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2017 Exhibitions and Events

I plan to return to the Big Bend National Park, (S.W. Texas). In October 2017 I will be focusing on painting the places you can easily hike into.

On the 20th of May I will participate in the Mitchell Homestead Celebration 2017, south of Wamego, Kansas. A historic site thats fun to paint.

I will participate in the 2017 STEMS plein-air event in Overland Park, Kansas. This runs from May 19th through June 1th.

the 2017 Heartland National Exhibition, hanging at Merriam, Kansas. Three from my Yorkshire Dales pen & wash series:

" Dial Tones ", " Mickelgate" and " This Old House "

2016 Exhibitions and Events
In mid-November I spent ten days painting and drawing plein-air pieces in the Big Bend National Park, (S.W. Texas). This included two kayacking, camping & painting solo outings, totaling six days in the wonderful, flooded canyons.

The 2016 Kansas Watercolor Society National Exhibition, hanging in the MARK ARTS galleries, Wichita, Kansas

" Autumn "

On the 18th of June I participated in the Mitchell Homestead Celebration 2016, south of Wamego, Kansas. A historic site thats fun to paint. I did two plein-air watercolors.
I sold copies of my book "An Open Road" in Frankfort, Kansas on Saturday the 21th of May 2016 when the Kansas White Way Car Run reached downtown Frankfort.
I participated in the 2016 STEMS plein-air event and AATC in Overland Park, Kansas from May 20th through June 5th. My pieces entered were "...and Scattered Showers" 2nd place oils & sold and "Three Day Weekend" 2nd place acrylics & sold.
I Participated in the 2016 Kansas Sampler Foundation Festival held this year, May 7th and 8th, in Winfield, Kansas. I was in one of the Kansas Products Tents, selling my art DVD "KANSAS as I found it", my books "Sketching the 1916 Midland Trail Across Kansas" and "An Open Road", unframed and framed oils and small watercolors.

the 2016 Heartland National Exhibition, hanging at Merriam, Kansas. Three pieces:

" Bear Country", " Big Tree " and " Witches Hats " the latter painting was awarded the Best of Show

2015 Exhibitions and Events
I participated in the Outdoor Painters Society 2015 plein-air gathering in Big Bend National Park this November, doing larger watercolors and a few pen drawings.

The 2015 Kansas Watercolor Society National Exhibition, hanging in the Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, Kansas

" Northern Road " Koch Industries Patron Purchase Award

The 2015 North East Watercolor Societies International Exhibition, hanging in Kent, Connecticut

" Moraine Park "

I participated in the 2015 STEMS plein-air event in Overland Park, Kansas. This ran from May 22th through June 7th. I entered three of my small oils:

" Big Tree ", " Behind the Market " SOLD and " Late and Wet " SOLD

I was featured in an article about the Midland Trail highway in Highway 24 Magazine. The cover and a five page article hosted six of my pen and wash pieces illustrating Kansas scenes. Three additional pieces are shown in an advertisement for the Solomon Valley Highway 24 Heritage Alliance, on the last page of the article. In the article three paragraphs described my involvement.
Participated in the 2015 Kansas Sampler Foundation Festival held this year, May 2nd and 3rd, in Wamego, Kansas. I was in one of the Kansas Products Tents, selling my art DVD "KANSAS as I found it", my books "Sketching the 1916 Midland Trail Across Kansas" and "An Open Road", Some framed oils and small, matted watercolors.

the 2015 Kansas Small Works Show, hanging at the Kansas Originals Market & gallery, Wilson, Kansas. Two plein air oils:

" Shed " Sold and " Eleven P.M. " First Place award

the 2015 Heartland National Exhibition, hanging at Merriam, Kansas. A plein air watercolor:

" Bear Lake, RMNP "

I published my second art book. This is a collection of pen & wash sketches of Kansas scenes with a historic motoring theme. "An Open Road, Sketching the 1914 Kansas White Way." 148 pages, 11 x 8.5 inches, H x W.

