Artists invited to participate in “A Beautiful View” exhibit

NEWTON, Kan. (January 21, 2019) – Prairie View invites visual artists to submit original work for its fine art fundraiser and exhibition titled “A Beautiful View,” set for June 6. Deadline for all pieces (through digital submission) is April 1. Accepted works will be due May 10.

The event will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, June 6, at Prairie View’s Recreation Center, located at 1901 East First Street, Newton. Art will be sold through silent auction, and a live auction of selected pieces will begin at 7:15 p.m. All proceeds from the event will support Prairie View to treat mental illness and addiction disorders.

Prairie View hopes this event will remind people to look beyond mental illness and discover beauty.

Artists whose works are chosen for the exhibit will be asked to share a short written story of how mental illness or Prairie View impacted their lives. The stories will be displayed alongside the artists’ works.

For details about art sizes, entries, guidelines or sales as well as details on how to enter a two- or three-dimensional art piece, contact Eric Schrag at or 316-284-6385 or Sara Lyon at or 316-284-6381. Information is also posted at

Prairie View, Inc., a faith-based behavioral health services provider, offers treatment and psychiatric services for all ages as well as consultations for businesses and organizations. In addition to our main campus in Newton with outpatient offices, psychiatric hospital, residential treatment for adolescents, and the Addictions Treatment Center, Prairie View serves clients in Hillsboro, McPherson and at two locations in Wichita. To support Prairie View’s mission to transform lives, call 800-992-6292 or visit