WICHITA, Kan. – Greteman Group is among the dozen Wichita-area individuals, cultural organizations and businesses to be recognized for furthering Wichita’s arts growth and development. The award, for Arts Advocacy, will be presented during the Arts Council’s 50th annual Art Awards dinner, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7 at the Wichita Art Museum. Tickets are available at WichitaTix.com.

“Few things elevate a community and an individual more than art,” says Sonia Greteman, agency president and creative director. “Art builds culture and shares ideas. I thank the Arts Council for putting together this evening of celebration.”

2019 Arts Council Art Award Winners

Outstanding Achievement in Art – Individual Award
Patrick Duegaw

Outstanding Achievement in Art – Youth Award
Lauren Zoller

Outstanding Arts Organization Award
ARISE Ensemble

Gordon W Evans Art Leadership Award
Connie Bonfy

Burton Pell Achievement in Music Award
Craig Owens

Arts Advocate Appreciation Award – Individual
Lela Meadow-Conner

Arts Advocate Appreciation Award – Group or Business
Greteman Group

Special Project Recognition Award – Group
Horizontes Project

Special Project Recognition Award – Individual
For Your Amusement: The Wonderland Park on Ackerman Island – Sara Joy Harmon

Arts Educator Recognition Award
Jim Hellman

Outstanding Achievement in Arts Programming ( New Award )
Wichita Art Museum – Monet to Matisse Exhibit

Chris Cherches Award
Wichita Public Library

History of the Art Awards

The Wichita/Sedgwick County Arts and Humanities Council established the Annual Arts Council Awards in 1969 to recognize and honor those businesses, foundations and individuals who have displayed consistent and exemplary support of the arts and humanities in Wichita/Sedgwick County. These awards focus attention on the importance of the arts as they relate to the quality of life in Wichita/Sedgwick County and honor those who have made major creative achievements or significant contributions to cultural growth or development.

The Keeper of the Plains plaza exhibit, situated on sacred ground, immerses visitors in the lives, beliefs and practices of the nomadic Plains Indians.
Striking monumental-scale installations share the riveting story of the Air Capital of the World to visitors passing through the city’s new Eisenhower National Airport.
Telling Wichita’s aviation story stands out as a highlight of our agency’s 30-year history. Now, you can read it in our book.
When the Tallgrass Film Association created a juried competition for women-directed, documentaries known as the DOXX Spotlight, we immediately signed on as the inaugural sponsor.


Greteman Group has developed an international reputation as an aviation-specialty marketing agency based in Wichita, Kan. – the Air Capital. Leading aircraft manufacturers, flight support, aftermarket services, fractional ownership, insurance, in-flight Wi-Fi, regional airlines and airport analytics have entrusted their brands to Greteman Group. Clients include FlightSafety International, SmartSky Networks, Wichita Eisenhower National Airport, Clay Lacy Aviation, USAIG, King Aerospace, Piedmont Airlines, Aviation Partners and APiJET. The firm is a founding member of the Wichita Aero Club and a longstanding member of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA). Since its founding in 1989, this certified women-owned business enterprise (WBE) has developed a team of purpose-driven pros. The agency celebrated its 30th anniversary April 1, 2019. gretemangroup.com