2014 Exhibitions and Events

the 2014 Kansas Watercolor Society National Exhibition, hanging in Wichita, Kansas

" Wharfedale Shop " the Emprise Bank Patron Purchase Award

The 2014 North East Watercolor Societies International Exhibition, hanging in Kent, Connecticut

" West 47th Street "

Painting and sketching with fellow members of the Outdoor Painters Society around Rocky Mountain Nat'l Park and Estes Park, Colorado the week of September 22nd, 2014. Also: sketching western Kansas while passing through.

interviewed for the September 4th, 2014 issue of the Washington County News. Beautiful write up with photos and my art on the front page. www.dispatchesfromkansas.com/2014/09/dave-dearmond-sketching-his-way-down.html

and

www.dispatchesfromkansas.com/2014/09/inspired-by-car-run-kc-artist-sets-out.html

the Watercolor Now! 2014 W.H.S. Small Works Exhibition. My piece hung in the Mabee Gallery at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri. This event runs from August 18th through September 19th.

" Warren, Pennsylvania Evening "

On the 7th of June I participated in the Mitchell Homestead Celebration 2014, south of Wamego, Kansas. A historic site thats fun to paint. I did one oil despite heavy rains.
On May 25th 2014 I was in Wilson, Kansas at the Kansas Originals Market and Gallery. This was to showcase my DVD and my Book as well as a few paintings I offer there.

I participated in the 2014 STEMS plein-air event in Overland Park, Kansas. This ran from May 17th through June 1th. They hung a watercolor and two of my oils.

" Local Color ", " Chat & Chew " and " All Said and Done "

Participated in the 2014 Kansas Sampler Foundation Festival held this year, May 3rd and 4th, in Wamego, Kansas. I was in one of the Kansas Products Tents, selling my art DVD "KANSAS as I found it", my book "Sketching the 1916 Midland Trail Across Kansas", Some framed oils and watercolors and small, matted watercolors.

the 2014 Heartland National Exhibition, hanging at Merriam, Kansas

" Peggy's Cove "

I have finally acted on the inquiries for an art book. It is a collection of quick studies of Kansas scenes with a historic motoring theme. "Sketching the 1916 Midland Trail Across Kansas: As I Found it a Century Later." 82 pages, 8.5 x 11 inches, H x W.

I participated again in the Smoky Hills Public Television "Signature Auction." This year the work was hanging in Great Bend, KS at the Shaffer Gallery and then was auctioned live on TV, April 12th & 13th, 2014.

Also I participated in the Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery auction. this was held on March 1th, 2014 in the J. O. Sundstrom Conference Center, Lindsborg, KS.

2013 Exhibitions and Events

the 2013 Kansas Watercolor Society National Exhibition, hanging in Wichita, Kansas

" Dale Street " The Liz Koch Patron Purchase Award

I have revised my art DVD to now show 4 to 6 sketches and paintings for each of the 105 counties of Kansas. The DVD is renamed "Kansas as I Found It". I have several other slideshows now: "A Kansan Paints Yorkshire", "The Lincoln Series" and "Sketching The 1916 Midland Trail Across Kansas".

Demonstrated my outdoor watercolor painting technique at the 2013 Spirit of Kansas Art Fair in Wilson, Kansas. I did three pieces, donating them to the fund raising efforts for the Kansas Originals Gallery & Market.

The 2013 North East Watercolor Societies International Exhibition, hanging in Kent, Connecticut

" This Old House " Jack Richeson Award

the 2013 Pennsylvania Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition, hanging in Warren, Pennsylvania

" North of Whaw " Honorable Mention and Sold

The Solomon River Valley/Highway 24 Heritage Assn offers several of my plein-air paintings as postcards celebrating their communities.
I participated in the Mitchell Farmstead Celebration south of Wamego, Kansas again. This year I did four plein-air watercolors.

