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Small Works on Paper in Arkadelphia October 5-27

Arkansas Arts Council - Monday, October 02, 2017

The 2017 Small Works on Paper visual art exhibition will open Thurday, October 5, at the Rosemary Gossett Adams Galleries in Moses-Provine Hall at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia. The artwork will be on display through October 27. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

Now in its 30th 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. Thirty-six works are featured in the yearlong show that will travel to 10 galleries throughout the state.

The entries were juried by David Houston, executive director of The Bo Bartlett Center at Columbus State University’s College of the Arts in Columbus, Ga. Five artists were selected by Houston 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 who received purchase awards are Sandy Barksdale of Cotter, J.P. Bell of Fayetteville, Kristin DeGeorge of Hot Springs, Leah Grant of Arkadelphia, and Daniella Napolitano of Little Rock. For more information on Small Works on Paper, email Cheri Leffew.