In conjunction with the “Face to Face: Artists’ Self-Portraits from the Collection of Jackye and Curtis Finch Jr.”
and “Portraiture Now: Drawing on the Edge,”
Jeannette Rockefeller Gallery, through Feb. 9; the Arkansas Arts Center is hosting a portraiture contest for artists between 2 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11
. All are welcome to enter; to sign up, email Louise Palermo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here's how it works: Artists will be paired up randomly to draw one another. The winner of each pair, to be chosen by Arts Center curator Ann Prentiss Wagner
, will progress to the next bracket. The final two winning portraits will be exhibited at the Arts Center.
Brackets make me think of basketball playoffs and that makes me think — what about a portraits pool? Maybe we can get Palermo to create one.