Current and Upcoming Exhibitions:

March 26 through May 28, 2023

125th Annual Midwest Art Exhibition

Evidence of Gravity and Other Works by Dave Yust of Fort Collins, CO

Dave Yust Evidence of Gravity FLYER

Thalassa: Paintings and Sculpture by Diana Unrein of Hays, KS

Diana Unrein Thalassa FLYER

Whatever is True and Honorable and Just: Block Prints by Deby Gilley of Mountain Grove, MO

Deby Gilley Whatever Is True and Honorable and Just FLYER

Miniature Books: A Tiny Obsession: small books by Ruth Downes of The Sea Ranch, California

Ruth Downes Miniature Books A Tiny Obsession FLYER

The Kansan: Paintings and Prints by Charles Rogers (1911-1987)

June 18 through August 6, 2023 – reception on Sunday, June 18, from 2 to 4 p.m.                                   with artists’ talks at 2:30

Power to the People: Mexican Prints from the Moffett Collection

Quiet Perceptions – Paintings and Prints by Doug Osa of Olathe, KS

Folkways – Art by Kelly Yarbrough of Manhattan, KS

Finding Roots: Divisionism Revisited – works by Clive Fullagar of Manhattan, KS

Intrinsic Visualizations – A Robert Joy (1943-2023) Memorial Exhibition

August 20 through October 22, 2023 – reception on Sunday, August 20, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Selections from the Emprise Bank Collection

Paintings and Sculpture by Wendy Tan of Hays, KS

Paintings by Richard Davies of Wichita, KS

November 5, 2023, through January 7, 2024 – reception on Sunday, November 5, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Paintings by Zak Barnes of Lawrence, KS

Paintings and other works by John McClanahan of Dallas, TX

The Annual Holiday Gift Show

Past Exhibitions:

January 22 through March 12, 2023 – reception on Sunday, January 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. with artist talks beginning at 2:30

Midwest Modern: Works by J. Jay McVicker (1911-2004) of Oklahoma from a private collection

2023 Sandzen Gallery Midwest Modern J Jay McVicker LOW RES

An Eclectic Retropective: photographs by Jim Turner of Lindsborg, KS

2023 Sandzen Gallery Jim Turner BROCHURE LOW RES

A Prairie Art Dialogue: paintings by Randall Bennett of Lawrence, KS

Randall Bennett A Prairie Art Dialogue FLYER

Early Additions to the Permanent Collection: selections by curator Cori Sherman North

Smoky Valley High School Artworks: works by students of Gretchen Elliott

November 6, 2022, through January 8, 2023

Kansas Splatterscapes: paintings by Charles Baughman of Wichita, KS

Charles Baughman Kansas Splatterscapes FLYER

Dreamworld on the Prairie: paintings by David Friday of Russell, KS

David Friday Dreamworld on the Prairie FLYER

The Art of Annie Lee Ross (1909-1978) from the Sandzén Gallery’s permanent collection

The Annual Holiday Gift Show: an invitational exhibition of art especially for gift giving

Holiday Gift Show 2022 FLYER

August 21 through October 23, 2022

Watercolor NOW – A Biennial Exhibition Featuring Paintings by Members of the Watercolor USA Honor Society

Anthropo-Scene: A Cognizant Dystopia – sculpture by Danielle Robinson of Hays, KS

Danielle Robinson Anthropo Scene FLYER

Visitors – works on paper from the Konza Prairie by Erin Wiersma of Manhattan, KS

Erin Wiersma Visitors FLYER

Peaceful Places – drawings by Prairie Print Maker Maurice Bebb (1891-1986) from the Gallery’s permanent collection

Maurice Bebb FLYER

June 12 through August 7, 2022

Small Wonders Invitational – an exhibition featuring smaller works by over 160 artists

