During the weekend of September 15th-17th, 2023, Brush Creek Art Walk celebrated it's 12th Anniversary with a 3-day weekend of Outdoor Painting. Over 47 registered artists participated in the weekend event with all three of our $500 (sponsored) Quick Paint Events offering Purchase Awards. The resulting 72+ original painting submissions are currently on display at the Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center (4750 Troost) through the months of October-November. The remaining works will then move in December (2023) to the 1608 Locust Gallery (Lexitas Legal Services) in the Crossroads.
Getting these remaining works in front of the public and in a significant enough gallery space has been a struggle, but the works will remain online and for sale virtually through the Buttonwood Art Space through 2024.
(View and purchase BCAW2023 works online via BAS website).
This year's 2023 12th Annual Event, I would argue, was without a doubt, Kansas City's Premiere Outdoor Painting Competition this year. Expecting a minimum of 50+ Artists to pre-register by the start of our event weekend, we had 47 Artists participating in this year's event.
Our Awards Event on Tuesday, October 3rd was a huge sucess and I am posting the awards list (below). Look to the works listed online and match the artist with their work and make purchases ONLY ONLINE via the Buttonwood Art Space through 2024
List of Award Winners for BCAW2023
Purchase Awards ($500)
Denny Dowdy / $500 / Friday’s Nocturne on the Plaza / “Friday Night”
Jane Willhoite / $500 / Saturday’s Day at the Discovery Center / “Floating Flora”
Karen Case / $500 / Sunday’s Sunset at the BCCC / “Brush Creek at Dusk”
1st Vanessa Lacy / $300 / “Nocturne Plaza Pony”
2nd Denny Dowdy / $200 / “Friday Night”
3rd Jane Willhoite / $100 / “Heart of the Plaza”
Wanda Greene / “Summer on the Plaza”
Anne Garney / “Loose Park Reflections”
1st Denny Dowdy / $300 / “Take a Hike”
2nd Chris Willey / $200 / “Fading Glory”
3rd Sandy Braga / $100 / “Bird on the Lawn”
Vanessa Lacy / “It’s All Sunshine and Flowers”
Jane Willhoite / “Floating Flora”
John Keeling / “Sunflowers”
1st Karen Case / $300 / “Brush Creek at Dusk”
2nd Sandy Braga / $200 / “Brush Creek Sunset”
3rd Rick Wright / $100 / “Bankside Vesper”
Christi Patterson / “Brush Creek End of the Day”
Joseph Almandariz / “Groundhog Playground”
Melissa Cheney / “Brush Creek at Dusk”
Alex Hamil - BCAW2023 Director / email@example.com