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Eureka Springs Artists Registry Newsletter 

March 2012     

The Eureka Springs Artists Registry Newsletter is sponsored  by Watercolors by Zeek Taylor


art on the square.....

Bentonville march12

The Eureka Springs Artists Registry will have a presence on the Bentonville Square in the soon to be opened T.H. Benton's Caf�.

Mike Robinson, owner of the caf�, has graciously offered a wall complete with a hanging system that will be used for displaying Registry artists' work. The building that will house the restaurant is on the Southwest side of the beautifully renovated square and is next door to the Bentonville Convention and Visitors Bureau. T.H. Benton's Caf� is scheduled to open in mid to late March.

The wall will accomodate up to twelve pieces of art and the work will be rotated every four to six weeks. Viewing of works in the caf� should be significant since the Bentonville Square is a "hot spot" for tourists who are in town to visit the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. The museum is accessible from the Square via a quarter mile walking path.

Thanks to Mike Robinson for the opportuntiy and thanks to Daniel Hintz of Downtown Bentonville Inc. for making the contact for the Registry.


arrives in May.....

crystal bridges day view Painters of the so-called Hudson River School in the mid-19th century became known for their romantic work celebrating the American landscape. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art will present a special exhibition of 45 masterworks by Hudson River School artists on loan from the New-York Historical Society, opening May 5 and on view through September 3, 2012. The exhibit, titled The Hudson River School: Nature and the American Vision, will be presented in the galleries currently occupied by Wonder World, an exhibition featuring contemporary works from the museum's permanent collection, which will close April 2. Admission to the exhibition will be free to Crystal Bridges members, and $5 per person for non-members. There will be no charge for guests under age 18. "We are delighted with this unique opportunity to present such a distinguished and important collection for our Members and guests," said Don Bacigalupi, Crystal Bridges executive director. "The Hudson River School celebrates the landscapes around them in these spectacular works, creating a milestone American movement that we also sought to highlight in the Museum's own permanent collection. This exhibition is the perfect complement."

Schedule of Events: Thursday, May 3, 2012 - Private preview for Crystal Bridges Guild and Circle Members Friday, May 4, 2012 - Private preview and lectures by Kevin Murphy and Linda Ferber for Members of Crystal Bridges Saturday, May 5, 2012 - 11 a.m. public opening, tickets required for non-members. September 3, 2012 - Last day to view exhibition. Starting in April, tickets may be reserved or purchased at  or by contacting 479-418-5700. Tickets are $5 for non-members over the age of 18.

This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. A Tru Vue Optium� Conservation Grant from The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works has supported glazing of the works in the exhibition. For information about becoming an Original Member of Crystal Bridges, contact


In annual poll........



It's time once again to vote for Eureka Springs as one of the nations Top Arts Destinations. The annual poll is sponsored by American Style Magazine. Eureka Springs has been in the top twenty-five for the past several years in the small city categories. Last year we were number ten and ranked higher than Carmel, CA, Laguna Beach, CA, and Aspen, CO. Let's hit the top five this year. Please vote by going to


About the Magazine: "AmericanStyle" is a full-color, quarterly consumer magazine focused on contemporary craft, craft collectors and the artists who create studio craft art. Readers explore eclectic lifestyles of artists, elegant homes of craft collectors and features about "the art of creative living." City Arts Tours and small Arts Walks. American Style promotes awareness of the economic and aesthetic contributions that art and craft bring to our homes and communities. Each year, cities compete to be included in AmericanStyle's Top 25 Arts Destinations edition."

Out and about in March and beyond.... 


doug stowe march12

Cabinets by Doug Stowe will be on display through July 8, in the Study Gallery of the Historic Arkansas Museum. Doug Stowe has been a self-employed woodworker in Eureka Springs since 1976. The cabinets on exhibit range from small shaker-style cabinets to Mission, Green and Greene, and Krenov-inspired pieces. The projects explore a variety of techniques, styles, uses, and woods. 

