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Toy Story Event

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Picture above: Military Man on a Galloping Gray Horse (1979), Ferris Wheel (1988), and Large Jack-in-the-Box (1971.)

Toys Lester Raymer made for his wife for Christmas.


"Lester's Toy Story"

Art auction and event at Lester Raymer's



212 S. Main, Lindsborg, KS

3:00-7:00 PM on Saturday, September 25, 2010


Advanced tickets:$15.00 Day of event:$20.00

To order your tickets or for more information:

 phone:785-227-2217, email: raymer@redbarnstudio.org


Please click here to view all of the art that will be in the auction.

Event Entertainment

  • Curtis Oberle, Kansas City guitarist, will share his "Reflections of the Red Barn," music that he composed while participating in the Artist-in-Residence program in 2009.

  • Steve Jirak, Lindsborg, will perform solo finger style guitar picking.

  • Michelle Meade, Salina, actress and puppeteer, will present the premier of her Raymer inspired puppet play.

  • There will be lot of great food, Boulevard Beer, wine, and lemonade.

  • The new "Lester Raymer-The Christmas Toys Coloring Book" and "Lester Raymer-The Christmas Toys" DVD will be available for purchase.



The Raymer Society for the Arts

celebrates "Lester's Christmas Toys"


    The Raymer Society would like to invite you to join us in celebrating the 56 Christmas toys that Lester Raymer made for his wife, Ramona, from 1960-1990. Raymer was a nationally known artist born Sept. 24, 1907 and died June 1, 1991.


    Works by Lester Raymer, Birger SandzÚn, many Kansas, national, and international artists will be auctioned at this fundraising event.


    100% of the auction proceeds will go to the Raymer Society's endowment to help with fulfilling the mission to preserve and promote the work and memory of Lester Raymer and provide public opportunities for artistic and cultural enrichment.. The Raymer Society is a 501(c)3 charitable organization.


Lester Raymer's art

  • Clown w/still life-oil on paper (Nan Justice and Bill Hammer)

  • watercolor (Rick and Marilyn Nelson)

  • sketch (Rick and Marilyn Nelson)

  • Blue Rooster-glazed ceramic (Clarence and Mary Jane Mollett)

  • Swedish Man-glazed ceramic (Clarence and Mary Jane Mollett)

  • Swedish Woman-glazed ceramic (Clarence and Mary Jane Mollett)

  • Signed 1988 Retrospect poster (Clarence and Mary Jane Mollett)

Donations by Artists

  • Brian Hinkle-oil

  • Brian Hinkle-enameled copper

  • Jerry Buhari-watercolor

  • Mary Erickson-2 oils

  • David Murano-2 wire sculpture

  • Mike Livingston-oil

  • Max Penner-acrylic

  • Linda Wisely-3 pastels

  • Andrea Furhman-4 ink jet photos

  • Eric Abraham-3d drawing

  • Eric Abraham-porcelain vessel

  • Bongo Love-2 chainsaw carvings

  • Davic Friday-acrylic

  • Gene Holdsworth-chip carving

  • Jeanette Mull-2 oils

  • Amy McKee-glass tile



Other Art Donations

  • Birger Sandzen (print-Tim Johnson)

  • Ray Kahmeyer (6 ceramics-Tim Johnson, 1 ceramic-Rick Nelson)

  • Signe Larson (w/c & print-Friend)

  • Alba Malm (w/c-Friend)

  • Maleta Forsberg (w/c-Friend, print-Friend, print-Nancy Peterson)

  • Kathy Toll (w/c-Friend)

  • Vi Lehman (w/c-Daryl and Sandra Brunsell)

  • Cally Krallman (w/c-Daryl and Sandra Brunsell)

  • Winston Schmidt (2 pen & ink-Friend)

  • Pat Poteuck (2 w/c-Friend)

  • R. McMillen (2 w/c-Friend)

  • Margie Barron (w/c-Friend)

  • Frances Ann Allen (w/c-Friend)

  • Ann Self (oil-Friend)

  • Davenport (lino-print-Friend)

  • Otis McCracken (etching-Friend)

  • Patric Fourshe (giclee print-Mark and Kiersten Latham)

  • Todd Warner (3 ceramic bells-Rick and Marilyn Nelson)

  • Sonja Martin (art print-Friend)

  • Larry Zox (oil-John and Darlene Magnuson)

  • Don Griffiths (2 signed prints-Friend)

  • Bev Doolitle (signed print-Bob and Barbara Kissick)

  • Rick Rigs (signed print-Bob and Barbara Kissick)

  • Margaret Marie Miller (etching-Friend)

  • Clark Britton (signed computer print-Friend)