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Thank you for making the 2018 Benefit Art Auction a success!

Thank you to everyone who helped make the 2018 Benefit Art Auction a success. Together, generous sponsors, a dedicated staff and board of directors, talented artists and the art buyers who appreciate their work were able to raise funds to support the Exhibitions Program that will bring over 20 exhibitions to the Lawrence community in … Continued

1000 Pieces of Art from Local Students

The USD 497 show is up in the galleries from April 27-May 10, so come see the best work of our talented Lawrence Public Schools student artists. With every school represented in all types of mediums, this is a fantastic opportunity to experience the vitality of our local community youth. The artwork showcases exploration and creativity … Continued

Meet the Auction Artist: Lisa Grossman

Lisa Grossman is a painter and printmaker whose work focuses on the open spaces and prairies of Eastern Kansas and the Kansas River Valley. Her piece, Lightning Triptych, is now available for online bidding in the 2018 Benefit Art Auction! About the Artist Originally from Western Pennsylvania, Grossman earned a degree from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, … Continued

Meet the Auction Artist: Pat Slimmer

From public art to cars, Pat Slimmer is a true renaissance man! In addition to being a master mechanic, Pat Slimmer is the man behind the infamous “Flying Saucer” Art Car. This signature vehicle in the Art Tougeau parade has traveled to many exhibitions and has even been featured in several books. Pat’s public art has … Continued

Meet the Auction Artist: Rachael Sudlow

What better way to show off your KU pride than bidding on Rachael Sudlow’s beautiful jewelry piece, Campanile Love Necklace, in the 2018 Benefit Art Auction Exhibition! About the Artist A graduate from the Rhode Island School of Design, Rachael’s photography work captures the landscape with an unusual perspective, bringing both the bovine and the barnyard … Continued

Meet the Auction Artist: Hong Zhang

For 10 years, Hong has studied under both Chinese and American fine arts educational systems and has discovered a balance between the two cultures and artistic styles. She received her BFA from the Beijing Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1994 and her MFA from the University of California Davis in 2004. Hong has exhibited her work at … Continued

Meet the Auction Artist: Stephen T. Johnson

March Madness has taken over Lawrence, including the Art Auction! Stephen T. Johnson’s depiction of KU Basketball star Frank Mason captures the grace and power of the game infused with Jayhawk pride. See this piece in the galleries as part of this year’s Benefit Art Auction through April 14 or click here to bid online. About … Continued

Exhibition Proposals are Now Accepted Online

Did you know that many of the exhibitions shown at the Lawrence Arts Center every year come to us by way of proposals from independent curators and artists? The Arts Center welcomes proposals for exhibitions that are aesthetically strong, and that provide the community with the opportunity to explore topics of cultural, artistic, and social … Continued

January stARTup Show!

The amazing group stARTup will be opening another show during the January Final Friday in Lawrence! This motivated group is comprised of high school students who make, market, manage their own artwork and shows. Come out to Edward Jones to support this peer-curated show! When: January 26, 2018 from 5-8pm Where: Edward Jones in downtown … Continued