Art OverView

Art OverView

Exhibits light up North Forest, area galleries for holidays



Sunshine School Art — Through Nov. 12, the Bentonville Branch of the First National Bank of NWA. A new exhibition featuring original Christmas greeting cards, a fundraiser to benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center of Benton County, will be displayed Nov. 15 through mid-January. Email bank art director Zeek Taylor at

“Unfiltered” — An exhibit of photographs from Spencer Theobald’s recent trip to Haiti and Guatemala, intended to bring awareness to the water crisis affecting these countries, through Nov. 17, Windgate Visual Arts West gallery at John Brown University in Siloam Springs. Artwork is for sale. Email

“Men of the Earth” — Nineteenth century potters of Northwest Arkansas, through Nov. 24, The Museum Gallery at Historic Cane Hill. Free. 824-4455.

David Mudrinich — “An Element of Nature: Drawings, Paintings & Beehives,” through Nov. 24, Fort Smith Regional Art Museum. Free.

Art By Zeek Taylor — Through November, Eureka Fine Art Gallery, 2 Pine St. in Eureka Springs. Email

Art by Dave Phillips — Phillips works in graphite and renders detailed images with a surreal bent, through November, Brews, 2 Pine St. in Eureka Springs. Free. Email

“A Thousand Words” — Artwork by Julie Brandt, Helen Eaton and Lynn Massey, 5:30-8 p.m., Red Kite, 1852 N. Crossover Road in Fayetteville. Exhibit through Nov. 30. Email

“The Calling of Lazarus: 60 Portraits” — By Irish artist and sculptor Ross Wilson, through Dec. 15, Windgate Art Gallery at John Brown University in Siloam Springs. Free.

Awards from the Second and Third Latin American Landscape Architecture Biennials — Through Dec. 19, Fred and Mary Smith Exhibition Gallery Vol Walker Hall at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Free. Email

“Crystals in Art: Ancient to Today” — Through Jan. 6, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. $12. 657-2335.

“North Forest Lights” — An artistic light and sound experience in the middle of the North Forest unlike anything Crystal Bridges has ever presented before, through Feb. 16, Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville. $7-$22. 657-2335.


Nov. 9

Discover the Grounds — Arkansas Crystals with Tom Paradise, 10 a.m., Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville. Free. Register at 657-2335.

Handweavers Guild — With guest speaker fiber artist Louise Halsey of Eureka Springs, who was awarded the Arkansas Arts Council’s “Arkansas Living Treasure” award in 2017, 10 a.m., Shiloh Meeting Hall in downtown Springdale. 750-8165 or

“Beyond Color Harmonies” — A workshop by B. Duncan, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fort Smith Regional Art Museum. $150. 784-2787.

Gallery Conversation — With Alexis Arnold, creator of “Little Universe (Yellow),” on view in the exhibition “Crystals in Art: Ancient to Today,” 1 p.m., Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville. Free but exhibit ticket required. 657-2335.

Art in the Park — With artmaking, local artist painting demonstrations, live music, a soccer station, bouncy house & food and drinks, 1-4 p.m., Lake Atalanta in Rogers. Free. 657-2335.

Holiday Open House — With art including “Mother and Child,” by Catherine Brimberry, 4-6 p.m., White Lotus in Fayetteville. Free. Email


Nov. 10

Adult Workshop — Make Soap + Clay Soap Dishes with Alexis Arnold, 1-5 p.m., Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville. $55. 657-2335.


Nov. 14

Chainmaille Jewelry Workshop — With Chris Hartley, 6 p.m., Bentonville Public Library. Free.


Nov. 15

Sewing Class — Holiday Table Runners with Dollie Resh and Jane Millette, 2 p.m., Fayetteville Public Library. Free. Register at

Opening Reception — For “Conversations About Art With Ken Addington and His Work,” 4-6 p.m., MainStage, 67 N. Main St. in Eureka Springs. Addington died Oct. 7, so this show and sale, through Nov. 17, commemorates his life. Email


Nov. 16

“From the Neon Pulpit” — A new #SelfieThrone by artist Kat Wilson in collaboration with neon artist Derek Maxey, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Outfitter Roofing, 100 Towson Ave. in Fort Smith. Free. Email

Art Opening & Book Launch — With poet Shannon McGill, author of “Naked: A Collection of Poems, Journal Entries, and Stories,” and #SelfieThrone artist Kat Wilson, 6 p.m., Bastion Gallery, 914 Garrison Ave. in Fort Smith. The exhibit will be up for two weeks. Free. Email


Nov. 22

NWA Boutique Show — 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 22 & 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 23, John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers. $5.


Nov. 23

Free Professional Portraits — By the Photographic Society of Northwest Arkansas, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Shiloh Museum of Ozark History in Springdale. Participants will receive a framed portrait and a CD or flash drive of all images taken. Makeup and hair assistance will be available as desired by the participants. Participants need to allow 45 to 90 minutes per session. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required by calling 866-0233 or emailing

Meet the Artists Reception — For the Holiday Show and Sale with the Artists of Northwest Arkansas, 3-5 p.m., Community Creative Center at the Nadine Baum Studios in Fayetteville. Show open through Jan. 8.


Nov. 30

Arkansas Crystal Trunk Show — With American Gem Company, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Crystal Bridges Museum Store. Free admission. 657-2335.


Call For Artists

Photographers — The Fort Smith Regional Art Museum will be showing a new exhibit, “Maximum Exposure: Group Photography Exhibit,” and is currently seeking submissions. All works in this group exhibit will be for sale, and proceeds will benefit RAM and the participating artists. 784-2787.

Collectors — The Shiloh Museum of Ozark History in Springdale is looking for collectors to display items from their collections during the museum’s annual “Cabin Fever Reliever” open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 11. 750-8165 or email


All Month

“Scenes of Madison County” — A photo exhibit featuring people, places and events in Madison County history, through Dec. 14, Shiloh Museum of Ozark History in downtown Springdale. Free. 750-8165 or

“Norma Tomboulian: Life Into Clay” — Showcasing works of sculpture and watercolor by Tomboulian, as well as sculpture and artwork by various artists she has collected over the years, through Dec. 29, Fort Smith Regional Art Museum. Free. 784-2787.

“Model Homes” — An exhibit featuring doll houses and small-scale replicas of real houses from the 1900s, all year, Shiloh Museum of Ozark History in downtown Springdale. Free. 750-8165.

“Instruments of Faith” — The Life and Work of Ed Stilley, featuring more than 20 handmade Stilley instruments on loan from private collectors, all year, Shiloh Museum of Ozark History in Springdale. Free. 750-8165.

“21 Years: In Search of Ground” — With student artist Addison Graham, through Jan. 3, Fort Smith Regional Art Museum. Free. 784-2787.

Looking Closer: Selected works by Kathy P. Thompson — Through Jan. 3, The Gallery at Midtown Associates, 211 S. Main St. in Bentonville. Free.

— Becca Martin-Brown

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