Hallmark® Alumni show and sal

Monday, 27 October 2008
The Scissortail Gallery of Fine Art is featuring a show and sale with artists from the Kansas City area with over 90 years combined experience in artistic excellence.  The show will be held on November 9th at Scissortail Gallery from 12:00 to 4:00 PM, 11230 North Garnett, Owasso, OK 74055.  All three of the artists will be on hand to discuss their work during the show.

Joni Johnson-Godsy studied fine art at Ohio State University, and went on to art school at the Art Institute of Pittsburg, PA where she graduated with honors.  Upon graduation she secured a position as a greeting card illustrator with Hallmark Cards Inc. which required a re-location to the Kansas City area.

An avid dog lover, Joni focused her spare time on training her own dogs for obedience, conformation and tracking trials hosted by the AKC (American Kennel Club).  Her outstanding art work resulted in numerous awards, resulting in the American Kennel Club hiring her to illustrate dogs for their magazine the AKC Gazette.  Joni maintains memberships in the Society of Animal Artist and World Nature Artists Group, in addition to the many Awards, magazines, shows and exhibitions that she participates in throughout the year.  (www.jonijohnsongodsy.com)

Ron Raymer spent 38 years with Hallmark Cards of Kansas City.   Ron learned the engraving trade, and worked the last 25 years in Research and Development, which led him to develop the staff of Hallmark’s huge creative force.  An avid musician, wood carver and wood turner, Ron is a multi-faceted artist.  Ron’s work has been collected by collectors throughout the nation from individual and group shows, galleries and private collections. (www.raymerstudio.com)

James R. Smith attended the AIS, Inc of Minneapolis, Minnesota and the Ringling Schools of Arts in Sarasota, Florida.  He has participated in artist workshops with well known artist/illustrators Bob Peak, Mark English and Richard Schmid.  Jim served four years as an illustrator with the U.S. Air Force, joining Hallmark Cards for the next 35 years as an artist/illustrator designing cards, wildlife calendars and illustrating books.  He has won several awards, including the Missouri Trout Stamp Competition, with his favorite mediums of watercolor, acrylic and alkyd oil.

For more information about the show, please visit www.scissortailart.com or contact Rebecca Hutton at 918.371.7278 or 918.274.6633.
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