In 2009, Stowe received the Arkansas Living Treasure designation, which recognizes Arkansans in the visual arts field of traditional craft whose contributions to that field, over a lifetime have fostered significant recognition for their art form. Doug teaches box making to adults at various woodworking schools and also directs a pre-K through 12th-grade woodworking program called "Wisdom of the Hands," recognizing the importance of hands-on learning for all children. He is the author of five woodworking books. To view Doug's work online, visit DStowe



essa chair 2012

The Eureka Springs School of the ArtsReArt "Chair-ity" Fundraiser will take place Sunday April 1. The annual spring fundraiser will begin at 7 p.m. at the Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center. Admission is free. The event will include a silent auction of previously purchased art, new gift packages, complimentary food, and music. In addition, there will be a live auction of Chair-ity art chairs created by local artists for ESSA's ReArt benefit. Artists Dave McKee, Adrian Frost, Drew Gentle, John Stalling, and Bob Norman will have chairs in the auction. Call ESSA at 479-253-5384 for more information. Right, designed by Robert Norman for the 2011 Chair-ity.




ar arts center, march12The next stop on the tour of Small Works On Paper is the Northwest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville, March 1 through March 29. Small Works on Paper showcases artwork no larger than 24 x 24 inches by Arkansas artists who are members of the Arkansas Artist Registry, an online art gallery coordinated by the Arts Council. The selected work is chosen by an out-of-state juror. The 2012 show features 40 works, which were selected from 246 submissions by juror Marcia Goldenstein, a professor of drawing and painting at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Image: Pitcher and Bowl," a pastel painting by Suzanne King of Fort Smith

For more information on Small Works on Paper, e-mail Cheri Leffew at or visit SmallWorks



The University of Arkansas Student Gallery in Bentonville (sUgAR) is featuring A Seer's Spectacle, a new exhibition showcasing works by Maralie Armstrong-Rial. The works will remain on view through March 11. A catered reception is scheduled in the gallery on March 2 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. during Bentonville's First Friday event. sugar march12

Maralie's work is multifaceted, combining e-textiles, performance, sculpture, digital media, experimental music, and video. The exhibition will include hand-drawn QR codes, which link to self-authored texts layered with video projections, as well as drawings and photography. View some of Maralie's work at

The exhibition viewing hours are Thursdays from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Sundays from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. The gallery is located at 114 West Central, Bentonville, AR. 

For more information about this exhibition, future exhibitions and more, contact sUgAR Gallery by calling 479-273-5305 or by visiting sUgAR 



University of Arkansas Fine Art Gallery: In the hallway cases through March 8, a showing of selected works by Christian Batteau. Batteau works in a variety of media, including cast bronze, lead, gold, wood, projected video, as well as drawing and printmaking. His sculptural works convey visceral and surreal narratives.

Image: Man invoking a better version of himself (detail), 2009, bronze and 18k gold, courtesy of Christian Batteauuofa march12

  Batteau was born in Culver City, CA. He received a BFA in Sculpture from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2002. He also studied at the New York Academy of Art. He has, along with sister Yolande Milan Batteau, served as principle artist of the Callidus Guild, an art for architecture studio in Brooklyn, NY. More recently, Batteau and his wife, artist Heidi Blackwood, set up studio in Pettigrew, AR. View more of his work at Batteau

The Fine Arts Center is located on the campus of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Hours: Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, from 2 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.



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The Thomas B. Merritt Studio/Gallery: Studio 124 will feature Human forms/Modern Contexts by realistic oil painter Robert Andes during the month of March. A reception will take place from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m., March 2.

 Andes says, "Although my work may raise questions or offer some new perspective, any psychological content is subtle, as I not try to shock the viewer. Rather, because I am interested in introspection and quiet observation, I seek to convey a sense of silent contemplation and nudge a viewer gently to a new space, a different vantage point."

