All exhibited art is on sale during the exhibition and reception November 5th - 18th at Better Homes and Gardens Kansas City Homes Real Estate offices in Mission Farms.


Natural Reflections proceeds will go to the Leawood Foundation and to the Leawood Stage Company. Proceeds and a Portion of Art Purchases benefit The Leawood Foundation projects or the Leawood Stage Company “Performing Arts Fund”. The Leawood Stage Company and the Leawood Foundation are both 501c3 Not-for-Profit Organizations.



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CONTACT:          April Bishop

                             Cultural Arts Coordinator

                             (913) 663-9157

Leawood Arts Council Announces Winners of Natural Reflections
Plein Air Art Event


The Leawood Arts Council and Parks and Recreation Departments are pleased to announce the winners of the second annual “Natural Reflections” Plein Air Art Event. 



Congratulations to the following:

First Place Photography – Ramon Magee, “Indian Creek Spectator”

Second Place Photography – Michelle Wade, “Tree Trunk”

Third Place Photography – Steve Johnston, “Sunrise at Leawood City Park


First Place Painting – Annie DeGraff, “Last Light”

Second Place Painting – Matthew White, “Evening in City Park”

Third Place Painting – Christi Patterson, “Reflections at Tomahawk Creek”


Winner from the October Painting Quick Challenges are as follows:


Quick Challenge I, I-Lan Park

First Place - Annie DeGraff
Second Place –Denny Dowdy
Third Place – Alex Hamil


Quick Challenge II, City Park

First Place – Denny Dowdy
Second Place – Matthew White
Third Place – Liz Vargas


Quick Challenge III, Ironwoods Park

First Place – Alex Hamil
Second Place – Ellie Behrmann
Third Place – Denny Dowdy


The show will run November 5th - 17th, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm daily.  Drop by the Better Homes and Gardens office to view and purchase art. The office is located at the east end of Mission Farms, 106th and Mission Road.


Local painters and photographers created all of the works of art during the week of October 7th through 15th in Leawood City Park, Tomahawk Creek Greenway, Tomahawk Creek Park, I-Lan Park, Gezer Park or Ironwoods Park.


A portion of the sale price of all art will benefit The Leawood Foundation projects or the Leawood Stage Company “Performing Arts Fund”.  Both are 501c3 organizations, making that portion tax deductible. 

For more information or to purchase art, please contact the Cultural Arts Coordinator at 913-663-9157 or email  


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