The Kansas Sampler Foundation, Inman, Kansas began a state-wide competition to search for the 8 Wonders of Kansas Art. The purpose of the 8 Wonders series is to help the world get to know Kansas and to encourage the public to explore Kansas.
Nominations were received from the public and a field of 84 suggestions were presented. In August of 2008, Marci Penner, Executive Director of the KS Sampler Foundation announced the 24 "Wonders of Kansas Art" finalists. A six week time period followed when voting occurred via paper ballot and Internet voting. The Grassroots Art Center and the art of Lucas was selected from 8,000+ votes from across the nation as "winner" of one of the 8 Wonders of Kansas Art.
Thanks to everyone who voted for us. We hope that you find time to visit all 8 winning art sites and the additional 16 finalists across Kansas.