Members of the Atchison Art Association hosted the 2021 Annual Members’ Exhibition and Gala on December 3 at the Muchnic Gallery. The event featured harpist Alexa Harper and numerous competing art exhibits.
Members and guests mingled with each other during the evening throughout the gallery. Refreshments were served along the wraparound porch amid the cool air.
Hot in Red, a textile piece by Rebecca Gilberto, won first place in the Best of Show category; Blacksmith Knives presented by Jerry Sowers, the bearded blacksmith won second place; and Christopher Stein won third place.
Other categories and respective winners included and presented in the respective ranking order:
Digital Art – âLunch at the Beachâ by Taylor Folsom; Ron Roggenstien’s “Chevy Stroll”; and âAfter the Fire by Jeff Foster.
Drawing / painting – âHo Ho Hoâ by Sherri Lilly; âCalling His Flockâ by Meredith Lockhart; and âPhoenixâ by Dan Bowen.
Mixed Media – âRaven’s Dreamâ by Meredith Lockhart; Jay Wallace’s âAda Lovelaceâ; and “Midnight in the Mountains-Hidden Treasure by Rebecca Gilberto.
Photography – âUrban Sotitudeâ by Hannah Adams; âChamps aÃ©rochromesâ by Samuel Pickman; and âMunich of Octoberfest Lightsâ by Courtney Laurie.
Sculpture – “Blue Pottery” by Max King; âHootieâ by Keith Clemens; and “Leaf Vase” by Emily Crossland.
Textile / Other – âLo que me dio mi cunadoâ by Jacqueline King; and âRound and Roundâ by Angie Cairo.
Youth – “Is it a pigeon?” By Reyna Tufte; âMy Favorite Fruitâ by Katlyn Folsom; and âPrimary under protestâ.
The Muchnic Art Gallery is open 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays at 704 North Fourth Street. The gallery houses a three-story Victorian mansion from the 19th century.