Scholfield Hondas 2020 Fall Fest Paint-A-Car Contest
Over the years, Scholfield Honda’s Fall Fest has garnered a bit of a reputation. It’s an event that the community looks forward to each year due to its typical camaraderie, festive food and entertainment. Though 2020 forced some changes to the typical format, it didn’t take away from the fun!
On Oct. 17, Scholfield hosted an open house at its East Kellogg showroom and invited the community to come watch a little magic for a good cause. Local artists competed in a one-of-a-kind, live painting event in which they decked the sides of 2021 Hondas with artwork inspired by four local non-profits. All participating would receive $500 toward their charity and the winning artists, with the most community votes, would receive a grand prize of $1,000.
That day, the Honda showroom was buzzing with excitement and the creativity was flowing! Though painting a vehicle was a new medium for these artists, the results didn’t show it. In just a few hours, talented local artists transformed blank canvases into beautiful works of art representing Beauties and Beasts, Harbor House, Mark Arts and Wichita Children’s Home.
During the event, Scholfield Honda encouraged and practiced safe social distancing among guests, while also showcasing the event on Facebook Live for those wanting to tune in from home.
Check out this timelapse video to see the artists in action!
Online and in-person voting was open to the public from Oct. 19-30. Scholfield had hoped to reach 1,000 votes, but the end result of 3,268 votes far exceeded everyone’s goals. Roger Scholfield and his team were blown away with the amount of community engagement and participation! So much so, that Roger donated $1,000 to all four non-profits! He also paid each artist $300 for their time, talent and materials.
Scholfield Honda is proud to support the Wichita community and its local artists. Thank you to all who participated and voted in this special event!
The Winning Design
With Art Students from Friends University
Congratulations to the art students at Friends University for this beautiful representation of Harbor House, a Catholic Charities shelter for individuals and families suffering from domestic violence that offers a safe place to stay and support services for victims.
About the Artists
Artists German Andrade, Bella Smith, and Amanda Williams are passionate about creating and giving back to the community any chance they get. This is the first time they have teamed up on a collaborative art piece. They enjoyed bringing their unique perspective to the table in order to showcase and advocate for Catholic Charities Harbor House.
Beauties and Beasts
With Artist Kate Harter
Thank you to artist Kate Harter for her adorable design representing Beauties and Beasts, a death-row animal rescue that places animals in foster homes where they can receive the care and training needed to become family pets.
About the Artist
Kate enjoys a multitude of art mediums, including suibokuga, digital, and acrylics. She is a second-year student at Wichita State University planning to become an animator.
With Artist Charlotte Patterson
Thank you to artist Charlotte Patterson for her whimsical design representing Mark Arts, an art gallery and educational center offering instruction for adults, teens and children in painting, drawing, culinary arts and more!
About the Artist
Charlotte teaches sculpture at Mark Arts. Although clay is her favorite, she enjoys painting as well. When she is not teaching; she changes roles and sits in the students’ seats. She has had work accepted in juried shows and received honorable mentions.
Wichita Children’s Home
With Artist Heather Byers
Thank you to artist Heather Byers for her vibrant design representing Wichita Children's Home, the only emergency, temporary residential shelter for children in our community.
About the Artist
Like many artists, drawing and painting has been a lifelong pursuit for Heather. These days, murals and public art have been her focus. Heather’s first step into the arena of public art came with a collaborative 72 foot mural on the corner of Poplar and Douglas as part of Avenue Art Days. Since then, she has done multiple mural projects along East Douglas as well as in Pawnee Prairie and Osage Parks, Newman University, Mayberry Middle School, and businesses in Wichita and Oklahoma City.