Friday, November 5, 2010

Delta dawning at Arkansas Arts Center

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Jason McCanns oil on canvas The Cooler, the Father-in-Law and the Front Porch
  • Jason McCann's oil on canvas "The Cooler, the Father-in-Law and the Front Porch"

The Arkansas Arts Center has announced the names of artists whose works were selected for the 53rd annual Delta Exhibition, opening Dec. 17. Press release is on the jump.

Meredith Ward, president of Meredith Ward Fine Art in New York City, was juror for the exhibit, limited to artists in Arkansas and its contiguous states. She chose 54 works for the show, from 803 entries. Thirty-four Arkansans are in the exhibit.

Many familiar names among the Arkansans, besides Maumelle artist Jason McCann's (his work is above) — Kristin Musgnug and LaDawna Whiteside from Fayetteville, Beverly Buys from Hot Springs, Emily Wood from Little Rock, Benjamin Krain and Dennis McCann from Maumelle, Jason Gammel from Hot Springs, Kathy Bay from Sherwood ...

Don't have the award winners. Yet. Will post when I do.

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November 5, 2010
Lyndsay Hansen
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Arkansas Arts Center Announces Results for the
53rdAnnual Delta Exhibition

(LITTLE ROCK, AR) — The Arkansas Arts Center announces results for the 53rd Annual Delta Exhibition. The exhibition will be held in the Townsend Wolfe Gallery from December 17, 2010 — February 20, 2011.
The Delta Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture was created in 1956 to feature contemporary works by artists from Arkansas and the bordering states. The Delta Exhibition has grown to encompass works in all media and displays the dynamic vision of the artists of the Mississippi Delta region. The Delta Exhibition is open to all artists who live in or were born in one of the following states: Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas.
Fifty-four works were selected for the 53rd Annual Delta exhibition by Meredith Ward, president of Meredith Ward Fine Art in New York City.
“It is truly a privilege to serve as the juror for the 53rd Annual Delta Exhibition,” said Ward. “The variety of work submitted this year was extraordinary, and it was extremely difficult to cull down 803 works to the 54 selected for the exhibition.”
Arkansas artists who were selected to be in the exhibition are listed below. Arkansas artists are sorted alphabetically by city.
Donald Copeland, Arkadelphia, Ark.
Stria 57, 2010, acrylic, paper on canvas

Thomas Fernandez, Arkadelphia, Ark.
Ghosts, 2010, mixed media on panel

Dustyn Bork, Batesville, Ark.
Belgium no. 11, serigraphy

Steve Horan, Bella Vista, Ark.
China Town Lights, 2010, acrylic

Ronald Kinkaid, Benton, Ark.
“Bossman,” 2010, watercolor

Deborah Kuster, Conway, Ark.
Where are the Feathers?, 2009, handwoven fibers, beads, machine-pieced and quilted

Brandon Mathis, Conway, Ark.
Keeping the Faith, 2010, mixed media

Jerry Sanders, Conway, Ark.
Windwalker, 2010, acrylic and ink on canvas

Garry Holstein, Deleware, Ark.
Repent — the White Horse Cries, 2009, ink, graphite, watercolor, color pencil on paper

Drew Gentle, Eureka Springs, Ark.
Brad, 2010, oil on canvas

Cindy Arsaga, Fayetteville, Ark.
Clothesline- Southern Louisiana, 2010, photography with encaustic and oil stick

Britt Gremillion, Fayetteville, Ark.
Biscuit, 2009, oil

Kristin Musgnug, Fayetteville, Ark.
Tallow Tree, Texas City, 2009, oil on panel

LaDawna Whiteside, Fayetteville, Ark.
Animal Architecture Drawing Installation, 2010, graphite on paper

Kat Wilson, Fort Smith, Ark.
Artist, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 2010, digital print

Beverly Buys, Hot Springs, Ark.
Compadres I, 2010, cyanotype and VanDyke Brown

Jeri Hillis, Hot Springs, Ark.
Luna Moth 2, 2010, watercolor/mixed media/collage

Ed Barham, Little Rock, Ark.
Praise Dancer, 2010, photograph

Jina Lewallen, Little Rock, Ark.
Old Woman of Saluya, 2009, digital photography

David Mann, Little Rock, Ark.
Stand Fast, 2009, archival inkjet print photography

Nathaniel Roe, Little Rock, Ark.
Restoration of Christ, 2009, modern tintype

Louis Watts, Little Rock, Ark.
Untitled V. From the Apoptosis Series, 2010, charcoal powder, Bristol

