Lenexans showcase their artistic talents

Lenexans showcase their artistic talents
Posted on 08/26/2022
framed art hanging on gallery walls

For more than 30 years, the Lenexa Arts Council has celebrated the abundant creative talent right here in our community through organizing the annual Lenexa Artists’ Show. This popular juried exhibit honors the efforts of hobby and professional artists who live in Lenexa. 

The 31st annual show features 47 artists and 50 pieces of 2D and 3D art in the first and second floor gallery spaces at Lenexa City Hall. Twenty of the show’s artists are participating for the first time. 

Award winners

The show judges were Lisa Hirsch, an art teacher at Olathe Northwest High School, and Allison Bowman, a fine artist who works for the Arts Council of Johnson County. All participating artists were honored at a public reception on Aug. 25, 2022.

Best of Show: Tina Kolm, “Public Market Sketch” (oil on paper) 

Arts Council’s Choice: Connie Calkins, “Esperanza” (glass)

First Place 2D: Tony Flores, “The Farmer” (acrylic)

Second Place 2D: Desirae Gieseman, “Peaceful Dreams” (fabric collage)

First Place 3D: Harry Healey, “Flying Kestrel” (wood sculpture)

Second Place 3D: Abigail Peters, “The Thoughts and Emotions” (ceramics, watercolor, copper)

First Place Photography: Melanie Reidy, “Sunset over the Sangre de Cristo”

Second Place Photography: Denise Rendina, “Wadi Rum, Jordan”

Honorable Mentions:

  • Marci Blank, “This Makes Me Happy!” (fiber)
  • Laurie Colahan, “Riding the Wind” (acrylic/mixed media on canvas)
  • Lisa Coyan, “Cherry Blossoms” (wire, resin, nail polish, and gemstones)
  • Lisa Damewood, “A Song of Water” (acrylic on canvas)
  • Wendy Delzeit, “Inside a Marble” (ultra macro photography)
  • Amanda Reece, “Siberian Husky Portrait” (soft pastel)
  • Billy Smith, “Legendary Creatures of the World-Series 1” (acrylic paint and paint pen)
  • Asia Starr, “Mushroom March” Paper (clay and mixed media)
  • Jean Terry, “Enthralled” (pastels)

See the exhibit in person

The Lenexa Artists’ Show is a program of the volunteer-driven Lenexa Arts Council. The exhibit is on display through Sept. 25, 2022, at the Lenexa City Hall Art Gallery, 17101 W. 87th St. Pkwy., Lenexa, KS 66219. The gallery is open Monday–Thursday: 6 a.m.–9 p.m., Friday and Saturday: 7 a.m.–10 p.m., Sunday: 7 a.m.–7 p.m.

Meet the artists


Published Aug. 26, 2022