MEET POLLY

photo by Aaron Patton

Polly Gentry is a Kansas abstract multi media artist. Her artistic process began as a child in Omaha, NE.  Polly grew up in a home with a wonderful art collection which she would spend hours studying the intricate works of Picasso, Miro, Chagall, and more.  Her father was a well known architect, Stanley J. How.  His vision and gift to create amazing buildings gave Polly a good foundation about design.  
Polly's art is characterized by vibrant colors, contrasting shapes, and whimsical compositions.  She has exhibited her art work in solo and group exhibitions including the Alpine Arts Center, in, Edwards, CO, Hue Gallery and Mark Arts in Wichita, KS.  In Polly's first student exhibition she won the William Dickerson Honorary Award of Merit in “painting”.  She has been juried and accepted into four national exhibitions.  Polly’s art work is in many private residences throughout the U.S. and is in several public collections including a 7 piece installation at the Capitol Federal Hall School of Business in Lawrence, KS, HopeNET in Wichita, and Stratford Commons in Kansas City. She is a life long learner and takes classes at Mark Arts. She is currently a proud member of the Board of Trustees at Mark Arts and Koch Cultural Trust. “My artwork is simply paint that pours from my soul.” ~  Polly

MEDIA

CURRENT SHOWS + EXHIBITS

 BEAU MONDE EAST
January 2017 - Present
Wichita, KS

PERCH VAIL
July 2018 - Present
Vail, CO 

PREVIOUS SHOWS + EXHIBITS

January 2017 - June 2018
Alpine Arts Center
Edwards, CO


November - December 2017

Kansas National Watercolor Exhibition @ Mark Arts
Wichita, KS

September - October 2017
Wichita National All Media Exhibition @ Mark Arts
Wichita, KS

May - June 2017
Mark Arts - Student Exhibition
Wichita, KS

November - December 2016
Kansas National Watercolor Exhibition @ Mark Arts
Wichita, KS

September 30th Final Friday - October 2016
Tessera Gallery - Solo Exhibit
Wichita, KS

September 16th - 18th, 2016
Autumn & Art Fair Juror
Wichita, KS

September 10th - 11th, 2016
Wichita Symphony Home Tour - Featured Artist
Wichita, KS

May - June 2016
Mark Arts - Student Exhibition
Wichita, KS

March Final Friday - April 2016
Hue Gallery
Wichita, KS

February Final Friday - March 2016
Hue Gallery
Wichita, KS

January Final Friday - February 2016
Hue Gallery
Wichita, KS

August - November 2015
Alpine Arts Center
Edwards, CO

August - October 2015
Wichita National All Media Craft Exhibition @ Mark Arts
Wichita, KS

May 2015
Mark Arts - Student Faculty Exhibition
Wichita, KS