The 2013 Small Works on Paper, an annual touring visual arts exhibition coordinated by the Arkansas Arts Council, will be in Hot Springs June 7-29. The juried exhibition will be on display at the The Fine Arts Center of Hot Springs at 626 Central Ave. Hours of operation are 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. on the first and third Friday.
An opening reception will be held at 6:30 p.m., Friday, June 21, featuring an artist talk by Small Works on Paper artist George Wittenberg of Little Rock and a mini concert performed by Hot Springs singer/songwriter Laura Lynn Danley. Admission to the exhibition and reception is free and open to the public.
Now in its 26th year, the annual Small Works on Paper exhibition showcases artwork no larger than 24 x 24 inches by Arkansas artists who are members of the Arkansas Artist Registry, an online art gallery coordinated by the Arts Council. The show, which features 37 works selected by juror Anne Austin Pierce, will travel to 10 galleries throughout the state in a year-long touring show.
The 2013 show features 37 works, which were selected from more than 300 submissions by juror Anne Austin Pearce, an associate professor of art and director of the Greenlease Gallery at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Mo. Pearce selected seven 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, totaling nearly $2,000, are Victor Chalfant of Fayetteville; Thad Flenniken of Royal; Brittany Madalone of Greenbrier; Ray Ogar of Little Rock; Jason Stark of Osceola; Rachel Trusty of Russellville; and Emily Wood of Little Rock.
The following is the tour schedule for 2013:
February 4-22 Lyon College, Batesville
March 4-29 Arkansas State University, Jonesboro
April 1-30 University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
May 3-31 Arkansas River Valley Arts Center, Russellville
June 7-29 The Fine Arts Center of Hot Springs
July 5-August 10 Searcy Art Gallery
Aug. 20-Sept. 24 Guachoya Cultural Art Center, Lake Village
October 3-29 Hendrix College, Conway
November 5-29 Russell Fine Arts Center, Henderson State University, Arkadelphia
The following Arkansas artists have work featured in the exhibition: Darrell Adams of Little Rock; John Ahlen of Little Rock; Tony Baker of Little Rock; J.P. Bell of Fort Smith; Lynn Bell of Little Rock; John Bridges of Little Rock; Sheila Cantrell of Batesville; Victor Chalfant of Fayetteville; Lin Chen of Charleston; Angela Davis Johnson of Little Rock; L.S. Eldridge of Rogers; Thad Flenniken of Royal; Don House of Fayetteville; Steven Jones of Fort Smith; J. Kathleen Keefe of Little Rock; Sam King of Fayetteville; Pat Langewis of Hot Springs Village; Kathy Lindsey of Little Rock; Don Lee of Fort Smith; Brittany Madalone of Greenbrier; Scott Mattson of Conway; Rachel R. Muller of North Little Rock; Laverne Nelson of Fayetteville; Ray Ogar of Little Rock; Marc E. Palmer of Mountain View; Caley Pennington of Prescott; Lynn Reinbolt of Searcy; Tom Richard of Monticello; Jon. S Rogers of Little Rock; Mitchell Skinner of Tucker; Jason Stark of Osceola; Rachel Trusty of Russellville; George Wittenberg of Little Rock; Emily Wood of Little Rock and Terry Wright of Little Rock.