City of Merriam, KS

03/13/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 03/13/2019 11:34

2019 Heartland Exhibition Winners Announced

The 2019 Heartland Artist Exhibition saw an amazing collection of talent. The national show brought in more than 90 artists representing eight states who submitted work for the exhibition.

Hugh Greer, from Wichita, won the Susan Hayden Award of Distinction for 'Main & Warwick.' Kansas City artist Timothy Caldwell won Best of Show for 'Evening on Strawberry Hill.'

Another Kansas City artist, Michael Young, received two awards: The Tim Murphy Memorial Award for 'Fear of Women in Charge' and an Award of Merit for 'Happy Accident.'

Other winners include Brian Paulsen, who received the Irene B. French Memorial Award for 'Landfill No. 1.' Cindy Brabec-King received second place for 'A Quiet Place to Write.' Third place went to Catherine Kirkland for 'Cloudy with a Chance of Color.' Denny Dowdy and Teresa Grove received Awards of Merit for 'Midwest Winter' and 'Cowgirl Accoutrements' respectively.

View the complete works of the 2019 Heartland Artist Exhibition winners.

This year, 261 entries from 91 artists submitted work for the exhibition. Of those, 117 works by 70 artists are on display through March 30 at the Tim Murphy Art Gallery.

Located inside the Irene B. French Community Center, the Tim Murphy Art Gallery features monthly exhibits by local and regional artists. All exhibits are free to the public and many artists have originals and prints for sale.