2022 Small Wonders Sandzen Gallery SMALL RES CATALOG


Honduran Island Rural Life – photographs by Tom Leopold of Zeandale, KS

Tom Leopold Honduran Island Rural Life FLYER

Something Sentimental – paintings by Carlos Soto of Augusta, KS

Carlos Soto Something Sentimental FLYER

A Lindsborg Treasure – works by Anton Pearson (1892-1967) from private collections

Anton Pearson 06 to 08 2022 FLYER

Henry Varnum Poor: Commemorating 135 Years – recognizing the 135 anniversary of Poor’s birth in Chapman, Kansas

Henry Varnum Poor 2012 ESSAY by Ron Michael

March 27 through May 29, 2022

The 124th Annual Midwest Art Exhibition featuring:

Blue – current work by Connie and John Ernatt of Wichita, Kansas

Ernatt Connie and John Blue FLYER


B.J.O. Nordfeldt (1878-1955) in Kansas: works by Bror Julius Olsson Nordfeldt from regional collections

2022 Sandzen Gallery BJO Nordfeldt in Kansas BROCHURE for WEB

Free Trade: Ten Years of Hutchinson’s Big Nasty Press

Big Nasty Press Free Trade FLYER

Smoky Valley High School Artworks: selections from students of Gretchen Elliott (through April 17)

January 16 through March 13, 2022 – reception on Sunday, January 16 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Extraordinary Women Doing Ordinary Things: paintings by Jackie Garlock of Clear Lake, Iowa

Jaclyn Garlock Extraodinary Women FLYER

Backstory: a Sid Garrison (1954-2021) retrospective

Sid Garrison BackStory FLYER

Artistic Interpretations of Coronado Heights: works depicting the iconic Lindsborg landmark from the collection of Debra Scalet and others

Artistic Interpretations of Coronado Heights FLYER

Intaglio: Below the Surface: two person exhibition of a painting and prints by Phil Epp of Newton and Michael Jilg of Hays, Kansas

Phil Epp Michael Jilg Intaglio Below the Surface FLYER


Post-war Swedish Ceramics from the Terry and Sid Garrison Collection

November 7, 2021, through January 2, 2022

By Design: The Life and Art of Clara Hatton (1901-1991)

The Sister’s Show: From Oregon to Kansas: paintings by Shirley Dahlsten of Lindsborg and sculpture by Sandra Keller of Hutchinson


Dale Nichols (1904-1995): Always a Regionalist: from the Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art in David City, NE

The Annual Holiday Gift Show

September 10 through October 10, 2021

The Halcyon Daze of the ‘Borg: a photographic memoir by Ray Troll of Ketchikan, Alaska

Ray Troll Halcyon Daze of the Borg FLYER

August 22 through October 24, 2021– reception on Sunday, August 22, 2021, from 2 to 4 p.m.

The Nature of Things: works by Bruce and Trish VanOsdel of Wichita, KS

VanOsdel The Nature of Things FLYER

Bright, Glossy, Colorful: photographs by George Jerkovich of Salina, KS

George Jerkovich Bright Glossy Colorful FLYER

Bethany College Art Faculty Exhibition: works by Kayla Borell, Sarah Mathia, Ed Pogue, Beckie Schneller, and Jim Turner

Bethany College Art Department Exhibition FLYER


Swedish Arts and Crafts from the Gallery’s Collection

June 13 through August 8, 2021 – – reception on Sunday, June 13, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Heads & Tails: works by Josh Tripoli of Wichita, KS

Josh Tripoli Head and Tails FLYER

Selections from the Collections – works by John Stueuart Curry, Gene Kloss, Henry Varnum Poor and many more

The Smoky Hill River Festival Commemorative Print Collection – annual prints commissioned for the Festival in Salina, Kansas, since 1981

Drypoints by Birger Sandzén and Other Artists from the Collections

Drypoints FLYER

March 21 through May 23, 2021 – – unfortunately no reception planned due to the darned COVID-19 virus.

