May Exhibit: 
Jerry Exline

April 29, 2024 - May 24, 2024

Upon earning a Bachelor of Architecture from K-State in 1960, JERRY EXLINE attended Naval Officer’s School and was commissioned as Ensign in the USN Civil Engineering Corp in 1961. He served as a construction contract administrator in San Diego. Following the Navy, he was employed by Frank L Hope Architectural Inc in San Diego for several years.

He then pursued a Masters in Architecture at KSU accompanied by a graduate assistantship in the Art Department from 1964-1967. He was employed by the Wolfenbarger Architectural firm in Manhattan until joining his family business in 1968, handling the company expansion and running its industrial chrome plating plant for 27 years. During those years he continued to explore multiple art mediums and worked with many accomplished artisans.

After retiring, he once again was free to explore the arts. His most recent passion involved exploring the many avenues offered in the use of paper pulp. His work has been exhibited in many local galleries including Bergen’s Sculpture Gallery, Kansas Wesleyan University, Salina Country Club, VAAM Gallery in McPherson, Hays Art Center, and the Kemper Gallery at K-State. He published a book, P Cast Colored Paper Pulp: A Step by Step Guide with John Neal Books.

April 2024 Exhibit: 
Tina Davis
Gail Williams
Melissa Shaw

April 2nd - 28th
Meet & Greet April 28th, 1-3pm

Tina Davis is a painter that works primarily with acrylics. Her work derives from nature and displays bold colors.

Gail Williams is also a painter that works with acrylics and spray paint. She is an exceptional graffiti artist that masterfully layers colors and textures.

Melissa Shaw is a multi-medium artist. She loves to experiment and repurpose materials.

Meet and Greet for Jennifer will be held on Sunday, April 28th 1-3pm
Please join us and visit with these outstanding artists and board members of the EAG.

***If you are interested in becoming a member or participating/attending events, please contact the gallery at 785-472-5658.  

February-March Exhibit: 
Jennifer Weigel

January 29, 2024 - March 28, 2024

Jennifer Weigel is a multi-disciplinary mixed media conceptual artist currently living in McPherson, KS. 

Weigel utilizes a wide range of media to convey her ideas, including assemblage, drawing, fibers, installation, jewelry, painting, performance, photography, video and writing. Much of her work touches on themes of beauty, identity, memory & forgetting, and institutional critique. Weigel's art has been exhibited nationally and has won numerous awards.

Meet and Greet for Jennifer will be held on Sunday, February 25th 1-3pm
Please join us and visit with this outstanding artist!

January's Poetry, Art & Jazz Exhibit and Events: 

Poetry, Art & Jazz Night: January 20th & 27th, 6:30-8:30pm - Tickets $25 / Members $20

January's captivating exhibit showcases a seamless collaboration between poets and artists. This unique fusion of words and visuals promises to offer a rich tapestry of emotions and ideas. 

These poet and artist pairings started in the Spring of 2023, and have been working towards this presentation, Poetry, Arts & Jazz: open January 8th through January 26th.

These evening events will feature poetry reading, an eclectic range of art mediums and live jazz piano by Scott Williams. 

Come and experience an immersive celebration of artistic diversity and toast in the New Year! 

If you are interested in becoming a member or participating/attending events, please contact the gallery at 785-472-5658.  

Happy New Year! 

December Exhibit:
"Christmas in Ellsworth"
Brought to you by: 
Gail Williams

December 4, 2023 - December 27, 2023
Come see Santa, Little Gigi, make an ornament, color a page and drink some hot chocolate at the Hometown Holiday event December 9, 2023 - 10:45am-2:00pm

All are welcome to enjoy the EAG Christmas Wonderland! With the help for Gigi the giraffe and the EAG helpers, Gail Williams transformed the gallery into a must see Christmas event!

Little Gigi is looking for a new home! 
Put in a name for each submitted Letter to Santa form (deadline Dec.14).

November Exhibit: 
Youth Art

October 30 - December 1, 2023
Meet & Greet November 18, 2023 / 2pm-4pm

November is the time to celebrated Youth Art! This month, EAG will be featuring young artists from throughout Ellsworth County. Come and join in the celebration!

Featured Youth Artists:

Reagan Deines: A senior at Ellsworth Fr./Sr. High School and the daughter of Kalen and Jessie Deines. Her future plans are to continue school and major in social work.

Sara Lawrence: An 8th grader at Sylvan/Lucas Unified Jr./Sr. High School. Sara has loved doing art since a young age and is always creating. She has been doing a lot with sketching and watercolor. Sara is in band, volleyball, basketball and she sings on her church's praise team.

