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Source: James S. Jones, 785-532-1111,,
News release prepared by: Diane Potts, 785-532-1090,

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009


MANHATTAN -- James S. Jones, professor of architecture at Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning and Design, has received the 2009 James A. Fletcher Memorial Award from the Manhattan Arts Center for his watercolor, "Hopi Ritual Master."

Jones has been a faculty member at K-State since 1982. He also has been a member of the Manhattan Art Center's watercolor studio and exhibits regularly in the center's annual "Wrap It Up" art exhibit and sale. His artwork has been exhibited and collected in 30 U.S. states and in Canada, England, Italy, Honduras, Micronesia and Turkey. In 1980, the publication "Arts: Profiles of the Future, New Canadian Artists" named Jones as one of Western Canada's emerging artists.

This is the fourth year for the Fletcher Award, a juried two-dimensional art competition open to only Kansas artists. Mavis Fletcher donated the award's $500 prize in memory of her husband.

Jones' watercolor will be displayed Nov. 6-Dec. 24 at the Manhattan Arts Center, 1520 Poyntz Ave.