123rd Annual Midwest Art Exhibition, featuring:

The Art of Thomas and Richard Klocke – guest artists from Lawrence, KS

Thomas and Richard Klocke FLYER


From Brayer to Brush – hand-colored prints by Jim Sherraden of Nashville, TN

From Brayer to Brush FLYER

Woolard’s Wonders: A Patron’s Eye – selections from the Dave Woolard collection of Hays, KS

Dave Woolard collection FLYER

Allies – mixed media works by Harley Elliott of Salina, KS

Harley Elliott FLYER

Show Committee Showcase: This Explains a Lot – works by members of the Gallery’s Show Committee.

Show Committee FLYER

January 17 through March 7, 2021

Sandzén at 150: Celebrating the Vision

A comprehensive exhibition featuring over 200 of Birger Sandzén’s paintings in celebration of his 150th birthday (b. Feb 5, 1871).

November 8, 2020, through January 3, 2021

In the Center of It All: Prairie Print Maker 90th anniversary exhibition – the catalog for this exhibition is available for a price of $10 through the Sandzén Gallery.

Murmuration: ceramic plates by Bo Bedilion of Columbia, Missouri

Bedilion Bo Murmurations FLYER

Cascadian Colors: woodcut prints by the Chase brothers from the collection of John Impert

The Annual Holiday Gift Show

August 30 through October 25, 2020

Made to be Used: the Pottery of Ray Kahmeyer (1930-2007)

2020 Ray Kahmeyer BROCHURE LOW RES

Spirit of Earth and Sky: works by Angela Muller from Russell, KS, and Barbara Jo Stevens from Downs, KS

Spirit of Earth and Sky FLYER

Beyond the Super Kitchen: a three person show with mixed media works by Becky Hyberger and Peggy Medina (1957-2020) of Salina, KS, and Debbie Wagner from Bennington, KS.

Beyond Super Kitchen FLYER

May 19 through August 16, 2020:

Steve Scott is Steve Scott: paintings by former Lindsborg artist Steve Allan Scott (1947-2017)

2020 Steve Scott BROCHURE Low Res

Beauty Born of Fire: The Enamels of Fern Aspelin Cole (1917-1979)

2020 Fern Cole BROCHURE Sandzen Gallery SMALL FILE

Featuring Familiar Friends: works by James Mages of Hays, Kansas

James Mages FLYER

Selected Art by Women Artists from the Gallery’s Permanent Collection

January 19 through March 15, 2020

Kansas Scenic Byway Invitational; works by 33 artists inspired by locations along the Kansas Scenic Byway System

2020 Sandzen Gallery KS SCENIC BYWAY CATALOG small file

Pulse of the Prairie: mixed media works by Christina Lamoureaux of Hoisington, KS

Christina Lamoureaux FLYER

Asian Art from the Lundblad Collection of Lindsborg

Works by Smoky Valley High School art students

Through December 1, 2019:

Art Without Ego – wood pieces by Wes Jackson of Salina, Kansas

Through January 5, 2020:

Ross Braught (1898-1983), Man of Imagination from the Rolland Sabetes collection

Ceramics by Sheldon Ganstrom of Hays, Kansas

Sheldon Ganstrom FLYER

Collages by Cal Mahin of Hays, Kansas

Cal Mahin FLYER

Annual Holiday Gift Show

August 25 through October 20, 2019:

Art for All: The Swedish Experience in Mid-America – works by pioneering Swedish-American artists including Dewey Albinson, John F. Carlson, Jonas Olof Grafstöm (work shown below), Charles Hallberg, Bessie Helström, Oscar Brousse Jacobson, Alfred Jansson, Anna Larkin, G. N. Malm, B.J.O. Nordfeldt, Arvid Nyholm, Birger Sandzén, Carl Sprinchorn, and Elof Wedin. The exhibition has been developed in conjunction with the Hillstrom Museum of Art at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, and funded in part by grants for art conservation and printing from the Swedish Council of America.


