Jack Pearadin and Doug Nelsen found a 1.73-carat diamond after nearly a year of searching the park's field.
Juror Meredith Ward of Meredith Ward Fine Art in NYC selected Arkansans Brandon Mathis of Conway for a Delta Award;
and the Arts Center Contemporaries awarded an honorable mention to Kat Wilson of Fort Smith.
The show opens Dec. 17 in the Townsend Wolfe Gallery and runs through Feb. 20. Full press release from the Arts Center on the jump.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 9, 2010
Arkansas Arts Center Announces Award Winners for the
53rdAnnual Delta Exhibition
(LITTLE ROCK, AR) — The Arkansas Arts Center announces the award winners for the 53rd Annual Delta Exhibition. The exhibition will be held in the Townsend Wolfe Gallery December 17, 2010 — February 20, 2011.
Juror Meredith Ward, president of Meredith Ward Fine Art in New York City, selected one Grand Award and two Delta Awards out of the 54 works represented in the 53rd Annual Delta Exhibition. The Arkansas Arts Center Contemporaries, a young professional group dedicated to supporting the arts, also selected a Contemporaries Delta Award and a Contemporaries Honorable Mention.
LaDawna Whiteside from Fayetteville, Ark., was awarded both the Grand Award and the Contemporaries Delta Award for her graphite on paper work Animal Architecture Drawing Installation. Brandon Mathis from Conway, Ark., received a Delta Award for his mixed media work Keeping the Faith. A Delta Award was also awarded to Rand Clinton Smith from Nevada, Mo., for his terra cotta work Two Sides. Kat Wilson from Fort Smith, Ark., was awarded the Contemporaries Honorable Mention for her digital print Artist, Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Established in 1956, the Delta Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture features 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.
The 53rd Annual Delta Exhibition 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.
Location: Arkansas Arts Center — 9th and Commerce, Little Rock, AR 72202
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