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Oasis Arts & Eats Fest 2022

Yesterday was a hot day in the sun, but a great day to see art at the Oasis Arts & Eats Fest in Downtown Jonesboro. I love it when I get to see people experiencing the Chrees for the first time, as well as those coming back to see my new work. I was very stressed for the weather but it ended up being a beautiful, sunny day!

9th Annual BAAC National Juried Exhibition

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.

Online Gallery

This is my piece from the show:

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NEA Artist of the Month

This month, you can catch me in the NEA Premiere Magazine as March’s Artist of the Month — Page 20! There is a write up all about my art and life, with quite a few pictures of my work. Here are the ones Premiere selected for their spread: 

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Revival – Special Guest Speaker

I felt honored to be invited by the Arkansas State University AIGA to be a speaker for their student show – Revival!

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The show was impressive and it was fun to see the ASU campus again.

About the Show

(from their website.)
This is a competitive juried show for graphic design students in Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee. The jurors are respected professionals from across the country who each have an educational tie to the Delta region. The chosen student winners will be on display in Arkansas State University’s Fine Arts Gallery. 
The award ceremony will be on opening night, Saturday, April 26th from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. The guest speakers will be starting their presentations at 7:00pm, followed by the announcement of the winners and their prizes.

Ozark Foothills Filmfest Branding 2014

This year I was lucky enough to do the branding for the 2014 Ozark Foothills FilmFest. The barn picture used was taken by me in Minnesota; originally a daytime picture, it was digitally altered to be illuminated by the moon.

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Me at the official poster unveiling.

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2014 logo.

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45RPM Screening at The Arts@311

45RPM Screening & Art Show

Exciting news! I will be having an art exhibition of my 45RPM works this weekend with the screening of 45RPM the movie at The Arts@311 in Jonesboro. This is a special one day event  – DON’T MISS IT!

Screenings at 2pm and 7pm

Tickets are $10 at the door. Reserve online by emailing: TAA311@idcconcult.com

The Arts@311 is located in downtown Jonesboro.
311 South Church Street Jonesboro, Arkansas

More info at the Facebook event.

Eye on Independence Cover Feature

Eye on Independence Cover

My work for the indie film, 45RPM, was featured on the cover of Eye on Independence Magazine for Independence Co. Arkansas. There is also an article and interview with director, Juli Jackson, with more artwork inside. I have lots and lots more artwork to add from the 45RPM project, and will as soon as I can. Hope to see you out for the premiere in a couple of weeks!

The Ozark Foothills FilmFest

Ozark Foothills FilmFest Branding

I was thrilled to be a part of this year’s Ozark Foothills FilmFest. It all started with the poster and from there grew the entire look of this years fest. I am so glad Bob and Judy Pest, the entire FilmFest staff, let me have such a big part of the branding. I think it turned out very interesting and intriguing. Lots of good words were said about during the Fest so I was very honored. I know Ben and I will definitely be attending this event for years to come.

45 RPM Teaser Trailer Premiere

The first trailer for the movie 45RPM made its debut at the FilmFest this weekend. I did the branding for 45RPM as well as all of the art for the main character, who is an artists. Altogether, I did 17 paintings, dozens of drawings and a sketchbook. It was a fun challenge to put myself in another artist shoes and to take chances I wouldn’t normally take. I think Juli did an incredible job on this film and it really shows in this small glimpse. Without further adieu… you must see this trailer:

 

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Batesville Gallery Opening

Thanks so much to the Batesville Arts Council Gallery for the lovely reception for my art gallery opening last Friday. There was a great turnout! It was such an honor to have so many people viewing my work at once. Afterwards, a lot of us ate at the delicious Elizabeth’s across the street — so good! Batesville is starting to feel like home as much as I’ve been there the past couple of months. Can’t wait for the film fest!

Photos by Ben Mooneyham

Pictures from the opening:

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I Made the Paper!

Mandy Maxwell - Unveiling Ozark Foothills FilmFest Poster

I was featured in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette – 3 Rivers – on Sunday, February 26th as the artist for this years Ozark Foothills FilmFest poster.

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