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Quiet Places Real and Imagined – paintings by Sally Johnson of Lindsborg, Kansas

Sally Johnson FLYER

Variable Threads – mixed-media works by Roberta Eichenberg of Emporia, Kansas

Roberta Eichenberg FLYER

The Stories They Told – a traveling exhibition of wood carvings from the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The exhibition is a Lindsborg Sesquicentennial event and was made possible by a grant from the Smoky Valley Community Foundation, along with sponsorship support by Lindsborg Vacation Rentals.

ASI Woodcarving Show FLYER

The Stories Continue – woodcarvings by Lindsborg carvers, curated by John Presley.

The Stories Continue FLYER

June 8 through August 11, 2019 – reception on Saturday, June 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. with artists’ talks beginning at 5:30.

Favorite Places and Things Near and Far: paintings by Maleta Forsberg of Lindsborg, Kansas

Maleta Forsberg FLYER

Absolution Du Jour: paintings by Aaron Morgan Brown of Lawrence, Kansas

Aaron Morgan Brown FLYER

Quilters and Weavers and Hookers, Oh My!: American Textiles from the Tim Johnson Collection

Thingmaker: works by Kearney, Nebraska, artist Elmer Holzrichter (1924-2016)

Elmer Holzrichter FLYER

March 31 through May 26, 2019:

Celebrating Lindsborg Art: collection selections featuring artists of Lindsborg.

Celebrating Lindsborg Art FLYER

East  West, Search for the Sublime American Vista: paintings by Mark Flickinger of Arkansas City, Kansas

Mark Flickinger FLYER

Presentation Prints of the Woodcut Society, 1932-1954: a complete set from the Gallery’s permanent collection.

2019 Mar 29 Woodcut Society FLYER

The link below accesses With the Grain: Presentation Prints of the Woodcut Society by Cori Sherman North, with transcriptions by John R. Mallery:

Presentation Prints of the Woodcut Society

Sloyd Furniture: pyrography pieces by Birger Sandzén, Amalia Maria Rabenius, and G. N. Malm.

Sloyd Furniture FLYER

January 20 through March 16, 2019:

Waterways and Byways of the Prairie: paintings by Cally Krallman of Topeka, Kansas

Cally Krallman FLYER

Students of Sandzen: paintings and prints by students of Birger Sandzén from the Gallery’s permanent collection.

continuing from November 4, 2018 – Prairie Ocean: Long Time No Sea –  works by Ray Troll of Ketchikan, Alaska, and Chuck Bonner of Scott City, Kansas

Ray and Chuck FLYER

November 4, 2018, through January 6, 2019

Curt Clonts – Paintings and Objects: works by Curt Clonts of Wichita, Kansas

Curt Clonts FLYER

Annual Holiday Gift Show

Prairie Ocean: Long Time No Sea –  works by Ray Troll of Ketchikan, Alaska, and Chuck Bonner of Scott City, Kansas – through March 16, 2019

August 4, 2018, through October 21, 2018

RED STATES: paintings by William Counter of Chapman, Kansas

Emergence: watercolors by Krystall Barnes of Great Bend, Kansas

Seeing Through: watercolors by John Keeling of Kansas City, Missouri

Bugland: stained glass and collages by Stan Detrixhe of Hays, Kansas

Watercolors by Birger Sandzén: selections from the Moffett Collection of Kansas City, Missouri

May 6, 2018, through July 22, 2018

Paintings and Cigar Box Landscapes: works by Rob Gratiot of Denver, Colorado

Between Water and Land: woodcuts by Jean Gumpper of Colorado Springs, Colorado

Engraved in Wood: prints by E. Hubert Deines (1894-1967) from the Deines Cultural Center in Russell, Kansas

June 16 through July 22, 2018

Black and White Photography by Stan Reimer of Pratt, Kansas

January 28, 2018, through April 22, 2018 (The 120th Annual Midwest Art Exhibition)

Print Culture in Kansas City: works from the Moffett Collection by Thomas Hart Benton, John deMartelly, Ross Braught, Janet Turner, and others.

