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Young Arkansas Artists on Tour

Organized by the Arkansas Arts Center

Victor Gomez, Fractured Self-Portrait, acrylic, 18 x 23 inches, Little Rock Central High School, 12th Grade, 2017 Ray Smenner Award for Achievement in Painting

The Young Arkansas Artists (YAA) on Tour is organized by the Arkansas Arts Center with the cooperation of the Arkansas Department of Education. Selected works from the 56th annual exhibition at the Arkansas Arts Center will tour the state in 2017–2018. Creations by the state's young artists demonstrate a great range, from the outpouring of youthful expression to more sophisticated artwork from higher grade levels. YAA on Tour showcases the talent of Arkansas' youth and inspires young artists to achieve - and perhaps exceed - the talent of their peers in the pursuit of a lifelong relationship with the arts.

1. Here’s all you need to bring the Young Arkansas Artists on Tour Exhibition to your area:
  • Exhibition space must be secure or supervised.
2. It's affordable and there are ways to reduce your fees!
  • $500 exhibition fee plus shipping*
  • The Arkansas Arts Council offers up to 40% fee assistance to non-profit Arkansas-based organizations certified as exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code (this includes public schools, institutions of higher learning, churches, and government units.)

*Underwriting for this programming as well as fee support from the Arkansas Arts Council results in minimal cost. Please call for details.

3. You will receive additional resources for the exhibition!
  • Press information will be provided for local publicity of your tour.
  • Framed works will be provided from the Young Arkansas Artists Exhibition held each spring at the Arkansas Arts Center.
  • Text panels will accompany each exhibition and each work within the exhibition.
4. It's easy to book!
  • Simply contact the Statewide ArtsReach Program by phone at 501-396-0367 or 1-800-264-ARTS or via email to schedule dates and times.

Featured Works from the Exhibition

Auburn DeJong, The Magical Cactus, watercolor and tempera, 22 x 16 inches, Kindergarten, Gibbs International Magnet School, Best of Class

Evie Paul, Line Lion, tempera paint, 18 x 12 inches, 1st Grade, Episcopal Collegiate Lower School, Best of Class

Jenna Garcia, A Dog of My Own, oil pastel and watercolor, 18 x 12 inches, 3rd Grade, Jonesboro Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School, Best of Class

Alexandra Davis, Sea Face, cardboard and paint, 11 x 8.5 inches, 4th Grade, Dwight Elementary, Best of Class

Stormy VanBrunt, Misty Creek, oil on canvas, 14 x 11 inches, 6th Grade, East End Intermediate, Best of Class and Teacher's Choice Award

Rebecca Rossi, Curious Cat, collage, 18 x 12 inches, 7th Grade, Central Arkansas Christian Schools, Best of Class

Dynah Brand, Artsy, linocut, 24 x 18, 8th Grade, Fulbright Jr High, Best of Class

Kylie Manes, Standpoint, batik, 17 x 25 inches, 9th Grade, Norfork High School, Best of Class

Jada Parker, Hidden Joy, charcoal, 15 x 12 inches, 10th Grade, Pottsville High School, Best of Class and Teacher's Choice Award

Haley Garner, Anywhere You Go, colored pencil, 9 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches, 11th Grade, Pottsville High School, Best of Class

Breightyn Criswell, Robes, watercolor, graphite and gold leaf, 13 3/4 x 15 inches, 9th Grade, Northwest Arkansas Classical Academy, Mid-Southern Watercolorists Award for Achievement in Watercolor

Maggie Gavin, Just an Old Worn Out Ford, acrylic, 21 x 26 inches, 12th Grade, Woodlawn High School, Honorable Mention and Ray Smenner Award for Achievement in Painting

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Arkansas Arts Center programs are supported in part by: Arkansas Arts Center Foundation; City of Little Rock; City of North Little Rock; Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau;
and the Arkansas Arts Council, a division of Arkansas Heritage, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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