The gallery is located in Downtown Bentonville, AR, at 124 Midtown Shopping Center. Image right by Robert Andes



Jeanie Hulen's art installation Made in the U.S.A. will be on view in the Walton Arts Center Joy Pratt Markham Gallery through April 22. Hulen's installation is comprised of a hand-built terracotta nude. Modeled after the artist's daughter, the girl stands in a contemplative pose surrounded by slip-cast porcelain cars molded from plastic children's toys. walton art feb12

Through integrating everyday materials such as plastic and Astroturf together with traditional fine art media, such as fired clay, Hulen draws attention to the values we assign to different materials. Her use of mundane materials and hand-sewn components that are traditionally associated with "craft" or "woman's work" contrasts with her installation's spare arrangement and surreal hybrid combinations of "high" and "low" materials. Integrating objects such as bows, which we associate with femininity, with toy car forms, which we associate with masculinity, prompt us to consider the ways in which consumer products are gender-coded and even sexualized in our culture.

Jeannie Hulen is Chair of the Department of Art and Associate Professor of Ceramics at the University of Arkansas. For more information about the artist and to view her work visit JHulen  For viewing hours call: and more information call 479-443-5600.


If in Central Arkansas:  

The M2 Gallery will celebrate its' five year business anniversary on Friday, March 16, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. During the event, M2 will be introducing one of Arkansas' most talented artist and master printmaker, Evan Lindquist. The gallery will feature his works dating back to 1964. The gallery will also feature new works from Jeaneen Barnhart (Kentucky), Cathy Burns (Little Rock), and Dan Holland (California).  The M2 Gallery is located at 11525 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, Arkansas.  For more info about the gallery visit  M2


Also in Little Rock:

ar arts center

Artwork by four members of the Eureka Springs Artists Registry will be on display through March 28th during the 54th Annual Delta Exhibition at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock. The artists with works in the show are Cynthia Kresse, John Robert Willer, Ed Pennebaker, and Zeek Taylor. Willer and Taylor each received an Honorable Mention Award for their entries.  The Arkansas Art Center is located at 501 E. Ninth ST, Little Rock. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission to the center is free.


And in West Central AR: 

center for art, march 12

Center for Art Education:  The Nature of Things, an exhibition of works by Carol Wiliams Cooper will be on exhibit in the Center for Art and Education in Van Buren, Arkansas, through March 30. An opening reception will take place from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m., March 4.

Carol Williams Cooper is an innovative artist and a creative master teacher with over 25 years' experience. Her award-winning artwork is eclectic in both style and subject matter. Cooper has participated in over 40 group and solo exhibitions. Her artwork is in private and corporate collections around the world.

Cooper is currently teaching art at Northwest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville, Arkansas.

The center is located at 104 N. 13th St., Van Buren, AR 72956. for more information including visiting hours, visit CenterForArt


 And back to NW AR:

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Wine Over Water: On the third Friday of each month, museum members are invited to join Crystal Bridges culinary director Case Dighero in Eleven (the museum's restaurant) to discuss and sample unique and flavorful wine from Eleven's wine list. The wine will be accompanied with hors d' oeuvres prepared by executive chef Jacob Harr. The events are open to all members 21 years-old and above. Cost varies from month to month depending on wine selection. Seating is limited and registration is required. Register by emailing  A museum membership not only helps support the museum but allows members to attend events such as Wine Over Water, previews, etc. Membership info can be found here CBMembership 


Additional events at Crystal Bridges:

The first in Crystal Bridges' Great Hall Lecture Series is scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday, March 3, and features artist Karen LaMonte. The presentation, titled "Beauty and Catastrophe," will focus on Lamonte's life-sized cast glass sculpture Dress Impression with Wrinkled Cowl, on view in the temporary exhibition Wonder World. Lamonte will also share her research into how femininity is represented in art and society, and will provide insights into some of the techniques she has developed to create her works in glass and ceramic. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Tickets can be reserved online at the museum's website:

"Art and Wonder" is the topic of the museum's first Family Sunday, from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 4. With a focus on Wonder World, the temporary exhibition of contemporary works, this family-friendly event will feature musical performances, art-making activities, a gallery challenge, and a child-friendly tour. Most activities are geared toward children ages five to 12 and admission is free. No prior registration is required.

