As a new presence on the Rogers artwork scene, the Artists of Northwest Arkansas hope to carry to the table “a huge array of artwork, art workshops, instructional possibilities and scholarships, and an corporation that artists in the Northwest Arkansas space can belong to and experience welcome,” states ANA spokesman Gary Johnson.

As an corporation, the Artists of Northwest Arkansas have been carrying out all those points considering that 1991. The large difference is now the users have a very long-time period residence.

“The Board of Directors has been wanting to develop into a larger room for rather some time,” claims Johnson. “We’ve rented spaces to maintain education conferences, board meetings and workshops, that had been enough having said that, [they] didn’t always satisfy the requires of the business. Even further, many of the artists in the group required to have a gallery in which they could exhibit their operates for sale on a more permanent basis relatively than the sporadic regular displays from galleries in the location. These did not constantly permit the artist to present their total range of artwork with just a person exhibiting per year or lengthier concerning showings.

“This house in Rogers arrived to us by way of the Rogers Experimental Residence,” he goes on. “They ended up seeking a tenant to occupy a part of the first flooring of the creating they are in. It healthy our over-all needs. ANA has by no means been effectively known since we have not experienced a place to contact residence. Now that we do, I experience assured that ANA’s membership will extend. Our hope is to bit by bit develop packages to meet the demands of our artists and the art group as a total.”

Established in Fayetteville in Oct 1991 by artist Beth Vacanti, ANA has hosted demonstrates at the Arts Middle of the Ozarks in Springdale, the Fayetteville Neighborhood Innovative Center, Artwork Ventures in Fayetteville and the Fayetteville City Centre. Now, 12 charter artists will rotate their do the job by way of the Rogers gallery every two months, with an all-member present long lasting a month amongst every single rotation, in June, September and December.

“The membership has never had this sort of option to hang art a few to four instances annually,” says Johnson. “The charter artists will hold distinctive artwork every single quarter to preserve the general public fascinated. … Our aim is to not have the same pieces hanging for good, as that gets a bit uninteresting. We want repeat website visitors and system to publicize just about every change of artwork in social media to inform art patrons during the location.”

Ideas also simply call for a regional or nationwide exhibition all through a single of all those quarters, he provides.

“We have a massive number of artists on our waiting record who also want to show, and as we reconfigure our out there area, we are going to slowly and gradually add an artist or two to raise our numbers of artists wanting this form of possibility,” Johnson suggests. “Our constitution artists may also launch their room to one more on the ready checklist to permit an individual to present their operates as effectively.”

Johnson claims new members may well be part of ANA on the organization’s site at Membership is $35 for an unique or $40 for a household, and associates get an artist profile web site on the site, alongside with seminars and options to display their perform. Members are asked to once in a while volunteer, Johnson states, but the gallery is staffed by the 12 constitution associates.

The ANA will showcase all those artists and far more at the June 10 Art on the Bricks in Rogers. Hrs are 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. that Thursday all through the artwork walk, which is held the 2nd Thursday of every single month.

“If you’ve got hardly ever been to Artwork on the Bricks, you might be missing out on some truly terrific artwork to be found,” Johnson states. “The ANA will have somewhere all around 50 distinctive artists exhibiting their work in a single site, the ANA Gallery. Our artists cover the gamut in pictures, electronic art, oil, pastel, acrylic, watercolor, sculpture, pottery, combined media, charcoal drawings, etcetera. This should really draw in just about anyone who could possibly be seeking that a person piece to include to their selection or to uncover that 1 artist that you could want to get started to acquire.”

Among the the ANA charter artists are:

Carol Hart


Mediums you work in: Acrylic and blended media

Subjects you most frequently paint: Landscapes, figures and abstracts

I like the method – from the pretty kernel of an notion to the completion of the piece.


Kathy Siegfried

Bella Vista

Mediums you get the job done in: Acrylic/mixed media collage watercolor

Topics you most generally paint: Summary paintings, in particular land and seascapes

I imagine of myself as an experimental artist, particularly drawn to the abstract. No matter whether portray with watercolor or acrylic on paper, canvas or wood, I generally start off with shade rather than distinct subject matter matter. Modern operate has evolved from an earlier emphasis on land and seascapes, mixing that aim with abstract ideas and collage. My acrylic paintings are usually layered with decorative papers which turn into portion of the textural underpinning of the do the job. The enjoyment will come as the function emerges and later on as I talk to viewers about what they see.


