Oil Portrait Workshop (3 Days) with Tina Garrett

Discover the starting method that will take your work to new heights! From both life and photos.

Learn to see and simplify values, create form, and understand edges and chroma to control your composition and create dramatic portraiture. Tina will teach you how to organize your palette to mix realistic colors, values, and temperatures for different skin types.

Tina’s goal is to be as generous with her knowledge as possible, walking each student through the concepts so when artists leave her workshops they are able to take their own painting to new heights. All levels welcome.


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Needle Felting Workshop with Cathy Sillman

OBJECTIVE: To introduce the participant to the art form and the techniques involved in creating Needle Felted pictures and sculptures. Needle Felting is the process of turning wool fleece (roving) into art by using a special barbed needle.

METHODS: Cathy will show examples, give demonstrations and conduct assignments to give a “hands-on” experience.

MATERIALS: Each participant will receive a Project Packet containing the background material, various colors of roving and 2 barbed needles. (I will have extra needles they can purchase if they break 2. They will cost them a $l.00 each.)


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Watercolor Solutions with Dawn Thomas

Images Artist, Dawn C. Thomas, was an Art teacher for 41 years. She works mainly in Watercolor, but also does Acrylic and Collage.

This workshop is for people who have some experience in watercolor, but need more direction in how to achieve what they visualize.

Dawn will help with problems you are experiencing in drawing, color, painting techniques or composition.

Participants will be given a list of supplies needed and should bring at least one finished painting for critique.

You will work from your own photos at Images Gallery *Sessions will continue for those wanting to do so through April. Cost is $100 for 4 sessions. Limit 8.


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Marketing & Social Media For Artists - FREE!

Marketing and Social Media is an absolute MUST for any artist wishing to gain recognition, promote their art, sell their art or gain a following.  98% of the worlds art is sold online and most of it is marketed through social media.

Mike Will Cover:

  • Marketing 101 For Artists, or
    • Why Great Artists Have Trouble Selling!
    • Why it’s not enough just to be a great artist!
    • I’m a great artist, I don’t need to market!
    • My art speaks for itself, right? (Do you see the pattern here?)
  • Internet Presence For Artists
    • Facebook Business Page
    • Instagram
    • MailChimp
    • E-Commerce Enabled Website

March 19th 6-8pm

Sign Up – Click Here!

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Instagram & Facebook For Artists

Facebook and Instagram are MUST USE social media platforms for artists!  

This will be a “Hands On” learning workshop.  

You Will Learn:

  • How to create your own business Facebook Page
  • How to set up all the components of the page
  • How to build followers
  • Learn how to set up your Instagram account
  • How to link your Instagram account feed to your Facebook Business page (vital)
  • Learn how to post
  • Learn how to record stories
  • Learn how to develop “followers”
  • Learn what hashtags are and why you need them

When? – Tuesday, March 20th, 6pm

Where? – Images Art Gallery, 7320 W. 80th Street

Cost? – Only $25 – Register below

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March Featured Art Show
Canon Master Photographer Mike Jensen & Abstract Painter Nancy Basinski!
Show reception March 16th.

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Regional artist Nancy Basinski’s work allows one to feel as if they “can walk into” and be part of her oil painting. Nancy will be showing a variety of subject matters. She will be showing her Kansas City Skyline and a new painting of Union Station.

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K.C. favorites Mike Jensen (Canon Master Photographer) returns as featured artist beginning March 13th.  Their opening reception will be Friday March 16th.  At this show Mike will debut a stunning 60" wide panoramic photograph taken in Arches National Park.  This image has never been displayed publicly.

Call For Artists

Featured Artists Reception September 2016 We're looking for artists who want to sell their work and have good art to sell! We're always looking to up our game so we're always on the prowl for exciting and emerging artists! The process is easy and we're here to hold your hand and encourage you through it.  We’ll partner you with a mentor for the first few months to help you learn how to display and market your work. Here’s how it works:
  • Contact Debbie Stone using the form at this link.
  • She’ll ask you to submit 5 pieces of your artwork for our jury of artists to evaluate.
  • Once you’re approved, we’ll set up a time to set up your display!
Since we’re a member owned and operated business you’ll need to be involved in working a few shifts at the gallery every month (don’t worry, we’ll train you).  We’ll also ask you to roll up your sleeves and get involved in helping to do a few other things around the gallery.  Maybe marketing, merchandising, social media or perhaps working on our presentation or art display committees. The cost to join is a very affordable $60/month and you get 70% of everything you sell!  You’ll be listed here on our website and we have a web guru who can help you get a site of your own up and running if you need it. More info!
Images Art Gallery is a 501(c)(3), member artist owned, non-profit gallery whose mission is to promote art in the community.
  • Art Education

    We promote art education in the community by teaching, mentoring, scholarships & much more!

