Gallery 1001 is pleased to exhibit oil paintings of Melinda J. Weis through the months of November and December. A welcome reception for Weis will be held Friday, November 20 at Gallery 1001, 10th and Main, Winfield, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. All are welcome to stop by and meet this talented artist.
Weis started her creative endeavors with tole painting while she was a young adult. A friend encouraged her to study painting at Wichita State University, and she was happy to follow the advice. “Thus began my adventures in making art!” she said.
She studied under Jill Eggers, Mary Morgan and Ron Christ at WSU. Also she has studied with Mary Binford Miller, Jim Gross, Matthew Hilyard, and Brian Hinkle at the Wichita Center for the Arts. She attended workshops by Phil Starke, Jim Clements, and Carol Marine as well.
Weis has exhibited in the juried National Small Oils Exhibition, where she was awarded a 2nd Place and an Honorable Mention. She has exhibited at the Coutts Museum exhibit of Art from the Heartland, Butler County Community College in El Dorado, and the Arts Council Annual Juried Exhibition in Wichita, receiving a 3rd Place award.
About her work, Weis said, “I tend to work in a series, most recently painting crows. I love them. They have so much personality! However, it doesn’t matter what I’m painting, I am always inspired by God’s beautiful creation.”
Currently residing in Derby, Kansas, Weis teaches at the Wichita Center for the Arts. In addition to her painting, she enjoys photography, graphic arts, playing the piano, and listening to Michael Bublé.
Stop by Gallery 1001 to view the work of artist Melinda J. Weis. Regular hours are Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 10:00 to 4:00.