Douglas County Law Library
Judicial and Law Enforcement Center
111 East 11th Street
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
Phone: (785) 838-2477
Fax: (785) 838-2455

Douglas County Law Library Art Gallery

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The Douglas County Law Library maintains gallery space for local artists to display their original work. Exhibitions for individual artists usually last for two months. Information on current and future exhibitions is below. Information on how to exhibit in the Gallery is at the bottom of this page.


Current Exhibition:

April/May 2014 -- Paintings by Joanna Ward.

Artist's Statement

While earning a degree in Education at Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts and Science, Joanna took a few art classes. Later, after marriage and starting a family, she earned a second degree at the University of Kansas. While persuing her degree in education in order to teach in Kansas, Joanna again took art classes.

After retiring from the school system in Lawrence, she revived her interest in art and took several art classes at the Senior Center in Lawrence. Local artists taught these classes.

Currently she enjoys working with a group at the Senior Center known as "The Downtown Tuesday Painters." The work of this group is primarily realistic.

Joanna works mostly in Acrylics and water colors, however, she occasionally uses oils and pastels. Painting has become the focus of her retirement years and she achieves great joy in the creative process.

All the pieces in the exhibit are for sale from Mrs. Ward.

Next Exhibition:

June/July 2014 -- Paintings by Jeanine Smith.

Future Exhibitions:

August/September 2014 -- Quilts by Dee Boeck.
October/November 2014 -- Mixed media by Kerry Thonen.
December 2014/January 2015 -- Open and available for scheduling.
February/March 2015 -- Open and available for scheduling.
April/May 2015 -- Pastels by Cris Chapin.

Recent Exhibitions:


January -- Quilts by Carol Gilham Jones.
February/March -- Silk paintings by Sophia Compton.

Past Exhibitions: 2004 - 2013

To Exhibit:

Contact the Law Library at (785) 838-2477 or An Exhibition Agreement will need to be completed and signed by the artist and a representative of the Art Gallery no later than the day the exhibition is installed. Copies of the Agreement are available from the Law Library.

For more information, contact the Law Library at:

Comments to: Webmaster: Kerry Altenbernd, Law Librarian, Douglas County Law Library, Judicial and Law Enforcement Center, 111 East 11th Street, Lawrence, KS  66044.

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Created: April 6, 2004; Revised: April 9, 2014