2016 Small Works on Paper

"Now in its 29th year, Small Works on Paper is a juried visual art exhibition that showcases artwork no larger than 18 x 24 inches by Arkansas artists who are members of the Arkansas Artist Registry.The Arkansas Artist Registry is an online gallery showcasing the artwork of Arkansas artists. Membership to the Arkansas Artist Registry is free and open to all Arkansas artists." -- Arkansas Arts Council

Here is a list of participating artists.

2016 Touring Schedule

The Exhibition will tour the state through different venues all year. 

January 5-29   Batesville Area Arts Council

Feb. 4-26         Hendrix College, Conway

March 4-30      Arkansas Tech University, Russellville

April 1-30         University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

May 6-27         University of Arkansas, Fort Smith

June 4 - July 9   Searcy Art Gallery

July 19 - August 27   Delta Cultural Center, Helena

Sept. 1-29         Art Center of the Grand Prairie, Stuttgart

Oct. 6-26           University of Arkansas, Monticello

Nov. 2-28          University of Arkansas, Hope

This was the first time I have applied to be in the small works on paper show. I am thrilled to have been selected. 2015 was great year for me showing in Arkansas. I had a solo show, titled Fleeting Gardens at the Batesville Area Arts Council Gallery in March (2015). In the past year my work was selected for the Delta and the Art of the South (Memphis). I hope to carry this momentum into 2016. In addition to having a work in the small works on paper show, my critique group, Culture Shock will have a show at the Butler Center Concordia Gallery from April-August 2016. Press about the show in the River Valley & Ozark edition Arkansas Online. 

 Fire Start, 2015

Fire Start, 2015

"Fire Start" is printed on homegrown, harvested, and hand-prepared Nankeen Cotton paper. I grew the cotton on my eco-farm, Wildland Gardens. The image is printed digitally using HP Vivera pigment-based inks. The imagery in "Fire Start" originates in both painting and photography. The print represents a forest edge and vast desert. In the forest a small fire has started. The work comments on the monumental environmental changes caused by removing and burning trees. The loss of trees results in top soil erosion, greater daily temperature changes, and an increased likelihood of drought and flood. I seek to capture our environmental anxiety- the feeling of dynamic changes in the land and our memories of natural places.