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2018 Small Works on Artists Announced

Arkansas Arts Council - Friday, December 01, 2017

We are thrilled to announce the 35 Arkansas artists who were selected for the 2018 Small Works on Paper touring exhibition. Click HERE to view the list.

Thirty-nine works are featured in the show that will travel to 10 galleries throughout the state in a yearlong show. The exhibition will make its first stop Jan. 4-27 at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center on 501 W. 9th St. in Little Rock. An opening reception featuring talks by artists is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 4, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the museum.

Now in its 31st year, Small Works on Paper is a juried visual art exhibition that showcases artwork no larger than 18 x 24 inches by Arkansas artists who are members of the Arkansas Artist Registry, an online gallery showcasing the artwork of Arkansas artists. The entries were juried by James Phillips, an associate professor in the Department of Arts at Howard University in Washington, D.C. He selected six artists to receive purchase awards.

Purchase award winners receive the cash amount equivalent to the value of their selected works. Funded by entry fees, the purchase award pieces become part of the exhibition's permanent collection. The artists selected to receive purchase awards are Terry Lynn Dushan of Fayetteville, Robert Simmons of Little Rock, Rex R. DeLoney of Little Rock, Mitchell Skinner of Grady, Melissa Foster of Conway and Elissa Gordon of Mountain Home.

For more information on Small Works on Paper, email Cheri Leffew.

Featured image: "We Real Cool" by Rex DeLoney.