Yarn and Wax: Encaustic and fiber works by Ellie Murphy of New York City

Ellie Murphy FLYER

With the Wind: plein-air paintings by Nichole Thibodeau, Matt Miller of Hays, Kansas, and Shannon Trevethan of Russell, Kansas.


With the Wind FLYER

The New Normal: paintings by Barry Fitzgerald of Lawrence, Kansas

Barry Fitzgerald FLYER

Works by Smoky Valley High School art students

November 5, 2017, through January 14, 2018

Line and Color: The Music of My Life: paintings by Rich Thibodeau of Marquette, Kansas

Rich Thibodeau FLYER

A Return to Basics: Ideas Driven by Materials Exploration: mixed media works by Clark Britton of Wichita, Kansas

Clark Britton FLYER

A Restless Regionalist: the Art of Joe Jones (1909-1963) from the Moffett Collection

Restless Regionalist The Art of Joe Jones


August 5 through October 22, 2017 – reception on Saturday evening, August 5, from 5 to 7 p.m. with artists’ talks beginning at 5:30

Gas Stations, Laundromats, and the Spaces Between: paintings by Mike Hartung of Lindsborg, Kansas.  Hartung, a book with images of works in all three concurrent exhibitions (Salina Art Center and Moss-Thorns Gallery at Fort Hays State University) is available through the Sandzén Gallery.

Mike Hartung FLYER

Ancora Imparo: paintings by Ernest Vincent Wood III of Wichita, Kansas

Ernest Vincent Wood III FLYER

Rocky Mountain Printmaker: art by Dean Babcock (1888-1968) of Estes Park, Colorado

2017 Dean Babcock BROCHURE 1


Swedish Prints: prints from the Eva and Ramon Powers collection

Powers Swedish Prints FLYER

Material Mastery, Kansas Artists Craftsmen Association juried exhibition.

May 7 through July 23, 2017 – reception on Sunday afternoon, May 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. with artists’ talks beginning at 2:30

Kansas Revisited:sculpture by Glenn Zweygardt of Alfred Station, New York.  The exhibition is generously underwritten by Emprise Bank.  Glenn Zweygardt FOLDER 2017 Sandzen Gallery 2

Rhythm of Light: Figures and Still Life: paintings by DeAnn Melton of Tuscon, Arizona

Kyoto and Delhi: cyanotypes, hand-colored lithographs, and photo-etchings by Nicholas Hill of Granville, Ohio


January 29 through April 23, 2017 – reception on Sunday afternoon, January 29 from 2 to 4 p.m. with artists’ talks beginning at 2:30

Parallel Perspectives: paintings by Joel T. Dugan of Hays, KS

Joel Dugan FLYER

Alter Egos: sculpture by Michaela Valli Groeblacher of Lindsborg, KS

Michaela Groeblacher FLYER

Dream Anthologies: paintings by Warren Taylor of San Angelo, TX

Warren Taylor FLYER

Stardust and Sunshine: soft Pastels by Elaine Lierly Jones of Gardner, KS

Elaine Lierly Jones FLYER

Woodcuts by Prairie Print Maker Herschel C. Logan (1909-1987) from the Gallery’s permanent collection.

Pottery by former Bethany art professor Ray Kahmeyer (1930-2007) from the Gallery’s permanent collection.

November 6, 2016 through January 15, 2017 – reception on Sunday afternoon, November 6 from 2 to 4 p.m. with artists’ talks beginning at 2:30

Strength, Dignity, Serenity: sculpture and paintings by Martha and Del Pettigrew of Kearney, Nebraska.     pettigrew-flyer   At the request of the artists, this exhibition concluded on December 30, 2016.

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From the Smoky Valley to the Alaskan Tundra: paintings by Chip Brock of Wassila, Alaska.



