Just accepted into 2 shows.

Autumn Hay, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Autumn Hay, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

“Autumn Hay” will be showing at the Rice Gallery Plein Air Juried Show, April 24 – March 31, 2017. Reception is Feb. 24 from 5-8pm
Rice Gallery of Fine Art, 4829 W. 119th St. Overland Park, KS 66209, (913) 685-8889

Final Days, oil, 12x12, ©Chris Willey

Final Days, oil, 12×12, ©Chris Willey

Fall Pond, Evening Light, oil, 12x12, ©Chris Willey

Fall Pond, Evening Light, oil, 12×12, ©Chris Willey

“Final Days” and “Fall Pond, Evening Light” will be showing in the Heartland Juried Show in the Time Murphy Gallery, Mar. 4 – Apr. 1, 2017. Reception is Mar. 4, from 5-7pm.  Come see.
Irene B. French Community Center, Tim Murphy Art Gallery, 5701 Meriam Drive, Merriam, KS 66203, (913) 322-5550

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Well this is out of order, but I forgot to post it in September

The Brush Creek Artwalk is a 3 day event that takes place every September in Kansas City.

Here is some of the work created during the event.

Discovery Center Pond, oil, 9x12, ©Chris Willey

Discovery Center Pond, oil, 9×12, ©Chris Willey

Horseman Fountain Nocturne, oil, 9×12, ©Chris Willey

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Brush Creek Eastside Fall, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey, 2nd Place, Brush Creek Art Walk 2016.

Discovery Center Tree Grove, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey. Honorable Mention, Brush Creek ArtWalk 2016

Discovery Center Tree Grove, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey. Honorable Mention, Brush Creek

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The Rice Gallery Juried Plein Air Show – Feb. 24 – Mar. 31, 2017

I will be showing one plein air piece in The Rice Gallery Juried Plein Air Show.

Rice Gallery of Fine Art
Address: 4829 W 119th St, Overland Park, KS 66209
Hours: 10AM–7PM
Phone: (913) 685-8889

Autumn Hay, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Autumn Hay, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

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The Visions of the Flint Hills Juried Show 2016

October 7 through November 23, 2016 at the Buttonwood ArtSpace, 3013 Main St., Kansas City, MO 64108

Osage Point Morning View, oil, 12x12, ©Chris Willey

Osage Point Morning View, oil, 12×12, ©Chris Willey

October Broom Weeds, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

October Broom Weeds, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

Fall Sunset, oil, 36x36, ©Chris Willey

Fall Sunset, oil, 36×36, ©Chris Willey

Spillway, oil, 14x11, ©Chris Willey

Spillway, oil, 14×11, ©Chris Willey

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October Flint Hills Painting Trip

A number of us spent a few days in the Flint Hills painting. I love my painting friends.

Autumn Hay, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Autumn Hay, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

Early Fall Grass, oil, 9x12, ©Chris Willey

Early Fall Grass, oil, 9×12, ©Chris Willey

Fall Glowing Hills, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Fall Glowing Hills, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

Fall Swale, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Fall Swale, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

Orange Grasses, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Orange Grasses, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

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Now Showing at Vivelor Gallery in Independence, MO. Final Reception is Dec. 16, 2016

Missouri Valley Impressionist Society sponsored the MVIS Thundering Oaks Plein Air Event in September/October. It culminated in a gallery show at Vivelor Gallery, Independence, MO.

Five of my paintings are on display there.

Honorable Mention, Curt's Creek, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Honorable Mention, Curt’s Creek, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

Autumn Waterfall, pastel, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Autumn Waterfall, pastel, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

Pond's Edge, oil, 12x12, ©Chris Willey

Pond’s Edge, oil, 12×12, ©Chris Willey

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Fall Pond Scum, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

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Pond’s Edge, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

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September 2016 Work

Curt's Creek, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Curt’s Creek, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

Parkville Creek, oil, 12x12, ©Chris Willey

Parkville Creek, oil, 12×12, ©Chris Willey

Grinter Farms Sunflowers #2, oil, 14x11, ©Chris Willey

Grinter Farms Sunflowers #2, oil, 14×11, ©Chris Willey

Grinter Farms Sunflowers #1, oil, 14x11, ©Chris Willey

Grinter Farms Sunflowers #1, oil, 14×11, ©Chris Willey

 

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Parkville Plein Air 2016

Adirondacks, oil, 9x12, ©Chris Willey

Adirondacks, oil, 9×12, ©Chris Willey

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SOLD! Boat House, oil, 9×12, ©Chris Willey

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SOLD! Purchase Award and 2nd Place, Parkville Paints Invitational 2016, “Riss Lake Morning”, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

Chancellor's House, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Chancellor’s House, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

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Colorado Douglas County Land Conservancy Juried Plein Air 2016

From June 20 to June 28 I participated in the Douglas County Land Conservancy Plein Air 2016. Here are some of the works I created.

SOLD! View to Pike's Peak, oil, 12x12, ©Chris Willey

SOLD! View to Pike’s Peak, oil, 12×12, ©Chris Willey

SOLD! Morning Light, oil, 6x8, ©Chris Willey

SOLD! Morning Light, oil, 6×8, ©Chris Willey

Gifted to my host family. Thanks. Valley View, oil, 8x10, ©Chris Willey

Gifted to my host family. Thanks.
Valley View, oil, 8×10, ©Chris Willey

Afternoon Cloud Break, oil, 14x11, ©Chris Willey

Afternoon Cloud Break, oil, 14×11, ©Chris Willey

Morning Canyon Light, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Morning Canyon Light, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

Welborn Ranch Overlook, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Welborn Ranch Overlook, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

Welborn Ranch Overlook Grasses, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Welborn Ranch Overlook Grasses, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

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Plein Air Workshop at Images

I taught a plein air workshop at Images Gallery. It was great fun and I had wonderful students.

Sante Fe Commons Tree Grove, oil, ©Chris Willey

Sante Fe Commons Tree Grove, oil, ©Chris Willey

Morning Light Patterns, pastel, 9x12, ©Chris Willey. Pastel demo

Morning Light Patterns, pastel, 9×12, ©Chris Willey. Pastel demo

Three Trees, oil, 12x9, ©Chris Willey. Oil demo

Three Trees, oil, 12×9, ©Chris Willey. Oil demo

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