The 2017 Small Works on Paper visual art exhibition is on display at the William F. Laman Library at 2801 Orange Street in North Little Rock through April 28. An opening reception will be held on Friday, April 7 from 6-8 p.m.Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.
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.