  • Workshops

    We provide workshops in all mediums conducted by nationally and local art experts!

  • Juried Art Show

    This is a chance for community artists to test the waters by submitting their art for review by an expert jurorist. Accepted art is then exhibited in the gallery.

Images Art Gallery is a 501(c)(3), member artist owned, non-profit gallery whose mission is to promote art in the community.

Images Art Gallery, 7320 W 80th St, Overland Park, KS 66204, Telephone: (913) 232-7113,

HOURS:

Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
We provide the following services for all artists in the Greater Kansas City area:

  • Promote art education in the community
  • Provide scholarships for aspiring area art students
  • Provide workshops conducted by national artists
  • Provide professional growth for community artists
  • Promote community appreciation for the arts
  • Provide a juried gallery venue for area artists
  • Host an annual Children’s Art Show
  • Host the annual International Children’s Peace Mural Display
  • Host an annual Juried Art Show open to all area artists
  • In order to provide all these wonderful community services, the gallery relies on grants and donations from people like you. All donations are fully tax-deductible and are used 100% to support these services.

 

Please consider donating to this very worthy cause.

In June, 1988, under the auspices and the contribution of start up funds from Greater Kansas City Art Association (GKCAA), Images Art Gallery was begun in Westport.

The intent of the group was multi-purpose:

  • to promote local artists
  • to plan classes and set up a teaching classroom
  • to contribute to community services

By-laws were written and officers were elected. The Gallery operated as a co-op, with member volunteers staffing the gallery. A non-profit tax status was first attained by GKCAA and then subsequently obtained by Images Art Gallery.

Approximately five years later, due to changes in the Westport area, the gallery closed. The group stayed together with monthly meetings and began exhibiting their art in various satellites in the city.
Soon after the Westport Images Art Gallery closed, Images received a $1,000 donation from Marilyn Holland Schweder, one of Images Gallery’s original members. When Marilyn died in 1994, memorial donations were made to help Images start a new gallery.

On May 14, 1996, nineteen members met to discuss beginning a new Gallery on the 3rd floor of the historic McQueeny Lock building at 520 W. Pennway. At a later meeting, 27 members indicated their willingness to form a co-op gallery. We took possession of the gallery and held our first meeting as a co-op there on June 15, 1996. We opened for business on Thursday, July 11, 1996. The first Gallery reception was held on Friday, August 2, 1996 with Charles Stegner and Myrna Minnis as featured artists.

As the gallery stairs and the lack of visibility became an issue, we began looking for other space, and in the summer of 2001, we moved into new, more visible ground-level space at 1721 Westport Road.

In 2005, with more activity taking place in the Crossroads area of the city, we began looking seriously for space there. In mid-July of 2005, we moved to 1520 Walnut, in the northeast area of the Crossroads. Unfortunately, with the opening of the Sprint Center just a few blocks away, we experienced a severe shortage of parking for our patrons, so once again began looking for appropriate art space.

In September 2009 we moved to downtown Old Overland Park, just around the corner from the clock tower and beside the Farmers’ Market. We are excited to be a part of the revitalization of downtown Overland Park where we can be found in the midst of other fine art galleries.

Be sure to stop by our gallery and enjoy the fine art of our talented members.

Kansas City Area Artists

Copy of Local Photography

Images Art Gallery is the place to shop for professional locally shot fine art photography for your home.

Fine Art Oils

From abstract to impressionistic, we have it all, and all created by local artists!

Fun & Imaginative Art For Your Home

This art is truly fun and a great conversation piece for your home!

Pastels

Some of our artists are experts in Pastels. You’ll probably see them around the region when weather permits.

Jewelry

Jewelry is one of the things our customers like most about the shop.

Amazing Travel Photos

You might just take an iPhone, but our photogs take alot of gear to get the images they bring back!

Wearable Fabric Art

Our fabric artist is always coming up with something new!