Deadline extensions for upcoming shows

To allow artists more time to apply and register for both upcoming shows we have extended the deadlines to: NOVEMBER 12, 2018


November 30, 2018 through January 20, 2019
Opening Reception: Final Friday November 30

Click here to download an application for the 2018 Lawrence Art Guild All Members Show

December 1, 2018
10 am – 6 pm

Click here to download an application for the 2018 Holiday Art Fair

Upcoming Members Events

All Member Show

The 2018 Lawrence Art Guild All Member Show will be at the Cider Gallery, November 30, 2018 through January 20, 2019. An opening reception will take place November 30, 5:00 – 9:00 PM as part of Final Friday, with a second reception during the Final Friday on Dec 28th from 5 PM – 9 PM

Click here to download an application for the 2018 Lawrence Art Guild All Members Show

Holiday Art Fair

The annual Lawrence Art Guild Holiday Art Fair will be held at the Cider Gallery on December 1, 2018 from 10 AM to 6 PM. (The All Members Show continues during the Holiday Art Fair.)

Click here to download an application for the 2018 Holiday Art Fair



All Members Show
Cider Gallery, November 30, 2018 through January 20, 2019
Registration Deadline: October 29, 2018
Art Drop Off: Monday November 26, at Cider Gallery, between 1 and 4 PM
Show Installation: November 27Show Opens: Friday, November 30
Two Receptions: Final Friday, November 30, 5 to 9 PM; and Final Friday, December 28, 5 to 9 PM
Show Closes: Sunday, January 20
Pick Up Unsold Art Work: Monday, January 21

Holiday Art Fair
Cider Gallery, Saturday December 1, 2018, 10 AM to 6 PM
Entry Form Deadline: October 22, 2018
Notification of Acceptance: October 29, 2018
Set Up Time: 7 AM to 10 AM
Take Down: 6 PM – 7:30 PM

Spring All-Member Show and Art in the Park 2018 now accepting applications

Applications are now being accepted for the Spring All Members Show at Landmark Bank. The show is open to all current members of the Lawrence Art Guild. Entries must be postmarked by March 2nd.

The Spring Lawrence Art Guild All Members Show will be at Landmark Bank, 4621 W 6th St. and will run from April 13, 2018 until June 29, 2018. Opening receptions will be held on Friday, April 13, 2018 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

Click here for more details, and to download an application for the Spring All-Member Show.

2018 Art in the Park

Additionally, the application process is now open Art in the Park! Art in the Park will be May 6, 2018 in South Park in beautiful downtown Lawrence, and is open to all artists that meet entry criteria. Discounts on booth fees are given to Lawrence Art Guild members. Applications for Art in the Park are via For more information, and to apply, click here

All-Member Show Closing Reception & January Guild Meeting

The Lawrence Art Guild and Cider Gallery invite you to join us at the Monday, January 15, 2018 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Cider Gallery for the Closing Reception for the 2017 Lawrence Art Guild All Member Show, a group show and sale. Fifty-four Guild artists are featured in the Show and their works cover the gallery walls with an explosion of color using a wide range of mediums and surfaces. The show ends January 19.

The Lawrence Art Guild will also hold its January meeting at  the Cider Gallery from 6:00 to 6:45 PM. The Guild meetings are open to the public and guests are welcome to join the meeting. You are also free to roam the gallery during the meeting enjoying the art work and light refreshments. Cider Gallery will have a cash bar available.

Hope you can join us to celebrate the art and the artists!

Monday, January 15, 2018
Cider Gallery
810 Pennsylvania, Lawrence
6:00 PM TO 8:30 PM

Holiday Art Fair at the Cider Gallery

IMG_9247Please join us this year at Cider Gallery, 810 Pennsylvania for a wonderful Holiday Art Fair. The venue has changed but the quality and quantity of lovely gift ideas has not. The event runs Saturday, December 2nd from 9:00 to 4:00 and features dozens of area artists. You’ll be sure to find a the perfect, unique gift for everyone on your holiday shopping list!