Homeschool families will find many resources geared especially for them at Homeschool Friday Fun, a monthly program scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. on the first Friday of each month through June. The program starts with a half-hour educational tour in the galleries, followed by 90 minutes of hands-on creative exploration in the art studio. Registration is currently underway for the April event, scheduled for Friday, April 6. Participants will celebrate National Poetry Month by exploring several works of art in the collection, then create their own unique art-inspired poem. There is a materials fee of $5 per child. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

Adult educational programming in March includes a hands-on workshop exploring Abstract Expressionism with watercolors, scheduled for 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 11. The cost is $45 per person, with a 10 percent discount for museum members. In addition, the museum is offering "Art 101," a four-part art history class, taking place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday evenings, March 14 through April 4. The class will be led by the museum's Interpretation Manager, Aaron Jones, with presentations by museum curators and other staff members. The cost is $55 for the full series, with a 10 percent discount for museum members. Pre-registration for these programs is required.

"Exploring Landscapes," a three-part class in landscape painting for youth ages six to nine, is offered from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Fridays, March 30, April 6, and April 13. In this program, young artists will learn about works in the Crystal Bridges collection, and explore their own creativity in the studio. The cost for the full series is $45 per child, with a 10 percent discount for Crystal Bridges members. Pre-registration is required.

Three lunch-hour Gallery Talks are scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. this month: "The Modern Art of Nature," featuring museum Executive Director Don Bacigalupi and Director of Trails and Grounds Scott Eccleston, is offered on Monday, March 12; "Follow the Footsteps of the Explorer and Pioneer Artists," with Assistant Curator Manuela Well-Off-Man is scheduled for Thursday, March 15; and a special presentation in honor of National Women's History Month is offered on Monday, March 26, with Sandy Edwards, Crystal Bridges deputy director of museum relations; accompanied by Janine Parry, professor of political science; and Alissa Mazow, assistant professor of art history, both from the University of Arkansas. No registration is required for any of these programs, but participants are encouraged to arrive five minutes early, as seating is limited.

Interested participants may register online or get additional information about these and other programs on the Crystal Bridges website:


Opportunities await..... 


thea march12

Thea Arts Festival..Looming Deadline

Notice: the registration deadline for the Thea Arts Festival has been extended. Deadline for submissions is now March 2nd. The festival will take place in the Argenta District of North Little Rock, April 28, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Only original handmade work of the entrant will be considered: one-of-a-kinds, multiples, series and/or limited editions which must be signed and numbered by the artist. The artist must have conceived the design and executed the finished product. Artists must represent their own work and be present each day of the event.

A total of $5,000 in prize money will be awarded during the Festival that will take place  in the historic downtown Argenta Arts District. For more information about the festival and to apply online visit Thearts

The Thea Foundation is a nonprofit, public foundation founded in 2001 by the parents of Thea Kay Leopoulos, Linda and Paul David Leopoulos. The founders and Board of Directors have adopted the mission of carrying Thea's legacy forward through advocating the importance of art in the development of our youth through educational and promotional activities and to encourage individual participation in art through scholarship, partnership, and other programs.For more information about Thea, visit THEA Foundation


Essa Feb 12

The Eureka Springs School of the Arts   ESSA's 2012 Workshop schedule is now available online. Workshops will begin April 2 with "Expressive Drawing" taught by Ariston Jacks of Little Rock, "Antler Basketry" with returning instructor Jill Choate (formerly of the Alaska outback), "Stained Glass' with Cheri Bohn, and "Beginning Metalsmithing" with Lyla Allison. Session Two will begin April 9 with Rebecca J. Becker's popular workshop, "Pastel Mastery". During this session new instructor Victoria Marshall will teach "Art & Craft Paper Beadmaking" based on her eco-friendly ideals. Students who register for a five-day workshop 4 weeks prior to the start of the workshop will receive a $25 discount. Register for workshops online at  or by calling 479-253-5384.




