Celebrating Black History Month Leo Smith, African American videographer and Phil Deffebaugh, both of Fayetteville, collaborate with Fayetteville Underground Gallery to conduct and film interviews of local elders about their life experience living in Northwest Arkansas. The NWA-African American Heritage Association and Fayetteville Underground exhibition is funded in part by an Arkansas Arts Council cooperative grant.
Cultural Commentary The Artist Exhibition in January 2017 featured Delta Exhibition Award winner LaDawna Whiteside. Her minimalist work "chronicles change over time" in the American South. Also featured is Michael Shaeffer whose expressivist portraits juxtapose as also "change over time" in the American South. Guest artists include Stacy Bates and Cheryl Kellar.
Artists of Northwest Arkansas The ANA presents its most prestigious annual event that showcases members’ artwork and the work of artists in the surrounding region, including the works of artists from Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri. Artists’ entries were selected through a juried process that began during summer. A three-person blind jury selected 70 works from 42 regional artists. Reflecting on the process, Regional Show Chair Rose Bartlett Clark describes the experience as “amazing.” Adding that “being able to see all the works submitted has been the ultimate gift.”
Traveling Arts Fiesta: Fall Landscapes Fayetteville Underground Gallery is proud to partner with Traveling Arts Fiesta to present “Fall Landscapes: Here and There,” a juried show of thirteen original works of art produced by five Latinas from around the state. The exhibit will open with a short lecture, “The Art and Architecture of Havana.”
Lisa Krannichfeld Lisa was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, in an interesting mix of a Chinese family living in the American South. Her experiences growing up in these two intermixing cultures and their traditions have greatly influenced her work, which primarily focuses on the woman, as its subject.
Glitch GLITCH is a show comprised of local and national artists who push the limits of visual technology. It features both print and video installations. The artists circuit-bend VHS players, convert images to audio and back again, combine stop motion animations and data corruption, find out what darkness looks like to a camera, print Snapchat filter glitches with 17th century processes, and rip the seams from seamless panoramas.
Ron Lutz has been involved in photography for over 40 years. His photographic
journey includes photographing school sports using a 4x5 vintage press camera,
creative photographic experiments, many years of photography and darkroom work for
a worldwide corporation, black and white fine art work, digital media, and full circle back
to the methods of the early photographers.
Carole Smith Carole Smith's work is inspired in part by the beauty of nature and the unique qualities of watercolors. She says the beauty we see in nature is transient, ever changing as the light moves across trees, across a field. Trying to capture that on a still picture plan can be eluding. Watercolor is a medium so well suited to play in the way the paint and water react on the surface of the paper, simpatico, if you will. This quiet medium, as opposed to acrylic or oil canvases' screaming color, reflects the subtle changes ever present in the landscapes around us.
Terry Shoffner T.W. Shoffner has spent more than twenty years working exclusively with watercolor. His use of mood and atmosphere add an impressionistic feeling to his representational work, creating an illusion that engages the viewer’s imagination, giving the observer a sense of participation.
This retrospective examines the life’s work of Tim West including exclusive limited edition prints of his pastoral landscape etchings from the 1980’s, multi-media erotic art, his sketchbook, and portraits of Tim by Diana Michelle Hausam.
Tim West’s early colorful pastoral depictions of his life and land evolved into slightly disturbing but wildly fantastical later works of erotica.