I participated in the 2013 STEMS plein-air event in Overland Park, Kansas. They juried in two of my oils,

" New Board " and " Foster Street "

the 2013 Watercolor U.S.A. National Exhibition, hanging at Springfield, Missouri

" Six Hundred Canal " Jack Richeson Award

the 2013 Art at the Center Juried Exhibition, hanging at Overland Park, Kansas

" Sassy Tarts "

Participation in the 2013 Kansas Sampler Foundation Festival held this year, May 4th and 5th, in Liberal, Kansas. I was in one of the Kansas Products Tents, principally selling my art DVD "Traveling KANSAS" and small watercolors.
The Glasco Community Foundation offers a post card illustrated by a plein-air oil painting I did last year in Glasco, (Cloud County) Kansas. It shows a mid-town scene with a large American flag painted down the side of a commercial building.

the 2013 Heartland National Exhibition, hanging at Merriam, Kansas (3 pcs)

" North of Whaw " (study), " Santa Fe Trail " and " September Challenge "

'The Paintings' 2013 Exhibition hung at Overland Park, Kansas. (3 pcs)

" Arboretum Afternoon ", " The First Day " and " McCormick-Deering"

the 2013 Southern Watercolor Society National Exhibit, hanging in Quincy, Florida

" West Forty Seventh "

the 2013 Smoky Hills Public Television fund raising auction, Bunker Hill, Kansas

" Six-Twenty "

A Kansan Paints Yorkshire , an exhibition of twenty of my Yorkshire Dales inspired pen & wash pieces at the Birger Sandz´┐Żn Memorial Gallery, Lindsborg, Kansas. This was hung as a component of the 115th Annual Midwest Art Exhibition, from March 3rd through April 21 with an artists reception on April 21th.
2012 Exhibitions and Events

the 2012 Heartland National Exhibition, hanging at Merriam, Kansas (3 pcs)

" Douglas County ", " Rooks County " and " Shawnee County "

the 2012 Smoky Hills Public Television fund raising auction, Bunker Hill, Kansas

" Deere in the Barn "

the 2012 Art at the Center Juried Exhibition, hanging at Overland Park, Kansas (2 pcs)

" West Bottoms " and " Pleasanton Fire "

the 2012 A.C.S. Hope Lodge Kansas City 'Shave to Save' fund raising auction, Kansas City, MO

" 1843-2006 ( Ft. Scott Hospital ) " and " Clouds on Oread "

the 2012 Watercolor U.S.A. National Exhibition, hanging at Springfield, Missouri

" The Blue Bell "

Participation in the 2012 Kansas Sampler Foundation Festival held this year in Liberal, Kansas. I was in one of the Kansas Products Tents, principally selling my art DVD "Traveling KANSAS".

the 2012 Southern Watercolor Society National Exhibit, hanging in Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia

" Six Hundred Canal "

I participated in the 2012 STEMS plein-air event in Overland Park, Kansas. I did 23 small oils but they only allow three to be submitted for jurying, etc.

" Knockouts ", " Cowboy Up " and " Saturday " Sold

I participated in the 2012 Parkville Paint-Out organized by the Cathy Klein Gallery. I painted in oils in downtown Parkville, Missouri

" College Town "

Demonstrated plein-air painting in oils in the tradition of Maud Mitchell at the 2012 Mitchell Farmstead Festival, south of Wamego, KS on June 16th. I did two oils.
An interview with me while I was painting in Columbus, Kansas was possibly published on Friday the 22nd of June, 2012 in the Columbus News-Report.
An interview with me while I was painting in Iola, Kansas was published on Saturday the 23rd of June, 2012 in the Iola Register. This may be read in the newspapers Archives by paying a one month subscription fee.

the 2012 Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors, hanging in Old Forge, New York.

" Northern Road " The Segaul family Award

selected for 2012 traveling exhibition hung at Herkimer, New York

Completed a personal challenge to again paint in all of the 105 counties of Kansas. This fourth time I was using oils.

