30 Artists to Exhibit at Fresh Air Gallery in Clinton September 18th

The public is invited to a new and exciting free art exhibit slated from September 18th until mid-November at the Fresh Air Yoga Studio and Art Gallery, 358 Main St., Clinton. The opening reception will be Sept. 18th from 6 to 8 p.m. and includes refreshments.

The exhibit features work by 30 members of the North Central Arkansas Artist League. Each artist selected one of their best original works to be judged in this exhibit. Media includes  acrylic, charcoal, oil, watercolor, ink, mixed media, pencil, and pastel, clay, photography, pottery, and sculpture.

It is the NCA Artist League’s first ever judged Annual Show, and will be judged by artist Helen Phillips, retired professor with the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. Six art works will receive special awards which will be announced the night of the reception, including a People’s Choice Award which will be selected by viewers. All work is for sale.

Gallery Owner Carol Corning said, “I look forward to the exhibit. We’ve never had such a large group of artists to exhibit, and the diversity of the group and different mediums should prove to be quite an exciting evening!!

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information about the exhibit, call Carol Corning at 501-745-2266.

Exhibitors in the show are artists Lea Berry, Mark Davis, Sandra Ellis, Pamma Henderson, Dorothy G. Hendrickson, Jeanne Homuth, Connie Hood, Bonnie Hookman, Ellen Kelly, Melva King, Ruby Krimm, Barbara Parsons-Massey, Freda M. May, Pauline Sears, Doris Sexson, Alison Shreck, Anne Strawn, Van L. Swink, Jr., Kerri Tindall, Mykila Wages, all of Fairfield Bay; Julie Caswell, Jan Cobb, Edgemont; Diana Foote, Clinton; Joyce Hartmann, Choctaw; Judy Lebestky, Lawrence, KS; Linda Lorenz, Susan M. Newton, Higden;  Rosalie Musial, Greenbrier; Louise Shaw, and Judy Shumann, Quitman.

The Annual Show Committee has worked closely with the artists and Carol Corning to present this unique show. Committee members are Diana Foote, Anne Strawn, Julie Caswell, and Dorothy Hendrickson.

NCA Artist League members are lifelong learners, painters, and teachers. Some artists are beginners, while others are highly experienced and have advanced art degrees. Many are award-winning affiliates with other area, state, and national art organizations. All share the love of creativity and the arts, and they all learn from each other as well as in League-sponsored workshops by nationally-known artists.

The League meets each Monday and Thursday from morning to early afternoon to paint together and critique each other’s work. They paint at Bayside Art Studio and Gallery, a remodeled former doctor’s office in Old Town Fairfield Bay, located at the intersection of Highway 330 and Greenwood Rd., the road to the Marina.

Anyone interested in the League is welcome to visit Bayside in Fairfield Bay to look at more art work and to meet the artists. To get more information about the League or find out how to join call President Jan Cobb at 501-825-7084.0001 NcAAL

(Above) Thirty members of the North Central Arkansas Artist League will exhibit original art work at the Fresh Air Gallery in Clinton beginning Sept. 18. Shown here near the Marina in Fairfield Bay are some of the exhibitors: (back row from left) President Jan Cobb, Ellen Kelly; (middle row) Joyce Hartmann, Mykila Wages, Freda May, Diana Foote, Lea Berry, Melva King, Ruby Krimm; (front row) Jeanne Homuth, Judy Shumann, Connie Hood, Julie Caswell, Doris Sexson, and Anne Strawn. —- Photo by Joyce Hartmann