Tangpuz Kansas City, MO
The Bird Song corrugated plastics, cable ties, mixed media $1,000 Juniper Albert Tangpuz a.k.a. T.J. was born in Kansas City, MO. He graduated in 2003 from the University of Kansas with a BFA in Sculpture. He works at Johnson County Community College as the mild mannered Fine Arts Studio Assistant. The world unfolds when his eyes are open and even more so when they are closed. His adventures begin by travelling through time and space with imagination as a www.juniper-art.com
S-151 Betsy Timmer Lawrence, KS
Pour Baby bisque fired stoneware fabric wax $300 Betsy Timmer, originally from Michigan, has called Lawrence home for the last ten years. She has a MFA from the University of Kansas and a BFA from Western Michigan University. Specializing in mixed media, Betsy combines textiles, domestic items, and ephemera as she explores themes of time, relationships and responsibility from the perspective of a woman, artist, wife, and mother. www. betsytimmer.com
S-152 Tonja Torgerson Lawrence, KS
Fed screenprint, 22â€?x15â€™, 2010, #5/17 $350 Tonja Torgerson is currently the Printmaking Artist in Residence at Lawrence Arts Center. Her artwork is regularly exhibited nationally and internationally and is included in several private and museum collections, including the Weisman Art Museum and the Minnesota Museum of American Art. She received her MFA in Printmaking at Syracuse University and her BFA from the University of Minnesota. Her recent work blends figurative, street art, and traditional printmaking practices to explore illness, death, and the impermanence of the body. www.tonjatorgerson.com
Silent Auction S-153 Teresa Treanor Lawrence, KS
Blooming Dusk ink, 28”x28”, 2015 $800 I use an alcohol ink medium on Yupo paper A friend of mine introduced me to inkscaping. The ink goes on the plastic paper and spreads. I pick up the paper after applying the ink and rubbing alcohol, and it will roll around on the paper until I get the desired sky or landscape. I use of the alcohol to make flowers, etc. This has been done with no brushes. The ink has a mind of its own most of the time, and pieces never turn out exactly as I planned.
S-154 Nick Vaccaro, Sr. (1931-2001)
Discovering mixed media, 13.25” x 11.5” x 3.75” $1,250 Vaccaro joined the KU faculty in 1963 as associate professor and chair of the drawing and painting depar tment. Vaccaro received his bachelor ’s degree from the University of Washington, Seattle, and his master ’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Before joining the KU faculty, he taught at the University of Texas, Austin, as an instructor of ar t and then as an assistant professor of architecture. Vaccaro’s work has been included in more than 125 exhibitions nationally and internationally as well as locally. His work has been purchased for display in museums in Tennessee, Michigan, Texas, Alabama and California.
S-155 Dave Van Hee Lawrence, KS
ArtShares Mask mixed media, 2014 $100 Like cold manicotti the next morning, this catalog will be even more fun in the kitchen tomorrow. Savor this: Dave Van Hee was born in K ansas City Missouri, 1950 .Dave moved to Lawrence, K ansas in 1972. In 2015, he heard that there are 300,000,000 stars in Milky Way galaxy. www.davevanhee.etsy.com
Silent Auction S-156 Rachel Van Wagoner Lawrence, KS
The Universe Liked Saturn so it put a ring on it porcelain ear thenware, Prismacolor, matte medium $425 Rachel was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV. She received her MFA in ceramics from BYU in 2011 and has been a resident ar tist at the Worcester Center for Crafts in Massachussetts and at the Guldagergaard, International Ceramics Research Center in Denmark. Her work focuses on ideas of play, perception, materiality, recollection and hip-hop. www.rachelvan.com
S-157 Marciana Vequist Lawrence, KS
Mystic Orchid black & white photography (inkjet print)18â€?x24â€? $300 Marciana Vequist lives in Lawrence and has dual passions for photography and psychology. She continually looks for the overlap between them by working to create images with impact. She wants to establish a connection withviewers by evoking an emotional reaction to her images. Emotional reactions come in the form of memories, a sense of place, a sense of time, appre ciation of beauty, and feelings of tranquility, discomfor t, or even shock. www.drmarciana.wordpress.com
S-158 Shanna Wagner Lawrence, KS
Trees and City Scape stained glass and enameled glass $1,285 Shanna Wagner is a native Kansan and first fell in love with glass at the University of Kansas, where she studied both glass blowing and stained glass. She has a local studio specializing in custom designed stained-glass panels and glass mosaics. She creates work for corporations and private individuals, and has sold her work in galleries, shops, and regional ar t shows. She also teaches Stained Glass
Silent Auction and Mosaics at the Lawrence Ar ts Center. “I love teaching at the Ar ts Center, meeting new people, and watching their creativity and enthusiasm for glass in all its beauty. It is such an amazing environment to be in.” www.shanna-wagner.com
S-158 Thom Weik Lawrence, KS
Flint Hills Spring digital photo 8”x10” $200 On the road through the Flint Hills I stopped to have a look about and took this image. The green grass against the colors of winter presented a wonder ful harbinger of the coming Spring. I love the Spring!