The 2012 North East Watercolor Societies International Exhibition, hanging in Kent, Connecticut

" Hydrangea Ambush "

the 2012 Johnson County Art Fest, hanging in Olathe, Kansas

" Overland Park (#97) "

the 2012 Kansas Watercolor Society National Exhibition, hanging in Wichita, Kansas

" The Royal Oak " The Liz Koch Patron Purchase Award

2011 Exhibitions and Events

the 2011 Heartland National Exhibition, hanging at Merriam, Kansas

" Autumn - Wharfedale " Honorable Mention

My first 2011 alla-prima plein-air outing was written up on Open Salon by blogger "TRIG". This was linked to from Wetcanvas and earned the author Steve Barber, (and myself) kudos, interesting comments and as an Editors Pick, a position on the top of the Open Salon websites 22FEB11 cover.
Released an extensively expanded and revised version of my Kansas art DVD, newly retitled "Traveling KANSAS". This is available at Kansas Originals Gallery and Market locations and from their website.
An interview with me while I was painting in Colby, Kansas was published on Friday the 15th of April, 2011 in the Colby Free Press, Vol. 122, number 60, page 1. This may be read in the newspapers Archives.

Participated in the 2011 STEMS plein-air event in Overland Park, Kansas. I did 8 oils and 5 watercolors but only three pieces could be entered, juried and hung:

" Arboretum Eve " Sold ; " Kanza Village, II " Sold ; " Bird Feeders (blue study) "

the 2011 Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors, hanging in Old Forge, New York.

" The Blue Bell "

Participated in the Kansas Sampler Foundation Festival held this year in Leavenworth, Kansas. I was in the "Art Tent" principally selling my art DVD "Traveling KANSAS".
An interview with me while I was painting in Sabetha, Kansas was published on the 31th of August, 2011 in the Sabetha Herald. This can be read at SabethaHerald.com, scroll down to the Archives and select August 2011

The 2011 Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition, hanging in Golden, Colorado.

" The Old Jail "

the 2011 Pennsylvania Watercolor Society International Exhibition, hanging in West Chester, Pennsylvania

" The Garage " the West Charlton Frame Company Award

The 2011 North East Watercolor Societies International Exhibition, hanging in Kent, Connecticut

" The Garden of Eden "

the 2011 Kansas Watercolor Society National Exhibition, hanging in Wichita, Kansas

" On Red Mire Moor " KWS Patron Purchase Award

2010 Exhibitions and Events

the 2010 Fallbrook American Signature Watercolor Exhibit, hanging in Fallbrook, California

" The Arkel Beck - Whaw " the Joan Roche Memorial Award

the 2010 Southern Watercolor Society National Exhibit, hanging in Madisonville, Kentucky

" Richmond Mousers " the Canson Fine Papers Award

the 2010 Collectors Choice event of the St Louis Artists Guild, hanging at St Louis, Missouri

" John Chadds Home "

the release of my Kansas art DVD titled "Unraveling Kansas". This is available from the Kansas Originals Gallery and Market shops and their website.

the 2010 Heartland National Art Exhibit, hanging at Merriam, Kansas, (2 pcs).

" the Dale House " and " A Bolter "

the 2010 Artists of Northwest Arkansas Exhibit, hanging in Springdale, Arkansas

" Richmonds View " the Virginia Cammack Award

the 2010 Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition, hanging in Golden, Colorado

" The Garage "

the 2010 Pennsylvania Watercolor Society National Exhibition, hanging in Warren, Pennsylvania

" Cross Lanes Farm "

the 2010 North East Watercolor Society International Exhibition, hanging at Kent, Connecticut

" Autumn in Wharfedale "

the 2010 Kansas Watercolor Society National Exhibition, hanging in Wichita, Kansas, (3 pcs).

" the Arkel Beck - Whaw " Koch Industries Patron Purchase Award ; " Richmond Mousers " Koch Industries Patron Purchase Award ; and " Lucas-Russell (The Garden of Eden) "

2009 Exhibitions and Events

the 2009 Heartland National Art Exhibit, hanging at Merriam, Kansas, (3 pcs).

" Dale Street (York); " Richmonds View " Award of Merit ; and " Castle Wynd "

the 2009 Collectors Choice event of the St Louis Artists Guild, hanging at St Louis, Missouri

" Judy Walks About Skip Lake "

My outdoors or plein-air artwork was written up on the March 2009 blog Judsons Plein Air Journal. This is on the website JudsonsArt.com

the 2009 Southern Watercolor Society National Exhibit, hanging in Columbus, Georgia

" Storytelling " the Shelby and Wanda Amos Award

the 2009 Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors, hanging in Old Forge, New York.