NWACC march12
Northwest Arkansas Community College's President's Advisory Council on Art announces an opportunity for artists to have works be considered for purchase and installation in November of 2012 in the new Center for Health Professions building located on the NWACC campus in Bentonville, Arkansas. This project is open to all artists or artist teams.
The project involves the placement of artwork of any media (including digital) in select locations within the interior and exterior of the new Center for Health Professions building. The budget for all artwork at the new building is $55,000 which will include work selected under this request for proposals.
The three primary areas of interest are the exterior, main lobby, and public spaces of the Center for Health Professions building.  While PACA reserves the right to reject any and all submissions, it is the quest of this project to select a few significant pieces to complement the healing theme, PACA mission, and the architectural achievements of the building.
Proposals are due by May 1 and the final decisions will be announced by July 2012. For more information and a prospectus contact, Eric Smith, PACA Co-Chair and Curator, NorthWest Arkansas Community College at 




Pigshibition, march 12Artists are invited to submit a design for the PIGShibition Community Art project. Selected artists will paint on/embellish large fiberglass pig sculptures that will make their grand entrance in May during the Pigmalion Preview party in Fayetteville. The sculptures will then be distributed at various sites throughout Fayetteville. the pig will then be auctioned off for charity on October 11. The event is designed to support the Ozark Literacy Council as well as the local artist community. Over the next 3 seasons this campaign will bring awareness to the literacy issues present in Northwest Arkansas and showcase a variety of prized artists. Twenty-five artists will be selected for the 2012 PIGShibition campaign. Deadline for submissions is March 15.  For more information or an application, visit PIGShibition




Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art:

Adult educational programming in March includes a hands-on workshop exploring Abstract Expressionism with watercolors, scheduled for 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 11. The cost is $45 per person, with a 10 percent discount for museum members. In addition, the museum is offering "Art 101," a four-part art history class, taking place from 6:30 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday evenings, March 14 through April 4. The class will be led by the museum's Interpretation Manager, Aaron Jones, with presentations by museum curators and other staff members. The cost is $55 for the full series, with a 10 percent discount for museum members. Pre-registration for these programs is required.

Drawing in the Galleries continues on Wednesday, March 14, with a focus on the human figure. This monthly class for participants ages 18 and up is guided by a teaching artist. Two sessions are offered: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 5:30 to 7 p.m. The museum will provide paper and pencils, but participants are welcome to bring their own sketchbook. Pre-registration is required and each session is $10 for non-members. Crystal Bridges members receive a 10 percent discount.

Interested participants may register online or get additional information about these and other programs on the Crystal Bridges website:



UpStream Art: Call for Artists to participate in public art project 

UpStream Art is a unique and engaging educational event, patterned after the successful Storm Drain Reveal in Springfield, MO, that utilizes art to communicate the function and importance of local storm drains. The cities of Bentonville, Fayetteville, Rogers, and Springdale have joined together to help bring this program to Northwest Arkansas. The project gives artists the opportunity to express themselves with semi-permanent public art as a series of a small-scale outdoor storm drain murals. This project, along with the involvement of the area's vibrant art community, is unique and has a positive impact on water quality protection.

There are 16 storm drains identified for this project. Artists are asked to submit their concepts via an application. A committee of city representatives, local artists, and representatives from the art community will choose designs from those submitted. Each art piece will be approved by the appropriate mayor. Artists should keep in mind the message to convey while creating the design is: storm drains lead to creeks and streams. Artists may tailor their design based on one of the specfic locations or choose to do a more general design that could apply to any storm drain. For more information and to request an application contact Jane Maginot, Washington County extension office, 479-444-1755, or by email at



