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.

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All Member Show now accepting applications

DEADLINE EXTENDED: The deadline for applications to the All Members Show has been extended. Entries must be postmarked by Nov. 3rd

The Lawrence Art Guild All Members Show is an annual show open to all current members of the Lawrence Art Guild. This year’s show will be at the Cider Gallery in the Warehouse Arts District and will run from November 24, 2017 until January 19, 2018. Opening receptions will be held in conjunction with the Final Fridays on November 24, 5 pm to 9 pm; and December 29, 2017, 5 pm to 9 pm.

Download an application by clicking here

Apply for the Career Opportunity Grant

In keeping with its mission to promote art awareness and support artists in Lawrence and the surrounding area, the Lawrence Art Guild Association sponsors an annual Career Opportunity Grant.  A single award in the amount of $500 is given to a visual artist whose proposed project is deemed to have the most merit by the Guild’s review committee. Deadline for receipt of applications is December 27th, 2016.

The Career Opportunity Grant is designed to provide financial assistance to visual artists for activities that will significantly advance their work or careers. Lawrence Art Guild Association members and non-members are eligible. The cash awards are for specific, short-term opportunities, such as workshops, seminars, or travel to state or national events or other activities that strengthen the artist’s skills or standing in the art community.

Click here to download eligibility requirements and full application.

Welcome to the Lawrence Art Guild

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Since its inception in 1962, the Lawrence Art Guild has been passionate about connecting and sustaining the community with the Arts through advocacy and education. Meetings are held monthly for all who are interested. Click the Membership Form link at the top right to learn how to join, and check back to see the latest updates about the Guild!