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Organized by the Arkansas Arts Center in collaboration with Historic Arkansas Museum,
Thea Foundation, ACANSA Gallery and Laman Public Library

The Annual Delta Exhibition presents a vision of contemporary art in the American South. Founded in 1958, the exhibition provides a unique snapshot of the Delta region. The Delta Exhibition reflects the region’s strong traditions of craftsmanship and observation, combined with an innovative use of materials and an experimental approach to subject matter. A guest juror will select the artworks to be exhibited and assign the $2500 Grand Award and two $750 Delta Awards. Additionally, a $250 Contemporaries Award will be selected by the Contemporaries, an auxiliary membership group of the Arkansas Arts Center.

As one of the longest-running and most prestigious juried art exhibitions in the region, the Annual Delta Exhibition represents the Arts Center’s commitment to artists living and working in our community today – and to continuing to grow artistic talent in the region. Expanding the Delta Exhibition into the community is part of the Arts Center’s mission to remain vibrant, accessible and community-oriented while the MacArthur Park building is under construction. The 62nd Annual Delta Exhibition will be hosted at Historic Arkansas Museum in downtown Little Rock, Thea Foundation, ACANSA Gallery and the Argenta Branch Library in downtown North Little Rock.

The exhibition is open to all artists who live in or were born in one of the following states: Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. Art must be original, completed in the last two years, and not previously exhibited at the Arkansas Arts Center, Historic Arkansas Museum, ACANSA Gallery, Thea Foundation or Argenta Branch Library.

Entries to the 62nd Delta will continue to be accepted through March 22. As has been the process in the past, the guest juror will choose the works digitally with accepted artwork announced. We will continue to monitor current events and make a decision about the Delta exhibition at a later date.

The entry fee is $20 for one entry and $10 for each additional entry. Arkansas Arts Center members receive a $10 discount on the entry fee. Not yet a member?

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Historic Arkansas Museum

Thea Foundation

Laman Library - Argenta Branch 



Deadline for online entries: March 22, 2020

Reception & Preview for artists and members: June 18, 2020

Exhibition Dates: June 19 – August 23, 2020

guidelines          Entry Form


Historic Arkansas Museum (200 E 3rd Street, Little Rock, Ark.)

Thea Foundation (401 N Main Street, North Little Rock, Ark.)
ACANSA Gallery (413 N Main Street, North Little Rock, Ark.)
Argenta Branch Library (420 N Main Street, North Little Rock, Ark.)

About the Juror

Stefanie Fedor, Executive Director of the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, will serve as the exhibition’s juror. With more than 25 years of experience in visual arts programming, Fedor has helped the Visual Arts Center achieve its mission to celebrate and support the creative life of all people through art-making, exhibitions and community programs. Before joining VisArts, she served as the executive director of the Arlington Arts Center where she directed an artist residency, exhibitions and arts education program supporting emerging artists. During her tenure, Arlington Arts Center expanded its classroom and student capacity, produce an ongoing series of public art projects, and launched a curatorial incubator for emerging curators. Fedor previously served as assistant director of the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center where she presented over 80 exhibitions of contemporary art featuring the work of both emerging and internationally renowned artists. While at AU, Ms. Fedor partnered with national and international arts and culture organizations to create a wide range of free public programs focused on contemporary arts and ideas. She has additionally managed and directed exhibitions programs at the Maryland Institute College of Art and New York University. Fedor served on the Board of Directors for ArtTable as the VP of Membership, and has curated and juried multiple exhibitions in Washington D.C., Baltimore and New York. Fedor earned a Bachelor’s degree in studio art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Master’s in visual arts administration from New York University.


Stefanie Fedor

Featured Works from past Delta Exhibitions

David Bailin, Slippage, 2014, charcoal, oil, pastel, and coffee on prepared paper, 78 x 83 inches, Grand Award, 56th Annual Delta Exhibition

Mark Lewis, Under the Oak (Woodward Park), 2014, graphite and paper collage, 74 x 59 inches, Grand Award, 57th Annual Delta Exhibition

Tim Hursley, Pocahontas, AR, 2016, chromagenic print, 25.5 x 34 inches, Grand Award, 58th Annual Delta Exhibition

Dawn Holder, Grass Variation (Mown Path), 2015, porcelain, 60 x 60 x 2 1/2 inches, Grand Award, 59th Annual Delta Exhibition

Lisa Krannichfeld, New Skin, 2018, Chinese ink, watercolor, acrylic, paper collage, and toned cyanotype on paper mounted on board covered with resin, 36 x 36 x 2 inches, Grand Award, 60th Annual Delta Exhibition


The 62nd Annual Delta Exhibition is Sponsored by

Mrs. Lisenne Rockefeller

Terri and Chuck Erwin

Judy Fletcher, In Memory of John R. Fletcher

Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP

JC Thompson Trust

AAC Contemporaries

Bank OZK

Phyllis and Michael Barrier

East Harding Construction

Marion W. Fulk

Barbara House

  Grand Award supported by The John William Linn Endowment Fund

Exhibition supported by the Andre Simon Memorial Trust in memory of everyone who has died of
acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)

Reception support provided by Catfish Farmers of Arkansas

Arkansas Arts Center programs are supported in part by: the City of Little Rock; the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau; the City of North Little Rock; Arkansas Arts Center Board of Trustees; and the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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