For the 27th year, the Bourbon County Arts Council has sponsored a fine art exhibit and sale for the community. The venue once again is the Ellis Fine Arts Center on the campus of Fort Scott Community College, 2108 S. Horton.
Members of the Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce had the opportunity to view the exhibit during its weekly coffee on Thursday morning at the Ellis Center.
The free event continues today through 7 p.m. and again tomorrow, Saturday, March 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Much of the art is for sale.
The BCAC continues the annual show with the help of the following who provided corporate prizes this year: In Memory of E.C. Gordon, Buerge Art Studio, Landmark Bank, Citizens Bank, McDonald’s Restaurant, Union State Bank, H & R Block, H & H Realty, Fort Scott Broadcasting, Bernita Hill, Ward Kraft and City State Bank.
The BCAC also helps fund art walks, concerts, Bad Art By Good People, music programs at area schools, scholarships, opportunities for Fort Scott students to experience a production in Kansas City, and recently contributed to the Steinway piano repair for use by the USD 234 music programs.
This Saturday, March 9 the BCAC will help sponsor the Blues and BBQ Concert at the Liberty Theater, featuring Missy Andersen and Her One Man Band.
Upcoming Patio Concerts: Charlie Barrale/PDA on May 4 and Whiskey Raccoons on June 22 at the Liberty Theater.
Members of the BCAC are Deb Anderson, president, Elaine Buerge, Deb Halsey, Breann Martin, Terri Floyd, Steve Floyd, Tedena Tucker, Danny Magee, Ray Streeter, Laura Meeks and Chris Woods.
View the Bourbon County FINE ART EXHIBIT AWARD Winners for 2019 in their categories below:
1ST PLACE, DARIA CLAIBORNE, Joplin, Mo., SPRINGTIME TEA SET with an monetary award of $150**.
** Denotes the artist who won in more than one category in the exhition.
BEST OF SHOW 3D, DARIA CLAIBORNE, SPRINGTIME TEA SET, $200**
2ND PLACE, AL LETNER of Pittsburg, Ks., RAKU POT WHEEL THROWN, $75**
DRAWING & GRAPHICS
1ST PLACE, ROBERT SCHYLER, Rich Hill, Mo., EVAN, $150**
2ND PLACE, JEZERIAH SIMPSON of Fort Scott, MULLET, SWEATER, & SADNESS, $75
1ST PLACE, DEBBIE REED of Fort Scott, THE SISTER, $150**
2ND PLACE, STEVE FLOYD of Fort Scott, RUDY, MY SON IN A FUR COAT, $75.
2ND PLACE, CAROLINE DAY of Pittsburg, SUNRISE MOONRISE, $75.
1ST PLACE, CHARLES A AULT of Pittsburg, WHITE BUFFALO BRACELET, $150**.
2ND PLACE, BARBARA GIBSON of Fort Scott, NECKLACE, $75.
1ST PLACE, RIPP HARRISON of Lawrence, THE RECONNECTION OF GUS, $150.
2ND PLACE, DEE HUTCHERSON of Neodesha, KIMONO, $75.
1ST PLACE, ROBERT SCHYLER, EVENING IN PARIS, $150**.
2ND PLACE, IRENE SCHOMACKER of Spring Hill, SNOWSTORM BUFFALO, $75.
1ST PLACE, SKIP KREIBACH of Derby, BIG GUY ON CAMPUS, $150.
2ND PLACE, DANIELLE YOUNG of Bronson, BETTER TOGETHER, $75.
1ST PLACE, LINDA TEETER of Carl Junction, Mo., SEATTLE COFFEE HOUSE, $150.
2ND PLACE, CURT HEIDE of LaCygne, LAZY RIVER, $75.
1ST PLACE, CHARLES A AULT, STARS IN MOTION, $150**.
2ND PLACE, AL LETNER, PORTAL 46, $75**.
1ST PLACE, DEBBIE REED of Joplin, Mo., FEELING CRABBY, $150**.
BEST OF SHOW 2D, DEBBIE REED, FEELING CRABBY, $200**
2ND PLACE, ANITA WILSON of Thayer, HILL SONG, $75.