2018 Festival Print


“Smoky Hill Sun Song” by Angie Pickman

The 2018 Festival Print is entitled “Smoky Hill Sun Song.” The visual landscape of the Smoky Hill River valley was the primary inspiration for the print. “I enjoy incorporating birds in my work, because, through them, I often portray symbolic action. In this case, the sun symbolizes the Festival celebration. The sunflowers are what the artists, musicians, food vendors, and audience- all symbolized by birds are bringing to it.”

Pickman’s print is based on a cut-paper collage in which she uses her signature black silhouette paper, color-glazed Kansas maps, and tissue paper on a basswood base. “If you look closely at the map used for the sun, you’ll see that Salina, KS is prominent,” says Pickman.