Art News

Women to Watch tour in Pine Bluff

April 20 – June 22, available for viewing

Arts & Sciences Center for Southeast Arkansas in Pine Bluff

701 S. Main St., 71601

 

Reception: Thursday, April 25, 5-7pm, remarks at 5:30 pm. The fifth in a series of Women to Watch state tours, this exhibit features 23 pieces by four Arkansas artists illustrating varying approaches to working with metal for functional and nonfunctional works of art: Michele Cottler-Fox (Little Rock), Amanda Heinbockel (Little Rock), Robyn Horn (Little Rock) and Holly Laws (Mayflower).

Women to Watch tour in Arkadelphia

March 16 – April 13, available for viewing

Russell Art Gallery at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia

1100 Henderson St., 71999-0001

 

Reception: Tue March 26, 12 noon-1 pm. The fifth in a series of Women to Watch state tours, this exhibit features 23 pieces by four Arkansas artists illustrating varying approaches to working with metal for functional and nonfunctional works of art: Michele Cottler-Fox (Little Rock), Amanda Heinbockel (Little Rock), Robyn Horn (Little Rock) and Holly Laws (Mayflower).

Part to Whole exhibit in Little Rock

March 8 – June 29, available for viewing

The Galleries at Library Square, Central Arkansas Library System in Little Rock

President Clinton Avenue, 72201:

 

Opening reception: Friday, March 8, 5-8 pm. In-gallery artist talks on Saturday March 9, 2-4 pm. The exhibit is titled Part to Whole: The Making of Art, the Artist, and the Artists’ Group. Curator is Rachel Golden, principle of Acanthus Fine Art Advisory. Works in all media include those by Mia Hall, Robyn Horn, Dolores Justus, Barbara Satterfield, Sandra Sell, and Elizabeth Weber.

February 9 – March 9 Women to Watch tour in Russellville

February 9 – March 9, available for viewing

Norman Fine Arts Center Gallery at Arkansas Tech University

215 West O Street,

Russellville, 72801

 

Reception: Wednesday, Feb 20, 2:30-3:30 pm featuring a presentation by participating artist Amanda Heinbockel. The fifth in a series of Women to Watch state tours, this exhibit features 23 pieces by four Arkansas artists illustrating varying approaches to working with metal for functional and nonfunctional works of art: Michele Cottler-Fox (Little Rock), Amanda Heinbockel (Little Rock), Robyn Horn (Roland) and Holly Laws (Mayflower).

January 8 – February 2 Women to Watch tour in Fort Smith

January 8 – February 2, available for viewing

Windgate Gallery at UA Fort Smith

535 N. Waldron Road

Fort Smith, 72913-3649

Premiere Reception: Friday, January 18, 5-7 pm:

Artists Amanda Heinbockle, Robyn Horn and Holly Laws were featured guests at the premiere of the 2019 Arkansas Women to Watch art exhibit  at Windgate Gallery on the UA Fort Smith campus. Participating artist Michele Cottler-Fox was unavailable to attend due to illness. The art works illustrated the full gamut of the exhibit theme, Heavy Metal: from crocheted and cold cast jewelry, small brass reliquaries and salt cellars, and mixed iron and wood sculptures to mixed-media sculptures featuring copper, brass, and repurposed ironing boards.  For more info about the 2019 Arkansas Women to Watch biennial tour: https://acnmwa.org/events-exhibits/

2019-2020 ACNMWA Curated Artists Registry Announced

The Arkansas Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts (ACNMWA) recently announced the roster of Arkansas women artists juried into the organization’s biennial online artist registry. Guest curator Courtney Taylor, Curator of the Louisiana State University Museum of Art, selected the artists and works of art to be featured on the ACNMWA website for the next two years. The next submission period will be offered in the fall of 2020 for the 2021-2022 artist registry. The new registry will be posted for viewing by February 4, 2019 on the ACNMWA website at ACNWA Artist Registry.

The 2019 – 2020 ACNMWA artist registry includes the following artists: Kathleen Barta (Springdale), Kathy Bay (Sherwood), Kim Brecklein (Harrison), Barbara Cade (Hot Springs), Heidi Carlsen-Rogers (Bella Vista), Susan Chambers (Little Rock), Tessa Davidson (Cabot), Britynn Davis (Roland), DebiLynn Fendley (Arkadelphia), Michele Fox (Little Rock), Amanda Heinbockel (Little Rock), Robyn Horn (Little Rock), Dolores Justus (Hot Springs), Holly Laws (Mayflower), Kellie Lehr (Fayetteville), Beili Liu (Austin), Robin Miller-Bookhout (Fayetteville), Jessica Mongeon (Ozark), Jung Hyun “Eve” Oh (Siloam Springs), Aimée Papazian (Fayetteville), Yelena Petroukhina (Little Rock), Sabine Schmidt (Fayetteville), Suzannah Schreckhise (Fayetteville), Diana Shearon (North Little Rock), Dominique Simmons (Little Rock), Mary Ann Stafford (Maumelle), Katherine Strause (Little Rock), Rachel Trusty (Russellville), Deborah Warren (Hot Springs), Melissa Wilkinson (West Memphis), and Madison Woods (Kingston).