The Ozark Regional Arts Council will host the "first of its kind in the area" Festival of Art. The show will take place November 9 and 10, 2012. The fine art show, a juried exhibition, will be held in the Veda Sheid Community Develpment Center, Mountain Home, Arkansas.
The deadline for entry is June 30. Only original art and crafts may be shown during the festival (2-D artist: reproduction prints from artist's original are allowed along with originals.) Prices for exhibition space begin at $150 for an eight by ten foot space with larger sizes available for additional fees. Exhibiting artists must be onsite during the festival. For additional information and an application, contact Deb Lively at


White River Artists will host the 4th Annual Plein Air on the White River. The Plein Air event will be held in conjuction with the Cotter Trout Festival in Cotter, Arkansas, May 3, 4, and 5.  Cash awards totaling $2000 will be presented to winners in various categories. A winner take all Quick Draw will take place during the event. Artists' and public reception, awards ceremony, art show, and sale. Juror is Jason Sacran. For more information, email: or visit White RiverFB



bernice gardens march 12

The Bernice Garden is seeking Arkansas sculptors and artists to enter in the fourth annual Bernice Garden Sculpture Project to display outdoor art on South Main in downtown Little Rock. The call for entries is open until 5 p.m. on Friday, April 20.

The competition is open to all artist/teams residing in Arkansas, and they may specialize in any or multiple disciplines and media. Any artist/teams who have participated in placing work at the Bernice Garden should wait four years before submitting a new proposal. Artists selected will receive $2,800 per artwork, with an additional design fee of $200 for the finalists' development of a model for the proposal. Up to five sculptures will be considered, and each artist/team will be considered for one artwork only. The budget must include all design fees, materials, construction, installation, removal, maintenance and liability insurance. The artist/teams retain ownership of the artwork. For more information about the Bernice Garden Sculpture Project, contact Liz Sanders, Coordinator, by phone at 501-617-2511 or e-mail, or visit BGarden

About the Bernice Garden

The Bernice Garden is privately owned but intended for public use and is located at the southeast corner of South Main Street and Daisy Bates Avenue. The garden was created to celebrate the community and will host community events as well as the sculpture exhibit in an effort to foster community interaction and a sense of pride in the neighborhood. The 100 ft. x 150 ft. garden consists of landscaped areas with a crushed granite foundation for the artworks. Next to the sculpture garden is a concrete patio, benches and approximately 20 parking spaces. The sculpture exhibition is part of a multi-staged development plan of the garden.



edward robison feb12

Edward Robison of The Sacred Earth Gallery will host the Prairie Fire Experience Photography workshop at the Flying W Ranch, Cedar Point, Kansas. This workshop is for all skill levels and will begin on Friday March 30, and will conclude on Sunday afternoon on April 1.

iPhone & iPad Photographers Seminar: Edward will be joined by his wife Jana, and son Ethan to conduct a workshop for iPhone photographers. The iPhone & iPad Photographers Seminar will be held Sunday March 18th in the Oread Hotel, Lawrence, Kansas. For more details or to register for either workshop please visit: Workshops  The Sacred Earth Gallery is located on 15845 HWY 62 West, Eureka Springs, AR.




artfair, jan11

Entry submission forms are available for artists who would like to show in the Downtown Eureka Springs Arts Fair. The Fair will take place May 11 from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. and May 12 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Applicants to the juried event must reside in Benton, Boone, Carroll, Madison, Newton, or Washington Counties in Arkansas. The show will take place in Basin Spring Park and on nearby Center Street. Booth spaces are 10'x10' and the booth fee is $25. The fee should accompany the application. If accepted, the fee is non-refundable. If not accepted, the booth rental fee will be returned. Deadline to apply is April 1 (postmarked by that date.) For more information or to request a PDF downloadable entry form: E-mail:  or Phone: 479-253-1839



The Arkansas Arts Council is now accepting applications for the Individual Artist Fellowships. Deadline is April 20. This year's categories are novels, painting and music composition (Western classical tradition). ar arts council

Individual Artist Fellowships are unconditional, non-matching awards made directly to individual artists in recognition of their artistic abilities. Awards are based on the creative excellence of works submitted for review and are awarded to a limited number of artists of outstanding talent. For more information, visit ARarts



