Mystery Art Fest

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What is Mystery Art? Mystery Art is an annual exhibit by local and regional artist of all levels. The artwork is donated by the artist and their name and the title of the work is hidden and becomes a mystery. Artwork is displayed in the NorthLight Gallery and interested patrons bid for their piece in a silent auction and later on in a live auction. During the live auction, patrons make a bid and solve the mystery. They find out who the artist is as well as the title of the piece. Mystery Art Fest fulfills our mission at The Kemp which is to nurture and strengthen the artistic, cultural and educational quality of our community and the surrounding area. The fund from this event enhances our educational programs and helps us to continue the promotion of the arts.

Mystery Art is now over and we are looking forward to next year. We appreciate all the artists and patrons that participated this year. Without you we wouldn’t be able to have such a wonderful event. We do have one more date to remember and that is the Signing Party. We invite you to come to this free party and have your work signed by the artist. Join us for a fun night!  November 4, 2014– Art on Tap Signing Party: In the Great Hall at 5:30pm.



A Little Bit About Our Mystery Art Judge

  Ron Kuykendall – Wichita Falls, TX – With a bachelor’s degree in art education and a master’s degree in studio arts, Kuykendall taught at Wichita Falls High School for 32 years, retiring in 2002.  Over the years, he has worked in many different media from drawing, wood, plastics, and metal to clay, and for the past 12 years, Kuykendall has worked in stoneware pottery.  His interests range from outdoor landscapes and wildlife to abstraction of the same.  His works have been in assorted shows such as the Dallas Museum of Art, Baffler Gallery in Austin, Donnelly Library Gallery, Highlands University, Las Vegas, NM, a two-man show at the Museum and Art Center in Ponca City, OK, and another with the Wichita Falls Art Association.  Kuykendall currently works out of his home and is owner of Living Tree Studio.

Please click on the links below to view the registration form and for 2014 guidelines.

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 Thank you again for making this event such a great success. Please scroll down to view our winners from 2012 and 2013.



View our 2013 Winners

View our 2012 Winners