Monday, June 18, 2012


Karla Prickett (left), Director of Smoky Hill River Festival, announces that AB has won the top honor, The Martha Rhea Award of Merit, during the June 9-10, 2012 Fine Art Show held at Salina, Kansas. Ms. Rhea (right), started the show 36 years ago and has nurtured it to be the largest outdoor festival at Kansas and a first-rate venue for arts and crafts. We are very pleased. 

New Painting featuring Native American Child

Her Many Horses

Pastel with watercolor on rag board
©2012 AB Word
Shown in its mahogany and gold metal leaf frame
©2012 BL Bryant

AB has returned to the western theme and completed a beautiful painting featuring a Native American Indian girl she met during a pow wow at Wind River Reservation. The child was traveling with her parents who were selling her father's bead work at pow wows during the summer season. This is the second artwork AB has completed depicting this child and will be offered soon as a limited edition. The original is currently available, so contact us for further details.