Jerry R Gaddis Topeka, Kansas DOB 1/4/45 Mr.Gaddis was born and raised in Parsons, Ks., he attended Labette Community College and in 1968 graduated from Washburn University, Topeka Ks. with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. While attending college he was employed in the Mulvane Art Museum. Mr. Gaddis worked as a graphic artist at a printing firm in Topeka and spent several years in the Art Dept. at Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. He has worked as a free lance graphic artist and as staff artist for KTKA Channel 49 Television. The following is a partial list of gallery shows and awards and commissions; Kansas Urban Rural Art Competition, 1989, 1990, 1991. Two judges Awards and a Best of Show Award. Chosen to exhibit at Brookwood Artfest 1989, 1990, 1991. Best of Show 1990 Numerous awards at Topeka Art Guild competitions include, 1st Place 1990 Winter Show; Judges Award 1992 Winter Show; 1st Place 1994 Winter Show; 1st Place 1994 Summer Show; Best of Show 1996 Summer Show; Judges Award 1996 Summer Show. Chosen to exhibit at the Art InI The Woods Competition in Kansas City at Corporate Woods Chosen as one of Kansas ten artists for the 1991 All Kansas art competition at the Mulvane Art Museum, Washburn University, displaying landscapes and an abstract. Chosen to exhibit at the 26th and 27th Annual Smoky Hill Arts Competition in Hays Ks., winning the 1997 Smoky Hills Landscape Painting Award. Chosen to exhibit at the Birger Sandzen Gallery, Lindsborg, Ks. June thru Aug. 1998. Commissioned works include Kansas Homebuilders Directory, the first Railroad Days Poster, A large "I Like Ike" button for the Eisenhower Train at Railroad Days 1990. A triptych for the North Kansas City Hospital, A diptych for First National Bank Kansas City, and the cover for the 1998-99 SW Bell Telephone Book, and private collections. Mr. Gaddis is represented by SouthWind Gallery, Topeka Kansas Jerry Gaddis, a native Kansan has studied the Midwestern Landscape for a lifetime. Working primarily in acrylic, his paintings capture the soul of this part of the world and demonstrate a mastery of technique. His landscapes reflect the ever changing nature of Kansas with it's rolling hills and vast expanse of prairies and woodlands. Blending color, texture and light, Gaddis's work draws us into the art and to the familiar place or perhaps the memory of a place we once visited.