State of the Arts

State of the Arts
State of the Arts is the R.G. Endres Gallery annual juried competition held every October. The Exhibition runs during the month of October with a gala reception on October 13th, 2017.  Each year State of the Arts continues to grow, so be sure to save the dates!  We look forward to another exciting and successful show.

State of the Arts 2017 Juror

Eva Reynolds

Eva Reynolds is the owner of Eva Reynolds Fine Art Gallery, founded in 1989, located at Prairie Fire in Overland Park, Kansas.

Born into a family of artists in Poland, she came to the United States as a member of a dance troupe, shortly after earning degree in Graphic Arts from the Art Institute, Poland. She has a Master’s Degree in Art -from the University of Missouri, Kansas City

Eva Reynolds Fine Art Gallery represents regional and internationally national renowned artists. The gallery hosts art classes, fundraisers and humanitarian programs.

Reynolds has curated hundreds of exhibitions in Kansas City, US and Europe. Additionally, Reynolds has judged number of Art Exhibitions that include: National Pastel Society, Brush Creek Art, “Artigrass”- Annual City of Leawood Art Show , Regional Fine Art competition for Catholic Fine Art Council, Religious Student Art exhibition, Art in the Vine and many more.

She has worked with local, national and international corporate clients. Among many: Tokyo Disney Resort, Hallmark Cards, Saks Fifth Avenue, Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc., Cerner, American Century, Sprint and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Currently, Reynolds serves as a member of the Leawood Art Council, Catholic Fine Arts Council, Kansas City Young Matrons – Sharing Art Program in Marillac, Fireside & Vanderslice, –KCAI Committees, Women of Nativity and is on Board of the International Sculpture Foundation.

In her spare time, Eva enjoys spending time with her four children. She also enjoys gardening, playing piano, traveling, cooking and painting.

State of the Arts 2017 Winners

The 2017 State of the Arts Reception was held on October 13, 2017 at the R.G. Endres Gallery.  The exhibition is a juried event featuring two-dimensional or three-dimensional artwork. Eva Reynolds served as the juror and selected the following winners:

  • Best of Show: In Search of the Bluest Blue, Kristen Reichert
  • Merit Award: Soar, Ryan Delgado
  • Merit Award: Morning Glow, Cris Chapin
  • People’s Choice: Gone, Kim Taggart
  • Honorable Mention: A Fork in the Road – Flint Hills, Bradley Sadler
  • Honorable Mention: Connected No. 7, Katrina Revenaugh
  • Honorable Mention: Winter at Slate Creek, Marcia Streepy
  • Honorable Mention: Lucy #2, Chase Bailey
  • Honorable Mention: Rain Puddles, Linda Brown


The Prairie Village Arts Council thanks all the volunteers, sponsors and artists for participating in this year’s event.  The 12th Annual State of the Arts Show will be held on October 12, 2018.