Prairie Plein-Air Invitational: organized by David Vollbracht of Medicine Lodge, Kansas.


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Annual Holiday Gift Show: an invitational exhibition of art especially for gift giving.


August 6 through October 23, 2016 – reception on Saturday evening, August 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. with gallery remarks beginning at 5:30

Birds and Beyond: the Prints of Maurice Bebb.  A retrospective of Oklahoma printmaker, Maurice Bebb.  The catalogue raisonné is available for purchase through the Gallery.

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2016 Artist Self-Portrait Invitational.  Download the catalog here:  2016-artist-self-portrait-catalogue-for-web

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Celestia, blown glass by Lindsborg native Helen Koons Gragert of Stillwater, OK.  Download the exhibition flyer here: helen-koons-gragert-exhibition-flyer

Merry Weather Skies by Helen Koons Gragert

May 1 through July 17, 2016 – reception on Sunday afternoon, May 1 from 2 to 4 p.m. with artists’ talks beginning at 2:30.

Kansas Clay Connections 2: a ceramic exhibition organized by Marko Fields and Larry Peters in curatorial partnership with the Sandzén Gallery

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Helen West Heller: The Art of a Prairie Child: block prints by Helen West Heller (1885-1955).

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Innocence and Science: works by Gordon Sherman of Hays, KS.


118th Annual Midwest Art Exhibition. . . . . . . .February 7 through April 17, 2016 – reception on Sunday afternoon, February 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. with artist talks beginning at 2:30

A Zest for Life and Paint: a retrospective exhibition featuring the work of former Sandzén student Anna E. Keener (1895-1982).  A special lecture by Curator Cori Sherman North about Keener’s life and art will be held at the Sandzen Gallery on Saturday, February 27, 2016, at 3 p.m.

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The Ghosts on the Outside: porcelain sculpture by John Hachmeister of Lawrence, KS.  Hachmeister will speak about his work and process at the opening reception on Sunday, February 7, 2016, beginning at 2:30.

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John Hachmeister exhibition FLYER

100 Years of Sandzén Prints: an exhibition commemorating the 100th anniversary of Birger Sandzén’s foray into printmaking.  A special lecture by Curator Cori Sherman North about Sandzén’s printmaking history will be held at the Gallery on Sunday, April 17, 2016, at 3 p.m.

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November 8, 2015, through January 24, 2016

“An Eye For Beauty:” a Retrospective Exhibition Featuring the Work of Former Gallery Co-Director, Carl Wm. Peterson (1919-2009).

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2015 Carl Peterson BROCHURE

“The Art of Eric and Mary Ann Bransby:” work by Colorado Springs artist Eric Bransby (born 1916), former student of Thomas Hart Benton, and his wife, Mary Ann Bransby (1920-2011).

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Annual Holiday Gift Show, An Invitational Exhibition of Art Especially For Gift Giving.

August 1 through October 18, 2015

Paintings by Mark Mohr of Roeland Park, Kansas.


Paintings by Chanute, Kansas, native Ralph Goltry (1884-1971).


Watercolor paintings by former Fort Hays State University art department Chair Mabel Vandiver (1886-1991).


Selection of Swedish art from the Gallery’s permanent collection.

May 3 through July 19, 2015 Reception on Sunday, May 3, 2015 from 2 to 4 p.m.

“A Generous Spirit”  Paintings and Prints by Oklahoma/New Mexico Artist Doel Reed (1894-1985) from the Permanent Collection and on Loan.


“Lines Project”  Paintings by Eric Carbrey of Wichita, Kansas.

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“Fabricated Steel Sculpture, Patinas, and Metallics”  Sculpture by Don Osborn of Roxbury, Kansas.

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“Pretty Basic Stuff”  Mixed Media Works by Robert Joy of Ellinwood, KS.


