tues - fri: 9am-5pm
sat & sun: 1pm-5pM
closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day
The Hutchinson Art Association, a non-profit organization, was founded in 1949 to promote the study and development of interest and education in the Fine Arts, and to promote and aid in the development of artists. To that end, the HAA will collect, preserve, document, interpret, research, and disseminate knowledge about both European and American Art of the 19th and 20th centuries, and facilitate the commercial activities of contemporary artists.
see our gift shop filled with local art
ART CLASSES for YOUNG STUDENTS
New educational programs for all ages
Free docent led tours for area students
The 56th Annual Art Fair will be held in May 2018.
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In addition to many exhibitions by regional artists, the HAA sponsors an Annual HAA Artist Member Exhibit, Hutchinson High School Exhibit, and USD 308 6th Grade Exhibit.
Consignment Fine Art Auction 2018
The January art auction at the Art Center was a huge success! thank you to everyone who made this auction such a wonderful experience.
We are now accepting consignment submissions for our upcoming fine art auction in august.
Contact Christopher Britton for more information: (620)727-4555
Third Thursday: Chocolate Crawl
The Hutchinson Art Center has joined downtown Hutchinson's monthly Third Thursday celebration!
The gallery will be open later hours, so come check out our monthly exhibit and take part in the assorted activities and refreshments we have to offer.
From 6-8pm, we will have chocolate for those who have purchased the event ticket from the Hutchinson Rec. Kids are invited to do arts and crafts in our classroom area and we will have artwork by Ginger Mayfield and Bill Forst on display in our main gallery. We are also officially taking part in the RCAT shuttle bus system during Third Thursday! If you see an RCAT bus on Main Street, catch a ride on down to the Art Center to check out this month’s exhibit!
"Bill Forst and Ginger Mayfield"
ceramics and paintings ending march 11, 2018
"Hanging on the walls, the ceramic reliefs illustrate ideas about fire and water. The “Fire on the Horizon” series is constructed from colored clays, which have been spiral wedged together and cut into overlapping shapes. They are glazed with low fire colors and fired in an electric kiln. The second firing is completed in a raku kiln. The pieces are pulled from a red-hot raku kiln and placed into reduction containers. Various combustible materials are added to parts of the relief sculpture in order to create copper and luminescent colors. This is the ceramist’s way of painting with fire and smoke. The watercolor paintings which accompany the “Fire on the Horizon” series are created using poured watercolor."
"In 1982 I started making, selling and showing my paintings. I like to work with Water base paints, oil and glazes. My latest kick is using watercolor and wax resist on paper and fabric. The process of making drawings and mixing color is one of my favorite ways to spend time. I love the escape and the opportunity to create my own reality. My work is derived from specific images that interest me but mostly translated into a“fictional” setting. I rarely let the truth stand in the way of a good color. I use sketches from at least 40 years of observation and redo them in different materials. The same sketch can be done in crayon/watercolor, oil paint, acrylic and glaze on clay. My sketchbooks are the backbone of my paintings. It is like getting to re-elect a private memory in a multitude of different settings. It is like getting to hear a favorite song sung in a new voice with different instruments."
On exhibit at the Hutchinson Art Center until March 11, 2018.
Currently on Display at the Hutchinson Public Library:
Stop by the Hutchinson Public Library during the month of February to see artwork by Steven Curiel.
The Hutchinson Art Association was founded in 1949.
It is a non-governmental, not for profit organization.
Most importantly, you have the benefit of knowing that you help support the arts in our community.
You are notified and invited to all exhibits and exhibit receptions and other special events.
You receive a 10% discount on all items you purchase in our sales gallery.
If you are an artist, you can show your work in our membership exhibit, and be on the look out for our commercial gallery.