S-160 Yuri Zupancic Lawrence, KS
Eat the Apple – 3mb oil on memor y card, 1.2”x2.7, 2013 $650 Born in 1980. Raised in (and got the hell outta) Dodge. Based in Lawrence, K ansas since 2000. Largely self-taught. Widely published. Exhibited in 7 countries and counting. Dedicated to exploring frontiers of ar t and understanding. Official curator for Estate of William S. Burroughs. www.yuri-z.com
S-135 Robert Sudlow (1920-2010)
Haskell Wetlands oil on canvas, 31”x33”, 1993 $7,000 (appraised in 2014 by Prairie Hills Ar t Galler y) Rober t Sudlow is considered one of the most influential landscape painters. His paintings are included in countless exhibitions as well as numerous public and private collections across the nation and abroad. This painting of the Haskell Wetlands ser ves as a strong example his style. His works are par t of the permanent collections at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Ar t, Kansas City, Missouri; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York; The Joslyn Museum of Ar t, Omaha, Nebrask a; Saint Louis Ar t Museum; Mulvane Museum of Topek a, Kansas; Wichita Ar t Museum; Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Ar t at Kansas State University ;Spencer Museum of Ar t, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas; Baker University, Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Ar t, St. Joseph, Missouri, and countless others. Proceeds from the sale of this work will benefit Healthy Sprouts.
FEATURED ARTIST Clare Doveton draws inspiration from the natural world by simply being a quiet witness to the circle of life in rural Kansas. She describes painting as the process of translating the silent dialogue she has with the world onto the canvas. Doveton seeks to conjure both the heavenly and darker qualities of the ever yday experience, and she views these as equals in her work (and in life). Clare Dovetonâ€™s work will be featured in her solo show of new works preceding the 2015 Benefit Ar t Auction. A Kansas native, Clare Doveton moved to New York City in 1994 where she received her BFA in painting from Parsons School of Ar t and Design. She began exhibiting her work in San Francisco and New York. In 2005, she moved her studio back to Kansas, where she currently works in Lawrence. She has been selected as the featured ar tist for this yearâ€™s auction. ARTIST STATEMENT My focus in painting has always revolved around light. My painting humbly attempts to reflect the light that pours out of ever ything when we bear true witness to our surroundings. In these works, layers of thinned pigment create an ethereal dialogue between ear th and sky. Integrated into this are subtle lines drawn in with various tools, often representing a human hand on the land. Changing seasons mean changes in color; summer casts a deep orange heat, while the winter skies pale to white. Painting documents the sacred light of each day passing, and ser ves as a true memor y of Home.
Photo courtesy Steven Hertzog, Lawrence Business Magazine.
Clare Dovetonâ€™s paintings will be auctioned in two lots during our live auction. For each lot, the high bidder will have his or her choice of paintings. The second bidder will then have the option of choosing from the remaining painting(s). When there are three paintings, this continues to the third painting.