Verdigris Valley Art Exhibit Calls for Entries.

Independence Historical Museum and Art Center (IHMAC), Independence, Kansas presents the 61st Annual Verdigris Valley Art Exhibit (VVAE) July 7 – 26. This is a Call for Entries. The Independence Historical Museum and Art will hold the 61st annual VVAE as a part of the Independence, Kansas ASTRA Arts Festival, which encompasses many art genres. Various events will be presented in Independence, Kansas which will draw participants, performers, and public new to Independence. The VVAE will be open to the public during the festival. For more festival information go to: Awards will be given in painting, drawing, watercolor, printmaking, and mixed media. Only two dimensional works will be accepted. Cash awards will be given for Best of Show and First and second Place in each category if merited. The show will be juried by Professor Dan Kirchhefer. Professor Kirchhefer earned his BFA at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln: a MA at the University of Cincinnati, in Cincinnati, Ohio, and a MFA at the University of Kansas, Lawrence. He has received honors in various two-dimensional categories, including the National Watercolor Honor Society, 2012. Kirchhefer is currently professor of Drawing and Printmaking, at Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas, and has served as Assistant Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs at the Spencer Art Museum, University of Kansas. For more information contact IHMAC at 620-331-3515 or visit

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