Past Gallery Shows

//Past Gallery Shows

Past Gallery Shows

In the Merkle, Price, and Lobby Galleries

Washington Middle School “Beauty & the Beast” in the Lobby Gallery

On May 15-22, Washington Middle School will exhibit the props, backdrops, and costumes the students created for their production of  Disney's Beauty and the Beast JR" in the Lobby Gallery. A reception is scheduled for Tuesday, May 16, 5:30-7pm. All of the original artwork, including props and costumes, as well as [...]

“Inside and Out” by Sandy Bennett in Lobby Gallery May 1-12

Bennett is an artist whose work is an eclectic reflection of her journey through life. She laughingly calls her style ‘the Kitchen Sink’. Her vibrant watercolors and oils communicate on an emotional level. Bennett focuses on a wide range of work, from nature to intimate indoor scenes. Bennett says, “Beauty [...]

“Inside and Out” by Sandy Bennett in Merkle & Price Galleries April 1 – May 4

Sandy Bennett's latest work, "Inside and Out", will hang in the Merkle and Price Galleries April 1 - May 4 with an artist reception Saturday, April 1, from 6-8pm. Bennett is an artist whose work is an eclectic reflection of her journey through life. She laughingly calls her style ‘the Kitchen Sink’. [...]

5×5 Art Exhibit May 1-5

You know them all! They are your friends and SAAC members! If you have enjoyed artwork by local/member artists over the last decade, the second annual 5x5 Art Dash is your opportunity to get a piece of work by your favorite artist! Most of these 55 artists have shown in [...]

Tammy Swarek in Lobby Gallery March 2-29

Tammy Swarek of El Dorado will exhibit her work in the Lobby Gallery March 2-29. An artist reception is scheduled for Friday, March 3, 5-7pm. Swarek is a contemporary portrait photographer specializing in images with fashion flair. She is probably best known, nationally and internationally, for her Shelter Pets Project. [...]

Washington Middle School “Beauty & the Beast” in the Lobby Gallery

On May 15-22, Washington Middle School will exhibit the props, backdrops, and costumes the students created for their production of  Disney's Beauty and the Beast JR" in the Lobby Gallery. A reception is scheduled for Tuesday, May 16, 5:30-7pm. All of the original artwork, including props [...]

“Inside and Out” by Sandy Bennett in Lobby Gallery May 1-12

Bennett is an artist whose work is an eclectic reflection of her journey through life. She laughingly calls her style ‘the Kitchen Sink’. Her vibrant watercolors and oils communicate on an emotional level. Bennett focuses on a wide range of work, from nature to intimate [...]

“Inside and Out” by Sandy Bennett in Merkle & Price Galleries April 1 – May 4

Sandy Bennett's latest work, "Inside and Out", will hang in the Merkle and Price Galleries April 1 - May 4 with an artist reception Saturday, April 1, from 6-8pm. Bennett is an artist whose work is an eclectic reflection of her journey through life. She laughingly calls [...]

5×5 Art Exhibit May 1-5

You know them all! They are your friends and SAAC members! If you have enjoyed artwork by local/member artists over the last decade, the second annual 5x5 Art Dash is your opportunity to get a piece of work by your favorite artist! Most of these [...]

Tammy Swarek in Lobby Gallery March 2-29

Tammy Swarek of El Dorado will exhibit her work in the Lobby Gallery March 2-29. An artist reception is scheduled for Friday, March 3, 5-7pm. Swarek is a contemporary portrait photographer specializing in images with fashion flair. She is probably best known, nationally and internationally, [...]

May 1-30 Art by Maria Botti Villegas

"Silent Interludes", a collection of paintings and drawings by Maria Botti Villegas are the artist's impressions of single moments in time and space where people have left a mark, somehow. Most of these works started at a local coffee shop in El Dorado, Arkansas, and [...]

Brotherhood comes to the Merkle and Price Galleries

“Brotherhood: Jason Sacran and John P. Lasater IV” is coming to the Price and Merkle Galleries beginning February 2 and running through March 29, with an artist's reception 5-7pm on February 2. Sacran and Lasater are contemporary representational painters who dedicate much of their full-time [...]

“It’s Out There” in the Lobby Gallery

Michelle Jones' show It's Out There will hang in the Lobby Gallery February 2-27, with an artist's reception February 2, 5-7pm. Her artwork is an eclectic mix of acrylics, watercolors, and pastels. About her painting, Jones says, "No one comes from the womb holding a [...]

Gallery Grand Opening Celebration January 19

The Visual Arts Committee of the South Arkansas Arts Center invites the public to a grand reopening of the beautiful and swanky, newly refurbished, Price and Merkle Galleries on Thursday, January 19, from 5:00-7:00pm. The first exhibit to show in the brand new gallery is [...]

Membership Show Entry Deadline Approaching!

It's time again for the SAAC Membership Show in the Merkle and Price Galleries! Again this year – anything goes! With the exhibit being a showcase and not a competition don’t miss this opportunity to select your two favorite works, created at any time in [...]

In the Lobby Gallery

While the Merkle and Price Galleries are closed until January 3, the SAAC staff has brought pieces from their private collections to hang in the Lobby Gallery through December 2. Following the staff exhibition, the SAAC Creative Arts Academy art classes will exhibit their work. [...]

2016 Editorial Cartoon Contest

Experience the political fervor of this year’s election season. The contest, sponsored by William P. Cook and Associates and the El Dorado News-Times, includes 41 entries by single and collaborative artists with divisions for Adult and Students Grades 9-12. The cartoons will be on exhibition [...]