2019 Friends of the Wichita Art Museum Art & Book Fair

60th Annual Art & Book Fair
Presented by the Friends of the Wichita Art Museum

10 am to 5 pm Saturday, May 11
11 am to 5 pm Sunday, May 12

Where: Wichita Art Museum, 1400 West Museum Boulevard

Cost: Admission is free to the Art & Book Fair. General admission to WAM is also free both days. Want to see the Georgia O'Keeffe exhibition? Click here for information about purchasing special exhibition tickets. 

The food truck lineup for Saturday, May 11, 10 am-2 pm, includes: Flying StoveFunky Monkey Munchies, and The Brown Box Bakery. On Sunday, May 12, 11 am-2 pm enjoy lunch and special treats from LumpiaPalooza, Sunflower Espresso and Wheat Street Dogs.

Enjoy entertainment from local crowd-pleasers including Josie Gerard, Goddard High School Orchestra, KTB Studio for the Performing Arts, Nikki Moddelmog, the Randy Rathbun Group, Tribe Atomic Belly DanceWichita Ukulele Society, and the WAM Jammers Kazoo Band.

Create a special memento of the day in the photo art booth by Linnebur & Miller, where you become the art, embellished with a unique artistic theme. This year's portraits compliment the Georgia O'Keeffe exhibition with a floral-theme utilizing colors, shapes, and patterns inspired by her paintings.

The Friends of the Wichita Art Museum are excited to bring the 60th Annual and final Art and Book Fair to the Wichita Art Museum. The art portion of the Fair will feature national and regional artists outside the museum and inside hundreds of books will be on sale. Entertainment will be staged throughout the Fair. 

The Art Fair
Tents will be scattered around the museum's grounds displaying a wide variety of works made by artists from far away and local favorites. The art fair will feature the works of artists from across the US who have been selected through a jury application process. There are outstanding works of art in painting, ceramics, photography, jewelry, 3-D and 2-D multimedia, fiber, wood, glass, and printmaking.

The Book Fair
Book collectors from all over the region flock to this annual event to look for great finds in new, used, and rare books. Thousands of books in every conceivable genre will be available inside the Museum. 


2019 Participating Artists

Gary Allen, Omaha, NE  Jewelry
Layne Andrews, West Des Moines, IA  Painting
Paul Aude, Cary, NC 
Akeem Ayanniyi, Santa Fe, NM  Wood
Cindy Becker, Rago, KS  Metal
Kathy Besthorn, Wichita, KS  Photography
Randy Birocci, Hinton, IA  Wood
Aaron Jackson Bowman, Newton, KS  Painting
Juston Burton, Lindsborg, KS
Mary Lou Christie, Tahlequah, OK  Jewelry
Chad Collins, Gladstone, MO  Ceramic
Sean Corner, Wichita, KS  Sculpture
Eric Doucette, LaCygne, KS  Mixed Media 2D
Barbara Espey, Quincy, IL  Mixed Media 2D
Annie Glotzbach, Leawood, KS  Painting
Diel Gray, Trinidad, CO  Ceramic
Barbara Hamberg, Albert Lea, MN  Jewelry
Narissa Harrison, Neodesha, KS  Glass
Carlos Iglesias, Miami, FL  Jewelry
Boubakary Konseimbo, Santa Fe, NM  Painting
Vinson Krehbiel, Wichita, KS  Mixed Media 2D
Darron Laessig, Lincoln, NE  Metal
Dale Martin, Oilton, OK  Painting
Chelsea McKee, Lawrence, KS  Jewelry
Walden Robert Merlyn, Lillian, AL  Jewelry
Kevin Miller, Ottawa, KS  Photography
James Mofhitz, Marshfield, MO  Wood
Todd Mueller, Peyton, CO
Stephen Perry, Wichita, KS  Mixed Media 2D
Carlos Peterson, Ponca City, OK  Wood
David and Ann Reif, Lake Ozark, MO  Jewelry
Von Rhodes, Kechi, KS  Fiber
Gint and Regina Sabaliauskas, Evergreen, CO  Ceramic
Michael Schlyer, Wichita, KS  Ceramic
Isaac Shue, Harper, KS  Ceramic
Jamin Still, Wichita, KS  Painting
Laura Story, Oklahoma City, OK  Mixed Media 2D
Luke Swearingen, Wichita, KS  Jewelry
David Switzer, Augusta, KS  Fiber
Ruby Tobey, Wichita, KS  Painting
Bill Van Horn, Startup, WA  Sculpture
Jane Waxenfelter, Grove City, PA  Ceramic
Cynthia White, Colorado Springs, CO  Wood
Jocelyn Woodson, Hutchinson, KS  Painting
Patti Zeiche, Sedalia, MO  Jewelry

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