Kenna Westerman, Little Rock, Ark.
Cruise Reflections, 2009, photography

Debra Wolfe, Little Rock, Ark.
Strings Attached, 2010, acrylic mixed media

Emily Wood, Little Rock, Ark.
Lindsay, Marilla, Amalia, and Roberto, 2010, acrylic and graphite on wood panel

Miranda Young, Little Rock, Ark.
Little Boats, 2010, stencil, drawing

Benjamin Krain, Maumelle, Ark.
Haiti Earthquake, 2010, photograph

Dennis McCann, Maumelle, Ark.
West 35th Shop, 2010, pastel

Jason McCann, Maumelle, Ark.
The Cooler, The Father-in-Law, and the Front Porch, 2010, oil on canvas

Jason Gammel, North Little Rock, Ark.
Elements, 2010, mixed media on canvas

Lee Milbourn, Pine Bluff, Ark.
We Were the McCullys, 2009, acrylic

Jeannie Stone, Russellville, Ark.
Peace in the Valley, Interrupted, 2010, oil

Kevin Arnold, Rudy, Ark.
Packaging/Storage Box #S-4165, 2010, oil on canvas

Kathy Bay, Sherwood, Ark.
Map Quest ???, 2010, acrylic, collage, paper

Regional artists who were selected to be in the exhibition are below. Regional artists are sorted alphabetically by state.
Susie Garrett, Huntsville, Ala.
Stairs Diptych, 2009, colored pencil

Jeanne Seagle, Pueblo, Colo.
Portrait of a Bog, 2007-2009, oil pastel on paper

David Orr, Chicago, Ill.
Time, 2010, digital print on flag cloth

Joelle Ford, Lawrence, Kan.
What’s Next, 2010, collections of various materials

Susan Hoffman, Thibodaux, La.
The Lost Land of EvangelineI, hand-colored embossed intaglio

Katie Knoeringer, Baton Rouge, La.
We Want It Too, 2010, acrylic, cut paper, Japanese paper on panel

Tommie Rogers, Laurel, Miss.
Circling Seasons 1, 2009, ink on board

Kathryn Neale, Ballwin, Mo.
Untitled (Rosebuds), 2009, acrylic on panel

Rand Smith, Nevada, Mo.
Two Sides, 2010, terra cotta

Andrew van der Tuin, Olivette, Mo.
Wrapped Tetrahedron #4, 2010, wire, zip ties, warehouse stretch wrap

Kate Rivers, Ada, Okla.
Victory, 2010, collage on paper

Anne Davey, Memphis, Tenn.
Girl Underwater, 2009, charcoal on gessoed paper

Jessica Lund, Memphis, Tenn.
Air Conditioned Apartment #2, 2009, freezer door, blanket, mason jars, ribbon and teeth residue

Ross McLean, Memphis, Tenn.
The Peel, 2010, oil on canvas

Jason Miller, Germantown, Tenn.
Iconoclasm in Reformation, 2010, UV ink on Plexiglass in Light Box

Julie Brook Alexander, Houston, Texas
Character is Defined at Crossroads, 2009, collage of original painted photographs

Lydia Bodnar-Balahutrak, Houston, Texas
Hearts-a-bustin’, 2009, oil, resins over collage on canvas

Nicole Brisco, Wake Village, Texas
Industrial Revolution, 2010, mixed media

Alexis Serio, Troup, Texas
Morning Deep, 2009, oil on canvas

Cathie Tyler, Mason, Texas
Stem, 2010, oil on cradled board

The 53rd Annual Delta is sponsored by Lisenne Rockefeller and Betty M. Brown. The Grand Award is supported by The John William Linn Endowment Fund. The exhibition is supported by The Andre Simon Memorial Trust in memory of everyone who has died of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). For more information, call 501-372-4000 or visit www.arkarts.com.

GENERAL INFORMATION
Contact: 501-372-4000
Location: Arkansas Arts Center — 9th and Commerce, Little Rock, AR 72202
Free Admission.
Gallery Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday
Closed Monday & Major Holidays
Sponsored by: Lisenne Rockefeller; Betty M. Brown

Grand Award supported by The John William Linn Endowment Fund.

Exhibition supported by The Andre Simon Memorial Trust in memory of everyone who has died of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).

Arkansas Arts Center programs are supported in part by: the City of Little Rock; Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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