Thanks to Mark Clarke for his marvelous presentation at Tuesday's Monthly Member Meeting!

Survey Results

Cynthia Stotlar-Hedberg sent an email to all members, with a very complete report of the survey results.

Many thanks to all who participated. 


Cynthia Stotlar-Hedberg is now in charge of scheduling classes for the Topeka Art Guild, and she has really started off with a BANG!

Upcoming classes include Oil Painting with David Vollbracht, gel prints with Michaela Butterworth, and cardmaking with Courtney Armstrong. Acrylic Painting for Beginners is also taking place every Wednesday in September.


Oil Painting with David Vollbracht

Saturday October 14th 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM with a noon to one lunch break
Sunday October 15th 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The class is a day and a half long. Please be prepared to attend both days.

COST: $150 for members    $200 for non-members (Comes with a $50 one-year membership)

You must register to attend. 

Space is limited to ten students.

 More Information About the Class  SIGN UP FOR THE CLASS

David Vollbracht is a Signature Member of Oil Painters of America and an Associate Member of the American Impressionist Society.

Intro to Gel Plate Printing with Michaela Butterworth


Acrylic Painting for Beginners continues in October

In order to be more inclusive with our free workshop events, we will continue to offer  acrylic painting sessions from 4-6:30 PM on Wednesdays. This event is open to both TAG members and the public. 

For more information about how a "workshop"... works...
take a look at the Planning Page.


Courtney, Cynthia, and Jancy were the "Duck Stewards."

 First Friday Fun: September 1

Artists of the Month

This month the gallery features the work of art educators. The show is going to be popular, so be sure to drop by. One of the pieces, sold on First Friday!

Of course, the very BEST way to see the exhibit is to come to the Topeka Art Guild Gallery, but you can also see some of the works online.

Upcoming Show

Staci Ogle will be the juror for The Kansas Show.

Staci leads the effort on the development and implementation of programs for the NOTO Arts Center, such as exhibits in the Morris Gallery and art classes, as well as district events, such as the Summer Concert Series and the Art-Health Walk. She also has primary responsibility for marketing and promotions efforts.

Staci has been a part of NOTO since 2011 as an artist and small business owner. She has shown in over one hundred art shows, nationally and internationally, with twelve solo exhibits.

Staci was an Arty Award Visual Artist Finalist 2017, and YWCA Women of Excellence, 2020 . Staci has a Bachelor of Science in Education and a minor in history from the University of Kansas.

Call for Art for The Kansas Show

This show is open to all Kansas artists. Limit of three pieces per artist. All entries must follow these guidelines:

Original works are to be:

  • Done by entry artist in Kansas. 
  • Not have been previously shown at TAG.
  • Original art done from imagination or your own photos not art on web, in magazines or others’ photos not your own. • Not done in a class/workshop.
  • Presented with entry form and entry fees.
  • Have proper hanging wires attached if 2-D. Improperly wired items will be rejected, with no refund of entry fee. 
  • Created within 24 months of Entry Day Oct 1, 2-4 pm 
Entry Day is October 1st from 2-4 pm

Entry Fee to enter Show, First Entry $15.00. Second and third piece $10.00 each. Limit of 3 pieces per artist.

Student Entry Fee, $5.00 each with a limit of 3 pieces.

Entry fees are non-refundable.

First Friday will be October 6th 5-8 pm

Awards will be announced and presented on First Friday

First Place: $300.00
Second Place: $200.00
Third Place: $100.00

Show closes Nov. 25, 2023

Prospectus  How to Enter Artwork  Entry Form

We Recommend....

One of the most fun aspects of being a member of the Topeka Art Guild is the sharing of information about ART. This week, Courtney Armstrong sent me a newspaper article about artist Remington Robinson. He is very well-known for his little paintings in Altoid tins!

I can't post an image of HIS work here (TAG respects copyright laws), but if you check our We Recommend page, you will find links to his work.
(The little Alltoid tin art shown here is mine.).           --LL 230908

In the Classroom ...

Acrylic painting for beginners was offered every Wednesday from 4:00 - 7:30. Seven artists in the classroom on the 20th. Six on the 27th. Each week we had a combination of returning artists and new artists!


Community Events

TAG members have been asked to donate art to the Race Against Breast Cancer event.

Lila Bartel, Connie English, and Bernadette Robbins have a Three-Woman-Show at Classic Bean this month. Here are some pictures.

Seeking 3 people to judge the Aaron Douglas Art Fair artist booths. This year's fair is September 30th 10 AM to 5 PM. The annual fair has been going on for 18 years and brings out a diverse and emerging group of artists. The only requirement for participating as a judge is that you hold an arts degree. If you are interested in participating as a judge or know someone who might be, please contact me at


The Topeka Art Guild supports and promotes the visual arts and art education through public programs and exhibitions of original work.

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