Artists are invited to submit 2-D artwork in all medias (including photography) to be considered for the CICA Eureka Springs Music Festival program cover and poster design contest. The submitted design should pertain to music.  For design ideas based on the philosophy of the festival, visit CICA

The contest is open to artists residing in the following Arkansas Counties: Benton, Boone, Carroll, Madison, and Washington. A cash prize will be awarded to the artist who submits the winning entry. An entry fee of $30 will include the showing of each submitted piece in the Eureka Springs Auditorium for a month-long exhibition during the festival. The exhibited art may be marked for sale. The design contest winner will be announced during a reception for all entering artists during the May Festival of the Arts. Art will also be exhibited online for a People's Choice contest. Concert-goers will also vote and the People's Choice winner will be announced on July 7th at the Auditorium. More perks will be announced.

For more information or to request a contest entry form (when available), contact Cheri White at




hot springs jan12

2012 Artist Workshop Schedule, Hot Springs Artist Workshops:

will include Robert Burridge, April 30 to May 4, New Master program, $625; Daryl Urig, May 14 to 17, Oil & Acrylic Painting Knives, $425; Sue Archer, May 28 to 31,Commanding Color & Design- W/C$500; and Shirley Blake, June 4 to 8, All About Abstract- W/C & Acrylic, $425.

Also scheduled will be Fused Glass Jewelry One-Day-Workshops to be held the first Tuesday of each month beginning in April with instructor Patricia Collins. Class time for the one-day worhops will be from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and will cost $125, materials and tools included. Each student will create 8 to 10 complete pieces of jewelry.Class size is limited to four students. A $50 deposit will be required a week before class date to hold place.

As to date, three Fall Workshops have been scheduled that will include Kathy Stone, Sept. 24 to 28, Making a Masterpiece Pouring- W/C- $425; Cathy Taylor, Oct. 15 to 19, Mixed Media -$450; and Richard Stephens,Oct. 22 to 25, Watercolor With Passion- $450. For more info, visit HotSpringsGallery



Northwest Technical Institute:

Classes by professional photographer Diana Hausam are as follows: 

Basic Photoshop, (4 weeks) Tuesdays 6-9, March 27-April 17; Fine Art Photography, (4 weeks) Tuesdays 6-9, May 1- May 22; and Pricing, Promoting and Presenting your Photography, (4 weeks) Wednesdays 6-9, May 2-May 23.

Individual Instruction from Diana is also available: $25 per hour for 1 person, $35 per hour for 2 people, $45 per hour for 3 people.

The Northwest Technical Institure is located at 709 SO Old Missouri RD, Springdale, Arkansas. For more info click Workshop  


karin march12

A BIG thank you to Karin Boudet Ford who donated the proceeds from her sales at the ArtiGras art show to the Registry. All three of her lovely masks designed for the event received nice bids.

Karin is a potter who's works are in the collections of former President Bill Clinton and former Vice-President Al Gore. Locally her work can be found at the Out On Main Gallery in Eureka Springs or online at KBFord

Karin has been one of the strongest and most generous supporters of the Registry. Karin, sending Love and Thanks your way from the Eureka Springs Artists Registry.



Attention all glass artists: Studio 62 in Eureka Springs is offering large amounts of clear and non-glare glass. The glass is in strips of 1-inch to 4-inches wide, and in various lengths. The glass strips are free to whomever wants them. Ron Lutz of Studio 62 says, "Please help  keep them out of the landfill."  Studio 62 is located at 335 West Van buren, Eureka Springs, AR. For more info, call 479-363-9209


Registry Member Diana Harvey has been invited to participate in a benefit show for the C.M. Russell Museum, 400 13th Street North, Great Falls, Montana. Her work will be on view in the museum through March 17th and online in the catalogue at Russell Catalogue  For more information about the show and museum, visit CM Russell 



and the Arts of NW Arkansas........
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