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Mystery Art Fest

October 22, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until October 25, 2019


What is Mystery Art Fest?

  • Mystery Art is an annual exhibit and auction of works by local and regional artists of all levels.
  • Artwork is donated by the artist and their name is hidden and becomes a mystery.
  • On the first day of the exhibit artwork is judged and awards are given.
  • Artwork is then displayed in the NorthLight Gallery for 3 weeks
  • At the end of the exhibit, artwork is auctioned at Mystery Art Fest Auction Night

How does it work?

Step 1:   Artists from all over the region and beyond donate art that is 8″ x 10″
Step 2:   Artwork is exhibited in the NorthLight Gallery and awards are made.
Step 3:   Throughout the exhibit we have many fun evening events (full calendar coming soon).
Step 4:   During the exhibit patrons bid on artwork by silent auction.
Step 5:   On Auction Night, the gallery is open for a competitive hour of silent auction bidding.
Step 6:   If a piece meets the highest silent auction bid possible, it goes to the live auction.
Step 7:   During the live auction patrons make a bid and solve the mystery: who created their newly-purchased art?

When does all this happen?

Along with the art auction, Mystery Art encompasses over three weeks of FREE events in the gallery.


Artwork Entry Deadline: September 4 @ 5:00 pm (The Kemp)

Mystery Art Fest Exhibit Dates: October 4 – October 25, 2019

Mystery Art Fest Live Auction Event Date: October 25, 2019

Can I see this year’s artwork?

Yes! Click the link to see all the artwork submitted this year.


How do I bid on artwork?

You can bid on artwork in person in the gallery during all open hours.  Ask at the front desk or in the gallery for assistance in getting a bid number and bidding stickers.

If you can’t get to the gallery during the exhibit but would like to make a bid, we can also take online bids.  Please click the link below to complete the online bid form.  (We will make every effort to log your online bid in a timely manner, but please be aware that online bidding is slower than in-person bidding and we can’t guarantee that an online bid will be placed before an in-person bid is posted.  It is highly recommended that you make an in-person bid if at all possible.)


Who won this Year’s Awards?

2019 Mystery Art Cover Artist
Heavy Metal Love
Laura Gillis


2020 Home & Garden Featured Artist
Best Symbolism
Fly Fishin’
Cynthia Westbrook

250-2018 Beep-Beep-- A View-Master Presentation
Best of Show
Beep Beep- A View Master Presentation
Larry Hamilton

242-2018 Frog on a Leaf

Youth Best of Show
Frog on a Leaf
Vy Tran

217-2018 Portrait Of Jason
Best Portrait
Juror’s Choice
Portrait of Jason
Sharon Gibson

249-2018 A Bucolic Region of Amarillo
Best Landscape
A Bucolic Region of Amarillo
Larry Hamilton

075-2018 Party Girl
Best Abstract
Party Girl
Cynthia Procknow

125-2018 Shadow
Best Floral
Rae Paris

056-2018 The Studio
Best Still Life
The Studio
Tom Biggs

124-2018 Cuckoo Bird
Best Animal
Cookoo Bird
Laura Gillis

234-2018 Texas Summer
Juror’s Choice
Texas Summer
Lori Kirwin

190-2018 200 Meeting
Juror’s Choice
2:00 Meeting
Glen Bacus


October 22, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Kemp
1300 Lamar St
Wichita Falls, TX United States
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