Art News

Women to Watch 2018 Exhibition “Heavy Metal” at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.

Showcasing work by contemporary women artists working in metal, the 2018 Women to Watch Exhibition “Heavy Metal”, will be held at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. June 28 – September 16, 2018. Arkansas artist Holly Laws was selected for inclusion in the prestigious exhibit.

Featured artists enthusiastically investigate the physical properties and expressive possibilities of metalwork through a wide variety of objects, including sculpture, jewelry, and conceptual forms. The exhibition also engages with the fluidity between “fine” art, design, and craft categories, whose traditional definitions are rooted in gender discrimination. Women to Watch is presented every three years and is a dynamic collaboration between the museum and its national and international outreach committees. NMWA Women to Watch Exhibit Announcement

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ACNMWA Artists particiapte in “Shelter in Place” Installation Series

September 11, 2017 – October 27, 2017, Culture Shock, Wm. F. Laman Library, North Little Rock

Culture Shock artist group exhibit Shelter in Place is a series of installations loosely based on the theme of shelter, featuring work by Melissa Cowper-Smith, Rachel Trusty, Sofia Gonzales, Dawn Holder, Sandra Luckett, Tammy Harrington, Louise Halsey, Jesse Hornbrook, Melissa Emily Gill and Jessica Mongeon and on view at the Wm. F. Laman Library in North Little Rock September 11 – October 27, 2017.

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Barbara Satterfield & Kate Nessler Featured in Trinity Gallery

February 9, 2018 – May 4, 2018, Barbara Satterfield and Kate Nessler, Historic Arkansas Museum, Little Rock
New work by clay artist Barbara Satterfield and botanical artist Kate Nessler will be featured in the Trinity Gallery at the Historic Arkansas Museum in Little Rock, February 9 – May 4, 2018.

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“La Femme: A Treatise on Confluence” at the Fayetteville Underground Gallery

The Fayetteville Underground Gallery is currently hosting an exhibit of work by Arkansas women artists entitled, “La Femme: A Treatise on Confluence,” May 4-31, 2017. Artists include: Karen Abuja, Morgan Bame, Cheri Bohn, Heather Chilson, Leah Cowden, Amy Eichler, Celestine Eichler, Carol Hart, Elizabeth James, Dolores Justus, Mikayla Hoffman, Lauri Matisse, Eloa Jane Perreira, Fatima Pollard, Rosie Rose, and Joelle Storet.

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Louise Halsey Honored as 2017 Arkansas Living Treasure

Arkansas textile artist Louise Halsey was recently named the 2017 Arkansas Living Treasure by the Arkansas Arts Council for her artistic accomplishments and contributions to the preservation of a traditional craft art form. For more information, visit:

Halsey was selected for inclusion in the 2012 Women to Watch Exhibit: High Fiber at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. The Arkansas Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts submitted Halsey’s work for the national exhibit and also toured work by Halsey, Barbara Cade, Jennifer Libby Fay, Jane Hatfield, and Deborah Kuster in the 2013 Arkansas Women to Watch Exhibit.

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Robyn Horn Featured at Blue Spiral 1

Work by Arkansas sculptor Robyn Horn is included in an exhibition at the Blue Spiral 1 Gallery in Asheville, North Carolina May 4 – June 3, alongside artists John Cleveland and Kenneth Baskin.

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Dawn Holder, Melissa Cowper-Smith, and Dani Ives Featured at Historic Arkansas Museum

The Historic Arkansas Museum, a museum of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, is hosting an exhibition of work by Dawn Holder and Melissa Cowper-Smith entitled, Traces Remain, in the Trinity Gallery for Arkansas Artists, along with an exhibition of work by fiber artist Dani Ives, May 12 – August 6, 2017. The Historic Arkansas Museum is open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1 – 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Admission to the galleries and parking are free; admission to the historic grounds is $2.50 for adults, $1 for children under 18, $1.50 for senior citizens. The Historic Arkansas Museum Store is open 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1 – 4 p.m. on Sunday.

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Arkansas Women to Watch Exhibit at the Arkadelphia Arts Center

The Arkansas Women to Watch Exhibit, hosted by the Arkansas Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, will be featured at the exhibit’s final venue at the Arkadelphia Arts Center February 22 – March 31, 2017. The exhibit is sponsored the the Clark County arts and Humanities Council. The Arkadelphia Arts Center is located at 625 Main St., Arkadelphia, AR 71923. Hours are Tuesday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information, call 8870-245-7982.

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Arkansas Women to Watch Exhibit at the University of the Ozarks – January 27 Opening Reception

The Arkansas Women to Watch Exhibit, hosted by the Arkansas Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, will be featured at the Stephens Fine Art Gallery in the Walton Fine Art Center at the University of the Ozarks January 19 – February 16. A reception will be held on Friday, January 27 from 5-6 p.m. The Walton Fine Arts Center is located at 415 N. College Ave., Clarksville, AR 72830. For more information, call 479-979-1349.

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