City Arts in Oldtown Wichita hosts an art show and auction benefiting Dragon Master Foundation, starting with First Friday in September and capped with an Auction Gala on Saturday 9/21/19.
Call for entries info by clicking this link Guarded Treasures Juried Exhibition of 2019-FINAL
Youth and adult Division entry fees may be paid HERE. Gala ticket info coming soon!
Meet our Judges:
Stanley Morrison is an accomplished fantasy artist. This self-taught professional artist is diverse in numerous mediums including acrylic, watercolors, pencil, and oils. He is best known for his works in Scratchboard and Digital. His subject matter encompasses many fantasy creatures, but especially dragons.
He started exhibiting his own work at conventions in 1993. He has since received many awards for his work at conventions such as Dragon Con, World Cons, Luna Con, Aggie Con and Boskone. He continues to show at multiple conventions each year.
Stanley has generously donated the use of his work for the promotion of Dragon Master Foundation’s Drinking with Dragons Annual Fundraiser in 2018 and 2019.
Born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, Bob Ale-Ebrahim has been building brands locally, nationally and internationally for over two decades. Bob owns his own freelance design studio, Creative Fuel, which is located in the Kansas City area. Bob taught at the Wichita Area Technical College, served as president of the Wichita Chapter of AIGA and is a graduate of the Wichita State University.
He’s won a National Silver Telly, been featured in Step by Step magazine, Color Harmony: Logos by Rockport, and the Logo Lounge books & website. A font he designed was used as the logo for the FOX TV show “The Following”, starring Kevin Bacon.
Bob served as an early Board Member at Dragon Master Foundation, and is the designer of the logo that we use to this day. He utilized Dan Reeder’s The Simple Screamer: A Guide to the Art of Papier and Cloth Mache during his stint as art director for KSAS-FOX 24, creating “screamers” for a Night of the Living Zoo fundraiser.
Dan Reeder is a papier mache’ artist living in Seattle, Washington. A former school teacher, he’s been working with papier mache’ since 1972 when he first started making monsters with his fifth grade students. An art lesson for kids turned into an obsession for Dan. He spent the next four decades sharing his work and his techniques. As well as displaying his sculptures in fairs, galleries, and art museums, Dan published three books which, collectively, have been in print for almost thirty years and have sold around the world. Dan’s majestic dragons and other fanciful creatures lend credence to the unlimited potential of this art medium.
Dan came to the attention of Dragon Master Foundation in 2015. DMF asked him to make a dragon to be raffled for the cause. What he delivered was a three dimensional representation of Judge Bob Ale-Ebrahim’s DMF logo. He also donated a red dragon trophy, the subject of a video of Dan’s that had gone viral. The DMF logo-inspired dragon was donated back to the Foundation, in whose possession it will now forever remain. However, if you come to City Arts during the Guarded Treasures run, you will see it on public display, for the first time ever. Currently DMF is conducting a raffle of another of Dan’s pieces, a Game of Thrones Ice Dragon. Go to www.dragonmasterfoundation.org to see all 3 dragon’s creation videos, and to enter to win the Ice Dragon.