Kanas Art Guild featured as March exhibit in Riney Gallery
The Delmar Riney Art Gallery welcomes a new exhibit for the month of March to Pratt Community College. This month’s exhibit features multiple artists from the Kansas Art Guild.
The Friends Community Art Guild was formed in May, 1977. The first meetings were held at Friends University with eight members present. Nona Bass, President, had just moved from Anaheim, California, to Wichita and was surprised to learn that there was no organization in Wichita for its local artists. She
felt it was important that artists could meet and share ideas.
The Guild grew rapidly and soon moved to the Wichita Art Museum. At that time, the name was changed to the Community Art Guild. When the Wichita Art Museum underwent renovation, the Guild moved to the Wichita Center for the Arts, where KAG is currently located.
In the summer of 1993, members voted to change the name to the Kansas Art Guild, Inc. At that time, it was decided to incorporate. The name is very appropriate since many of the members live many miles outside the Wichita Area. Regular meetings are held at 12:45 PM on the first Tuesday of each month at the Mark Arts, formerly the Wichita Center for the Arts. Beginner, intermediate and master artists meet to learn from one another as well as other renowned artists.
Members share their recent works which are judged by visiting speakers. The Guild also holds exhibitions at several locations in the area throughout the year.
The Guild’s goal is to promote art and artists.
The KAG exhibit features work from many artists from around Kansas. Including mediums such as oil painting, sketches, photography and watercolor pieces depicting a range of subject matter from rural landscapes, wildlife stills and more. Most of the works on exhibit are for sale by the artist. Prices range from $100 to $500 per piece. For more information about the Kansas Art Guild or to contact them, visit www.kansasartguild.com.
The exhibit will be on display from throughout the month of March in the Delmar Riney Art Gallery at PCC. The gallery shows a new exhibit every month. For more information or to be considered as a “Featured Artist of the Month,” contact Lisa Perez Miller at 620-672-3559 or firstname.lastname@example.org.