Shafer Art Gallery

About the L. E. "Gus" and Eva Shafer Memorial Art Gallery

The L.E. "Gus" and Eva Shafer Memorial Gallery has been called the "Gem of the Campus". Located in the Fine Arts building, the Shafer Gallery displays significant works by Gus Shafer, objects from Barton's growing permanent collection, and a rotating series of exhibitions from regional and national artists. Learn more about upcoming exhibits and events! Check out the Shafer Gallery's Flickr collection to view images of past exhibits.

Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm.
Closed academic holidays.
Contact:Dave Barnes, Gallery Director
phone: 620-792-9342
Address: 245 Ne 30 Rd, Great Bend, KS 67530

Current Exhibit

Virtual Vortex: Online Art Exhibition/Competition for High School Art Students
Opens May 6

The Shafer Gallery, Barton County Arts Council and the Barton Community College Art Department proudly present the winners of The Virtual Vortex High School Art Competition. This online competition was designed to give our outstanding high school artists the chance to show off their talents without the on-site exhibit and award ceremony that the Vortex High School Art Day normally presents.

This video (link provided soon) announces the winners but you can see all the entries at Virtual Vortex.  Winners will be contacted and awards given.  ART MAKING IS ALIVE AND WELL !

For more information, contact Shafer Gallery Director Dave Barnes at (620) 792-9342 or