40 Arkansas women artists spotlighted in online registry

(Arkansas Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts)

The artwork of 40 Arkansas women is currently being featured in an online juried registry from the Arkansas Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

The online exhibit can be viewed at acnmwa.org/juried-artist-registry.

Matthew Bailey, Ph.D., from the University of Arkansas Fort Smith, was the juror responsible for the selections. Bailey said the list includes both artists with established records of creativity and emerging artists with exciting promise.

“They also work with diverse media and explore a range of experiences, from nature and everyday life to history, memory, culture and identity,” said Bailey. “And each, in powerful, inspiring and productive ways, expands concepts about the world around us, signaling the importance and promise of art and culture in Arkansas.”

MaryRoss Taylor, ACNMWA president, said she hopes the online biennial exhibition will bolster recognition and appreciation for the contributions of Arkansas women artists to the art world.

The registry includes the following artists:

Katie Adkins, Little Rock
Shirley Anderson, Hot Springs Village
Brit Borcher, Fayetteville
Beverly Buys, Hot Springs
Barbara Cade, Hot Springs
Heidi Carlsen-Rogers, Bella Vista
Susan Chambers, Little Rock
Terese Conway, Rogers
Melissa Cowper-Smith, Morrillton
Carly Dahl, Batesville
Tessa Davidson, Searcy
Jenny Dowd, Prairie Grove
Shelby Fleming, Fayetteville
Kristen Franyutti, Jonesboro
Louise Halsey, Ozark
Katie Harper, Fort Smith
Tammy Harrington, Russellville
Rene Hein, Little Rock
Karlyn Holloway, Austin
Dolores Justus, Hot Springs Village
Suzanne King, Fort Smith
Lisa Krannichfeld, Little Rock
Kellie Lehr, Bentonville
Stephanie Lewis, Bella Vista
Robin Miller-Bookhout, Hot Springs
Jessica Mongeon, Russellville
Mandy Mooneyham, Paragould
Laura Raborn, Little Rock
Shakeelah Rahmaan, Little Rock
Jennifer Rospert, Little Rock
Sabine Schmidt, Fayetteville
Amy Scoggins, Fort Smith
Dominique Simmons, Little Rock
Bethany Springer, Fayetteville
Katherine Strause, Little Rock
Lisa Thorpe, Little Rock
Lynnette Watts, Hermann, Missouri
Elizabeth Weber, Little Rock
Brande Wilkerson, Beebe
Emily Wood, Little Rock

ACNMWA is a nonprofit volunteer organization that highlights the accomplishments of Arkansas women artists and shares the work of the National Museum of Women in the Artis in Washington, D.C. with a statewide audience