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An Artist's Perspective | A Most Interesting Sale


The Fiber Studio is preparing an intriguing show of two of Wichita’s great artists, Richard Thomas Siegman and Ginger Tarrer.

The artists, both WSU MFAs, were once romantic partners who lived and made art together. Both have been described as “stubbornly independent.” Siegman, a photographer and printmaker whose work is featured in the Wichita Art Museum’s permanent collection, and Tarrer, a reclusive painter, lived a bohemian lifestyle and survived around making a great amount of work.

Sadly, they have both passed, Siegman dying in 2000 and Ginger Tarrer passing just last year. And now there is to be a most interesting estate sale, which includes more than 280 of their combined works. The collection consists of Siegman’s photography, reworked photography, and amazing stone lithographs, along with Tarrer’s paintings and reworked photo images. But the collection doesn’t stop there. The two also collected photos, many framed, and very interesting paintings by other artists, all of which will be for sale as well.

The sale, at The Fiber Studio at 418 S. Commerce opens September 21st from 5-8 pm and runs through October.