Women to Watch Exhibits:
National & State

Women to Watch 2020: Paper Routes will demonstrate that paper is a medium in itself.

NMWA Arkansas Artist: Joli Livaudais

Joli Livaudais received her BA and MS in Experimental Psychology from the University of Texas at Arlington before establishing herself as a freelance commercial photographer in Dallas, Texas. She received her MFA in Photography from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana in 2013, and is currently a tenured Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Her fine art photography explores both historical photographic processes and contemporary alternative methods, including gum bichromate printing, photo sculpture and installation.

Her artwork has been featured in both solo and group shows nationwide, and she was featured as a historical process gum bichromate artist in Christina Anderson’s text on the process, Gum Printing: A Step-By-Step Manual, Highlighting Artists and Their Creative Practice, published in 2016.

Learn more about Livaudais and her work on her website:

Guest Curator Allison Glenn of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art selected ACNMWA’s 2020 Women to Watch national submission: All That I Love, by Joli Livaudais. The installation consists of 1,200 origami paper beetles of varying sizes made of aluminum, pigment ink, resin, and kozo paper that will be installed floor to ceiling by the artist. The Arkansas Committee provides a travel stipend for the artist and the guest curator to attend the premiere of the exhibit. The exhibition is scheduled to open at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington DC, beginning Thursday, October 8, 2020, through January 18, 2021.

All That I Love – Installation Inventory

Kozo paper, aluminum foil, pigment ink, resin, sewing pins

All That I Love – Installation Detail

Kozo paper, aluminum foil, pigment ink, resin, sewing pins

All That I Love – Installation Detail

Kozo paper, aluminum foil, pigment ink, resin, sewing pins

All That I Love – Installation

Kozo paper, cotton paper, pigment ink, resin, sewing pins

Imperata Garden – Detail

Kozo paper, cotton paper, pigment ink, resin, sewing pins

Imperata Garden – Installation Detail

Kozo paper, cotton paper, pigment ink, resin, sewing pins

Guest Curator: Allison Glenn

ACNMWA guest curator Allison Glenn of Crystal Bridges Museum of American art selected work by Joli Livaudias (Little Rock) to represent the state in the national Women to Watch 2020: Paper Routes exhibit in Washington, DC. This exhibit marks the sixth iteration of the biennial Women to Watch series.

Allison Glenn came to Crystal Bridges from Prospect New Orleans after having served as Director of the Monique Meloche Gallery in Chicago, where she co-directed and oversaw the careers of 16 emerging and early-career artists.

As Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at Crystal Bridges, Glenn recently joined Curator of Visual Arts Lauren Haynes and Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art Alejo Beneditti to select work for the State of the Art 2020 exhibit that debuted in Bentonville simultaneously at the museum and The Momentary, a new space for contemporary visual and performing arts.

State Tour Artists

Glenn selected work by three additional Arkansas artists whose work will be featured with two installations by Livaudais in the Arkansas Women to Watch 2021: Paper Routes state tour beginning January 2021: Kim Brewer (Little Rock), Linda Lopez (Fayetteville) and Suzannah Schreckhise (Fayetteville).

Kim Brewer: Rosebud Moments series

Brewer received her Master of Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting from Texas Women’s University in 2015. Her work investigates social justice issues through a variety of mediums from pure painting to contemporary craft.

The Rosebud Moments series features portraits made of pigmented cotton linter pulps pressed through a screen.

Rosebud Moments in Paper Planes #2 (2013)

Pigmented cotton linter pulp, vintage wallpaper mat, found frame, gold spray paint
  31.5 x 25.5 inches

Rosebud Moments in Paper Planes #5 (2012)

Pigmented cotton linter pulp, vintage wallpaper mat, found frame, gold spray paint
23.5 x 28.5 inches

Rosebud Moments in Paper Planes #8 (2013)

Pigmented cotton linter pulp, vintage wallpaper mat, found frame, gold spray paint
26 x 46 inches

Rosebud Moments in Paper Planes #3 (2012)

Pigmented cotton linter pulp, vintage wallpaper mat, found frame, gold spray paint
28.5 x 24.5 inches

Linda Nuygen Lopez: Start/Never-ending installation

Lopez received a BFA in Ceramics and BA in Art Education from California State University of Chico. She received an MFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Lopez has exhibited her work in New Zealand, England and throughout the United States including Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville; Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles; Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach; The Hole, New York; Fisher Parrish, Brooklyn; and the Jane Hartsook Gallery at Greenwich House Pottery, New York. She has been an artist in residence at The Clay Studio, Archie Bray Foundation and Greenwich House Pottery. In 2016, Lopez received the Lighton International Artist Exchange Program Grant to be an artist-in-residence at C.R.E.T.A. Rome Residency Program. She is represented by Mindy Solomon Gallery in Miami, FL. Start/Never-ending combines ceramic, custom XY Cooperative rug, gloves, wooden frame and ink/gouache on paper.

Suzannah Schreckhise: Who’s on Our Money?

Schreckhise earned her Bachelors of Art at the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville. She has participated in numerous state and regional exhibitions, receiving 1st place at the 2019 RAM Invitations and at the NEA Big Read Recycled Art Exhibition at the Windgate Gallery at UA Fort Smith. She has participated in group exhibits including “Our Front Porch” sponsored in part by the Mid-America Arts Alliance. With Who’s on Our Money, Schreckhise transforms American currency by illustrating over 100 skin tones to reflect the inclusiveness of all races and ethnicity across the country.

Find previous state tour exhibit brochures here:

The pdf files require a minute to load. Exhibit materials and organizational records are housed at the University of Central Arkansas’ Library Services Archives in Conway, Arkansas.

The Arkansas Committee organizes a statewide tour of its curated submissions to the national Women to Watch exhibit to travel at the conclusion of the Washington DC show.