The Arkansas State Committee of NMWA will host the New Mexico State Committee at the Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, AR on May 16, 2012. The committees will enjoy a brunch at BHK and tour the museum. There will be a reception and dinner to follow. The Arkansas Committee is looking forward to sharing some Arkansas hospitality with the members from the New Mexico following a fabulous time in Santa Fe.
Welcome to Peavine is a Luncheon, Book Signing and Readers Theatre featuring artist and author Jane Hankins and Craig O'Neill. The event will take place on Saturday May 12th at 11:30 a.m. at the Pine Bluff Country Club. A $50 ticket includes a signed copy of Madge's Mobile Home Park and benefits the Arkansas State Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Reservations may be made by calling 870-550-5464 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Checks can be made payable/mailed to Arkansas Committee NMWA P.O. Box 8962, Pine Bluff, AR 71611. Please include a phone number or e-mail address with your check for confirmation of your reservation. Please join us for an entertaining afternoon and a good cause!
Artists and educator Mary Ann Stafford of Maumelle has been awarded the 2012 Polly Wood Crews Scholarship from the Arkansas Committee of NMWA. Stafford's proposal is to draw 25 structures that are listed on the National Historic Register in the Argenta district of North Little Rock. The drawings will record the most important buildings architecturally and historically speaking and will highlight the North Little Rock Argenta renaissance.
The Nancy Power Luncheon, Lecture & Book Signing Event was held October 27th at the Governor's Mansion in Little Rock. Power is one of the great landscape designers working today; her work has been featured in Architectural Record, Landscape Architecture, Garden Design, House & Garden, House Beautiful, Town & Country, and Pacific Horticulture. Click to see photos from the event!
Join us at the Dean B. Ellis Library for the 2011 Women to Watch Exhibition! The exhibition runs from November 14 - December 29. The opening reception will be from 5 - 7 p.m. on November 17th. The Library is located at 322 University Loop, West Circle on the Arkansas State University campus in Jonesboro. The gallery is located on the third floor of the library.
Katherine Strause is the recipient of the 2011 Polly Wood Crews Scholarship. Strause is currently the Department of Art Chair and Assistant Professor of Printmaking and Painting at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia. Strause uses found photographs to create her compositions, which are always of women and from a woman's perspective. Part documentary, part naturalistic expression, the painted compositions take on a provocative stance towards their topics, be they discarded family album photos, archived civil rights photography, or beauty pageant publicity photographs.
Women to Watch is a biennial exhibition program developed specifically for the National Museum of Women in the Art's national and international outreach committees, one of which is the Arkansas State Committee. Every two years an exhibition is held at the National Museum of Women in the Arts that features a curated selection of emerging and underrepresented women artists submitted by the committees. Arkansas's Nikki Hemphill is one of the artists featured this year.