Barbara Waterman-Peters and Cally Krallman are two of 33 artists who captured the beauty of Washburn University’s campus for “Paint Washburn,” an exhibit of 37 pieces created at the Art en Plein Aire event on Washburn’s campus. The art will be available for purchase at the Paint Washburn Art Auction at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 in the Washburn Room, Memorial Union, Washburn campus. In addition to the auction, the evening includes music, food and drink. Cocktail attire is preferred. Tickets are $50 per person and must be purchased by Friday, Nov. 9 at https://givetowashburn.org/artauction or by calling 785-670-1641.
Krallman’s art piece is titled “Maybe Mabee” and showcases Mabee Library and the vibrant landscaping that surrounds the building. Krallman received a bachelor of fine arts degree from Washburn and has been featured in a plethora of exhibitions and publications during her career as an artist. She is a member of the Oil Painters of America and American Women Artists and is the owner of Prairie Sage Studio in Topeka.
Waterman-Peters’ art piece is titled “Dark Fish II” and depicts Washburn’s Harvey Meditation Garden. Waterman-Peters received a bachelors of fine arts degree from Washburn. She is an award-winning artist who works out of a studio in the NOTO district in Topeka. Her work is represented in numerous galleries, including Hilliard Gallery in Kansas City, Mo., Strecker-Nelson Gallery in Manhattan, Kan., and Mulvane Art Museum. Her awards include the Distinguished Artist Award for Visual Arts and the Lilla Day Monroe Award from Washburn University Alumni Association.
Other featured artists are: Shirley Akers, Naomi Cashman, Kathleen Cobb, Connie English, Jo Flager, Jane Fortun, Doug Frye, Dorethy Hancock, Johanna Hanks, Eleanor Heimbaugh, Martha Heimbaugh, Walter J. Heimbaugh, Dion Henderson, C.T. (Fred) Hsia, Cortney Immenschuh, Joyce E. Jenkins, Jo Ann Karn, Lois Van Liew, Lynda Miller, Beth Neuer, Barbara Reser, Tom Romig, Hi Stockwell, Glenda Taylor, Cathie Thompson, Marcus Thompson, Megan Thompson, Roberta E. Walker, Yeqiang Wang, Gary Woodward and Charles Wray.
All the artwork featured at the auction was created at the Art en Plein Aire, a one-day painting event, at Washburn in April. Plein Air is another term for painting outdoors in the fresh air. The “Paint Washburn” exhibit is a true reflection of Washburn’s campus.
Preview the “Paint Washburn” exhibit at the Mulvane Art Museum, located at 17th Street and Jewell Avenue, now through Nov. 15 or go to washburn.edu/150. Proceeds from the auction will support a permanent, commissioned art piece in recognition of Washburn’s sesquicentennial. The Paint Washburn Art Auction is one in a series of events leading up to Washburn’s sesquicentennial in 2015. For more information, visit washburn.edu/150.
Washburn Alumni Association, 785-670-1641
Amanda Hughes, university relations, 785-670-2153