Remember, when you support the Lawrence Art Guild you are also supporting area Public High School art programs. Proceeds from the 10% commission that artists pay go directly into our Public High School Gifting Program. This year the Lawrence Art Guild gave $7,000 to Douglas County Public High School art programs allowing many of them to purchase large equipment for their classrooms that they otherwise           couldn’t afford.  So help our artists support emerging student artists with their future goals.

All Member Show at Cider Gallery

The Lawrence Art Guild and Cider Gallery are pleased to present the Lawrence Art Guild’s All Member Show, a group show and sale of new works featuring 54 Guild members.

“The All Member Show” will run November 24, 2017 through January 19, 2018.   Most of the artist’s will be present at the opening reception Final Friday November 24 from 5:00 – 9: 00 p.m. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday, 1:00 – 5:00 pm.

Fifty-four Guild artists will be featured in the Show and their works will cover the gallery walls with an explosion of color using a wide range of mediums and surfaces.  Here are the artists and the types of work they will display:  Kathleen Anderson, watercolor; Jane Asbury archival digital images; Linda Baranski, acrylic; Marci Blank, fiber; Mary Bunker, oil and acrylic; Chris Chapin, pastel; Laurie Culling, mixed media, handmade paper collage; Candice Davis, oil; Kathie Duguid, quilling; Heather Duris, oil; Jane Fortun, oil; Stephanie Freeman, oil, acrylic & mixed media; Linda Frost, textiles, monoprint; Clark Fulton, watercolor; D.W. Gates, photography; Janey Green, acrylic; Mary Jane Grinter, oil; Diane Guthrie, photography; Jan Holmer, oil; Maryam Hjersted, Pastel; Gail Ishmael, watercolor; Hobart Jackson, Sumi ink & acylic; Shakura Jackson, photography, sculpture; Julie Kingsbury, jewelry, photography; Margie Kuhn, acrylic; Robbin Loomas, photo impressionist; Anita Markley, mixed media; Paula Marker, acrylic; Maria S. Martin, acrylic mixed media, oil pastel; Linda McKay, multi-media; Ursula Minor, mixed media; Andrew E. Mitchell, wood; Cindy Oliver, mixed media;  Marty Olson, acrylic;  Zach Palasz, stoneware; Nick Perry, silkscreen; Deb Peterson, acrylic; Kathy Pflaum, mixed fiber; Helen Rea, clay sculpture; Laura Reaka, acrylic; Pamela Rees, alcohol ink, watercolor; Matthew Roman, black walnut; Celia Smith, acrylic; Sean Sullivan, acrylic; Kathy Suprenant, woodcut print; Sara l. Taliaferro, watercolor, ink; Kerry Thonen, mixed media; Mary Tuven, photography; Jen Unekis, acrylic, graphite, pencil; Vicki VanDeBerghe, oil; Shanna Wagner, stained glass; Jewell Willhite, Acrylic; Kelsey Yankey, oil; Patricia Young, ceramic.

New gifting program to support public school art programs launched by the Lawrence Art Guild

In November 2017, the Lawrence Art Guild Gifting Program awarded a total of $7000 to Douglas County Public High School art teachers for art supplies and equipment.  The Guild presented $1000 checks to USD 497-Lawrence, USD348-Baldwin, USD 343-Perry-Lecompton, USD 491-Eudora, USD 434-Santa Fe Trail, USD 287-Franklin, and USD 450-Shawnee Heights.  All of the school districts serve Douglas County students.  “It is our fervent hope that the extra funds will enable the high school art teachers to purchase equipment, assist students in portfolio preparations for college, subsidize high school art shows or simply purchase necessary supplies for their classrooms.”

Since its inception in 1962, the Lawrence Art Guild, a 501 C (3) non-profit organization, has been passionate about connecting and sustaining the community with the Arts through advocacy and education.  In keeping with its mission to promote art awareness and creative growth, the Lawrence Art Guild is sponsoring this Public High School Art Teachers’ Award.

USD 497 LawrenceUSD 497 Lawrence

USD 343 Perry-LecomptonUSD 343 Perry Lecompton

USD 383 BaldwinUSD 348 Baldwin