" Richmond Mousers "

the 2009 Watercolor U.S.A. National Exhibition, hanging at Springfield, Missouri

" Six the Square "

Participated in the 2008 Oil Painters of America plein-air events held in Aztec, New Mexico, Ouray, Colorado and Medicine Lodge, Kansas.

the 2009 Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition, hanging in Golden, Colorado

" The Kings Head " Sold

the 2009 Pennsylvania Watercolor Society National Exhibition, hanging in Reading, Pennsylvania

" A Bolter - Kettlewell "

the 2009 Johnson County Art Fest, hanging in Olathe, Kansas

" Dale House - Kettlewell "

the 2009 Kansas Watercolor Society National Exhibition, hanging in Wichita, Kansas.

" Storytelling " Sold

2008 Exhibitions and Events

the 2008 Heartland National Art Exhibit, hanging at Merriam, Kansas, (2 pcs).

" Aerial View " Honorable Mention and " American Flyer " Foundation Purchase Award

the 2008 Collectors Choice event of the St Louis Artists Guild, hanging at St Louis, Missouri

" Kettlewell (from the South) "

the 2008 Art at the Center Juried Exhibition, hanging at Overland Park, Kansas

" Tribune, Kansas, II "

Participated in the 2008 Prairie Art plein-air painting event in Chase County, Kansas. I painted a number of watercolors and oils over six days. A fund raising auction was held in Cottonwood Falls and my oil of the only retail business in Mattfield Green, Kansas sold.

Served as the 2D juror of the Town Center Plaza Art Show.

the 2008 Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts exhibition, hanging at Mystic, Connecticut.

" Wharfedale Shop "

the 2008 Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors, hanging in Old Forge, New York.

" Richmonds View "

the 2008 Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition, hanging in Golden, Colorado

" Castle Wynd - Richmond "

the 2008 Art at the Center Human Form Exhibition, hanging at Overland Park, Kansas, (2 pcs).

" Pastel " and " Sixty Thousand "

the 2008 North East Watercolor Society International Exhibition, hanging at Kent, Connecticut

" Dale Street - York "

the 2008 Johnson County Art Fest, hanging in Olathe, Kansas

" Wharfedale Shop "

Participated in the 2008 The Art of Nature plein-air event held on alternate years along the Turkey Creek in Merriam, Kansas. I did both oils and watercolors.
Participated in the 2008 Oil Painters of America plein-air event in Barber County, Kansas.

the 2008 Kansas Watercolor Society National Exhibition, hanging in Wichita, Kansas.

" the Wharfe - Kettlewell " Liz Koch Patron Purchase Award

2007 Exhibitions and Events

the 2007 Heartland National Art Exhibit, hanging at Merriam, Kansas, (2 pcs).

" Mr P's Dream " and " Day Dreamer "

the 2007 Southern Watercolor Society National Exhibit, hanging in Moultrie, Georgia

" Aerial View "

the Wayne Art Center Plein-air Festival, held in Wayne, Pennsylvania. I did a number of watercolors and oils; hanging eight.

" Erica's Garden " Sold

the 2007 Art at the Center Juried Exhibition, hanging at Overland Park, Kansas, (2 pcs).

" Sea Kyacks " and " the (Ribblehead) Station Inn "

Painted ala prima plein-air in New Orleans after the hurricane damage. This work is largely pen and wash sketches documenting recovery.
I painted plein-air with a group from the Wetcanvas website. This Autumn Gathering from the Watercolor Forum collected about thirty painters in Kettlewell, Upper Wharfedale, North Yorkshire Dales, England. I did almost three dozen pieces both oils and watercolors. A "rough" video in which I appear, (unidentified) on occasion, is posted on Youtube under the title " Kettlewell 2007 Part One "

the 2007 Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors, hanging in Old Forge, New York.

" Clouds on (Mount) Oread "

the 2007 North East Watercolor Society International Exhibition, hanging at Kent, Connecticut

" Mr P's Dream "

Events earlier than 2007 have been deleted

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