February 1 through April 19, 2015

“The Colorful Worlds of Janet Turner and Norma Bassett Hall”  art by Janet E. Turner (1914-1988) and Norma Bassett Hall (1889-1957) from the Moffett Collection.

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“From Peaks to Prairie”  paintings by David Vollbracht of Medicine Lodge, Kansas. Exhibition Flyer: David Vollbrach exhibition flyer

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“Under Sun and Sky”  paintings by Ed Pointer of Wichita, Kansas. Exhibition Flyer: Ed Pointer exhibition flyer

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“Thirty Years of the Prairie Water Color Painters”  works from the Gallery’s permanent collection and on loan.  Extended essay: Prairie Water Color Painters extended essay and checklist


November 2, 2014 through January 18, 2015

“Kansas: Roots and Reflections:” photographs by Jim Richardson of Lindsborg.

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“Still Dreaming:” mixed-media works by Kathleen Kuchar of Hays, Kansas.

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Annual “Holiday Gift Show” featuring “gift-giving” artwork by regional artists.

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“Birger Sandzén and the Swedish National Romantic Style” pre-1895 works by Birger Sandzén.

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September 9 through October 19, 2014:

“Embracing Nature”  an invitational exhibition featuring nature-themed works by artists Lee Becker, Wayne A. Conyers, Jean Cook, Steve Dudek, Noah Flores, Maleta Forsberg, Rick Frisbie, Andrea Fuhrman, Don Fullmer, Hugh Greer, Lisa Grossman, John Hachmeister, Ross Hilgers, Ann Horton, George Jerkovich, Joyce Jilg, Michael Jilg, Sally Johnson, Ken Klostermeyer, Kathleen Kuchar, Elizabeth Liljegren, Ron Michael, Phyllis Liljegren Newson, Frank Nichols, Barbara Waterman Peters, Larry Peters, Leland Powers, Frank Reese, Jim Richardson, Rose Marie Wallen, Kurt Wolf, and Ann Zerger.

Open the catalog below:

Embracing Nature BSMG 2014

“Magical Moments” paintings by Sally Johnson of Bolivar, Missouri

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“Visual Poetry”paintings by Oscar Larmer of Manhattan, Kansas.

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July 6 through August 17, 2014

Painting in Sandzén’s Footsteps: Sandzén’s Routes, My Vision: recent paintings by Kim Casebeer of Manhattan, KS.

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Must Have Flowers: ceramics by Carol Long of St. John, KS.

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Still Voices: relief prints by Deb Gilley of Aldrich, MO.

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Pictures of the Floating World: Japanese prints from the Gallery’s collection.

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May 6 through June 22, 2014

The Painted Image: recent paintings by James Pringle Cook of Tuscon, AZ.

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Traveling the Back Roads photographs by Mary Dorsey Wanless of Topeka, KS.

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Florals for Spring floral still life paintings by Birger Sandzén from the Gallery’s Collection.

116th Annual Midwest Art Exhibition
March 11 through April 20, 2014:
Rosebud Sioux: A Lakota People in Transition an exhibition developed by
C-H Jacobson Produktion AB in Sweden.

March 11 through April 27, 2014:
Plays Well with Others (It Has Been Rumored) ceramics by Marko Fields of Minneapolis, MN.
Photos from Around the World photographs by Dale Cole of Salina, KS.
Living Seas photographs by Richard Scaletty of Lees Summit, MO.


The Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery opened to the public on November 12, 1957. The first exhibitions included an overview of Sandzén’s works and a special show of Chinese paintings loaned by the William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art (now the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art) in Kansas City. Through the years, the Gallery has hosted over 1300 guest artist and special exhibitions, as well as continually exhibiting the work of its namesake, Birger Sandzen. The exhibition spaces within the Gallery include the Thorsen, Brase, Wallin, Lofgren and Jaderborg/Strom Rooms; the Gunnarson and Wetterstrom Corridors, and the Gallery Lobby.  Art can also be found in office spaces and the Greenough Room.