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Virginia Grass Simmons

Virginia Grass Simmons

Artist Biography

“Seeing the world through the eyes of a painter offers the unique opportunity to see beauty in places that others might take for granted.”

Member of American Plains Artists, Kansas Academy of Oil Painters, Wichita Women Artists, Oil Painters of America,
Program Director, Kansas Academy of Oil Painters, 2008-present
Oil Painting Instructor, Wichita Center for the Arts, 2010-present

Workshops: Kim Casebeer, 2009; Elizabeth Robbins, 2008; David Vollbracht, 2008; John Pototschnik, 2011, Phil Starke, 2013, 2015
Larry Degraff, 2015

Virginia Grass Simmons has won numerous awards and has exhibited in a number of juried shows. Some of these include:
Russell’s Original Art Review, Russell, Ks. 1995-2007; 2009, 2011; Art from the Heartland Regional Art Exhibition, El Dorado, Ks., 2002; Governor’s Art Exhibit, Topeka, Ks. 1998; Salon International, San Antonio, Texas 2004; American Plains Artists, Lincoln, Nebraska, Estes Park, Co., Odessa, Texas 2006, 2007, 2009, 2015; National Small Oils, Wichita, Ks 2012, 2014; Kansas 150, Topeka, Ks. 2012, Featured Artist, Mead Street Gallery, Wichita, Ks. 2012, Wichita Center for the Arts, Student Faculty Show, 2009-2015 Daughters of the Prairie, Southwind Gallery, Topeka, Ks. 2013