That’s right! I’m all vaccinated and to celebrate I will be at the 2021 Oasis Arts & Eats Festival in downtown Jonesoboro on May 1st.
About the Event
Oasis is a celebration of creativity in all its forms. The festival showcases local and regional visual art, poetry, music and food. This fabulous event will feature tons of local artists who have created handmade crafts, as well as professional food vendors. This event is a collaborative effort between the Foundation of Arts, The Downtown Jonesboro Association, and The Department of Art + Design at Arkansas State University, and NEA Artist Collective.
The Batesville Area Arts Council is pleased to host the 2021 BAAC National Juried Exhibition, on display through June 5, 2021. The exhibition consists of 26 pieces from 21 artists across the United States. The juror for this year’s exhibition is Landon Perkins, an interdisciplinary artist from Tallahassee, FL and a Preparator at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, AR.
You can view all the artwork online by clicking the link below, or stop in during gallery hours: Tues. – Fri. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sat. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
This is my piece from the show:
Very proud to be accepted to this year’s Batesville Area Arts Council National Juried Show. It was beautiful and it was nice to get to attend the opening.
The show runs from April 23 – June 8, 2019 so please go check it out if you can!
An exhibition of original artwork by many local artists of Northeast Arkansas. Free event during the Downtown Jonesboro Association’s Alive After Five! There were a lot of ASU students, current and former at the show. It was like a little reunion with fellow classmates I had not seen in years. Looking forward to more of these shows with the NEA Artist Collective.
It was definitely a rainy, Arkansas weekend, but boy did the Blue Bridge Center for the Delta Arts shine. It was the 10th Annual Delta Visual Art Show, a show that brought 210 visual artists, 25 authors and 10 musicians together in downtown Newport, Arkansas for a celebration of talent, skill and creativity. It was also great to see my artist friends in the area.
It was a great opportunity, and not too far of a drive. Already signed up for next year, and I can’t wait!
I am excited to participate in this year’s Delta Visual Arts Show.
The 9th Annual Delta Visual Arts Show features over 180 visual artists, who will have their work on display and for sale in downtown Newport, Arkansas. Ten buildings of art, music, the written word and a whole day of fun!
Last night was a big surprise for me. We helped host an awards ceremony for our local Main Street organization, of which I am VP. Awards were given to outstanding businesses and community members. I won local Volunteer of the Year for my town. Ben also won Local Hero award.
Representatives from the Arkansas Main Street state program were there to give 2 awards to our community. I kind of guessed we had won for Best Online Presence. (I created our website: Downtown Paragould this year, and Gina, our director, does an amazing job with our social media.) But, to my incredible surprise, I also won the Volunteer of the Year from the state Main Street program!