Rylan Ohl: A senior at EJSHS, Rylan said, "My favorite thing about art is how connected to my friends it makes me feel. We have great conversations while we craft things, then we compare our projects to each other."

Alyssa Rodrigues: A senior at EJSHS, her hobbies are drawing, puzzles and reading. Her favorite things are her family and friends, dogs, spring, the color blue, ice cream and sweets. "I'm Mexican-American, the daughter of Nick and Lori Rodriguez. I moved to Ellsworth about 6 years ago from Hugoton, Kansas."

Jessa Schultz: A junior at EJSHS, Jessa particularly likes working in pencil and colored pencil and has had two 1st place entries at league. She is an NHS student, class president and a varsity letterman. She is also in Student Council, band and her church's praise band.

October Exhibit: 
Rachel Foster

September 29, 2023 -October 28, 2023

Rachel Foster is a painter who resides in rural Valley Center, Kansas. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Painting from Kansas State University and her Master’s degree in Painting from Wichita State University. A married mother of five, she began using her family as subject matter during graduate-school and revisits that topic regularly. Rachel’s husband Frank is a stay-at-home dad who also raises pigs. 

Rachel has taught at various Kansas colleges, including KSU, WSU, Bethany College, and Butler Community College, where she has been working as a full-time faculty member since 2017. Rachel teaches Painting, Drawing, Design, and Art Appreciation.

Check out more of Rachel Foster's artwork in the links below!

September Exhibit: 
"Art in Music"
Bryan Thom

This exhibit of stringed instruments, is in part, a tribute to my brother, Dwight who bought me my first guitar in 1975. Since then, I have collected various stringed instruments. Some belonged to my brother who passed away in December of 2022.

I was born in Medicine Lodge in 1957, where I was raised and went to school. In 1982 I moved out West and lived in Bend, OR and Boise, ID for 28 years. Moved back to Kansas in 2010 to enjoy smaller town life.

Over the years, I have been involved with several music venues in Oregon and have staged BlueGrass Festivals for the United Way.

My brother, Dwight taught me to play the guitar early on but I had to put it down for 10 years due to health issues. My brother got me back into playing about 10 years ago. 

Annual Exhibit: 
"Dreaming of Vegas"
Scott Grossenbacher

August 11, 2023 -September 30, 2024

This extraordinary sculpture is a cowboy made up of a smorgasbord of parts including metal parts from a Harley, antique marble eyes and leather straps! 

Size: 5'8" x 24" x 12"

Scott is also founder of De-Extinct Gallery in Lincoln, NE: creating metal , bringing the past into the present with a modern twist. 

Check out more of Scott Grossenbacher's artwork on Facebook!

August Exhibit: 
"Wild at Heart"
Daniel Branham

Meet & Great the artist August 5, 10:00-2:00p,m

Daniel Branham was born and raised in the heart of central Kansas. From an early age, he has had a passion for wildlife, the outdoors and painting. As a self-taught artist, he spends hours with his camera recording the beauty and serenity of the wildlife in the area. By living in an area surrounded by Chyenne Bottoms and Quivira Wildlife Refuge, he never has to look very far from inspiration for his next masterpiece.

As an emerging, award-wining artist, Dan brings his commitment to wildlife conservation with his remarkable gift of painting to local organizations such as Pheasants Forever, Ducks Unlimited, PBS Art Auction and 2018, 2019 and 2021 Kansas Governor's One-Shot Turkey Hunt Artist of the Year.

As an avid hunter, sportsman, he merges his passion for the outdoors into every brushstroke of his work.

Dan has been featured in many magazines and newspaper articles, including the cover for the 2022 Fall Edition of "Upland Almanac" magazine and two wall murals that are featured in Wal-Mart in Great Bend, KS and Jenks, OK.

Ellsworth Arts Gallery Permanent Exhibit:

Charles B. Rogers

Known for: Western Landscape painting and printmaking.

 January 27, 1911- December 1987.

He was a painter, teacher, etcher, lithographer and dry pointer. He studied at the National Academy of Design; Bethany College, the California College of Arts & Crafts and the Jay Connoway School of Art.

He painted the mural, Autumn Colors, in the Council Grove Post Office in 1941. He taught at Bethany College, Lindsborg and was a manager and assistant director of the Huntington Hartford Foundation, Pacific Palisades, CA. He headed the art program at Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina before settling in Ellsworth, Kansas.


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