2nd Street Art

Wichita, Kansas

June 1- June 30, 2019

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June 1, 2019- June 30, 2019

“He & She’s” Exhibit

Artist Bio:

As a native Wichitan, my artistic father fostered my love of painting.  At the age of three, he presented me with my own drawing board and a place to paint in his commercial art studio.  Throughout my childhood and teenage years, my father continued to encourage me to draw and paint.  I was challenged with various art classes, including several with the renowned Betty Dickerson of Wichita.

Since that time, I have been privileged to study with a number of well known local and nationally known artists.

I love to paint a variety of subjects, be it animals, people, flowers, etc.  The subject has to speak to me or tell a story.  Although I’ve used different mediums in my work, oil paints are my choice.

June 1st, 2019- June 28, 2019

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July 1- July 31, 2019

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Artist Biography
Virginia Grass Simmons has spent her life in Kansas. She loves painting the beautiful prairie
especially her favorite Flint Hills region. She has been accepted into many national juried art
shows. Virginia’s painting, “Flint Hills Glory” was selected as the winner of the 2016 Symphony in
the Flint Hills Prairie Art Exhibit.
Virginia is an oil painting instructor at Mark Arts in Wichita and is represented by Beauchamp
Gallery and Southwind Gallery in Topeka, Ks.
Artist Statement
The Flint Hills and Kansas prairie with its rolling hills, grazing cattle, bison, and historic structures
inspire me to capture this unique beauty in paint. With each of my works, I strive to imitate what
I see and share with others who love and appreciate our amazing prairie.

August 1-August 31, 2019

Less than 150 sq in inside the frame.

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August 1st, 2019- August 31, 2019

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September 1- September 30, 2019

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September 1, 2019- October 13, 2019

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October 1-October 30, 2019

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November 1st, 2019- November 30, 2019

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November 1-November 30, 2019

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December 1, 2019- December 31, 2019

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December 1-December 31, 2019

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April 26, 2019:

  • Skip Kreibach Exhibit (Variety & Spice)
  • Landscape Exhibit
  • Wichita Women Artists
  • Karen Carney, Rock & Mineral Artists
  • Beverly Whitman, Natural Stone Jewelry
  • Deb Thomas, Gourd Sculptures

Artist & Owner

Sharon Engle

Sharon’s background began in about 2001 with decorative arts using acrylic paints.  As experience grew in painting and through art classes, she began using her own photographs as source material. You can usually find her in some art class….Past and present instructors include Naomi Ullum, CDA (Hutchinson, KS), Sharon Leiker, Brian Hinkle, Mary Binford Miller, and Melinda Weis. She is a member of Kansas Academy of Oil Painters, Mark Arts, and Wichita Art Museum. She is also a member of Kansas Art Guild and editor of its monthly publication “Brushstrokes”.  

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