Judy Maurer


Mediums you work in: Oil

Topics you most generally paint: Landscapes — Ozark landscapes but other regions also

I experienced an more mature brother that was handicapped and because he could not be bodily lively, he put in his time drawing. He acquired me started out when I was previous adequate to keep a crayon, and the curiosity in no way remaining me.

I come to feel that we are living in a noisy crowded modern society with substantially panic, soreness, grief, pressure and problems. A tranquil time with the seems of character, the tinkle of drinking water or mild rustle of leaves can restore a battered soul. I want the viewer to come to feel that they can stage into my paintings and come to feel the peace that character so lovingly delivers even if it is only briefly.


Pat Sweeden


Mediums you do the job in: Desired medium is oil. In some cases I use acrylic and sometimes watercolor.

Subjects you most generally paint: I like painting florals up shut and own.

A person instructed me one time my art created them satisfied. What I want viewers to just take absent is joy. A piece of me is in almost everything I develop, and I was motivated by its unique magnificence to re-develop it in a long term way that is pleasing to other people.


Gary Johnson


Mediums you get the job done in: Watercolor and occasional acrylic

It requires my mind into new locations. I unwind and even desire of paintings I ought to do. I like the reaction I get when persons perspective my do the job, specifically my abstracts, to hear what they see in my will work. Sometime amusing most times it truly is what I didn’t see.

Carol Hart claims her “cousin was an artist, and her encouragement and support manufactured a robust and lasting effect on me. It was a joy to pay a visit to her in Black Mountain exactly where we would go to the Arboretum to draw.”
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Judy Maurer says “many years ago, I saw a painting in Tulsa by the Russian trained artist Cyrus Afsary. It was a simple forest scene with magical light. I knew that’s how I wanted to paint.”

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Judy Maurer claims “many many years in the past, I saw a painting in Tulsa by the Russian skilled artist Cyrus Afsary. It was a straightforward forest scene with magical light. I understood that’s how I wished to paint.”
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NWA Democrat-Gazette/J.T. WAMPLER Jeremy Yates of Bentonville looks at art Thursday Oct. 10, 2019 with his daughter Adalynn Yates ((CQ)), 11, at the Rogers Experimental House during Art on the Bricks in downtown Rogers. Downtown shops welcome visual and musical artists from Northwest Arkansas on the second Thursday of every month with pop-up galleries, art demos, live music and artist receptions.
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NWA Democrat-Gazette/J.T. WAMPLER Jeremy Yates of Bentonville seems at artwork Thursday Oct. 10, 2019 with his daughter Adalynn Yates ((CQ)), 11, at the Rogers Experimental Dwelling during Art on the Bricks in downtown Rogers. Downtown stores welcome visible and musical artists from Northwest Arkansas on the second Thursday of each and every thirty day period with pop-up galleries, artwork demos, stay new music and artist receptions.
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Gary Johnson says “after patrons view my art, I hope they walk away with a new found appreciation for the artist and what they create. It’s gratifying to have someone actually purchase a piece of art that they like and that I produced. That’s the ultimate compliment.”

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Gary Johnson suggests “after patrons see my artwork, I hope they wander absent with a new identified appreciation for the artist and what they build. It’s gratifying to have an individual in fact purchase a piece of artwork that they like and that I developed. Which is the top compliment.”
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Pat Sweeden says “influential artists are the Old Masters like Vermeer and Monet. I’m also inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe, as well as local artist Barbara Kennedy and my teacher and friend Dan Thornhill.”

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Pat Sweeden says “influential artists are the Old Masters like Vermeer and Monet. I’m also motivated by Ga O’Keeffe, as perfectly as local artist Barbara Kennedy and my trainer and mate Dan Thornhill.”
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Artists of Northwest Arkansas


WHEN — Noon-8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday midday-4 p.m. Sunday

Wherever — Rogers Experimental House, 121 W. Walnut St.

Expense — Admission is totally free artwork is available for buy

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