Small works on paper must be sent on July 22

LITTLE ROCK – The deadline to enter the Arkansas Arts Council’s 2023 Small Works on Paper Juried Exhibition is Friday, July 22, 2022.

Visit to submit work online.

Celebrating its 36th year, Small Works on Paper is a competitive visual arts exhibit featuring artwork no larger than 18 by 24 inches by artists who are members of the Arkansas Artist Registry. The Arkansas Artist Registry is an online gallery showcasing the works of Arkansas artists. Membership in the Arkansas Artist Registry is free and open to all Arkansas artists age 18 and older.

“Small Works on Paper is a unique opportunity for artists in Arkansas to bring their work to areas of the state they might not normally be able to reach,” said Stacy Hurst, Secretary of the Department of Parks, Heritage and Arkansas Tourism. recent press release. “The arts are a vital tool in exposing tourists and locals to Arkansas’ vast artistic talent.”

“Sharing the work of Arkansas artists is one of our passions at the Arkansas Arts Council. We strive to encourage all creatives with opportunities like these to get involved in the arts community of the state,” said Patrick Ralston, director of the Arkansas Arts Council. Release.

An out-of-state juror selects a maximum of 40 works of art to view with the exhibit. Up to $2,000 will be available for prizes selected by the jury. Works of art selected as the purchase price will be purchased at the price indicated by the artist at the time of registration. The artwork will be part of the SWOP permanent collection, according to the statement.

Arkansas artists may enter up to three paper artworks for a fee of $15 for the first entry, $20 for two entries, or $25 for three entries. The work must have been completed within the past two years. Artists whose works are selected for the exhibition will be notified in September. The 2023 exhibit will open at the South Arkansas Arts Center in El Dorado.

The 2023 juror is Margaret LeJeune, associate professor of photography in the Department of Art and Design at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. LeJeune holds an MFA in Photography/Visual Studies from the Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, New York. Her work has been exhibited in juried and invitational exhibitions. “She is a frequent guest speaker, artist-in-residence and arts conference panelist. LeJeune serves on the board of the Society for Photographic Education and is a member of the Environmental Photographers Collective,” the statement read.

Call Cheri Leffew at 501-324-9767 or email [email protected] for more information.

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